Like locally grown food? Need an inexpensive dinner option? Love Farm to School? October 24th we got you covered!

October 18th, 2018

Farm to School is excited to announce our annual Harvest Dinner celebrating Farm to School Month and the fall bounty of the Farm to School Garden, Bartlett’s Farm and Washashore Farm. The Harvest Dinner also celebrates more locally grown produce and products in the Nantucket Public Schools. Please come join us in the HS cafeteria on October 24th at 5:30-7:00 for a fun and tasty evening. Menu includes: pasta, bread, salad and blueberry crisp. Cost is only $10 per person.

 

October is Farm to School Month! What is Farm to School Exactly, you ask? Read On…

October 4th, 2018

Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education sites.

Students gain access to healthy, local foods as well as education opportunities such as school gardens, cooking lessons and farm field trips. Farm to school empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities.

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Harvest of the Month Starts Now! Make this delicious tomato sauce to celebrate!

September 20th, 2018

 

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Dylan Wallace’s NantucketGrown Tomato Sauce

15 pounds fresh tomatoes

10 garlic cloves, diced

3 medium sized onions, diced

12 cup of extra virgin olive oil (evoo)

Skin tomatoes by blanching them: boil a pot of water. Bring a large 6 quart or larger Dutch oven or stock pot of water to a boil over high heat. Fill a large bowl with ice and water and set this next to the stove. Prepare the tomatoes by slicing a shallow X in the bottom of each fruit. Working in batches, drop several tomatoes into the boiling water. Cook until you see the skin start to wrinkle and split, 45-60 seconds. Using a slotted spoon, lift the tomatoes out and place them in the ice water. Continue with the rest of the tomatoes, transferring the cooled tomatoes from the ice water to another large bowl as they cool. When finished blanching discard the blanching water from the pot – no need to dry the pot.

After blanching, core the tomatoes and use your hands or a paring knife to strip the skins from the tomatoes. Set aside

Dice onións: in the same large pot or Dutch oven – sauté onions in evoo until soft and golden then add garlic, making sure you do not burn garlic.

Add blanched chopped tomatoes to pot

Add 2 teaspoons salt and pepper to taste, basil and oregano to taste

Bring to boil; then cover and simmer for 12 hour

Add mixture to sterilized quart jars add top of each jar with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and cover jar with lid

Add jar to boiling water bath making sure jars are fully submerged for 40 minutes; remove and cool on the counter

 

We Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables! Find out how by registering your child for Garden Explorers this fall!

September 5th, 2018

Think Sun for this Saturday!

August 9th, 2018

We have a great line-up for this Saturday’s Farmers & Artisans Market, but the forecast (as of today) calls for rain. If the weather cooperates we will be set-up downtown from 9am-1pm on Cambridge & North Union Streets. Click here to see this week’s farmers and vendors.

 

Looking For A Radish After School Activity for Your Sprouts?

April 26th, 2018

Wondering If There are Any Fun On-Island Activities for Your Child During Spring Break? Look No Further…

February 13th, 2018

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Spring is Coming and Farm to School Activities are Blooming!

February 13th, 2018

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Farm to School’s Radish Lesson on Inherited Traits of Plants

January 29th, 2018

Why do you look like your parents? Why do some animals look different than their parents? When you plant a seed, how do you know what the plant will look like? Read the rest of this entry »

Farm to School in the Winter

January 16th, 2018

What do we do at Farm to School when it is too cold to bring students to the garden? Read the rest of this entry »