The Times asks: You know you’re on Martha’s Vineyard when…

Julia Sadowski (left) and Emily Goldthwait. — Photo by Naomi Pallas

Martha’s Vineyard isn’t like most places, but what makes it recognizable to all its inhabitants? We asked passersby to finish the sentence, “You know you’re on Martha’s Vineyard when…”

Julia Sadowski, junior at Mount Holyoke College

“When you’re no longer working for minimum wage.”

Emily Goldthwait, sophomore at American University

“When you can find farm fresh vegetables that are actually from a farm you know.”

Tony and Beverly Espuga of New Jersey

“When we get lobster rolls [from Grace Church, Vineyard Haven].”

Rob Kosienski, General Manager of Mad Martha’s in Vineyard Haven

“When you have your first Mad Martha’s ice cream of the year.”

Diane Abrams of Saratoga, N.Y., with Zoe, Ozzie, and Coconut Joe

“When you see men wearing pink shirts, plaid shorts, and matching sneakers.”

Mary-Louise Howell, sophomore at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland

“When you spend the day sitting in the car playing dominoes.”