A comment on a recent post inquired about fresh vegetables, organic foods, etc.:
"We are a family of 4 plus dog looking forward to our first visit to the island for a week in July. My husband and I are both avid cooks and have been hunting around for where to find the best food sources on the island. We would be grateful if you could comment on "The Vegetable Man" and other local tips on where to find organic foods, wine, cheese, etc. Thank you!"
The vegetable man comes to the island twice a week (on Wednesdays and Saturdays) and sets up his tables near the bank, in front of the Flying Melon Restaurant, on Highway 12. He's hard to miss, and has a wide selection of items, including juicy berries, nuts, jams, & jellies.
The Variety Store, on Highway 12, stocks your basic grocery and food items, as well as a few specialty items. For more exotic choices, including cheeses, wines, and harder to find condiments, try Zillie's at Spencer's Market on the corner of Highway 12 and School Road.
Maybe some of our local readers would like to leave comments, so check this journal entry regularly prior to your visit.
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