Artisans Marketplace Thanksgiving Show!

November 24th, 2014

Dee SouthardSustainable Nantucket Artisans Marketplace

THANKSGIVING SHOW

Local Nantucket artisans with their wares arts, crafts, jams, spices, candies, soaps, leather, fine art, textiles, wood, jewelry…

Friday November 28 10am-6pm
Saturday November 29 10am-5pm

Preservation Hall
11 Centre Street, 2nd Floor
(Sherburne Hall)

 

Harvest Dinner tickets available online!

October 15th, 2014

The October 24th  Farm to School Harvest Dinner is just around the corner! Have you reserved your tickets yet?

small group KK pictureEnjoy a spaghetti dinner made with NantucketGrown™ ingredients from Island Farms. The menu will include spaghetti (yes, we have a gluten-free option!) with Moors End Farm tomato sauce, a winter green salad with lettuce from Bartlett’s Farm and the Farm to School Garden, and an assortment of locally made and prepared desserts. Come meet our island farmers and taste their delicious produces! Music and children’s crafts included!

Purchase your tickets HERE for the Harvest Dinner Friday, October 24 from 5:30 pm – 7:00pm at the Nantucket High School Cafeteria.
Tickets are $5 per person and FREE for children under the age of 6. You can purchase your tickets at the link below or at the Sustainable Nantucket office at 14 Federal St

Market News

October 9th, 2014

Elli Gottwald paintingOur last Market has arrived!

Weather Hotline: in case of rain, check for cancellations by phoning 508-228-3399 for a prerecorded message.

The Sustainable Nantucket Farmers and Artisans Market is done for the season after this Saturday, October 11th, so don’t miss this last opportunity to shop your favorite local produce and art! We’ll be at the usual spot (Cambridge and North Union St.) in town from 9AM to 1PM.

 

 

Megan AndersonAnd if you can’t join us or if it rains, there will be another chance when many of our artisans and food producers gather for 2 days at the Sustainable Nantucket

Thanksgiving Artisans Marketplace Show

Sherburne Hall (Preservation Institute) 11 Centre Street
Friday & Saturday Thanksgiving Weekend

Friday November 28 10am-6pm
Saturday November 29 10am-5pm

Get in your holiday shopping!

 

Reminder: SNAP/WIC users receive Double Dollars!

Up to $10 Double Dollars are given for every $10 SNAP/WIC dollars used at the Market. What that means is ten more dollars FREE to buy fresh produce and food- all locally produced! SNAP/WIC users, don’t miss out on this special opportunity to purchase baked goods and fresh farm produce!

 

KODAK Digital Still CameraUse those double dollars to purchase produce from Boatyard Farm and Far Away Farm!

 

Lately Boatyard Farm has been bringing a variety of organically grown produce to sell at the Market, including but not limited to leeks, marrow pumpkins, and a lot of greens and herbs! So stop by there tables and pick up some goods while you still can!

 

 

Boatyard Farm marrow pumpkins 2What are marrow pumpkins?

 

They are the favored type of pumpkin for pies!

 

 

 

 

 

Ambrosia table with apples, wool, fleece and JanuaryFara Away Farm now has fleeces and wool from their sheep, along with Ambrosia’s chocolates and enchanting herb, salt, spice and tea blends. Ambrosia wild rose sea salt bottles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Meet the Artisan: Chris Kardell and Charles Cirigliano

KODAK Digital Still CameraDrift Away Soap

Chris Kardell at Drift Away Soap handcrafts luxurious organic soaps from scratch here on the island. She often utilizes locally sourced ingredients in the production of her soap, such as beer from Cisco Brewers, coffee from Nantucket Coffee Roasters, and herbs and spices from Ambrosia. The oils used in production are not pre-made soap bases but, rather, come from a variety of oils such as olive oil, avocado oil, sunflower oil, and more. They smell delicious, make for great gifts, and don’t disappoint! Stop by her table to pick some up! Chris Kardell soap bars 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Cirigliano BetterNantucket Bagg Co.

KODAK Digital Still CameraCharles Cirigliano designs and hand sews a variety of canvas and leather goods, including proprietary bags, hand bags, and back packs. In addition to making bags, Charlie is a woodcarver, and hand carves quarter boards, whales and miniature boxes from native wood. His work is of the highest quality, and will please each and every customer! So go check out his table on Saturday!

 

 A final thank you, one and all!

Crowds at MarketAt Sustainable Nantucket, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank our vendors, neighbors, visitors and friends for supporting the Market this season and making it such a huge success! We’ve enjoyed interacting with each and every one of you, and couldn’t do it without all your hard work and support! We hope you, too, had a wonderful season with us and will be joining us again next year, whether it is to sell items, visit friends, or stop by on Saturday to shop for locally produced artisanal foods and handmade art!

 

While this Saturday is the last Market of the season, you will still be able to shop the Market, year-round online @ market.sustainable.org

Meet Our October 11 Vendors for the Final Market of the Season!

October 9th, 2014

Ambrosia table with apples, wool, fleece and JanuaryMarket Cancelled due to rain
Thanks everyone for a great season!
Have a great winter, and see you next year!

Growers & Harvesters

Boatyard Farm – organically-grown seasonal produce
Far Away Farm – fleece, wool, apples Read the rest of this entry »

Meet Our October 4 Vendors!

October 3rd, 2014

Market scene with Nantucket jams in frontMarket is OPEN this misty morning!
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Growers & Harvesters

Boatyard Farm – organically-grown seasonal produce

Food Producers

Nantucket Jams – jams from island berries, baked goods Read the rest of this entry »

Big THANK YOU to Ventuno Chef Andrea! Delicious chef demo at Market!

October 3rd, 2014

Chef with crowd (2)What A Demo!

Chef Andrea Solimeo, chef de cuisine at Ventuno Restaurant, captivated an audience at last Saturday’s Market!

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Thanksgiving Artisans Marketplace Show! 2 Days of Nantucket-Made!

October 1st, 2014

Megan AndersonMeet the Nantucketers who Make the Artisanal Items!
Sustainable Nantucket Artisans Marketplace
Thanksgiving Show

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Local Nantucket artisans with their wares
Arts, crafts, jams, spices, candies, herbs,
ceramics, fine art, textiles, wood, jewelry…

Nantucket Honeybee honey jars   Friday   November 28 10am-6pm
Saturday   November 29 10am-5pm

Preservation Hall

11 Centre Street, 2nd Floor

(Sherburne Hall)

 Free Admission!

 

Meet Our September 27 Vendors!

September 26th, 2014

Boatyard Farm marrow pumpkins 2 with more shadow

Growers & Harvesters

Boatyard Farm – organically-grown seasonal produce

Food Producers

Something Natural – bread, baked goods, cold juices & teas
Nantucket Jams – jams from island berries, baked goods
02554 Juice – cold-pressed juices & healthy snacks
Ambrosia – chocolates, iced tea, teas & spice blends Read the rest of this entry »

Market News!

September 26th, 2014

Elli Gottwald paintingCome visit us once again this Saturday anytime from 9AM to 1PM!

We’ve only got three Markets left for the year, so don’t miss your chance to visit your favorite vendors, pick up local produce, and buy high quality art here on island!

Reminder: SNAP/WIC users receive Double Dollars!

Up to $10 Double Dollars are given for every $10 SNAP/WIC dollars used at the Market. What that means is ten more dollars FREE to buy fresh produce and food- all locally produced! SNAP/WIC users, don’t miss out on this special opportunity to purchase baked goods and fresh farm produce!

This Saturday: Chef Demo by Chefs Mayumi Hattori and Andrea Solimeo!

Chef Mayumi Hattori, chef de cuisine at Straight Wharf, and Chef Andrea Solimeo, chef de cuisine from island favorite Ventuno, will be joining us this Saturday at 11:00 in the big yellow entertainment tent for a chef’s demo. Stop by the center of the Market to see (and if we’re lucky, taste) some delicious food!

 

closeup of Ooh La La zinnias 2Fall is here, and our growers are still at it!

While the season has officially changed this past week, our growers are still working hard and bringing a lot of fresh produce, beautiful flower arrangements, and more to sell at the Market! Pick it up while you still can- soon it will be winter and produce of this high quality will be a lot harder to come by!

 

 

 

Boatyard Farm marrow pumpkins 2Boatyard Farm has been selling some beautiful marrow pumpkins that would be as great addition to a variety of dishes. These are a favorite for baking into pumpkin pies!

Peggy’s Fresh Pumpkin Pie
From our Market Manager

It’s easy to use a real pumpkin and bake it yourself, rather than pumpkin out of a can!

Prepare crust(s) – one marrow pumpkin can make 4 or more pies! The smaller sugar or pie pumpkins usually make 2 pies. If you don’t want to make all those crusts, you can butter a deep casserole and bake the filling as a souffle!

pumpkin pieWash pumpkin. Cut in half. Scoop out the seeds and set aside (you can roast these with a little salt and eat as a snack). Place the pumpkin halves cut side down in a roasting pan. Add 1 cup water.

Place in 350 oven uncovered and bake for 45 minutes or until soft. Remove and let cool. When able to handle, scoop flesh out of skin. Discard skin.

Place pumpkin flesh into food processor. For two pies, add 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon each nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and 1 teaspoon ground ginger.

Blend well until smooth. Pour into waiting crusts. Bake at 325 until filling puffs up, cracks slightly on the edges and browns on top. You can also test for doneness by inserting a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean. Serve with whipped cream and hot coffee!

 

Ooh La La Gardens guords & bouquetsOoh La La Garden has beautiful bouquets, little pumpkin gourds Fraswer Long holding sunflowers 2and vegetables still up for sale that will brighten a variety of settings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to their fresh-harvested teas and spices, Ambrosia has been selling delicious maple syrup from their farm in Vermont that they infuse with vanilla on island, Ambrosia big tray of products plus moreas well as some comfy sheepskin fleeces from their partner Far Away Farm that will help Ambrosia maple syprup with fleece behindkeep you warm for the winter.

 

 

 

 

Stop by these tables, among many others, to pick up high-quality, island made goods!

 

 

Meet this artisan: Megan Anderson

Megan AndersonMegan has been with us for a number of years now, selling beautiful jewelry and more to both locals and visitors. Megan Anderson closeup of 2 deerskin necklaces She beads gorgeous mosaic belt buckles and jewelry by hand.

 

Much of Megan’s jewelry uses metal, but her newest works incorporate deerskin leather and antlers in many of her pieces.

 

And how does Megan get the deerskin leather? She makes it herself!

Megan obtains bow-hunted island deer and skins them herself. Then she spends many long hours flensing the skin, tanning and finally dying the leather. This, in collaboration with precious stones and metals, makes for high quality, original and beautiful artwork that lends new meaning to the term “handmade!” Check out her tent this Saturday and Megan Anderson view of deer skin necklacesprepare to be wowed!

 

Shop the Market, year-round online @ market.sustainablenantucket.org

Meet Our September 20 Vendors!

September 19th, 2014

Ooh La La table tomatoes and peppersGrowers & Harvesters

Pumpkin Pond Farm – organic seasonal produce
Boatyard Farm – organically-grown seasonal produce
Ooh La La Garden – fresh cut flowers

Food Producers

Something Natural – bread, baked goods, cold juices & teas
Nantucket Jams – jams from island berries, baked goods
02554 Juice – cold-pressed juices & healthy snacks Read the rest of this entry »