Leisure

A Visit to Nantucket Farmers' Markets

In spite of, or maybe because of, Nantucket's location 30 miles out at sea, there's many farms and artisan producers on the island. And two great Nantucket farmers' markets help to showcase these locally-made goods. We love to visit the island's farmers markets and farm stands to pick up supplies for a beachside picnic or to browse the handmade artisan products that make for a great vacation memento. Next time you're on a lark to our boutique Nantucket hotels, make sure to stop into these Nantucket farmers' markets.

Nantucket Farmers' and Artisans Market | Cambridge and North Union Streets, Nantucket | Saturdays, 9am-1pm

Saturday mornings during the summer and fall months mean the Nantucket Farmers' Market is in full swing. The bylaws of this particular market stipulate that all vendors must be part or full-time residents of Nantucket, making it a local affair. You'll find flowers, fruit, vegetables, seafood, and meat vendors, all growing or raising their products on the island. This Nantucket farmers' market also allows for more than just food, so you can enjoy a snack from one of the prepared food vendors or shop for a memento by a local artist and craftsman. From clothing and jewelry to jams and baked goods the arts and crafts and value-added vendors always have something tempting. Visit the Nantucket Farmers' Markets Saturdays to get to know the island through its local growers and artisans.

Bartlett's Farm | 33 Bartlett Farm Rd, Nantucket | (508) 228-9403

If you can't make it to the farmers' market, Bartlett's Farm is open daily from 8am to 7pm. This fourth-generation farm produces meat, vegetables, and flowers and stocks its market with a great selection of local food, and beer and wine. We love to stop into the farm stand for a picnic lunch to take to the beach—with a large selection of prepared foods like salads, sandwiches, and dips, you can make up a gourmet to-go spread. The store is open year-round, and it's a treat to watch the produce change throughout the growing season from strawberries in June to pick-your-own tomatoes in late August. Bartlett's Farm market is your go-to stop for island-made food products that will help you remember your time on Nantucket.