It’s Morning Glory in Edgartown Anytime

Morning Glory Farm in Edgartown is a bit of an institution on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, an island off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts.  Although billed as a humble farm stand, Morning Glory has the reputation and faithful clientele that would make any high-end gourmet food store proud.

Morning Glory farm farm stand
The barn/farm stand

The farm was started in 1975 on land owned by the Athearn family who have lived on the Vineyard since the 19th century.  Starting off with a farm stand, by 2010 business was thriving enough that a newly-built barn replaced the original structure.  They farm over 120 acres over several sites on the island.  The farm produces a wide variety of crops, herbs and cut flowers.

Morning Glory flowers
Rustic chic flowers

We are lucky we live near Morning Glory Farm and stop by the farm stand often.  I am in the habit of getting their ice tea and a muffin for breakfast after I drop my children off at horse-riding camp nearby. My favourite are the corn muffins followed closely by the peach muffins (in case you are wondering).

Martha’s Vineyard is such a small island that the farm where my children take their riding lessons is located near some of the Athearn family land in West Tisbury.  The horse farm sends off its manure to fertilise the Morning Glory farm crops.

The farm stand’s zucchini bread is deservedly famous for being delicious.  You can find the zucchini bread recipe here at Cape Cod Magazine if you feel inclined to try it out.  I heard grumbling in line in front of me the other day when one woman was complaining to another that the zucchini bread was not as good as it used to be.  Definitely, first world problems.

Morning Glory farm stand
Branded merchandise and books

I thought the best way to introduce Morning Glory Farm to you was with a vlog. It’ll give you a short tour of the farm stand and all the delicious products inside.

Morning Glory Farm is located on the corner of Meshacket Road and the Edgartown-West Tisbury Road.  It is open 7 days a week.

Morning Glory Farm in Edgartown in Martha's Vineyard sells the best farm fresh produce on the island

Road Trip USA: Martha’s Vineyard

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When many people think of Martha’s Vineyard, they automatically think of it as a celebrity vacation spot.  Yes, lots of rich and famous people spend their summer vacation here, among them the Obamas.  The Vineyard, however, is so much more than the occasional celebrity that passes through.

My children love their summers in the Vineyard.  They are outdoors and active all the time — biking, hiking, swimming, body boarding, kayaking, fishing, playing tennis etc.  On the beach, they love collecting shells, searching for moon jellies, building sand castles, digging tunnels and skipping stones.  The farms provide edutainment such as horseback riding and  berry picking.  Unlike our London house, our Vineyard home has a large yard where they can play with water guns, skipping ropes etc.

Every year, our house is full of friends and family who come to visit.  Living abroad for so long, we spend summers catching up with…

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A Home for Hansel & Gretel

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Ever wanted to live in a gingerbread house?  The Cottage City neighbourhood in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard gives you an entire gingerbread neighbourhood.  Hansel & Gretel wouldn’t have known where to start.

cottage city porch

Cottage City dates back to the 19th century when Methodists gathered together each summer for religious meetings.  After the first meeting in 1835, the same families would return each year and pitch their tents.  Eventually by the 1870’s, the tents gave way to little cottages packed in together around a central wooden structure, The Tabernacle, which held community events.

tabernacle sign

The cottages were not only decorated with elaborate scrollwork, porches etc but also were brightly painted.   This architectural style, called “Carpenter’s Gothic”, makes the houses look like something out of a fairy tale.

cottage city

Added to the sensory overload, are the profusion of colourful flowers spilling out of window boxes, hanging baskets and gardens.   And, let’s not forget…

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