The First Family of Vineyard Farming
Jim and Debbie Athearn, owners of Morning Glory Farm, still remember the day their children told him they weren’t interested in running the family business.
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Morning Glory Farmstand Extends Season Into 2021
For the first time in its nearly 40-year history, the farmstand at Morning Glory Farm in Edgartown will remain open after the holiday season.
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Farms Ramp Up Production, Spurred by Demand for Local Food
Island farms are growing more food, thanks to better infrastructure, attention to soil health, extending the growing season, and capturing more food before it goes bad.
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Morning Glory Farm Posts Closing, Opening Dates
The Edgartown farmstand will close Feb. 2, with plans to reopen in early April.
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Gleaners Announce Corn Pick-Up
An abundance of sweet corn from Morning Glory Farm will be distributed to Islanders in need on Thursday in Vineyard Haven.
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Full Speed Ahead at Morning Glory Farm
Susie Middleton
Things are looking up. Proof that summer actually will come: Morning Glory farm stand opened on Tuesday. My meals are more delicious already.
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Morning Glory Opening Postponed
Morning Glory Farm is moving its farmstand opening date to May 5 at the request of the Edgartown board of health.
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Farm to Cookbook for Do It Yourself Dining
Sydney Bender
Morning Glory Farm introduces its second cookbook with a reading on Tuesday at the farm stand. "In this book, vegetables are the stars," said Jim Athearn.
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Vineyard Inside Out: Culinary Paradise By the Break Room
CK Wolfson
While shoppers at Morning Glory Farm amble about in slow motion, being seduced by brightly colored displays of fresh produce and aromatic baked goods, just inside the kitchen door there is a carry-in/carry-out, wash-and-sort frenzy of activity. The staff at Morning Glory Farm, like the roundabout at rush hour, is a flurry of individual purpose and intention carried out with high-speed finesse. They have been working since either 5 or 7 a.m. and now it’s almost noon. There will be close to 80 employees for lunch today.
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Get it While it Lasts, Meat is Going Fast
Remy Tumin

A crowd hovered at the entrance gate to the West Tisbury Farmers’ Market on Saturday morning, as workers from Morning Glory Farm unloaded 32 bushels of corn intended for sale at the farm’s market booth. The market didn’t open for another 10 minutes, but this crowd was armed and ready, with tote bags and baskets as their weapons of choice.

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