Green is the New Black
A muddle of lime juice, fresh mint, Midori melon liqueur, and white rum. A fruity minty treat fit for the rum runners running from the dry towns to Oak Bluffs. $9 at the Park Corner Bistro, 20 Kennebec St., Oak Bluffs, (508) 696-9922.
West Tisbury Farmers’ Market
Opens June 23 and runs through the season on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m.– 12 p.m. at the Grange Hall in West Tisbury. It’s a local food parade of eggs, bread, honey, jams, spring rolls, meat and produce. Ample free parking. Bring your cooler.
IGI Cotton Bag
Island Grown Initiative’s all-purpose carry-all, painted for EV by (and with) Loving Kindness. When you buy an IGI bag, you support programs that support local ag. When you paint one, you support your creative self. Available at Cronig’s, $12, unpainted.
Zen Green Tea
Tazo steams up aromas of lemon and mint. Good hot or cold with honey, it’s gentle and cleansing. According to an Old Chinese proverb: ‘better to be deprived of food for three days instead of tea for one.’
The MV Film Festival
Mug is $10 or $15 for all the java you want at the movies. www.tmvff.org
Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass Whiped Cream and Other Delights
Released in ’65, sold 6 million copies and spent 6 weeks at #1. Cool vinyl can be found at Above Ground Records, Edgartown, (508) 627-4678.
This natural sweetener is a good alternative to the artificial pink and blue packets. Available at cafes and Cronig’s.
Stewart’s Key Lime Soda
Sip a cold bottle on the steps of Alley’s General Store, about $1.50.
Peel in Peace, Love Your Veggies
$6.99 at Alley’s General Store, State Road, West Tisbury, (508) 693-0088.
Bamboo Salad Tossers
Made from 100% organically-grown bamboo, natural lacquer. $10.99, LeRoux, Main Street, VH.
Frozen Wheat Grass
Shots 2 shots for $5.00 or 1 for $3.00. Scottish Bakehouse, 977 State Road, Tisbury, (508) 693-6633. Thaw and drink in souvenir glasses from Mardell’s Gifts and Jewelry, $3.99-$4.99, 50 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, (508) 693-0049.
Stanley Widemouth Stainless steel Vacuum Food Jar, $39.99 at Shirley’s Hardware, 374 State Road, Vineyard Haven (508) 693-3070.
Indian cusinine’s perfumey after-dinner mints and digestive. www.indianblend.com, $6.99.
Andes Crème de Menthe
A lickety-splity after-dinner mint, right out of the days of supper clubs and old ‘55s.
It’s Snow Pea Season!
They’re good simply raw and in chopped salads.
Oliver (Eddie Albert) and Lisa (Eva Gabor) are the local food movement’s first-adopters who leave NYC to live his dream down on the farm in ‘Hooters-ville’. Let the pitchforks, gags and snorting pigs fly. DVD rentals at Island Entertainment, 395 State Road, Vineyard Haven, (508) 693-7441.
Frank Creney Ceramic Bowls
Ceramic bowls are available at local artisan’s fairs. Frank also teaches clay crafts at Featherstone Center for the Arts, 30 Featherstone Lane, Oak Bluffs, (508) 693-1850.
Sugar Snap Peas
Sauté them with asparagus for a little green-on-green, spring-on-spring.
Plate and Spoon
From Two Susan’s, unique gifts and homewares, 65 Main Street Vineyard Haven, (508) 693-7077.
Pam’s Provisions Basil Pesto
Made on MV, available at farmers’ markets, Morning Glory Farm and Cronig’s.
Chocopologie’s Fresh Mint Chocolate Bar
64% cacao swirled with potent mint. $7.99, LeRoux, Main Street, Vineyard Haven.
Dr. Bronners Magical Pure Castile Classical Soaps
“18-in-1” uses. Found at grocers, apothecaries, hardware stores, and the gas station.
Dark Chocolate M&M’s
There’s something about the green ones (or so they say). A pack goes for about $1.