***View & download Nantucket Grown™: click here.***
We are delighted to announce that we have just released the premier issue of Nantucket Grown™, a new annual publication designed to expand our Nantucket Grown™ branding and outreach campaign encouraging island visitors and residents to source their produce and products locally.
A part of our multi-level strategy to build a more locally based and self-reliant food system on the island, the premier issue of Nantucket Grown ™ is a full-color publication that highlights the local growers, artisans and small businesses who participate in the Farmers & Artisans Market, and restaurants who source locally, provides a take-along Find Our Farms map that also lists produce available on-island by season, gives information about our projects and programs and contains recipes and information for those looking to grow their own food on Nantucket.
In one article, Claudia Butler sings the praises of mint; in another, Dani Coleman talks about the tradition of canning fruits and vegetables. Peter Brace outlines the potential future for small-scale chicken farming on the Island in his article “It’s a Chicken n’ Egg Thing”.
“We see this as another tool to help promote local farmers, food producers, and artisans, along with restaurants that use local foods in their menus. We also hope to inspire people to try their own hand at growing – whether it’s raising a few chickens or planting a small garden. There’s a way for everyone to move toward a healthier way of life and we want to support those who are already doing it along with those who want to get started. This is a fun and informative way to do that.” says SN Executive director and Nantucket Grown ™ Editor-In –Chief, Michelle Whelan.
Nantucket Grown magazine will be published once a year and is available at the Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market (Saturdays, 9am – 1pm – downtown) and at the SN Mid-Island Farmers Market (Tuesdays, 3:30pm- 6pm, 113 Pleasant Street), as well as at the following Island businesses: Annye’s Whole Foods, Bartlett’s Farm, Hummock Pond Farm, Moors End Farm and Stop & Shop.
** Please note – “The Blossoming of the Farmers & Artisans Market” article correction: Patty Myers served on the original Market Committee; The Market was the brain-child of Heather Leisher Coffin and Wendy Fereshetian.