Thank You, Pi Pizzeria!

December 16th, 2014

Thank you so much to chef-owner Evan Marley, owner Maria Marley and the rest of the talented Pi Pizzeria team for an amazing conclusion to our 2014 Nantucket Grown Dinner Series. From the first course of ‘Ruthie B. Lobster and Cod with Nantucket Bay Scallops’ to the ‘Trio of Venison,’ we enjoyed the full flavor of a local harvest. Thank you to all of the participating growers: Bartlett’s Farm, Boatyard Farm, Far Away Farm, Moors End Farm, and Pumpkin Pond Farm, as well as to the other island businesses that contributed their local product, including Ambrosia Spices, Small Town Girl, and Venus’ Honey. Thank you also to SN business sponsor Annye’s Whole Foods for generously supplying the wine for the entire Nantucket Grown Dinner series.

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NantucketGrown Thanksgiving Produce

November 25th, 2014

Are you looking to include NantucketGrown produce on your Thanksgiving table?

Check out what our local farms have to offer for your Thanksgiving menu:

Pumpkin Pond produce

 Bartlett’s Farm:  Bartlett’s is open Tuesday and Wednesday until 6:00pm

POTATOES:
White
Red Skin
Russett
Yukon Red
Red Adirondack
Blue Adirondack

SQUASH
Butternut
Acorn
Ambercup
Buttercup
Delicata
Carnival
Sweet Dumpling
Long Island Cheese Pumpkins

GREENS: (while supplies last)
Mesclun
Micro greens
Head lettuce

And don’t forget …  Nantucket Turnips

Moors End Farm:  Open Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00am – 5:00pm on an honors system, take what you need and leave what you owe.

SQUASH:
Butternut

Pumpkin Pond Farm: Open Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00am – 2:00pm.

GREENS:
Kale
Lettuce
Mesclun mix
Mustard Greens

ROOT VEGETABLES:
Beets
Carrots
Turnips

ALLIUMS:
Chives
Leeks
Scallions

HERBS:
Bay leaf
Oregano
Parsley
Rosemary
Thyme
Tarragon
Winter Savory

Thank You Oran Mor!

October 21st, 2014

Thank you to Christopher Freeman and the kitchen and crew at Oran Mor Bistro for hosting a wonderful Nantucket Grown Dinner last night!

The meal was gorgeous, and amazingly delicious! Spotlight was on Nantucket’s local seafood with Pocomo Meadow oysters provided by Steve Bender, Grey Lady Seaweed from Frank Dutra, pan-roasted Lightship scallops, and braised “Ruthie B” monkfish provided by Bill Blount. Bartlett’s Farm, Boatyard Farm, Moors End Farm, and Pumpkin Pond Farm contributed beautiful, seasonal produce, including Moors End Farm’s golden beets, Pumpkin Pond’s fingerling radishes, Boatyard Farm’s pumpkin and Bartlett Farm’s cauliflower, and with an additional treat of cranberries from the Nantucket Conservation Foundation’s Windswept Bog! Thank you also to our sponsors Annye’s Whole Foods for the wine and Ambrosia Chocolate & Spices for the takeaway gifts of tea. We are excited for our next Nantucket Grown Dinner at the Seagrille on November 17!

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Thank You Straight Wharf!

September 30th, 2014

Thank you so much to the fabulous team at Straight Wharf for kicking off our fifth annual Nantucket Grown Dinner series last night! From pumpkin chowder to basil ice cream – not to mention Far Away Farm’s pork raviolo and Ruthie B monkfish – it was local eating at its finest. Thank you to Bartlett’s Farm, Boatyard Farm, Far Away Farm, Moors End Farm, Patti Myers herbs, Pumpkin Pond Farm and Ruthie B CSF for providing our fresh, local ingredients, and to business sponsors Annye’s Whole Foods and Cisco Brewers for providing beverages. We hope you all enjoyed this memorable meal!

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Find Nantucket Grown Food

August 13th, 2014

Sustainable Nantucket’s NantucketGrown Campaign promotes and encourages the consumption of locally grown food on Nantucket. Please support the following NantucketGrown establishments who are demonstrating their commitment to providing and sourcing fresh, local food and supporting the local economy.

American Seasons

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Bartlett’s Farm

Black-Eyed Susan’s

Boarding House

Boatyard Farm

Centre St Bistro

Corazon del Mar

Far Away Farms

Galley Beach

Le Languedoc Bistro

Moors End Farm

Nantucket Golf Club

Nantucket Public Schools Dining Services

Nantucket Wine Festival

Nantucket Yacht Club

Oran Mor Bistro

Pi Pizzeria

Pumpkin Pond Farm

SN Farmers & Artisans Market

Straight Wharf Restaurant

The Chanticleer

The Pearl

The SeaGrille

The Westmoor Club

Ventuno

 

NantucketGrown products are also available at:

Ambrosia

Cisco Brewers

Tafari Organics

 

Join Us for Our 2014 Nantucket Grown Dinner Series!

August 11th, 2014

Chef/owners Gabriel Frasca and Amanda Lydon and Chef de Cuisine Mayumi Hattori of Straight Wharf - Nantucket, MA

Join us in celebrating Nantucket’s growers, harvesters, fishermen and chefs - and enjoy the best of the island’s harvest!

2014 Nantucket Grown Dinners will be hosted by: 

Straight Wharf ~ September 29th

Oran Mor Bistro ~ October 20th

The Sea Grille ~ November 17th

Pi Pizzeria  ~ December 15th

 

4 Course Farm-To-Table Dining

Beer and Wine Included with Dinner

$95 (+ 18% gratuity)

Click on the restaurant names above to reserve your tickets today or call the SN Office: 508-228-3399

The Pearl“You might be sitting next to someone who caught the fish on your plate, or grew the mushrooms in the sauce or picked the fresh kale in your salad. And when the chef comes out to visit with you, you sense that for him or her too, this is a different experience of preparing food from and for the community” – Nantucket Grown Dinner attendee

“The dinner series is really a vehicle for our overall mission to increase food production on the island, by bringing together growers and restaurateurs.” – SN Board Chair

The cost is $95 per person for a four-course dinner including beer and wine. Cocktails available at the cash bar. 
For the convenience of our dinner guests we will be adding the 18% gratuity on when tickets are purchased (totaling $112). 

Seating is limited and reservations are required.  
(Photo: Chef/Owner Seth Raynor of the Pearl, Boarding House and Corazon del Mar at work.
Photo by Jeff Allen.)

Learn about Greenhouse Pest Management!

April 2nd, 2014

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Please Join Us for a special agricultural workshop!

Tina Smith
UMASS Greenhouse Crops
& Floriculture Specialist

GREENHOUSE BIOLOGICAL PEST MANAGEMENT

 

 

 

Talk Presentation
Monday, April 14, 2-4pm at the Hayloft, Bartletts Farm

Thrips, aphids, fungus gnats, shore flies and mites can be a challenge on ornamental spring crops and vegetable bedding plants grown in greenhouses. Tina will talk about managing these important greenhouse pests using cultural and biological management strategies.

Hands-on in the Greenhouses
Tuesday, April 15, 9-noon at Bartletts Farm (meet at the Hayloft)
Walk the greenhouses with Tina! On-site demonstration of diagnostic test kit for virus detection, followed by scouting plants and discussion.

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Beginning Farmers ~ Learn about Soils at this Public Workshop!

March 28th, 2014

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Please join home & farm growers at the Sustainable Nantucket Community Farm Educational Series!

Andrew Spollett
Bartletts Farm Organic Grower

Let’s Talk Soils!

At the Mitchell’s Corner Bookstore on Main Street, 2nd floor, Friday March 28 at 6pm. Free.

For more information about the Community Farm, please contact us at 508-228-3399508-228-3399.

 

 

Promote your Business in our Nantucket Grown Magazine

January 14th, 2014

Sustainable Nantucket’ s Nantucket Grown™ Campaign which includes our brand and publication, promotes and encourages the consumption of locally grown food on Nantucket.

6,500 complimentary magazines are available at:

  • Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market (June-October)
  • Stop & Shop, Hy-line, Annye’s Whole Foods and Barlett’s Farm
  • Also available on our website and at our events, with promotion in our e-newsletters as well as Facebook and Twitter pages

Special Offers:

  • Businesses that purchase an ad space by January 31 will receive a “Pay Now” 10% discount.
  • Businesses that apply and pay now for the NantucketGrown Brand will receive a 15% discount off any size ad! Click here for details.

Interested?

Click here for rates and purchasing details.

Questions?

Contact the Sustainable Nantucket office at 508-228-3399 or chelsea@sustainablenantucket.org.

 

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Local Chefs in the Schools for Harvest of the Week

November 1st, 2013

IMG_4900Schools across the country have been adopting a Harvest of the Month campaign as a means to improve student nutrition by empowering them to choose a wider variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables. With the celebration of National Farm to School Month, Sustainable Nantucket’s Farm to School Program piloted a Harvest of the Week campaign highlighting kale, butternut squash, potatoes, and pumpkin throughout the month of October. In addition to the school food service department incorporating these locally grown crops into the school lunch menu, local chefs from the SeaGrille, American Seasons and the NPS Culinary Art’s department added their culinary expertise to create unique dishes around the weekly harvest.  These culinary creations of potato hash, butternut squash soup, kale chips and pumpkin ice cream were then served to NHS and CPS students as a free sampling during their lunch period.

Ben Pumpkin icecreamTHANK YOU to Bartlett’s and Moors End Farsm for helping to provide the food and their agricultural expertise during the distribution of the chef samples and THANK YOU to the chefs for donating your time to create these delicious bites.