Try This Luscious Fruit Salad, No Recipe Needed

When the folks at Upinngil Farm in western Massachusetts tweeted this, we knew it was a keeper. It’s so simple and fresh, you don’t even need a recipe: Just cut up your melons and peaches, add your mint leaves and sprinkle to taste with the juice and syrup. So refreshing!

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Field Report: Sweet Corn is Peaking

Photo by Alison Shaw.

We checked in by text on this fine Friday afternoon, to see what some of our farm managers have been working on. Simon has been planting spinach and crowing over our bodacious sweet corn:

“Corn is as perfect as we ever see. It is just right.”

Wholesale manager Casey Mazer-Kelly has dispatched deliveries all over the Island, and has these crops to recommend:

“So many beautiful green peppers and slicing cucumbers available! Plus rutabagas look great and are in good supply.”

We’re also sorting garlic and getting ready for Saturday’s farmers market in West Tisbury, where we look forward to seeing you from 9 a.m. to noon.

Don’t forget that you can pre-order a full bag of our freshest produce and pick it up at the market Saturday morning! Order at theportsupply.com and pick up your bag packed with shishito peppers, bell peppers, yellow beans, red beets, dried onions, red potatoes, rosemary, cucumbers, cabbage, eggplant, shallots and a melon. Let’s eat!

Unmasked: Amanda Moraes of Martha’s Vineyard

Amanda Moraes, unmasked

Amanda Moraes grew up on the Island and is a rising senior at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, where she sings with the elite Minnesingers choir. Although we will have to wait a while for the next Minnesingers concert, you have probably seen her smiling eyes at the farmstand this season.

Amanda started with us in 2019 as a part-time farmstand worker while attending school. Now she’s a full-time customer service assistant who’s always on the go, helping things to run smoothly day in and day out.

Her positive energy and can-do attitude make Amanda a real pleasure to work with. Farmstand manager Suzy Crowley calls her Amazing Amanda. We are lucky to have her on our team!

Do you have a favorite Moglo employee you’d like to know more about? Tell a manager and we’ll see if we can oblige.

Try Curbside Today, and Earn Rewards!

If you haven’t tried our curbside service yet, we have some sweet new reasons to give it a try:

Order by 9:30 a.m. for same-day pick-up or 5 p.m. to pick up the following afternoon. You’ll find the whole farmstand, including our freshly-picked sweet corn, online at morninggloryfarm.com/order.

This week’s harvest. Find all our freshest crops online, or order the whole bag at theportsupply.com to pick up at the farmers market Saturday!

How to Keep Produce Fresh for as Long as Possible

Here are some tips for keeping fresh farm produce in your fridge:
  • Greens love humid conditions, so keep your greens in a plastic bag in your fridge drawer and turn up the humidity, or cover them with a wet paper towel.
  • Keep herbs and cut flowers in water, snipping the bottoms frequently and changing the water frequently.
  • Do not refrigerate basil or tomatoes, unless the latter has been cut or is getting overripe.

Morning Glory People, Behind the Masks: Meet Isabel Butler

Hailing from Sewanee, Tennessee, Isabel Butler is a recent graduate of Sewanee, The University of the South, where she majored in environmental arts and humanities with a focus in photography.

I’m here living on the farm with my sister. We were both really interested in working at a farm that provided fresh, local food to the local community.

In the past I’ve worked as a photographer at a summer camp in Alabama, a working/guest ranch in southern Colorado, and an arts center in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. 

Photo by Isabel Butler

I love that at Morning Glory I am able to work in the farmstand and interact with customers, and then after my shift I’m able to get out into the fields and capture everyday life on the farm. 

To see more of Isabel’s photography, visit her website at isabelbutler.com.

Introducing Same-Day Curbside Pick-Up!

Now you can order from Morning Glory’s online farmstand and have your order ready for pick-up the same day.

Just a few of the Moglo crops you can order for pick-up. We’ve put the whole farmstand online.

Did you miss the 5 p.m. deadline? With our new RUSH service, you can order online until 9:30 a.m. and pick up between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. There’s a $12 handling charge for RUSH pick-up; regular pick-up is $5.

We also ship Morning Glory Farm hats and Eco-bags, and we’ll soon be adding more apparel and books to the list of items available for shipping.

In fact, we add new items to the online store several days a week, from every part of the farmstand. Visit shop.morninggloryfarm.com to see what’s new and place your order. We look forward to serving you.

One-Day CSA: Order Online, Pick Up at the Farmers Market

We grow, harvest, wash and bag. You order, pick up, eat and enjoy. It works!

Speed your way through the farmers market by ordering a bag of freshly-harvested Morning Glory produce. You can even order while you’re at the market! We’re there Saturdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Place your order at theportsupply.com or by using the Port Supply app, and we’ll have your bag of fresh produce ready for pick-up at our tent.

It’s in the bag.

This season, the market is happening on the fairgrounds at the Agricultural Society in West Tisbury. There’s tons of parking and the managers have set up a very successful plan for social distancing. You can find out more in the new Vineyard Gazette article, Farmers Market Rises to the Moment.

Best of the Vineyard: Thank You, Voters!

Thanks to you, Moglo was named Best Farm Market or Stand for another year running.

We were honored to learn last month that Morning Glory Farm has again been voted Best Farm Market or Stand in the annual Best of Martha’s Vineyard contest from Martha’s Vineyard Magazine.

It’s a pleasure to be in the good company our fellow winners, in 97 categories—you can see the whole hit parade in the July issue of the magazine, available now, and online at https://mvmagazine.com/best-of-the-vineyard.

And voting for the 2021 contest is already underway! Thank you for your support and for making us a part of your lives.

Morning Glory People, Behind the Masks: Francesca

We feel fortunate to have “√a” on our team!

Francesca Amodio joined the Moglo farmstand staff in late April, as we prepared to open into a very different season than any before. A 2020 graduate of Fordham University, she recently moved to Edgartown full-time after years of seasonal and holiday visits.

“Morining Glory has always been a highlight trip for me,” she says. 

“After Covid ended my senior year in college, I thought, ‘Why not start working?’ — and no better place to start working than here.”

In past summers, Francesca has worked at the Harbor View Hotel and interned with event creator Nevette Previd of Farm.Field.Sea, which produces farm tours and other food-oriented activities on the Vineyard.

Francesca’s experience and can-do attitude have made her a reliable and inspiring employee, farmstand manager Suzy Crowley says.

“She’s consistently positive,” adds Suzy. And instead of initials, Francesca goes by the very cool shorthand “√a.”

Much as we value Francesca at the farmstand, we know we probably won’t be able to keep her with us beyond 2020. Her brand-new Fordham degree in economics will open new doors for her once the pandemic eases.

“This is a definite in-between period, post-college but before entering the corporate world,” she says.

But for now, we’re very grateful to have Francesca on our team through the fall, and we’re always glad to see her smiling eyes above the mask.

“It’s comforting and reassuring to come to work every day, serving the most awesome people you could ever have met and working with such amazing fellow employees,” she says. 

“Plus, getting to pick in the fields after work is a huge perk!”