We are fortunate to be a part of the unique rural up-island community of Chilmark. Getting here may take a while depending on your route but once you’re here you’ll realize that being remote is part of what makes this community so special.
At first glance the landscape is both serene and stunning. Driving up South Road past the island’s oldest working farm (The Allen Farm) rolling hills and pasturing sheep are framed with centuries old rock walls set against a back-drop of untouched beaches and dunes.
In harmony with the rural farms is the historic working fishing village of Menemsha, a timeless place where commercial fishing boats take priority over pleasure craft. Here you can fish, swim, play and eat fresh caught fish on the beach while taking in some of the most beautiful sunsets you’ve ever seen.
The list of amazing beaches, walking trails, ponds, farms and more in Chilmark is impressive. Once you’ve spent time here you can see that beyond the beauty of the natural environment there is a community dedicated to keeping things simple, preserving both the rustic landscape and its past. This is a town where most people know you by name and where we vote using a hand-cranked ballot box. The Chilmark General Store is a part of this special place and its history. We see our job as keeping it that way.
We are committed to supporting our local farms, food artisans and many non-profit island organizations that make these possible. We are proud to contribute the following organizations through annual contributions:
Chilmark Community Center
Chilmark Public Library
Chilmark Fireman's Association
Martha's Vineyard Film Festival
Island Grown Schools
Island Grown Initiative
Island Wide Youth Collaborative
Vineyard Conservation Society
WCAI - Cape & Islands NPR station
Various Island Schools
Martha's Vineyard Ice Arena - MVFSC
Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center