August 27, 2015

Live Lambs visit the Market!

See the lambs from Far Away Farms this Saturday at the Market! East Friesian sheep are a breed of dairy sheep originating from East Frisia in read more>>

Washing fresh squash harvested at the Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm, headed for the cold press of ACKFresh, and then …

Live Lambs, Honey, and Fresh Veggies!  As August comes to a close, summer activity is still burgeoning!  The weather is hotter than ever, which means Nantucket’s farms and gardens are producing a great bounty of delicious produce!  Island artists are hard at work, painting, sewing, carving and crafting to bring their read more>>
August 7, 2015
flower girlsSustainable Nantucket & The Nantucket Community School are excited to be offering Bridge Back to School to wrap-up our summer programming. This program is designed to bridge the gap between summertime fun and heading back to the classroom.  read more>>
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 below… veggie dip read more>>
July 24, 2015

Feast landscape arrival cropped

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.

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chris with farmer 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
  03-2015 Scallions-1In 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
6969893016_0a7cafc7d8_zSupport 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:
  1. Order the NantucketGrown Local Catch of the Week.
  2. Take a photo of it.
  3. 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
NG-2015-DRAFT-V5.pdf   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!         read more>>