Meet our July 26 Vendors!

July 24th, 2014
Dylan East Frisian lamb

Farm Away Farm’s East Friesian lamb will visit the Market this Saturday!

Growers & Harvesters

Far Away Farm – wool
Pumpkin Pond Farm – organic produce, herbs Read the rest of this entry »

Mid-Island Tuesday Farmers Market on Hiatus

July 23rd, 2014

Elli Gottwald paintingThe Mid-Island Farmers Market at the Muse parking lot on Tuesday afternoons has gone on hiatus as we seek a new location.

Please visit us downtown at the full Farmers & Artisans Market on Saturdays through October 11, 9am to 1pm, at North Union and Cambridge Streets (by the Starlight Theater).

Meet Our July 19 Vendors!

July 16th, 2014
Carl Keller in hat with veggies

Carl Keller of Boatyard Farm. Visit their table of freshly-picked produce every Saturday at the SN Farmers & Artisans Market, and visit their farm at 165 Hummock Pond Road!

Growers & Harvesters

Gliddens Island Seafood – island-landed fresh fish, bluefish pate, squid, mackerel, bluefish, bay scallops, fluke
Boatyard Farm – organically-grown seasonal produce Read the rest of this entry »

Market News!

July 10th, 2014

DSCF2167 Christine SN Ambrosia intern with chocolate case

Ambrosia!

Visit Ambrosia’s tent on any Saturday this Market season and meet Kristina Kalolo, a Sustainable Nantucket agricultural intern!

Kristina is working this summer for Ambrosia and Pumpkin Pond Farm, learning from our veteran growers and food producers. You can chat with her, or Ambrosia’s staff member January Joy, while perusing their amazing array of handmade delights, including kaffir lime sugar, wild rose salt, onion flower infused vinegars, herbal teas and tea blends, and coming for the first time: fresh pasta and scones!

Ambrosia products infused vinegars

You’ll also see a basket filled with skeins of white wool. These come from Far Away Farm, the sister to Ambrosia (well, actually, a husband-wife team). Later in the season, there will be fleeces, mulberries, produce and apples!

Want to see (or eat) more? Visit Ambrosia’s store at 29 Centre Street.

 

July 5th on East Chestnut Street was a BLAST!

 

Pirate Pops girl eating popTraditionally the first big weekend of the summer, July 5 brought 3400 visitors to the Market, relocated to picturesque East Chestnut Street due to the St. Mary’s Church Fair.

 

Tropical Storm Arthur had just finished, leaving a fresh, sunny (and windy) day for us all to enjoy!Market Scene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Mitchell Asso touch tank at the MarketThis Week Meet Sea Animals & Nantucket Vegan!

There will be A LOT of activity under the Big Yellow Tent in the center of the Market this Saturday July 12. Come and see the live aquarium animals in their touch tanks, explained by educators from Maria Mitchell Association.

 

And the Nantucket Vegans will give a talk and have information on the vegan lifestyle.

 

 

 

 

The Raffle Car

Wanna brand new hybrid car for $100? That’s what it will cost the winner of the 2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid SE! Take a chance on a ticket and see the car at the Market!Ford C-Max

AND a 2nd ticket will be pulled to win a Culinary Trip for Two to Napa Valley!  Raffle tickets may be purchased at the Market, along with tickets to the upcoming July 19th Farm Fresh Feast.

 

Shop the Market Online Anytime!

Market.SustainableNantucket.org

BrightMind.Lgo.SeaSky.Plain Try some Bright Mind Flower Essences spiritual emotion tonics to help with the stresses of daily living and the larger challenges of life. Healing, Change and Transformation are possible! Wildcrafted from native plants on-island by Lama Yeshe Palmo.Bright Mind bottles

 

Meet Our July 12 Vendors!

July 10th, 2014
Ambrosia kaffir lime sugar bottles

Ambrosia’s luscious kaffir lime sugar. Try their wild rose salt blend, too!

Growers & Harvesters

Glidden’s Island Seafood – island-landed fresh fish, homemade bluefish pate
Pumpkin Pond Farm – organic seasonal produce, cut flowers, herbs Read the rest of this entry »

Every Tuesday ~ Mid-Island Market Opens for the Summer!

July 8th, 2014

colorful veggies_blakePumpkin Pond Farm will have its farm truck at the Muse parking lot at 44 Surfside Road every Tuesday 3:30-6:30pm, in July and August.

Stop by for fresh produce on your way home to dinner!

This week: arugula, Swiss chard, radishes, herbs, lettuces

We accept SNAP/EBT and WIC/Elder coupons, with Double Dollars given!

 

Meet our July 5 Vendors!

July 3rd, 2014

DSCF2188 Tafari Organics crusty artisan bread Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market 9am-1pm
on East  Chestnut Street this Saturday only
(due to the St. Mary’s Church Fair)

Hurricane Hotline!

Check to see if the Market is cancelled due to weather by phoning 508-228-3399 Saturday morning after 5:30am.

 

Farmers

Pumpkin Pond Farm – organic produce, flowers, herbs Read the rest of this entry »

Market News!

July 3rd, 2014

Tuesday Mid-Island Market opens on July 8th!

Can’t make it downtown on Saturday? Our Tuesday mid-island Market is for you! Beginning this Tuesday through the end of August, you can find the Pumpkin Pond Farm truck and other growers  at 44 Surfside Road (at the Muse Parking lot) from 3:30-6:30 in the afternoon, just in time to pick up fresh produce for dinner!

July 8 – Aug 26, 3:30 – 6:30pm

Farmers & Artisans Market on the 5th of July moves to East Chestnut Street

Due to the St Mary’s Church Fair,  the Market moves to East Chestnut St. for this weekend only. Same times: 9 AM to 1 PM. Don’t miss out!

Weather hotline: We’re keeping an eye on Hurricane Arthur. To check and see if the Market is happening, call 508-228-3399 Saturday morning, July 5th. There will be a message on the office voice mail if the Market has been cancelled. If not, we’ll be there, and you should be, too!

SNAP users receive Double Dollars!

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

Check out these vendors this Saturday!

Tafari Organics

DSCF2187 Tafari Organics dipping oilsAt Tafari Organics, Alana Cullen crafts a multitude of items, including cutting boards, island inspired gifts, organic body products, artisan soap, and more. In addition, Alana produces delicious food items on island, such as dipping oils, crusty artisan bread, hot sauce, and more. Check out her table this Saturday- you won’t be disappointed!DSCF2188 Tafari Organics crusty artisan bread

 

Isobel & Cleo

Charlotte Hess making knitwearCharlotte Hess handknits luxury apparel on-island. The yarn she utilizes in her products comes from a variety of countries, including the US, Italy, the UK, Australia, and Japan. Her clothing products, such as sweaters and scarves, are both gorgeous and luxurious. Stop by her tent if you’re looking to be impressed!DSCF2238 Isobel & Cleo drawerful of knits

 

 

Highlights from Last Week: Maria Mitchell Association impress with touch tanks!

Child touches live whelk at Maria Mitchell table

Last Saturday, Maria Mitchell Association joined us at the Market with touch tanks for customers to enjoy. Both kids and adults alike had fun learning about the creatures in the tank. There were several crabs, whelks, and more! The demonstrations were both educational and entertaining. We loved having them, and hope they’ll join us at the Market again sometime soon!

Joining the Maria Mitchell Association in the entertainment tent was, for their second time this season, the Rossini Club. They once again provided beautiful classical music for customers, vendors, volunteers, and more. They’ll be around this summer; if you loved their music and are interested in hiring the club for a function this summer, contact Nick Davies for more information: nick.w.davies@gmail.com. Thanks again, guys!

DSCF2179 The Rossini Club musicians

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Meet our Vendors June 28 at the Downtown Market!

June 26th, 2014

DSCF2152 02554 juice owners Starr & Jessica

Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market 9-1
Cambridge & North Union Streets (by St Mary’s Church & the Post Office)

Growers & Harvesters

Glidden’s Island Seafood – fresh island-landed fish
Pumpkin Pond Farm – organic produce
Boatyard Farm – seasonal produce, herbs
Ooh La La Garden – plants, flowers, herbs, gifts Read the rest of this entry »

Market’s a Blast this Saturday June 28th!

June 25th, 2014
DSCF2137 pea soup ingredients

All the ingredients for fresh pea soup by Chef Chris Morris (see below).

Open 9 AM- 1 PM this Saturday! Don’t miss out!

Our season thus far has been very successful, and we’re looking forward to another great Farmers & Artisans Market!

SNAP users get Double Dollars this summer!

Use your SNAP benefits at the Market and double your buying power to buy fresh produce, fresh fish, and food! We are matching dollar-to-dollar what you spend on SNAP dollars, up to $10 a week! Use these dollars to buy produce from a variety of farms vending at the Market this year, or use them to buy fresh seafood from Glidden’s Island Seafood- bluefish, squid, fluke, bluefish pate, and more! All fresh and landed on-island!

 

 

DSCF2122 Nick Davies & 3 clarinetists playingSpecial Event: The Rossini Club

 

Two clarinets and one oboe playing classical arrangements make up the fabulous Rossini Club, who will be joining us this Saturday to play  for customers to enjoy. Market goers loved their music last week, and we’re excited they’ll be joining us once again!

Nick Davies explains: Combining the art of music with the universal appeal of fine cuisine, the Rossini Club intends to bring the world of music in to an audience where it is often misunderstood. Featuring diverse groups of instrumentalists and composers, the Rossini Club seeks to return a vibrant culture to its domestic origins. Available through June and August for hire, contact Nick Davies for more information. 508-221-6040  nick.w.davies@gmail.com

 

MMA w kid touching a spider crabMaria Mitchell Association Comes to Market with Touch Tanks!

Come see and learn about live scallops, crabs, fish and other sea animals with educators from Maria Mitchell Aquarium. Always fun and educational!

 

 

 

 

Check out these new vendors this weekend!

DSCF2152 02554 juice owners Starr & Jessica02554 Juice

02554 Juice owners Starr Rivard and Jessica Hanlon use local, seasonal produce from island growers to make a variety of cold-pressed, organic juices. They also make fresh healthy snacks including hummus and chips, beef jerky, and more. Welcome to the Market, Starr and Jessica!

 

 

DSCF2161 Fraser Long & Pilar Pavez Ooh La La Garden with smiles & customerOoh La La Garden

Fraser Long and Pilar Pavez joined us for the first time last week to sell their first crop of flowers, herbs, vegetables, and more. They had a great time at the Market, and we enjoyed having them there! Stop by their table at future Markets to say hi and check out their produce!DSCF2159 Ooh La La garden flower gifts

 

 

 

DSCF2125 Chef Morris with assistant & ingredientsHighlight of last week: Chef Chris Morris Cooking Demonstration

Chef Chris Morris of Annye’s Whole Foods joined us last week to give a demonstration on how to make his fresh, chilled sweet pea soup- dairy free, gluten free, and vegan! Customers loved watching his demonstration, and Chris provided many delicious samples at the end for people to enjoy. Thanks for coming, Chris! And stop by Annye’s Whole Foods on island for more delicious and healthy choices!

Sustainable Nantucket will bring chefs from island restaurants to the Market this summer and fall, to demonstrate using Market produce in cooking, including Ventuno, Black-Eyed Susan and Galley Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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