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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 …

Strawberries | Nantucket, MA

Summer Fresh

by Maryjane Mojer Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm   Strawberries are coming on strong right now, and picking is well underway. I’ve picked about six quarts so far. My friend, Hilary is moving off island this fall. She stopped by my desk at work and said “I’m going to go pick. …

littlenecks | Nantucket, MA

Where It All Began

by Maryjane Mojer Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm My career in restaurants began as a waitress. Though not many believe it, I had always wanted to wait tables. It just seemed like such a great job. Active, busy, serving people great food. I started waitressing for Robin and EJ at EJ …

Memorial Day | Nantucket, MA

Memorial Day Memories

by Maryjane Mojer Bartlett’s Ocean View Farm When I was growing up on Nantucket, Memorial Day was not just a sign that school was almost over (it was) or that summer was just beginning (because at 8, summer actually was, I believed, Memorial Day to Labor Day). Memorial Day was …

Pumpkin Roulade | Bartlett's Farm | Nantucket, MA

Holiday Traditions

by Maryjane Mojer, Bartlett’s Farm Until I was fifty-four, I spent every Christmas on Nantucket. I’m not complaining even a little bit! First, at our family home on Pleasant Street, then in various rentals, in-laws, our own homes. We celebrated on-island, in large part, because of family. Though it may …

The Loneliest Raccoon

by Sarah Treanor Bois, Director of Research & Education for the Linda Loring Nature Foundation Last week an animal was seen on Nantucket that hadn’t been seen in at least a year. One mention of it on Facebook immediately garnered over 120 likes and comments. People wanted to know every …

Autumn Cocktail Twists

~ by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits ~ As we transition from summer into autumn here on Nantucket Island, it is important to take advantage of what Mother Nature still has to offer. Temperatures begin to decrease a few degrees at night, the …

Nantucket Cookbooks

Bringing a Taste of Nantucket Home

With the summer season coming to a close, one way to bring Nantucket home with you (where ever home happens to be) is to take some favorite Nantucket recipes with you. Over the years a number of cookbooks have been published by Nantucket chefs and restaurateurs, as well as by …