Everyone has a food lover in their life and this Martha’s Vineyard based food gift guide is the perfect list to find the ideal present for your beloved culinary connoisseur! The Island is home to hundreds of makers, bakers, chefs, and restaurants, all putting out some of the best eats that New England offers, and we are proud to support them in every way possible.
1. Shop: Martha’s Vineyard Baskets Sweet & Salty Basket
Sweet, salty and spicy combination of Martha's Vineyard sourced products is a perfect gift to brighten up someone's day! This gift box contains a selection of sweets and spices from local makers. This is not an ordinary boring box of chocolates, this is something that every local or Vineyard visitor will be excited to get this holiday. Great as a realtor closing gift, for a new homeowner, hostess or as a thank you gift too!
2. Shop: Stefanie Wolf’s Martha's Vineyard Wooden Charcuterie Serving Board
This Martha's Vineyard artisan serving plank is a gorgeous addition to any celebration, on Island or off! This paddle shaped serving plank is made with the stunning wood of the acacia tree. To showcase this naturally water-resistant wood, the maker has left some of its raw beauty intact by featuring a live bark edge on one side. Adding to its rustic look, the handle includes a hemp hanging loop so you can display this versatile piece of kitchen art for all to see.
3. Shop: Island Bee Company Raw Honey
Our favorite raw honey, harvested by Island Bee Company. Available in 9oz jars or 1lb jars. Perfect addition to a cheese plate or your everyday tea time!
(Be sure to check out the other beautiful and delicious local products available when you click the link above to Martha’s Vineyard Made!)
4. Shop: Chilmark Coffee
The Chilmark Coffee Company is part of a small island community; a collaboration between farmers and fisherman, summer intellectuals and world economic leaders, photographers and painters, poets and stone masons, tradesmen and master craftsmen, elderly and young - all working closely to continue the values and slow pace established generations ago on this glacial moraine in the Atlantic Ocean. People here make things slowly and with pride. They understand and live as part of this unique environment.
5. Shop: MV Mycological Dried Wild Harvest Shiitake
'Tis the season for soup and stock making! This is what they call a “One Stop Stock” (and better than bullion). Add one bag to a salted gallon of water, boil and stir, et voila, a rich broth full of healthful and culinary benefit from the highest grade of Shiitake
Want to re-hydrate and cook? Easy. Slowly add water, (or any liquid,) to a hot pan with your dried mushrooms to reconstitute. This works great with the other veggies in a stir fry! Air dried hot using the Bar Tartine method to ensure total desiccation and light carmelization. Locally grown in Chilmark these mushrooms are higher in fiber, D and B vitamins and Lentinan, a compound shown to bolster the immune system’s natural defenses.
6. Shop: Enchanted Chocolates of Martha’s Vineyard
What sounds better than small batch, from scratch, Island made 72% cacao dark and milk chocolates? Enchanted Chocolates is the exclusive Island chocolatier for Martha’s Vineyard Sea Salt - a true taste of the island. Enjoy their signature Almond Butter Crunch, Sea Salt Caramels, Chocolate Bars and more!
7. Shop: Slate’s Kitchen Essentials Set
For aesthetically-minded folks who love being in the kitchen, this set of eight essentials is the perfect blend of design and efficacy. Hand carved in Germany from a family owned factory established in 1931, provided by local Edgartown retailer Slate. Set Includes: Whisk, Spatula, four Spoons, Tongs and a Ctrus Reamer.
8. Shop: LeRoux’s Premium Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegar
LeRoux’s collection of premium olive oils and Balsamic vinegar are carefully sourced from some of the finest producers in the world. Made for more than just salad dressing, our oils and vinegars bring flavor and refinement to any meal. Stick to the basics or choose from exciting flavors like Cranberry Pear White Balsamic, Black Cherry Dark Balsamic, Fresh Wild Rosemary Olive Oil, Chipotle Olive Oil and more.
9. Shop: Camp Craft Cocktails Cranberry Martini Cocktail Kit from Sea Legs
Home bar enthusiasts and gift-givers are passionate about this beautiful and delicious infusion kit containing Cranberry, Lemon Orange, Citrus Infused non-GMO vegan cane sugar. Fill with 12 ounces of alcohol, refrigerate three days, and enjoy for the next 30 days as the basis for eight craft cocktails. Keep it light by mixing a 1.5 ounce shot with tonic or soda. Get punchy by mixing a 1.5 ounce shot with 2 bottles of Prosecco and/or cranberry and pineapple juice.
10. Shop: Cottage City Oysters
Oysters that are handcrafted and selected from the waters of Martha’s Vineyard to your doorstep. Eating Recommendations: Eat raw or add to your favorite condiment; cook into an oyster chowder; sauté with soy sauce and red pepper; traditional oyster stuffing; or stuff and bake for Oysters Rockefeller!
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