April 28, 2016
April 14, 2016
The Farm to School Program’s Garden Rebuild
project is making great progress thanks to the 21 volunteers
who helped to give it a jump start last weekend!
Over the two days
we were able to reorganize the garden, build a compost area, build 8 raised beds and dig them into the contour of the garden, prune the border hedge, and rebuild our “living classroom.” We are over the moon with all that we accomplished and we couldn’t be more grateful for all the wonderful community members
who came out and made it happen. read more>>
March 29, 2016
We hope you will join us on Saturday at Town Meeting!
We strongly encourage all of our friends and supporters to take an active part in our municipality’s planning and government. Please also join us in supporting the Nantucket Agricultural Commission and the Right to Farm bylaw sponsored by Nantucket farmer and food producer, Dylan Wallace.
What is a “Right to Farm” By-law and why is it important?
1. Nantucket has always been a farming community.
March 25, 2016
All programs are Free & Open to the Public
At the Farm, 168 Hummock Pond Rd
Programs are held rain or shine. If rain, they are held indoors inside our new greenhouse. read more>>
March 22, 2016
We are excited to begin the final phase of the Farm to School relocation
and we need your help!
Mark your calendars for the following volunteer days
. We ask that you consider donating an hour of your time to help us rebuild this important learning space!
Saturday, April 9th
from 10:00am – 3:00pm
– We will be assembling and securing our raised beds!
Sunday, April 10th
from 11:00am – 3:00pm
– Beging to fill raised beds with soil (heavy lifting and lots of shoveling involved)
The Farm to School Garden is now located
alongside the NES playing fields. To access please park in the First Way Parking lot and enter to the left of the NPS central offices (the Teen Center).
Please RSVP if you can to Kathleen at F2S@sustainablenantucket.org
March 9, 2016
There are still a few plots available at the Farm! It’s time to let the rest of Nantucket know about the fabulous opportunity to start a Farming Business by becoming a Beginning Grower, and taking advantage of our educational farming program at the Community Farm Institute!
Please join us for a Public Information Session! Tell your friends!
Wednesday, March 16, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Upstairs at Mitchell’s Corner Bookstore on Main Street read more>>
March 8, 2016
Sunday, March 20 ~ Complete the Harvest / Wash Station!
From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Snacks & Drinks, and lunch provided.
Rain or Shine – the work is all indoors!
Community Farm Institute, 168 Hummock Pond Road (access is through 166 Hummock Pond Road)
If you’ve been tinkering with the notion of participating in the Farmers & Artisans Market as a vendor and want to learn what is involved, come to this free How to be a Vendor
at the Nantucket Community School on Centre Street: Monday March 21 at 6pm. The Market Manager and a panel of experienced vendors will be on hand to go over how it works and to answer questions. Free, but pre-registration is required: call the Nantucket Community School at 508-228-7285 x 1571.
March 2, 2016
™ Magazine is an annual publication dedicated to local food and healthy living on Nantucket Island. In addition to SN program news, articles feature community members who are leaders in the local food movement, whether it is through their business practices or their home garden! You can be part of the NantucketGrown
™ Magazine, too, by advertising in our 2016 publication
6,500 complimentary magazines are available year-round at Stop & Shop, Bartlett’s Farm, and the Hy-Line Cruises Terminal, and from June-October at the Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market.
Please click here
for ad rates and more details. Ad designs are due by April 6
February 29, 2016
Apply for a Plot!
2 Plots Left!
- Interested in growing for the Sustainable Nantucket
Farmers & Artisans Market, but need access to land?
- Want to meet others committed to creating more agricultural land on Nantucket & make extra money?
- Interested in organic and/or sustainable growing?
- Contact Us! Please call Yeshe Palmo at 508-228-3399