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This organic farm specializes in growing daylilies. A family farm, it grows many varieties including soft shades of peach, pink, lavender, yellow and more. Individual prices range from $5 and up. Choose 25 plants for $99; if you buy any ten plants, you get one for free. Also for sale are great gifts for the gardener in your life, including gift certificates. The majority of the farm's business is mail order, but they do take orders for pick-up from May to September.
Alley's General Store has been in business since 1858 and is on the list of historic sites of the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust as the oldest operating retailer on the island. You can get everything from fishing lures to freshly prepared meals at this popular, local hangout. Relax on the front porch benches or get a bite to eat around the back.
The Scottish Bakehouse in Vineyard Haven offers sweet treats, cool drinks, coffee, snacks and more. This local hangout is a popular place to grab a cup of coffee or a breakfast burrito in the morning or pick up a cupcake made with organic, natural ingredients. If you are more interested in gluten-free and vegetarian options, there are plenty of items to choose from no matter what time of day it is.
A piece of furniture from the Hepler gallery will be treasured for generations. Each piece is made from selected high-quality wood and guaranteed for the lifetime of the original owner. The furniture is durable, unlike what you find in many furniture chains. The owner, Larry Hepler, moved to the Vineyard and began making furniture over 15 years ago. You will have the honor of owning a hand-crafted original that is sure to compliment any room. Many clients play a role in the creation process. Each piece is signed, dated and numbered for authenticity. The team of craftsmen designs everything from rocking chairs and dressers to tables. Each piece is available in cherry or maple, or more expensive black walnut or teak. Make sure to call ahead because this gallery is by appointment only.
Artcliff Diner features a farm to table concept and fresh seasonal cuisine. The restaurant is decorated in a bright, kitschy manner with a relaxed, yet lively vibe. Very popular as a breakfast spot, you may find yourself in a cue as early as 7am. Diners can enjoy dishes like the Southwestern Flannel Hash, Frosted Flakes French Toast, Truffle French Fries and Smoked Brisket Eggs Benedict. The restaurant is small and cozy, so large groups could opt for a take-away option as opposed to dining in. For additional details, contact the restaurant.
Edgartown Seafood Market is located in the quaint seaside town of Edgartown on Martha's Vineyard. Known for selling some of the freshest gifts from the sea in town, the store carries a wide assortment of seafood like lobster, wild salmon, Katama Oysters, little neck clams, and seasonal Bay scallops. The store also features a take-away counter serving such New England classics as lobster rolls, clam rolls, fish and chips, and fried calamari; all made with seafood fresh from the ocean. The owners are always on hand to offer advice and suggestions; with years of experience sailing the waters, you better believe they know what they're talking about!
Sweet Life Cafe, located in the heart of Oak Bluffs is housed within a charming Victorian on the Circuit Avenue. The fine dining destination enjoys a wonderful location and features an elegant decor that lends a lovely, whimsical vibe to the place. There's a pretty patio arrangement that is just the right spot for a special date. And thanks to its intimate and upscale ambiance, Sweet Life Cafe also makes for a good option for special occasions. The cuisine served is just as refined and impressive as the rest of the place and includes fresh seasonal offerings cooked with high culinary standards and innovative techniques. Although the menu changes what remains constant is the scrumptious taste and sublime flavors of dishes such as seared scallops, braised pork cheek and lamb three ways, to name a few. There's a splendid, well-considered wine list available as well! All in all, Sweet Life Cafe makes for a stupendous treat!
A time-honored tradition on the island is a trip to Murdick's candy store. The shop has been selling high-quality fudge and brittle since 1887. To this day, the old fashioned fudge is cooked strictly in copper pots and cooled on a marble table. Try one of the many flavored fudge creations such as Cape Cod Cranberry, Chocolate Walnut or Butter Pecan; the list is extensive. If you cannot decide, this candy shop offers a combination package with three slices of fudge and Cashew Brittle. There are additional candy shops in Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven.
20byNine is a seasonal restaurant and bar that seeks to offer its guests a culinary experience that draws inspiration from locally sourced produce, seasonal delicacies and exceptional craftsmanship. The menu offers a modest, yet delectable selection of small plates, including delicacies like short rib sammy with bacon jam, parm, north tabor arugula and crispy shallot, jambon croquettes with aged cheddar and smoked tomato mayo, and Wagyu flat iron steak for two. Each dish is perfectly paired with a small batch whiskey, or craft beer that perfectly complements and enhances each ingredients' inherent flavors. Known as much for its exquisite cuisine as it is for its stellar beer and whiskey selection, 20byNine offers a chance to indulge in refined culinary adventure that will excite both your palate and mind.
Martha's Vineyard Gourmet Café & Bakery has been a very popular local favorite since it opened in 2001. Apple fritters, cookies, éclairs, pies, cream puffs, and cannoli area made in the bakery’s kitchen, and the wedding cakes are extraordinary. While the baked goods are prepared, between 7:30p and 1a, the bakery’s famous donuts are sold through the back door–hence their name, “back door donuts.”
Located on the State Road, Chilmark Chocolates is the island's most-favored chocolate fix. Named for the town it calls home, Chilmark Chocolates offers a great range of gourmet chocolates and various other chocolate-based sweetmeats that will have you coming back for more. A slice of heaven for chocolate fanatics, this little chocolatier is where you can load up on local treasures such as Chappy Chewies, Squibnuggets and Sunset, to name a few.
Larsen’s Fish Market, on Menemsha Beach of Chilmark, MA is a family-owned fish market. The popular market is one is a beloved spot to both locals and tourists, including visiting celebrities. Offering some of the freshest catches, the market is where you can acquire delicious alamari, lobsters, stripped bass, bluefish, mako, cod and other types of seafood. Larsen's also offers a dinner and lunch service that doles out a delicious treat made from the catch of the day. Pick up a lunch set and then head over to the docks where Jaws was filmed.