If you’re looking for the freshest food on Martha’s Vineyard look no further than the West Tisbury Farmer’s Market, a beloved summer tradition since 1974.
The West Tisbury Farmer's Market is as much a social event for visitors and residents alike, as it is a shopping experience, and allows for the public to shop directly from dozens of our hard working Island farmers and food purveyors. You can look forward to meeting the vendors that lovingly tend to the Islands delicious crops or harvest the freshest catch from our local waters. Whether it's meat, seafood, produce, flowers, culinary treats for your favorite foodie, or unique home goods for your hostess, the West Tisbury Farmer's Market is the place to be.
Here's a look at some of our favorite vendors:
If the taste of the Island is what you're after then you'll want to get yourself some Martha's Vineyard Sea Salt, sun dried hand harvested salt procured from our surrounding ocean and mixed with fresh herbs and spices. These finishing salts are available in a variety of blends including Lemon Verbana and Dilll; Turmeric, cranberry and White Pepper; Sumac, Paprika and Garlic; Blueberry Honey; Local Smoked Oak and a "Naughty" blend that features activated charcoal. For a different take on the traditional salt, try a Sea Salt Spritzer, which is sun-dried sea salt distilled water for your tasting pleasure and easy to spray on your favorite meals and snacks.
Grey Barn Farm is a certified organic farm, creamery, and bakery that also boasts their own beautiful farmstand in Chilmark, another can't miss destination during your time on Martha's Vineyard. For the cheese lovers you can't get better than their award winning cheeses, which come in six varieties and are each produced using organic milk from cows raised on property including two washed-rind cheeses (Prufrock and Bon Anniversaire), two blues (Bluebird and Bluebird Reserve), one bloomy-rind cheese, and one alpine-style hard cheese. When it comes to the bakery their generous bread and pastry offerings don't disappoint, including Whole Wheat Boule, Brioche Japanese Milkbread, Challah, Croissants, Honey Buns and more sweet and savory varieties.
North Tabor Farm describes themselves as a "small family farm respectfully growing nourishing food" and we couldn't agree more. When it comes to fresh, flavorful produce it doesn't get better than North Tabor Farm. Expect an ample selection of the season's finest, including greens (including their knock-your-socks-off arugula), tomatoes, flowers, berries, herbs, cucumbers, onions, eggplants and more. Their newly expanded quaint farmstand in North Road in Chilmark is another spot you'll want to stop at during your stay, and a is a great place to go for basic supplies if you're stay up-Island in Aquinnah or Chilmark and want to avoid the crowds at the grocery store.
And be sure to show up hungry as there's a wide selection of prepared foods and ready to savor snacks like pizza from Stoney Hill Pizza, egg rolls from Khen's Little Kitchen, and Fried Chicken from the Good Farm. When it comes to more shelf stable goodies, be sure to stock up on Chilmark Coffee, Enchanted Chocolates, Flat Point Farm goat milk soaps, and Island Bee Company Honey to enjoy at home. So whether you're shopping for gifts, ingredients for dinner or on the hunt for the best bites on Island there's no better place to be than the West Tisbury Farmer's Market.
For a full list of vendors visit the West Tisbury Farmer's Market. Happy eating!