Harvest Dinner 2017: Thank You All Who Attended and Helped

November 17th, 2017

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Get your Tickets to Festival Opening Night

October 4th, 2017

Tickets are still available for several of our Food Festival events, but we’re REALLY excited about the Opening Reception & Tasting and the Oysters & Bubbles Tasting. Both events will feature local and regional food and drinks. The full event list is HERE.

Farm to School Summer Programs!

June 29th, 2017

Summer Bridge

This program is a collaboration between Farm to School and the Community School that “bridges” students back into the school year by Read the rest of this entry »

Opening Day for the Market! 10th Year Anniversary!

June 7th, 2017

Saturday June 10 ~ Opening Day!

Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

10:30 – noon live music with Caleb Cresmann

Meet Our Vendors

Growers
Lazy Man Gardens (organically-grown seasonal produce)
ACK Sweet Water Farm (organically-grown seasonal produce)
Washashore Farm (organically-grown seasonal produce)
Nantucket Organics (organically-grown seasonal produce)
Boatyard Farm (organically-grown seasonal produce)
Pumpkin Pond Farm (certified organic seasonal produce)
Nantucket Seasons (cut flowers)

Value-Added Food Producers

Small Town Girl (candies, sauces, jams)
Fare Isle (teas, infused vinegar & vanilla extract, spices)

Artisans ~ Handmade on Nantucket

Megan Anderson Art (jewelry, belt buckles)
Two for Joy Jewelry (jewelry)
Amare Terra Studio (henna hand art)
Nantiquet (unique frames & mixed-media collage)
Katydid (ceramics)
Seaweaver (handwoven clothing, textiles)
Live Off The Sand (jewelry, prints)
alter eco clothing (re-purposed clothing)
Artist Marcus Foley (woodworking)
Wonderful Things (jewelry, quilts, metalwork)
Weathered Wood of Nantucket (assembled art wood sculpture)
Tuck Life (T-shirts)
Nantucket Island Coasters (table coasters)
Dan LeMaitre Photography (photography)
Nikki Rene Studio (watercolors, prints, cut-paper collage)
Designs by Priscilla (jewelry)
smac designs (leatherwork)
Olga Frost (paintings)
Drift Away Soap (handmade bar soap)
Crafterinka (stationery, handknits)
Valeri-Arnold Osley Artwork (paintings)
The Shipwreck Institute (prints, cards, posters)
Island Weaves (handloomed textiles)
Ocean Treasure (sea glass jewelry)
Daniel Sutherland Photography (photography)
Jeanne van Etten (whimsical paintings & gifts)
Van der Wolk Studio (paintings, jewelry)
Nantucket Whales (woodworking)
Nantucket Needlework Designs (handknits, jewelry)
Nantucket Innovations (homemade cleanser)

Guest Non Profit Organizations
Smart Power
Fairwinds Counseling Center

Sustainable Nantucket Tent
Information
We Accept SNAP/EBT ~ Get Double Dollars!

 

Seed & Seedling Swap April 22!

April 14th, 2017

SEED & SEEDLING SWAP!
At SpringFest! Visit the Sustainable Nantucket Community Farm Institute information table, and bring your extra seedlings & seeds to the Swap.
Take It or Leave It!
Seeds must be either 2017 seeds or 2016 leftovers that were stored in a cool, dry place.

Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at Nantucket High School

 

Announcing a NEW Farm to School Coordinator

September 9th, 2016

Sustainable Nantucket is happy to announce that Mary Nicholson has joined our staff as our brand new Farm to School Coordinator.

Mary will replace Kathleen Minihan –who has worked for Sustainable Nantucket since 2012, recently transitioned into a Nutritionist Position at the Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

While we are very grateful to Kathleen for all she did for our program– and will miss her in her role as staff, we are excited to relay that Kathleen will continue on with us as a volunteer, and we also have had the good fortune to find and hire Mary.

Mary hails from Gardner, Massachusetts. She graduated from Saint Michael’s College in 2015 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Peace and Justice, where she was involved in campus gardening and perma-culture design practices. She comes to Sustainable Nantucket having spent several summers developing programming at a summer camp in Maine.

She is looking forward to getting to know the Sustainable Nantucket community!

Mid-Island Market Cancelled Today September 7

September 7th, 2016

It’s Massachusetts Pollinator Week!

June 23rd, 2016
Governor Baker has declared June 20th-26th, 2016 as Massachusetts Pollinator Week, presenting an opportunity to celebrate and protect our pollinator populations and SN currently has 2 pollinator projects! So what exactly is a pollinator?

Pollinators are the creatures that transfer pollen from male anthers of a flower, to female stigma of a flower. This is a vital process that allows for the plants to reproduce and produce fruit. Examples of pollinators include bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles, bats, and hummingbirds. Declining populations of pollinators threaten a farmer’s ability to produce crops. The flowering plants and trees in this garden attract pollinators and provide a healthy environment for them to thrive.

CFI Pollinator Garden (pictured above)

We are so excited to have our pollinator garden in the ground this week! The garden includes plants such as Yarrow, Iron Weed, Pye Weed, Milkweed, and other pollinator pleasers. Soon there will also be blueberries available for visitors to pick while they learn about native plants and pollinator species. This garden is an important for ensuring the health of pollinators, the health of the local environment, and health of crops grown by the farmers at the Community Farm Institute.

Farm to School Pollinator Garden
The F2S Pollinator Garden was designed by the NHS landscape vocational program utilizing a mixture of native plants detailed by the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative. This allows us to attract a higher percentage of native pollinators while also limiting the need for fertilizers or water.

SN’s Sip & Shop Hosted by J. McLaughlin

June 8th, 2016

When you shop at J McLaughlin on Friday, June 17, 2-6pm, you can enjoy light refreshments while supporting Sustainable Nantucket. 15% of sales during this event will benefit Sustainable Nantucket.

J. McLaughlin

1 Salem St

Nantucket, MA

 

Advertise in the 2016 Nantucket Grown Magazine!

March 2nd, 2016

NG-2015-DRAFT-V5.pdfOur NantucketGrown™ Magazine is an annual publication dedicated to local food and healthy living on Nantucket Island. In addition to SN program news, articles feature community members who are leaders in the local food movement, whether it is through their business practices or their home garden! You can be part of the NantucketGrown™ Magazine, too, by advertising in our 2016 publication.

6,500 complimentary magazines are available year-round at Stop & Shop, Bartlett’s Farm, and the Hy-Line Cruises Terminal, and from June-October at the Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market.

Please click here for ad rates and more details. Ad designs are due by April 6.

 

2015 Ad samples