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Tomatoes | Nantucket, MA

A Taste of Summer Sunshine

by Maryjane Mojer Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm “There are only two things that money can’t buy, and that’s true love and homegrown tomatoes.” — Guy Clark While the rest of New England is heading for orchards and loading up bags and baskets with apples and maple syrup, year-round and fall …

rosehips | Nantucket, MA

Where the Wild Things Are

by Carl Oscar Olson Before European settlers arrived on Nantucket, the island was inhabited by the indigenous Wampanoag people. They numbered in the thousands and thrived not only due to their cultivation of corn and beans, but because of the richness of the environment around them. With the convenience of …

grilled fish | Nantucket, MA

Feeling Lucky

by Maryjane Mojer Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” And I’m feeling pretty lucky these days. I come from a family of workers. My Dad, a mechanic, felt his value was directly linked to what he could accomplish in a day. Retirement was not …

Dinner on the Deck | Nantucket, MA

Dinner on the Deck

by Maryjane Mojer Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm I live smack dab in the center of the island. People talk about increased traffic, crazy drivers, noisy neighbors and the like, but we’ve carved out this sweet little space on a cul de sac just outside of the hustle and bustle. We’re …

Summer Saturdays – Island Cooking

by Maryjane Mojer, Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm “The most amazing thing about getting to be a grandparent is that the very kids you made so many mistakes on (may have-could have-damaged irreparably) grow up and honor you by trusting you with their babies. Could there be greater grace?” Pure, joyful, …

Rums on Nantucket

Smooth Sailing Rums

by Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie Salt air breezes, toes in the sand, and sunshine on your face are all synonymous with island living on Nantucket, and no other spirit can make a cocktail that emulates life on an island quite like rum. Rum, made from sugarcane or a molasses product, …

oatmeal | Nantucket, MA

The Pulse of the Rock

by Maryjane Mojer Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm I haven’t really lived anywhere but Nantucket for any significant length of time. Not to say that I won’t. I have plans…oh, I have plans. I have no clue what they are but I’ve got ‘em. In the past few years, I find …

Seaside Sips for Summer | Nantucket, MA

Seaside Sips for Summer

by Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie Only five Fridays left until Labor Day Weekend. Makes you think about what remains on your Nantucket Summer Bucket List. You mapped it out at the beginning of season, but your busy social schedule, kids at camp, and weekly houseguests got the best of you …

Oysters | Nantucket, MA

Treats in Shells

by Maryjane Mojer Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm I was not quite born in the Dark Ages, but was born before ultrasounds and knowing the gender of your child was the norm. Either maternal intuition or a needle on the end of a thread swinging side to side during the baby …