The Derby is on, and this whole Island feels the excitement. This is the 72nd year of the Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby, which began at one minute past midnight Sept. 10 and runs till Oct. 14.

 

The MV Fishing Derby begins today!#mvderby #fishing #marthasvineyard @marthasvineyardlife #edgartown

A post shared by Larry Glick (@mvyphoto) on

A lot of fish will be coming ashore over the next month or so and that means lots of lemon and parsley in the kitchen. We’ve got Island-grown parsley to pair with your wild-caught striper or bluefish, and it’s free to anyone with a 2017 Derby badge. Just show your badge and grab a bunch at the register when you’re checking out.