Farm-to-table. Locavore. Seasonal. Organic. Heirloom. These are terms that have been driving cutting-edge food and enriching the culinary vocabulary in the past few decades. Before then? Not so much.

By Florence Fabricant


Some of the best food on the Vineyard is hidden.

By Susie Middleton


Thirty years in the life of an Island painting.

By Tom Dunlop


For thirty years, and more, we’ve been horrified, appalled, and up in arms. A look back.

By Geoff Currier


With the first crocuses behind us and the passing of mud season, our thoughts turn to warmer weather. In the bar as in the wardrobe, it’s time to pivot from the heavier items that sate in the cold months to spring and summer’s lighter offerings.

By Jessica B. Harris

Adam Rebello thirty years paradise

Martha’s Vineyard Magazine was born in the summer of 1985, when everyone worried the Vineyard was being overrun with houses and the Island was turning into Cape Cod. Now everyone is worried that housing is becoming unaffordable and that the Island is turning into Nantucket. Can everyone always be right?

By John H. Kennedy


On the off chance that you ignored the cover of this month’s issue and flipped feverishly to this page in order to see what pearls of insight might await you at the editor’s letter, I would like to remind you that this year is Martha’s Vineyard Magazine’s thirtieth year of publication. And that while we will be marking the anniversary in various ways over the course of the year, in this issue we devoted most of the feature well to looking back fondly.

By Paul Schneider


Rockers where the porch was bareInvite the springtime derrièreTo sit awhile and smell the air.The chores can wait; there’s time to spare!

By D.A.W.