What does Local mean to you?
It can mean something different to everyone.
This is what it means to us.
Local means that when you are driving, biking, or walking to the farm, you are passing through the crops that have produced the fruits and vegetables you are going to purchase in our market.
Local means that our farm-grown produce travels less than one mile to get on the shelves, unlike that head of lettuce grown in California that has traveled 3000 miles to get to the island.
Local means that our produce is picked ripe and it's ready to eat, where tomatoes from Mexico or Florida are picked green and artificially ripened with ethylene gas.
Local means fresh.
Local means that sometimes there are no cherry tomatoes in the market because Mother Nature won't let them ripen as fast as our customers want to eat them.
Local means patience.
Local means eating vegetables that are picked that day and are still warm from the sun.
Local means you can pick your own tomatoes
(we will let you know when!)
Local means 6 generations of farmers carefully tending the land, and knowing the farmer who is out on that tractor.
Local means the corn may not arrive in the market until 8:15
because a truck broke down in the field, or there is simply so much to pick it takes extra time.
Local means that our produce is GROWN ON NANTUCKET.
Local means that we've been selling our farm-grown produce on Main Street for more than 60 years.
Local means making mistakes, owning them, and learning from them.
Local means saying Thank You to our friends, our customers, our vendors, and our employees.