July 31, 2015
We have been hard pressed to find any kid who doesn’t love ranch dressing. This summer we decided to make our own
and it has been a huge hit! See the recipe
July 30, 2015
Happy Farmer’s Market Week!
Massachusetts’s Farmers Market Week, coinciding with National Farmers Market Week, is August 2- August 8. This week serves to celebrate Massachusetts’s farmers and encourage people to shop small and eat locally. Governor Charlie Baker read more>>
Produce Specials from Community Farm Institute growers
ACK Sweet Water Farm will have specialty potatoes, green beans, onions, basil, dill, mint, cilantro, purple beans, beets, chard and lettuce!!!
July 24, 2015
Thank you to everyone who made our 2015 Farm Fresh Feast
an overwhelming success and for joining us for the debut
of our new Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm.
Last Saturday night at our Farm Fresh Feast, we pulled the three winning tickets for our NantucketGrown
Restaurant Raffle. Congratulations to Ruth Smalt, Randee Seiger and Pat Connolly! We hope you and your guests enjoy your island-inspired chef dinners! read more>>
July 17, 2015
In an effort to expand the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables to its client community, the Nantucket Food Pantry is inaugurating a program to involve individual, family and group gardeners as suppliers of fresh produce. Known as “Share Your Harvest
” the program is intended to ensure that Food Pantry clients have access to local fruits and vegetables while reducing community-wide fresh food waste and spoilage.
This new program is based on a very successful public service program of the Garden Writers Association launched in 1995, known as “Plant a Row for the Hungry”. read more>>
July 16, 2015
Support the local fishing industry and expand your seafood awareness when you participate in our NantucketGrown Local Catch Campaign
this July! Each week a number of NantucketGrown
restaurants will feature an under-utilized fish on their menu. These are fish that taste good, are plentiful in our waters, and when you order these instead of less sustainable fish populations, you are helping to promote both healthy fish populations and the fishermen that harvest them!
As a fun incentive, we will be raffling local seafood prizes to participants! To enter to win a “Clambake for 4″
provided by Nantucket Seafoods
- Order the NantucketGrown Local Catch of the Week.
- Take a photo of it.
- Post it on Facebook and tag Sustainable Nantucket and, if possible, the restaurant.
Customers who perform the above steps with each featured fish at 4 different restaurants are entered by Sustainable Nantucket in another, separate raffle to win the “Weekly Local Catch for a Family of 4 in August”
(2 lbs of local fish per week) provided by Nantucket Fresh Catch!
So visit these participating restaurants read more>>
June 30, 2015
School is out for summer!
We had such a wonderful school year filled with experiments, taste testings, and fairy house building!
The Farm to School garden is a place to learn through discovery
and we are so happy to be continuing our educational services throughout the summer read more>>
June 19, 2015
Our 2015 Nantucket Grown Magazine
has arrived with stories featuring Nantucket’s local food movement!
Pick up your free copy of our publication at our Farmers & Artisans Market, or find them at Stop & Shop, Annye’s Whole Foods, Bartlett’s Farm and the Hy-Line terminal.
Thank you to all of our contributing writers and photographers!
June 18, 2015
June 13, 2015: A sunny day downtown!
The second Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market of the season fell on a much-needed weekend full of sunshine. We saw the return of many favorite vendors from years past, such as Pumpkin Pond Farm, and welcomed new farmers, artists and crafters alike.