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Product Details

  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Vineyard Stories; Third edition (September 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615266061
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615266060
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #348,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Morning Glory Farm is among the biggest and best-loved businesses on Martha s Vineyard. On summer mornings, customers line up before the farmstand opens. Corn is a big seller, as is the signature zucchini bread. ...To produce the new book, photographer Alison Shaw and writer Tom Dunlop worked the long hours of farmhands. --Boston Globe

An essential understanding of local farming on the Vineyard, of the life and mission of farming, and of the power of family tradition...is captured in this book. Each color-intense photograph...transcends sight and summons all the senses. ...A dazzling collection of photos...with (food) pictures that make the reader salivate. --Martha's Vineyard Times

Through vivid storytelling and stunning imagery, the book explores the people, history, and myriad challenges of a farm for which so many Islanders and visitors share a deep devotion. ...Ms. Shaw has brought her gifted eye for color, light, and composition to a book that demanded it...This is a place where people enjoy their work, where the term family farming is taken seriously, and the joy beams through Ms. Shaw's lens (and Mr. Dunlop's words.) And the images of food in the recipe section do not disappoint --The Vineyard Gazette

An essential understanding of local farming on the Vineyard, of the life and mission of farming, and of the power of family tradition...is captured in this book. Each color-intense photograph...transcends sight and summons all the senses. ...A dazzling collection of photos...with (food) pictures that make the reader salivate. --Martha's Vineyard Times

Through vivid storytelling and stunning imagery, the book explores the people, history, and myriad challenges of a farm for which so many Islanders and visitors share a deep devotion. ...Ms. Shaw has brought her gifted eye for color, light, and composition to a book that demanded it...This is a place where people enjoy their work, where the term family farming is taken seriously, and the joy beams through Ms. Shaw's lens (and Mr. Dunlop's words.) And the images of food in the recipe section do not disappoint --The Vineyard Gazette

About the Author

Writer Tom Dunlop, a lifelong year-round and summer resident of the Island, is a former editor of and now contributing writer to Martha s Vineyard Magazine. He is the co-editor of the second edition of the Vineyard Gazette Reader. Tom lives in New York City, where he also works as a film producer.

Photographer Alison Shaw moved to Martha s Vineyard for the summer of 1975, and never left. Her work has graced eight books, as well as numerous magazines and newspapers across the country. The Alison Shaw Gallery, home of Alison s fine art photography, is in the Arts District of Oak Bluffs.

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Recipes are simply, healthy, and easy.
M. Higgins
The collaboration of Tom Dunlop, Alison Shaw, and Vineyard Stories has once again proved successful with this combination cookbook/family story.
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The first part of the book is the inspirational story of the family farm that began several decades ago on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
G. Bartram

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. Bartram on August 7, 2009
Format: Paperback
Morning Glory Farm and the Family that Feeds an Island is a true gem. The recipes that our family has tried have all been delicious, and we like the emphasis on local, naturally grown produce & meats. The baked goods are fabulous! This is more than a collection of recipes however. The first part of the book is the inspirational story of the family farm that began several decades ago on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The same family runs it still, and the farm...and the farmer's market and bakery... have certainly come into their own today. Exceptionally well written and with beautiful photographs, this book belongs on the coffee table as well as in the kitchen.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Strine on August 12, 2009
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In a world where processed foods have become the norm, it's nice to read the story of sustainable farming at Morning Glory. I can't recommend this book enough - the recipes are healthy and delicious, and the story of the Athearn family heartwarming. It's lovely to read a story of a family that shares such a unique passion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bob Drogin on August 18, 2009
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I've visited Martha's Vineyard for years, and always loved stopping by Morning Glory Farm to stock up on fruit, vegetables and other fresh provisions. The farm always appears as a peaceful oasis, and a celebration of life itself. But in some ways reading the book is even better. As usual, Alison Shaw's photographs are remarkable. They capture and expand on the unique island light, a rich shining that bathes the beaches in summer, and glitters like Baccarat in winter. She is to the Vineyard what Edward Steichen was to New York. She alone is worth the book's price. But my wife and I now have tried many of the recipes, and happily served them to friends. The stuffed peppers are to die for. The crunchy granola beats the barking Brand X version hands down. Try the clam chowder, the fish stew, the striped bass, anything and everything in fact. I recommend them all - and the book most of all.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. Horrigan on August 16, 2009
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This is what the Vineyard is all about--community and personal passion. Morning Glory is a mainstay on the Island, beloved by all, year-round. It's where we go for our Thanksgiving turkeys and our Halloween pumpkins and for the herbs and veggies and cheese and all other good things that sustain us. Any book on this subject would be welcome--but this is so elegantly written and beautifully photographed. A real treasure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Tomascik on November 14, 2009
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This cookbook is great. I love that it is split up into seasons, which helps you buy fresh and buy local! Furthermore the recipes are delicious. The fall/winter minestrone is a great twist on a classic and it tastes great.
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By krperrett on June 19, 2012
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The collaboration of Tom Dunlop, Alison Shaw, and Vineyard Stories has once again proved successful with this combination cookbook/family story. Morning Glory Farm, the largest and one of the oldest farms on Martha's Vineyard has been family owned and operated from the beginning. They still continue to feed an island with fresh, local meat, produce, and baked goods. The food photography and intimate portraits make the reader feel as if they are a part of Morning Glory. It instilled in me a desire to be a farmer, a yearning for hard work, and for a simple, good life.

Morning Glory Farm was the sole cookbook in my house for a while, and it had enough delicious recipes to get me and my roommates through every season, every appetizer, and every dessert. My personal favorite is the "Monkey Bars" a banana, coconut, and chocolate chip combination that puts other baked goods to shame with its flavors.

I recommend this book to any lover of cooking, local food enthusiasts, or New Englanders who just want a little taste of home.
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