When customers walk into the Morning Glory Farm stand off Meshacket Road in the outskirts of Edgartown, there is something homey about the scene, a feast for the senses. On a regular day workers carry in bushels of beans, the knees of their dungarees baggy and stained from a morning’s work in the fields. Bakers emerge from the farm kitchen balancing trays of fragrant, still-warm blueberry muffins. And owner Jim Athearn hoists huge burlap bags of sweet corn over his shoulder, emptying them onto a round table.
But planning the annual pumpkin festival at the farm, is an epic event. Games, pony rides, music by the Flying Elbows and of course plenty of farm-fresh food: hamburgers, roasted chickens, and fresh doughnuts, among other things. There is always pumpkin bowling, a hay bale maze, and the Farm Institute’s calves training as oxen will play second fiddle to the pumpkin-chucking trebuchet.
Dont miss out our fall special every October 11 a.m. to 4 p.m