Registration is now open for the Farm to School Spring Garden Explorers program!
Students will learn to grow healthy food, healthy bodies and healthy minds in this fun and exploratory after school program led by Sustainable Nantucket’s Farm to School Program. Activities will include learning to build a garden, planting, growing, and cooking as well as garden science activities. read more>>
Farmers Market & Agriculture Apprenticeship
This fulltime position combines helping at the Farmers & Artisans Market on Saturdays and weekdays at the Community Farm working in farm plots. June 11 through October 15 @ $12.00/hour for 40 hours per week.
At the Farmers & Artisans Market: Assists the Market Manager in running the Farmers & Artisans Market downtown, read more>>
Do you grow produce that you would like to sell at the Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market?
Or would you like to be part of our small farm delivery service to island restaurants?
Make extra $$?
Then contact us! Yeshe Palmo at Sustainable Nantucket, market@SustainableNantucket.org; or phone us at 508-228-3399.
Thank you so much to Evan and Maria Marley and their awesome team at Pi Pizzeria for providing a wonderful finale to our 2015 Nantucket Grown Dinner Series! It was a full house and a full menu – with six delicious courses, creatively featuring locally sourced ingredients.
The event started with a cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres: Deviled Eggs made with local eggs from Ray Owen’s Berry Patch Farm. Several other island growers, including Bartlett’s Farm, Lazy Man Gardens and Pumpkin Pond Farm, contributed seasonal produce to the dinner — and even this late in the season we could still taste the bounty of the island! A big thank you to Far Away Farms and the Ruthie B. CSF for providing local protein for the main courses, including Roasted Leg of Lamb and Seared Skate & Pan Roasted Lobster. Pi Pizzeria incorporated their own home grown apples into a dessert of Apple Crostata. What a feast!
Thank you again to all who contributed, especially Annye’s Whole Foods for providing the thoughtfully selected wine. And thank you to all of you who joined us in celebrating Nantucket Grown food this fall.
Photos of the event can be found HERE at our Flickr page.
Sustainable Nantucket’s Farm to School Program is hiring for the Summer College Apprenticeship position!
The Sustainable Nantucket Farm to School Program is looking to hire one individual to be the Farm to School Apprentice for Summer 2016
This paid position will enable one individual to participate in food production, local food advocacy, and education through experience in the Farm to School (F2S) Program enhancing their agricultural, educational, leadership and outreach skills. read more>>
Now that we have relocated all of the pieces of the Farm to School Garden it is time to rebuild our site!
Please join us:
Saturday, November 7th 10:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday, November 14th from 10:00am – 12:00pm
Please note thatconstruction has begun on the First Way parking area. We suggest parking in the tennis courts at the NHS and taking the connecting path over to first way. To access the new garden site walk in front of the central offices (formally The Teen Center) towards the playing fields and the garden will be on your right. If you have any difficulty locating the garden please contact Kathleen at 508-517-4295.
This year for National Farm to School Month we say goodbye to our old garden space as we welcome our new garden location!
Beginning in the Spring of 2015 Sustainable Nantucket has been working with the Nantucket Public Schools and SMART Architects and Engineers to find they best location for the Farm to School Garden as they began to redesign the NPS campus to meet the needs of our growing population. Finding the perfect space took many hours over several months and we are beyond grateful to have found a space along side the baseball fields at the Nantucket Elementary School. read more>>