Unweathered white cedar shingles and open doors beckoned customers inside the rebuilt Larsen’s Fish Market Saturday morning, when the market reopened after a winter-long construction project.


It’s hard to keep a secret from the Larsen family. But early Monday the family was pleasantly surprised by a celebration for the 50th anniversary of the fish market.


Butter stained tables line the dock of Menemsha harbor where on summer evenings fresh lobsters are eaten off paper plates as the sun sets on another Vineyard day. Finger licking is required, bibs are optional. Lobsters are a celebration says Larsen’s Fish Market owner Betsy Larsen.


Larsen’s Goes Green

Larsen’s Fish Market in Chilmark now uses sustainable soup and deli containers, compostable cutlery and biodegradable trash bags provided by Eco MV. The products are made out of PLA (corn) plastic and other natural materials not harmful for the environment.