Edible gifts from the Vineyard

Order your favorite State Road Restaurant chocolate bar online and ship to a friend faraway. — Photo courtesy of State Road Restaurant

For a unique gift that will knock the recipient off their feet, think of something original, something edible, and something Vineyard. Far-away friends and family will be thrilled to get an edible memory — and one they can enjoy right now, as opposed to a gift certificate that will collect dust until their next visit — from the Vineyard this holiday season.

Can you imagine the joy and surprise when a box from The Net Result appears at the door of someone on your shopping list? Chock full of steamers, oysters, lobsters, chowder, scallops, or any other fresh New England seafood that not everyone has easy access to. The Net Result will send your package FedEx overnight-priority in cold packs and seaweed so the seafood arrives just as fresh as when you ordered it. Knowledgeable Net Result fish sellers will work with you to put together the perfect gift box for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list, which will be especially appreciated if they are landlocked this holiday season. For more information, visit their website: mvseafood.com.

State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury will ship any of their signature preserves including blueberry, peach, mixed berry, and apple butter. You can also send any of the chocolate bars, oven-baked granola, and State Road whole roasted coffee beans. For more gift ideas, visit the website, stateroadrestaurant.com and check out their gift boxes for the chocolate, coffee, and tea lover.

If Chesca’s in Edgartown is a “must” in your family’s summer restaurant repertoire, consider sending one or a few of their original sauces like the Thai chili barbecue glaze, maple mustard balsamic vinaigrette, and dark chocolate sauce. Just email co-owner Jo Maxwell at jomaxwell2000@aol.com to order and for shipping details.

Murdick’s Fudge is a summer tradition for many an Island visitor. For a thoughtful and tasty gift, go to murdicks.com and place an order of fudge, brittle, caramel corn, taffy, and more. Murdick’s will ship their sweet treats, in decorative Christmas boxes, anywhere in the world.

LeRoux at Home carries a line of truly exquisite olive oils and balsamic vinaigrettes that would please even the fanciest chef on your gift list. Large vats in the front of the store hold extra virgin olive oil infused with herbs de Provence, garlic, blood orange, chipotle, and butter. Balsamic vinaigrettes that can be used on salads, for dipping bread, or even drizzled on ice cream [the 18-year] come in flavors like dark chocolate, fig, cinnamon-pear, summer peach, and pomegranate. These are sure to brighten up some of your holiday meals and would also make a great hostess gift. Visit LeRoux on Main Street or email customerservice@lerouxkitchen.com for ordering information.

For a variety of Vineyard-made edibles, Alley’s General Store is your one-stop-shop. They carry New Lane Sundries, Kitchen Porch prepared foods, By the Sea Salts, Enchanted Chocolates, Little Rock Farm Granola, and more. Add one of Morning Glory Farm’s specialty breads, (which are available frozen) a Good Farm chicken or a rack of lamb from Beetlebung Farm, for an absolutely edible Vineyard basket.

The Winter Farmers Market runs every other Saturday at the Ag Hall, where some of your favorite summertime vendors and others will entice you with arts, crafts, edibles, and more. Bring your gift-buying checklist and feel the satisfaction of checking it off. The last two markets of the year are December 3 and 17, from 10 am to 1 pm.