Horace Athearn with oxen in the early 20th century.
A man pushes a plow that is also being pulled by a man in a tractor in the early years of the 20th century.
Early machine-assisted plowing on Martha’s Vineyard.

Farming on Martha’s Vineyard has come a long way since the days when men still walked behind plows attached to oxen or, later, engine-driven machinery.

Daniel Athearn drives the Kubota L245H tractor.

Morning Glory Farm has a fleet of farm machines, each with its own strengths and specialties. You can find out more about them on our Tractors & Equipment web page, and see them in action here and on our YouTube channel.

Of course, we still do a lot of planting, cultivating and harvesting by hand.

Our field crew cultivating row crops in the spring.
Photo by Alison Shaw

Would you like to join our summer staff? Visit our Jobs page for more information and an easy application form.