Shopping Around the Island: MVOL’s Guide to Farm Stands

Shopping Around the Island: MVOL’s Guide to Farm Stands

August 3, 2018

With an agricultural fair that’s 157 years old, a farmers’ market operating continuously for almost 45 years, a rich history of sheep farming — and more than three dozen farms currently growing food here on the Island — the Vineyard is an agricultural jewel. If you’re interested in good food, sustainability, conservation, and supporting local economies, find out below where you can shop at a local farm stand or farm store. Make a list of a few to visit and use that as an excuse to take a scenic drive around the Island.

Stop by a Farm Stand or Visit a Farm Store

While some larger farms have retail farm stands that are more like markets or stores, the majority of on-farm sales happen at modest self-serve farm stands. Visiting these charming outlets is a throwback to simpler times, and in addition to fresh eggs, Island-raised meat, and plenty of just-picked vegetables and flowers, you’ll often find something unexpected that the farmer is growing in small amounts or not selling at the West Tisbury Farmers’ Market (see more on that below).

When shopping at farm stands, be sure to bring cash, please leave the dog in the car, and stay within the public area of the farm. Don’t wander into fields or open gates — inadvertently letting livestock out or pests in can wreak havoc with a farmer’s operation.

CHILMARK
Allen Farm Sheep & Wool
421 South Road, 508-645-9064. Farm store: Meat, eggs, wool products, gourmet food items. Daily 11 am-5 pm.

The Grey Barn and Farm
22 South Road, 508-645-4854. Farm store: Raw milk, eggs, cheese, vegetables, and meat. Daily 7 am -7 pm.

Mermaid Farm and Dairy
9 Middle Road, 508-939-0140. Honesty farm stand: Meat, eggs, raw milk, cheese, yogurt, seasonal vegetables and fruit, flowers, seedlings.

Native Earth Teaching Farm
94 North Road, 508-645-3304. Honesty farm stand: Poultry, meat, eggs, herbs, seasonal fruits, and vegetables. Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 10 am-6 pm. Phone farm for visiting hours for small children.

North Tabor Farm
4 North Tabor Road, 508-645-3311. Honesty farm stand: Meat, eggs, honey, mushrooms, seasonal vegetables and flowers.

EDGARTOWN
The FARM Institute
14 Aero Avenue, Katama, 508-627-7007. Farm stand: Beef, lamb, pork, eggs and seasonal vegetables. Monday–Saturday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

Morning Glory Farm
120 Meshacket Road, 508-627-9003. Farm store: Meat, eggs, cheese, seasonal vegetables and fruits, herbs and flowers, specialty groceries.  Monday-Saturday, 9 am-6 pm and Sundays, 10 am-5 pm.

On Chappy
Slip Away Farm

199 Chappaquiddick Road, 508-627-7465. Seasonal vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Friday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm.

OAK BLUFFS
Bayes Norton Farm
223 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, 508-696-5989. Seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs. Daily 9 am-5 pm.

Community Solar Greenhouse of Martha’s Vineyard
114 New York Avenue, 508-693-2019. Self-serve greenhouse: Vegetables, flowers, tomatoes.

VINEYARD HAVEN
Bakehouse Farm
977 State Road, 617-750-0985. Honesty farm stand: Fresh vegetables, flowers, plants.

Island Grown Initiative Thimble Farm Hub
80 Stoney Hill Road, 508-687-9621. Vegetables, greens, fish.

Pilot Hill Farm
off Lambert’s Cove Road, 508-274-8706. Eggs, pasture raised meats and farm vegetables

WEST TISBURY

Beetlebung Farm Meat
22 Cournoyer Way, 508-645-2877 Farm store: Beef, lamb, pork.

Blackwater Farm
256 Lambert’s Cove Road (behind Cottle’s Lumber), 508-693-9785. Honesty barn: Eggs, beef, pork, vegetables and flowers.

Christiantown Farm
185 Christiantown Road, 508-693-2065. Honesty farm stand: Eggs, pastured poultry

and pork.

Cleveland Farm
674 Old County Road, 508-693-2043. Farm: Eggs, pastured poultry and pork.

Flat Point Farm
Road to Great Neck, off New Lane, 508-693-5685. Honesty farm stand and by appointment: Lamb, beef, poultry, eggs, goat’s milk soap and wool products.

Ghost Island Farm
27 Davis Look Road at State Road, at Nip ‘n’ Tuck Farm, 508-693-5161. Farm store: Vegetables, f

lowers, eggs, cheese, herbs. Open daily from 10 am-6 pm.

Run Amok Farm
200 Lambert’s Cove Road, 508-693-9957. Eggs, vegetables and wool products.

SixBurnerSue Farmette
534 State Road. Honesty farm stand: Seasonal vegetables and flowers.

Stoney Hill Farm
196 Stoney Hill Road, 508-696-9486. Honesty farm stand: Eggs and vegetables. By appointment: Wool and farm visits.

Tiasquin Orchard
5 Carl’s Way, 508-693-0081. Apples and pears. August – Mid October.

photo by Ray Ewing

Visit a Farmers’ Market 

West Tisbury Farmer’s Market
Grange Hall, 1067 State Road. 508-693-9561.Produce, flowers, herbs, and food from various farms. Saturdays, June 9-October 14 and Wednesdays, June 21-August 23 9 a.m. – noon.

Chappaquiddick Farmers’ Market
Chappy Community Center, 180 Chappaquiddick Road, 508-627-8222. Locally grown produce and locally made crafts. Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 pm, July 5-August 23.

 

Other Farms; Call for Appointment or Information

Murphy Blueberry Farm
8 Rumpus Ridge Road, CH; 508-645-2883. Pick-your-own blueberries.

Down Island Farm/MV Sea Salt
280 Takemmy Path, VH; 508-696-8447. Sea salt, flowers, herbs.

Good Farm
1056 State Road, VH; 508-627-7141. Pasteurized poultry.

Northern Pines Farm
Off Lambert’s Cove Road, VH; 508-693-1025. Chicken, beef, and pork.

Spring Moon Farm
206 Northern Pines Road, VH; 508-696-7271. Poultry, eggs, lamb, pork and wool.

Breezy Pines Farm
164 Tiahs Cove Road, WT; 508-693-9573. Seasonal vegetables, eggs, flowers and herbs.

Whiting Farm
Whiting Farm Road, WT;508-776-4587. Lamb.

 

Other locations for Island Grown products:

Cronig’s, 357 State Road, VH & 469 State Road,WT, eggs, dairy, vegetable and flowers

The Larder Farmstore, 327 State Road, VH offering meat, charcuterie, cheese.

SBS, 480 State Road, VH, farm products and plants

 

Tomato, flower, egg photos: Susie Middleton

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