Thanks for a Great Market Season!

November 1st, 2016

DSCF7812It was another GREAT year at the Market!

We look forward to seeing you again next year in June!

In the meantime, you can catch many of our artisans at the annual Thanksgiving Weekend Artisans Marketplace in Sherburne Hall on Centre Street, Friday and Saturday November 25 and 26! Watch for hours & details in the local newspaper.

If you’re interested in joining the Market as a grower, value-added food producer, or an artisan, the 2017 Handbook and applications will be available through this page in January.

 

Thank you to Chef Edwin Claflin of Oran Mor Bistro!

October 13th, 2016

DSCF8003Thank you to Chef Edwin Claflin of Oran Mor http://www.oranmorbistro.com/ for the fabulous chef demo at last week’s Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market! Chef Edwin provided a culinary educational experience for a group of fascinated participants as he purchased produce from island growers at the Market, then went to the Nantucket Culinary Center https://nantucketculinary.com/ for an inspired demonstration and delicious tasting! Thank you, Chef Edwin!

Grand Finale: Meet Our October 15 Vendors for the Last Market of the Season!

October 11th, 2016

DSCF8005Farmers & Artisans Market
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Downtown at Cambridge & North Union Streets

Growers of Organic Produce

Victoria’s Garden
Washashore Farm
Ocean Blossom Farm

 

Artisans

Two For Joy (jewelry)
Nantucket Creations (folded book art)
Nantucket Island Coasters (handmade coasters)
Dennis Childs (paintings)
Nantucket Innovations (pot cleanser)
Tafari Designs (woodworking, indigo-dyed textiles)
Jeanne van Etten (handpainted gifts)
Vander Wolk Studio (paintings, jewelry)
Sunny Wood Designs (woodcarving)
Olga Frost (paintings, cards)
Island Weaves (handloomed textiles)
Designs by Priscilla (jewelry)
Seaweaver (handloomed clothing)
David Lazarus Studio (watercolors, etchings)
Valeri-Arnold Osley Artwork (paintings)

In the Big Yellow Tent

Sustainable Nantucket information table
We accept SNAP, WIC & Senior Coupons
Get Double Dollars!

 

Special Event as part of NantucketGrown Food Festival

11:00 Scallop-Shucking Contest & Demo!

 

October Harvest of the Month ~ Winter Squash!

October 5th, 2016

October Winter SquashHarvest of the Month Recipes

Butternut Squash & Tomato Posole

INGREDIENTS Read the rest of this entry »

Meet Our October 8 Vendors!

October 5th, 2016

DSCF7812Farmers & Artisans Market
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Downtown at Cambridge & North Union Streets

Growers of Organic Produce

Pumpkin Pond Farm
Boatyard Farm
Nantucket Organics
Lazy Man Gardens
ACK Sweet Water Farm
Far Away Farm
Washashore Farm

Food Producers

Nantucket Jams (baked goods, jams, jellies)
Small Town Girl (jams, sauces, snacks)

Artisans

ACKPrint (clothing)
Dennis Childs (paintings)
Megan Anderson Art (leather & jewelry)
Nantucket Innovations (pot cleanser)
Tafari Designs (woodworking, indigo-dyed textiles)
Live Off the Sand (fish prints, jewelry)
Drift Away Soap (body products, hemp washcloths)
Jeanne van Etten (handpainted gifts)
Vander Wolk Studio (paintings, jewelry)
Sunny Wood Designs (woodcarving)
Drift Away Soap (luxury soaps)
Olga Frost (paintings, cards)
Island Weaves (handloomed textiles)
Designs by Priscilla (jewelry)
Seaweaver (handloomed clothing)
Herrlooms (handloomed textiles)
David Lazarus Studio (watercolors, etchings)
Nell Vanvorst Tile & Porcelain (ceramics)
In the Big Yellow Tent

Sustainable Nantucket information table
We accept SNAP, WIC & Senior Coupons
Get Double Dollars!

Guest Non-Profit Organizations

Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals

October’s Harvest of the Month ~ Winter Squash!

September 30th, 2016

 

Enjoy scrumptious winter squash in its many glorious types. Shown here, from left to right, are buttercup, delicata, ‘Red Kuri’ buttercup, butternut and dumpling squash.

Enjoy scrumptious winter squash in its many glorious types. Shown here, from left to right, are buttercup, delicata, ‘Red Kuri’ buttercup, butternut and dumpling squash.

Harvest of the Month Recipes

North African-style Stew

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cans cooked chickpeas (or 3/4 cup dried and then cooked)
  • 2 1/2 pounds kabocha or butternut squash, peeled, seeded, & cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 large carrots, peeled & cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

DIRECTIONS

Combine the cooked chickpeas, squash, carrots, onion, lentils, broth, tomato paste, ginger, cumin, salt, saffron and pepper in a large pot. Put on the lid and cook on low until the lentils have begun to break down, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Stir in lime juice. Serve sprinkled with peanuts and cilantro.

Meet Our September 24 Vendors!

September 21st, 2016

DSCF7836 Cheryl Emery produceFarmers & Artisans Market
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Downtown at Cambridge & North Union Streets

Growers of Organic Produce

Pumpkin Pond Farm
Boatyard Farm
Nantucket Organics
Lazy Man Gardens
ACK Sweet Water Farm
Far Away Farm
Washashore Farm
Ocean Blossom Farm

Food Producers

Ambrosia (honey, maple syrup, teas, baked goods, fleeces)
Nantucket Jams (baked goods, jams, jellies)
Small Town Girl (jams, sauces, snacks)
Nantucket Toffee (handmade toffee)

Artisans

Herrlooms  (handloomed textiles)
ACKPrint (clothing)
Dennis Childs (paintings)
Megan Anderson Art (leather & jewelry)
Nantucket Innovations (pot cleanser)
Gyp Rock Designs (jewelry)
Tafari Designs (woodworking, indigo-dyed textiles)
Live Off the Sand (fish prints, jewelry)
Drift Away Soap (body products, hemp washcloths)
Ambergris (notebooks, games, gifts)
Ocean Treasure (jewelry, mosaics)
Jeanne van Etten (handpainted gifts)
Vander Wolk Studio (paintings, jewelry)
Nantucket Needlework Designs (handknits, kits)
Ireland Galleries (jewelry, paintings, glasswork)
Sunny Wood Designs (woodcarving)
Drift Away Soap (luxury soaps)
Olga Frost (paintings, cards)
Island Weaves (handloomed textiles)
Nantucket Creations (ceramics, folded books)
David Lazarus Studio (etchings, watercolors, prints)
Designs by Priscilla (jewelry)
Seaweaver (handloomed clothing)

In the Big Yellow Tent

Sustainable Nantucket information table
We accept SNAP, WIC & Senior Coupons
Get Double Dollars!

Guest Non-Profit Organizations

Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals
Nantucket Land Council
Smart Power, in partnership with National Grid – sign up for free energy audits

 

Meet Our September 17 Vendors!

September 14th, 2016

Farmers & Artisans Market
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Downtown at Cambridge & North Union Streets

Growers of Organic Produce

Pumpkin Pond Farm
ACK Sweet Water Farm
Farm to School & Victoria’s Garden

Find Our Growers at the Island Fair Saturday and Sunday! Tom Nevers Field

Food Producers

Nantucket Jams (baked goods, jams, jellies)
ACKFresh (cold pressed juices)
Small Town Girl (jams, sauces, snacks)
Nantucket Toffee (handmade toffee)

Artisans

Megan Anderson Art (leather & jewelry)
Tafari Designs (woodworking, indigo-dyed textiles)
Live Off the Sand (fish prints, jewelry)
Ocean Treasure (jewelry, mosaics)
Jeanne van Etten (handpainted gifts)
Vander Wolk Studio (paintings, jewelry)
Nantucket Needlework Designs (handknits, kits)
Ireland Galleries (jewelry, paintings, glasswork)
Sunny Wood Designs (woodcarving)
Valeri Arnold-Osley Artwork (oil paintings, portraits done)
Nantucket Creations (ceramics, folded books)
David Lazarus Studio (etchings, watercolors, prints)
Designs by Priscilla (jewelry)
Nantucket Island Coasters (table coasters)
Skar Jewelry (jewelry)
Olga Frost (cards, paintings, prints)
Wonderful Things (handmade knives, jewelry)

In the Big Yellow Tent

Sustainable Nantucket information table
We accept SNAP, WIC & Senior Coupons
Get Double Dollars!

 

Harvest of the Month: Tomato Sauce Recipe!

September 9th, 2016

DSCF7464

September’s Harvest of the Month is Tomatoes! Here’s how you can make your own tomato sauce from tomatoes and other ingredients found at the Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market! This recipe was first featured in the book, “Who Will Eat All these Tomatoes?”

Ingredients:

  • 5 pounds of fresh tomatoes, peeled and seeded (to peel, cut a small “x” on the top and drop into boiling water for 10 seconds, then drop into an ice bath. The skin will easily peel off)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 medium onions, diced
  • 8 cloves of fresh garlic (or more to taste), finely minced
  • 1/3 cup of fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme leaves (or 1/2 tsp dried)
  • 1 sprig of fresh oregano (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 2 bay leaves (remove when done)
  • 2 sprigs of parsley (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 carrot (1/2 should be grated and added to sauce, the other half should be added at the end of cooking and then removed)
  • 1 tbs honey

Instructions:

  1. Pour the olive oil into a large stock pot over medium heat
  2. Add diced onions, garlic, and grated carrots
  3. Saute for 6-8 minutes or until onions are translucent and tender. Add tomatoes, basil leaves, oregano, thyme, bay leaves, parsley, and sea salt.
  4. Simmer on low heat for 2-3 hours or until cooked down and starting to darken
  5. Add carrot piece for the last 30 minutes to absorb acidity
  6. Remove sprigs of herbs and piece of carrot
  7. Optional: use an immersion blender to puree sauce until smooth (for a thicker sauce, skip this step)
  8. Use fresh or store in the fridge up to 1 week, or preserve it in jars.

Enjoy!

Meet Our September 10 Vendors!

September 9th, 2016

Farmers & Artisans Market
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Downtown at Cambridge & North Union Streets

Growers of Organic Produce

Pumpkin Pond Farm
Boatyard Farm
Lazy Man Gardens
ACK Sweet Water Farm
Far Away Farm
Nantucket Honey Bee Co.
Washashore Farm
Ocean Blossom Farm

Food Producers

Ambrosia (honey, maple syrup, teas, baked goods, fleeces)
Nantucket Jams (baked goods, jams, jellies)
Nativ Made (cold pressed juices, snacks)
ACKFresh (cold pressed juices)
Small Town Girl (jams, sauces, snacks)
Nantucket Toffee (handmade toffee)

Artisans

Nell Vanvorst Tile & Porcelain (ceramics)
Herrlooms  (handloomed textiles)
ACKPrint (clothing)
Dennis Childs (paintings)
Megan Anderson Art (leather & jewelry)
Nantucket Innovations (pot cleanser)
Gyp Rock Designs (jewelry)
Tafari Designs (woodworking, indigo-dyed textiles)
Live Off the Sand (fish prints, jewelry)
Tuck Life (T-shirts, keychains)
Drift Away Soap (body products, hemp washcloths)
Ambergris (notebooks, games, gifts)
The Shipwreck Institute—Art with an ACKcentric Point of View (cards, posters)
Ocean Treasure (jewelry, mosaics)
Jeanne van Etten (handpainted gifts)
Vander Wolk Studio (paintings, jewelry)
Nantucket Needlework Designs (handknits, kits)
Ireland Galleries (jewelry, paintings, glasswork)
Sunny Wood Designs (woodcarving)
Drift Away Soap (luxury soaps)
Valeri Arnold-Osley Artwork (oil paintings, portraits done)
Nantucket Creations (ceramics, folded books)
David Lazarus Studio (etchings, watercolors, prints)
Designs by Priscilla (jewelry)
Seaweaver (handloomed clothing)

In the Big Yellow Tent

Sustainable Nantucket information table
We accept SNAP, WIC & Senior Coupons
Get Double Dollars!