Vineyard businesses make it easy to shop online

— File photo by Katryn Yerdon

Enjoying the peace and quiet of your own backyard? Not feeling the energy to head into town to shop for some of those necessary items or just want a quick answer to the particulars of some Island services? Well, you are in luck, as many of the Island businesses now offer online options in conjunction with their stores. So sit back and cyber shop Martha’s Vineyard from the tranquility of your sofa.

To learn about the day’s best fishing opportunities while getting the answers to many of your Vineyard fishing questions, visit Coops online at Take your information a step further and charter a boat and captain to take you out. The Island has many to choose from such as Liberty (, Coops (see above) or North Shore Charters (, which is celebrating 21 years in business. For those looking for a more relaxing way to enjoy the waters, Sail Ena-Vineyard Sound Charters ( might be a beneficial web visit. They offer day and sunset sailings of Vineyard Sound in a 34′ classic wooden sloop, as well as lessons for women and special event rentals.

Animal lovers can learn a little more when it comes to their beloved big and small, four-legged friends. Netherfield Farm offers dressage training in Chilmark on 12 acres of secluded and ancient ways and they also have horses for sale. To learn more, visit them at For the dogs in your life, good behavior is always welcome. Karen Ogden, certified professional dog trainer at Positive Rewards Dog Training, has many options for you, which can be reviewed at

Looking to dress yourself up or give an alluring gift to someone else? You can do it without having to take a step out of your home. Whether you are looking for athletic attire from Sports Haven (, jewelry from CB Stark (, or women’s clothing such as Very Vineyard and Skirtin’ Around ( or, just let your fingers do the typing.

If you want to head out for an evening of entertainment, book your event ticket ahead at If it’s in Edgartown, parking can be a breeze if you use Vineyard Valet (

If you like to take other modes of transportation, a cyber connection can supply information about the Falmouth/Vineyard water shuttle at and the ability to reserve your bike rental, with delivery, at

Orders from the extensive online catalogue at can be picked up at H.N. Hinkley Ace Hardware on Beach Road without incurring shipping charges.

As if these aren’t enough great options, you can update your home with some amazing new home furnishings. To garner an idea of the many Island options available to you online, why not start with Midnight Farm‘s website:, or Vineyard Hearth, Patio & Spa at, Island Home Furnishings ( and Crane Appliance ( Finally, who doesn’t love a whimsical, Island-inspired gift like the Catch the Hungry Blues line from

Enjoy your shopping whether it is from your couch or in town.