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 »

Market News!

September 19th, 2014

Elli Gottwald paintingVisit us this Saturday, 9AM to 1PM at Sustainable Nantucket’s Farmers and Artisans Market!

If you’re itching to try out some local produce, pick up some beautiful flowers, or try on some hand crafted jewelry, visit us at Cambridge and North Union Street!

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 fresh fish and fresh farm produce!

Have you tried heirloom produce? Try it this Saturday!

Boatyard Farm woman buying lettuceHeirloom produce, known as heritage in other parts of the world, is known as plants, fruits or vegetables that were cultivated from old seeds passed down from one generation to another. These seeds are also known to be open-pollinated, and grown on a smaller scale as opposed to mass production. Heirloom vegetables are often of higher caliber than hybrids (the majority of what is seen in supermarkets) because  the seeds used to cultivate these plants are often more than 50 years old and have been taken from the best plants over the years; whether best is defined as biggest, most disease resistant, aesthetically pleasing, or tasty is up to the farmer who collects the seeds. And you’re in luck, because many local growers are selling heirloom products at the Market this Saturday!

assorted tomatoes in basket Pumpkin Pond Farm has been selling beautiful heirloom tomatoes,

 

 

 

 

Mexican sour gerkinBoatyard Farm has  Mexican sour gerkin cucumbers for sale, good raw or pickled. Some folks are surprised a tropical plant like this can grow on Nantucket, but grow they do!

 

and Ooh La La Garden has shishito peppers, so don’t miss out!

Ooh La La closeup of shashito peppers in basketHow to use shishito peppers: courtesy of Ooh La La Garden

Shishito peppers are sweet, eating peppers originating from eastern Asia. In addition to being tasty and healthy, they are quite easy to prepare as a delicious snack! Ooh La La Garden suggests sauteing the peppers with a little bit of olive oil and simply seasoning with salt and pepper. Another easy way to prepare the peppers are by quickly throwing them on the grill for a minute. Try either of these methods out and you won’t be disappointed!

 

Meet this new artisan: Vintage Atelier

Jana Visco with selkie doll 2Jana Visco is joining us at the Market for the first time to sell many beautiful, hand-crafted items including decorative, Nantucket Jana Visco doll emerges from sealpillows, handbags made from vintage fabrics, and clothing made and designed by her in her own studio. She also sells beautiful selkie dolls made out of vintage clothing scraps and stuffed with natural corn stuffing. We’re happy to have her at the Market! Stop by and visit her table to give her a warm welcome!

The Legend of the Selkie

In Celtic lands, it was often thought that wild seals were actually humans who loved the sea so much, they became seals. But sometimes these selkie could come on land, shed their seal skins and take back their human form for a while. Selkie had to hide their seal skins by the shore, so they could put them back on and return to their beloved sea.

Jana’s selkie dolls feature two dolls, a seal that opens and out comes a girl!

Jana Visco closeup of doll faces

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

Meet Our Sept 13 Vendors

September 10th, 2014

Crowds at MarketGrowers & Harvesters

Pumpkin Pond Farm – organic seasonal produce
Boatyard Farm – organically-grown seasonal produce
Hope Sprouts Organic Microfarm – organic microgreens & sprouts
Ooh La La Garden – fresh cut flowers
Nantucket Honeybee – island honey Read the rest of this entry »

Market News!

September 10th, 2014

Elli Gottwald paintingVisit us at Sustainable Nantucket’s Farmers and Artisans Market this Saturday from 9AM to 1PM!

We have a beautiful September upon us! Stop by Saturday to pick up local produce, jams, honey, baked goods, and more!tomatoes with organic sign

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 fresh fish and fresh farm produce!

 

This week in the Entertainment Tent: Joanna Greenfield

KODAK Digital Still CameraJoanna will be with us once again to talk about and demonstrate some green living techniques! The methods she introduces are not only beneficial to environmental and human health, but often cost effective as well. Stop by to learn more and you won’t be disappointed!

 

 

Stop by the Market to pick up beautiful and colorful cut flower bouquets!

Ooh La La Garden flower bouquests on blue tableclothAlready this fall, we’ve seen numerous bouquets of flowers sold to happy customers at the Market. If you haven’t bought one already- now is the time! These island-grown bouquets will brighten up any home! Stop by any of these lovely growers listed below to pick up beautiful fresh cut flowers this weekend!

Happy ladies with flowers and coffee

  • Ooh La La Garden
  • Fare Isle
  • Ambrosia
  • Boatyard Farm
  • Pumpkin Pond Farm

 

 

 

 

Get your jams and jellies!

nantucket jam jarsIt’s beach plum season, and no one will be disappointed by the jams and jellies made by the following vendors. And if beach plums aren’t your favorite, there are other types of fruit jams offered at the Market to fit any sort of preference! Visit the Nantucket Jams table or Small Town Girl to pick up something scrumptious to spread!Tedy Veleva jams

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Chance for Island Honey!Nantucket Honeybee honey jars

If honey is more your sweet-tooth, visit Nantucket Honeybee for wildflower honey.

 

 

Meet this Artisan: Skar JewelryP1010436 Renee Scarfone

30-50% off selected items this weekend!

Renee Scarfone Gilles, a long-time vendor at the Market, handcrafts beautiful jewelry, both island-theme and all occasion types. She often uses local, recycled and re-purposed materials in her creations. She sells many different types of jewelry, including hand-stamped impression pendants, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and more. Visit her this Saturday to check out her art!

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Market News!

September 5th, 2014

Elli Gottwald paintingLabor day has passed, but we’re still here!

Pumpkin Pond squash and beetsThe Market continues to happen every Saturday until Columbus Day. So if you’re still on island (or happen to visit for the weekend in September and early October), come stop by to purchase the island’s harvest of farm produce, fresh island-landed fish, wild berry jams, baked goods, and more!

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 fresh fish and fresh farm produce!

This week in the entertainment tent: Linda Loring Foundation Naturalists!

Have a question about a bird you saw, or a wild plant? The Linda Loring Foundation will be joining us this Saturday! Specialists Vern Laux and Sara Bois will talk about birds and plants of the island. To learn more about Nantucket’s nature scene, please stop by!

Last Week Highlight: Teaching Hive

David with little boy look at hiveDavid Berry of Nantucket Honeybee brought a teaching hive with him to the Market last Saturday. Kids and adults alike enjoyed learning more about bees and their habits. It was fun trying to distinguish between drone bees and worker bees, and finding the queen among many. Though the learning hive won’t be back this Saturday, Nantucket Honeybee will be with jars of their delicious honey to sell, so visit their table to buy some! And thanks again, David, for all your hard work!

Did you know you can shop the Market year-round online?

For all of you folks who have left the island and are missing the Market and vendors, many goods are available for purchase online! Visit market.sustainablenantucket.org to buy homemade paintings, wood carvings, textiles, jewelry, herbal emotion tonics, and more. Look below to see one of many vendors selling online!

 

Meet the Online Market Vendor: Nantucket Woodworking

nanwoodworkingDavid is at the Market most Saturday’s, but you can also purchase his hand-carved whirligigs online 24/7. They make great gifts!  These whirligigs are double coated with outdoor paint so they won’t wear easily in the outdoor elements. The oyster-catcher whirligig below is just one of many available for purchase.  So visit Nantucket Woodworking at both the Market this Saturday or online!

 

 

Meet the artisan: Gyp Rock Designs

KODAK Digital Still CameraVanessa Cherner of Gyp Rock Designs is new to the Market this year! She designs and creates gorgeous jewelry, using a variety of metals and beads. She often incorporates found objects (such as sea glass, sea shells, stones, etc.) into her work. In addition, she sells her original photography and images that she has transferred onto reclaimed and recycled wood. Visit her at her table to see and buy her beautiful work!

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Our September 6 Vendors!

September 5th, 2014

Boatyard Farm Carl makes a sale of basil with customerGrowers & Harvesters

Pumpkin Pond Farm – organic seasonal produce
Boatyard Farm – organically-grown seasonal produce
Nantucket Honeybee – island honey
Hope Sprouts Organic Microfarm – organic microgreens & sprouts Read the rest of this entry »

Market News!

August 29th, 2014

Elli Gottwald paintingWhat’s Growing at the Market?

View live honeybees in a Teaching Hive!honeybees

This Labor Day weekend on Saturday, Nantucket Honeybee will bring a teaching hive to the Market! A teaching hive is a safe, enclosed hive of live bees. Glass on two sides allows for open viewing of bee activities and bee society. Read the rest of this entry »

Meet Our Labor Day Weekend Vendors Saturday August 30 & See Live Bee Hive!

August 29th, 2014

Pumpkin Pond tomatoes in basketsGrowers & Harvesters

Pumpkin Pond Farm – organic seasonal produce
Boatyard Farm – organically-grown seasonal produce
Nantucket Honeybee – island honey Read the rest of this entry »