The Edgartown Village Market

The new Edgartown Village Market is a true collaboration – and an idea whose time has finally come. Here’s what to know before you go.

Who and Why?

The Vineyard Preservation Trust is presenting the Edgartown Village Market in partnership with the Edgartown Board of Trade and with Grace Romanowsky and Zach Pinerio. Grace is the owner of Sea Legs, a retail shop on Dock street in Edgartown, and Zach is the creator/owner of Chappaquiddick Wood Company. Grace will be managing the market’s vendors.

Grace and Zach brought the idea of a down-Island market back to life after Julia Tarka of the Edgartown Board of Trade had initially worked on the idea before the pandemic shutdowns. “We picked up the baton from her,” Grace said. “We wanted to make the goods of our wonderful local artists and vendors more accessible to a downtown audience. So many times I’ve heard from my customers that they just can’t get to the up-Island markets because of time and transportation.”

And after a successful Christmas fair on the Village Green last December, Edgartown Board of Trade executive director Erin Ready was eager to work with Grace and Zach on a possible summer market. They put their heads together and when it came time to settle on a location, they approached Nevette Previd, executive director of the Vineyard Preservation Trust, who loved the concept but had a suggestion for an alternative location.

“I loved the idea of expanding the use of Vineyard Preservation Trust properties. I suggested that the Village Green might be too small and that the lower lawn at the Dr. Daniel Fisher House might be the perfect place. Personally, I love the Trust being part of introducing local farmers and artisans to a new audience,” Nevette said.

“And we're fortunate to have a great benefactor this year - the Chappy Point to Point Race. Proceeds from the race will fund our start-up costs and allow us to make the market accessible to smaller vendors by offsetting their fees,” Nevette added.

Zach has been instrumental in gathering this year’s vendors (see the complete list on the next page); he’s a veteran of the Vineyard Artisans Festivals. And as a resident of Chappaquiddick, he’s thrilled about the possibility of Chappy residents being able to provision on foot right in the heart of town, since taking a car over is so tricky in the high season.

“We’re bringing the produce and artists to downtown Edgartown for a change. It’s a simple idea that has the potential to make anyone’s week a little easier. And the hope is that it will also bolster our other downtown shops and restaurants,” he added.

What Is It?

The market is an artisan and farmers’ market comprised of 20 Island vendors selling a broad spectrum of handmade and Island-grown goods.

“I’m really excited about our assortment of vendors,” Grace Romanowsky said. “I feel like we have one of everything — fresh produce, seafood, meat, baked goods, flowers, coffee, artwork, jewelry, textiles, pasta! I’m especially excited about the pasta.” Find a complete list of vendors below.

Where Is It Happening?

The Edgartown Village Market is located on the grounds of the Dr. Daniel Fisher House, a property of the Vineyard Preservation Trust, next to the Old Whaling Churchat 99 Main street.

The market is in the lower garden between the Dr. Fisher House and the Vincent House Museum, across from the Church street bus station.

Ray Ewing

There is no parking on site; this is a pedestrian market.

Shoppers are encouraged to take advantage of VTA buses: bus numbers 1 and 13 drop off at Church street regularly. Cyclists are welcome and there are bike racks on Peases Point Way as well as throughout downtown. Handicap drop-off is available at Peases Point Way.

Find more information at and @edgartownvillagemarket.

When Is It Happening?


July 11 to September 26 

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free to the public.


Althea Designs @altheadesignsmv
Avery Schuster Painting @avepaints
Cecilia Designs @ceceliadesigns
Chappaquiddick Wood Company @chappaquiddickwoodcompany
Chappy Chips @chappychips
East to West Coffee @easttowestcoffee
Fire Cat Farm
The Hungry Farmer Crepe Cart @thehungryfarmermv
Island Alpaca @islandalpaca
Island Cocktail Company @islandcocktailcompany
Juniper & JK Design Co. @juniperedg
KL Pasta @katieleairdfood
Kulture Klub MV @kultureklubmv
Lightship Bracelets @lightshipbraceletsmv
Marshall Farm @marshallfarmwoodworks
Martha’s Vineyard Smokehouse @mv_smokehouse
Merry Farm Pottery @merryfarmpottery
Morning Glory Farm @morninggloryfarmmv
Signature Oyster Farm @signatureoysterfarm
Walker T. Roman @walkertroman/Danielle Mulcahy @archil_designs
Yommi Pops @yommimv


*Photo credits, top photo: Far left: Ray Ewing; Top, Clockwise: Chappy Chips, Susie Middleton, Ray Ewing, Jeanna Shepard, Susie Middleton, Merry Farm