What are you looking forward to when next you set foot on Martha’s Vineyard? Maybe it’s the summertime aroma of fresh fried clams that entices you, or a juicy tomato salad redolent with the lilt of farm-fresh basil or maybe it’s that first morning cup of Joe enjoyed with a blueberry muffin in hand and toes dangling over the dock just skimming the water.
Whatever has been, or promises to be, your personal taste of summer heaven, you’re sure to find it among the diverse and always delicious offerings found on the menus of the Island’s many restaurants.
Why not get a jump on the season by purchasing a gift card from your favorite Vineyard restaurant – for yourself or your favorite Island fan. (If you don't see your go-to restaurant listed below, try giving them a call to order a gift card by phone). Or, anticipate your arrival with some fun merch to keep your mind on the prize of the season to come. Either way your support will be so appreciated, and you’ll be one step closer to savoring the flavors of Martha’s Vineyard this summer
Espresso Love: merchandise, coffee, and gift cards
We can't wait to have: one of their breakfast sandwiches while enjoying their outdoor courtyard
Nancy's Restaurant - Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard: gift cards
We can't wait to have: a Dirty Banana alongside Donavan for sure!
The Net Result: merchandise
We can't wait to have: their fresh sushi while sitting on their outdoor picnic tables
Offshore Ale Company: merchandise and gift cards
We can't wait to have: a cold, local brew alongside some peanuts
Ocean View Restaurant: gift cards
We can't wait to have: their chef’s risotto and short ribs, yum
Nomans: gift cards
We can't wait to have: one off those incredible pig roasts outside while enjoying their lawn games with friends
Alchemy: gift cards
We can't wait to have: their fried oysters
The Black Dog: gift cards and merchandise
We can't wait to have: their classic quahog chowder overlooking Vineyard Haven harbor and watching the ferries come and go
l'etoile restaurant: giftcards
We can't wait to have: their elegant surf & turf
19 Raw Oyster Bar: merchandise and gift cards
We can't wait to have: all the raw oysters
Dilly’s Taqueria: gift cards and merchandise
We can't wait to have: their empanadas!
State Road: chocolate and non-perishables
We can't wait to have: brunch on a leisurely Sunday morning
The Dunes at the Winnetu Oceanside Resort: gift certificates
We can't wait to have: a cocktail overlooking the Winnetu lawn
Katama General Store: gift cards and merchandise
We can't wait to have: their brown butter lobster roll
Mocha Mott's: merchandise
We can't wait to have: an iced mocha with extra homemade whipped cream
Bad Martha Beer Brewery: merchandise
We can't wait to have: a cold one
Town Bar & Grill MV: gift cards
We can't wait to have: their mac & cheese fritters while sitting on their patio enjoying the summer breeze
Behind the Bookstore: gift cards
We can't wait to have: an iced lavender latte
Sea Smoke: gift cards
We can't wait to have: all the BBQ meats
Aquinnah Shop: gift cards
We can't wait to have: their stuffed quahogs
The Barn Bowl & Bistro: gift cards
We can't wait to have: those Asian dumplings
One thing is true no matter where you go, delicious, locally sourced foods are one of the delightful pleasures of life! The Martha's Vineyard's landscape is graced by many small farms, offering produce, oysters, poultry, cheeses, breads, fiber and so much more. As spring comes into bloom, our local farmers are sharing their wares in safe and innovative ways, keeping our Island fed.
Today, and every day, love to support our farmers, and hope that you'll be so inspired by their offerings below that once we get the "all clear," you'll visit Martha's Vineyard, take the time visit a farm stand and treat yourself to a sample, or two, from our local farms.
Morning Glory Farm
“Morning Glory Farm, started in 1975 by James and Deborah Athearn, grows about 65 acres of vegetables and small fruits on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.”
Items offered: Eggs, kale, pea shoots, pesto and potatoes are available on the honor system from the fridge by their farm stand exit.
The Grey Barn
“Bergamo, Italy, October 22, 2019 - The Grey Barn of Chilmark, MA announced today that is has won a silver medal in the category of soft cheese at the 32nd Annual World Cheese Awards in Bergamo, Italy for its certified organic, washed rind cheese, Prufrock.”
Items offered: fresh baked bread, cheeses, eggs, beef, veal, pork, lamb, raw milk, vegetables, fruit, and flowers, plus extras like Chilmark Coffee, small batch jams, and chocolate. 8am - 5pm every day.
Mermaid Farm and Dairy
“We are a small dairy farm started in 2005. We have grown from four cows to 29 and we have 60 sheep. We were started by Allen Healy and Caitlin Jones. They have two children who love to farm as well. The cows are loved like family members.”
Items offered: cheese, yogurt, local meats; self-service farm stand
Ghost Island Farm
“After over two decades of experience running a large farming operation and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), Rusty has designed a new program combining a traditional CSA with a co-op. As with a CSA program, members will pay up-front for the upcoming season. This way the farm has funds early in the season to cover operating costs and we are able to buy all of our seeds, potting soil, and fertilizers for the year.”
Items offered: local vegetables, Cinnamon Starship bread, Nip & Tuck meat, Mermaid Farm yogurt, Pam’s Pesto, Island Kimchi, Kulture Club Kombucha; Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm
The FARM Institute
“Once cultivated by Native Americans and European settlers, the 162-acre Katama Farm nearly turned into a 700-lot subdivision in the 1970s before forward-thinking locals stepped in. In 2005, The FARM Institute, an island nonprofit devoted to connecting children to agriculture, made it their headquarters and restored the buildings and grounds.” Items offered: local meat (pastured pork and locally raised beef) and eggs; call to order 508-627-7007; pick up on porch, daily.
Cottage City Oysters
“Open Ocean Farming in the cold, clean, crisp flowing waters of the Vineyard Sound, Oak Bluffs Martha’s Vineyard.”
Online ordering: just go on their website www.cottagecityoysters.com and order $50 minimum. Have a cooler? Place it on your front door and the Cottage City Oyster guys will deliver your oysters to your door and call you once delivered! Such a delicious way to support our oyster farming community.
Have you ever wondered if you could have a Martha’s Vineyard experience delivered to your doorstep? Our local Martha’s Vineyard retailers offer a wide variety of Island made and inspired products. We encourage you to peruse their websites, shop til you drop, and in a few days time, a part of Martha’s Vineyard will come home to you!
A great campaign, called “Rally for Retail” allows lovers of Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Newport and more, support the areas they love by visiting their favorite retailers on-line. It’s a win/win, and you get to have a reminder of your special place delivered to you to enjoy until we can travel well and safely again.
Alison Shaw Gallery
Support local photographer Alison Shaw and shop online for a few of the books she has photographed over time. Includes local cookbooks and more!
CB Stark Jewelers
The classic Martha’s Vineyard jewelers are online for your shopping pleasure - order a significant piece that represents the island.
Craving locally made chocolates? You can order these tasty treats online but if you’re on island, they will also deliver to your front door!
Faherty is a family business working tirelessly to create great products that last a lifetime. They make thoughtful decisions for our community, customers and planet and you can find their shop in Edgartown, but can also order their full line, online.
Island Alpaca Co. of Martha's Vineyard
Why not bring the softest items, made from alpaca wool, into your life right now? We all need that comfort and you can purchase socks, sweaters, and so much more on their website!
Katama General Store
Shop for gift cards and locally made items here - Katama General Store is a favorite in Katama and we love their items!
Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt
We are all cooking and baking more at home these days, so make sure to sprinkle and finish your food with locally harvested Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt.
Martha’s Vineyard Glassworks
Looking for a piece of glass art that’s hand-blown right here on Martha’s Vineyard? MV Glassworks offers a few gorgeous pieces on their website!
Morrice Florist of Martha's Vineyard
Order books online and, if you’re local, floral arrangements to brighten your home during these times.
We are all living in sweats lately - and there's nothing comfier than those Menemsha Blues sweatshirts.
A small boutique shop in Edgartown, with an online shop that currently has sales of up to 70% off, so make sure to check them out.
Not Your Sugar Mamas Chocolate
Craving chocolate? Why not have the healthiest kind - dairy-free, refined sugar-free, vegan chocolate made on Martha’s Vineyard. Plus, they've come out with a cookbook, so get baking with chocolate at home!
Rainy Day MV
Not only does this Vineyard Haven shop have online shopping but if you follow them on Instagram, you can shop through their social media as well!
Stefanie Wolf Designs
Ocean inspired jewelry handmade in Edgartown, and you’ll find everything from stud earrings to bracelets, necklaces, and much more.
Soft As A Grape
Another cozy clothing option, this time from the classic shop, Soft As A Grape.
Third World Trading Co.
Shop your favorite eclectic boutique at the end of Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs!
The Boneyard Surf Shop
Looking for surf goods, shirts, and more? This surf shop in Edgartown offers great items online.
The classic New England brand and a Vineyard favorite, you can order online with 30% off and 50% off their sale section (limited time).
Nothing like a locally made, made to order piece of jewelry that you can carry with you and remind yourself of your favorite place in the world.
Luxury bedding, furniture, decor, and more can be found in this online shop. You can even personalize items for a fun and unique gift idea.
Bunch of Grapes Bookstore
At home and not enough books to read? Instead of purchasing books from the big online retailers, support our local Vineyard Haven bookstore by ordering books from them.
Citrine X Trust
Everything from this Martha’s Vineyard boutique shop uplifts your spirit - or protects it! Find clean beauty and wellness products, as well as trendy yet sustainable clothing and locally made jewelry.
This Oak Bluffs jewelry shop carries a variety of local artists and jewelers - from wampum bracelets, sea glass necklaces, and much more.
A mother-daughter collaboration that spun into being after countless trips throughout Asia, Central America, and the Middle East. Inspired by the textiles from their travels, more than what's leading the current trend, they look to personify the laid back island lifestyle that their home practically breathes. Each piece is hand sewn at their studio on Martha's Vineyard and purposely designed to outlive fashion cycles.
Looking for thoughtfully curated home goods? Everything from candles, blankets, and much more available here. Very unique items!
Do some spring shopping at this boutique shop in Edgartown, offering a 20% discount with a special code.
Sea Legs MV
A new boutique in Edgartown, Sea Legs has a variety of goods you can pre-order online.
Known for their beach to bonfire clothing line, this Oak Bluffs shop is definitely a favorite!
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