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.
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.
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.
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.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMIfIPPbdy8]
Morning Glory Farm is located on the corner of Meshacket Road and the Edgartown-West Tisbury Road. It is open 7 days a week.