Creative Reuse  Popup 

April 24th, 2019
Creative Reuse  Popup 

A Take-What-You-Need Art & Craft Material ” Shop”

Call to arrange for pickup or drop off of unused art & craft supplies
Emma at 508. 221.1523 or Allison at 201. 738. 2721

Wednesday, May 1st, 6- 8 pm, Nantucket Atheneum
Take what you need, first come, first served.

 What is creative reuse?
Also known as upcycling or repurposing: Bringing a new life or function to an already manufactured item. Got stuff from home or work that you that you’re not sure what to do with?  Maybe someone could use it!

Screws, nails, keys, glass jars, jewelry boxes, coffee tins, tubes,  pouches, plastic containers, books, magazines, scrap booking materials, socks, candles, fabric, wrapping paper, postcards, CDs, zippers, buttons, office supplies, old photos, tiles, wallpaper, paint samples, wood scraps and so much more……

Sustainable Nantucket is proud to support this event.

Farmers Market and Agriculture Apprentice Job Opening

March 5th, 2019

Farmers Market & Agriculture Apprenticeship – Full time, Seasonal, Paid

Sustainable Nantucket is seeking an Agriculture Apprentice to work at our educational incubator farm, the Community Farm Institute, helping the site manager to run and maintain the farm, and to grow produce. The apprentice will also help in running the Farmers & Artisans Market, including our food justice SNAP and WIC programs for low income participants.

This apprenticeship will emphasize farm work (25-35 hours/week), and 7 hours per week on Saturdays at the downtown Farmers Market, for a total of 32-42 hours/week @ $13.00/hour.

Assists site manager in running and working at the Community Farm Institute at 168 Hummock Pond Road. Responsible for maintaining pollinator garden and helping to develop a Food Forest and Bee Sanctuary. Fifteen hours per week are spent on farm maintenance, such as digging trenches, weed whacking, and fence repair. Ten to twenty additional hours are spent growing produce using organic and sustainable methods under the mentorship of a graduated grower. Must be able to handle farm tools, such as weed whacker, lawn mower, and hand-held tools. Must be able to bend, dig, carry, lift, and work outdoors in any weather. Great learning opportunity, 5 plus hours per week of guided experience with mentor farmer, monthly workshops, and contact with established farmer and site manager.

Farmers Market Duties: Assists the Market Manager in running the Farmers & Artisans Market downtown, 19 Saturdays from June 8-Oct. 12, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., plus one Saturday on July 6 only 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If needed, possibility of additional up to 3 hours of office work per week tallying food stamp sales, conducting outreach to low income communities, and posting on social media. Responsibilities include Market set-up and breakdown, staffing Sustainable Nantucket information table, running food stamp program, greeting visitors, answering questions, counting visitors, & selling non-profit merchandise.

Must be available June 1st – October 28
Interest in learning about agriculture and about the local food system.
Desire to learn or improve agricultural skills.
Ability to work outdoors in all weather performing repetitive, physical tasks, such as digging, carrying heavy items, bending, handling small farm tools.
Driver’s License. Own car a plus.
Must be an early-riser on Saturdays.
Desire to learn or improve food justice and outreach skills.
Spanish-speaking a plus.

While Sustainable Nantucket will help provide contacts for pursuing finding seasonal housing, ultimately housing on the island is the responsibility of the accepted candidate.

To apply, please send a resume with 3 work/academic references to Market Manager, Cavel Mattison:

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.

Market Vendor List – August 11th

August 9th, 2018

ACK Sweet Water Farm

Washashore Farm

Nativ Made

Small Town Girl (Taylor Cullen)

Nantucket  Barkery ( Sandy Klatt & Jen Fox)

Nantucket Whales (Sunny Wood)

Marcus Foley

Katydid (Katy DeHeart)

Whelk Designs (Jennifer & Michael Flanagan)

Seaweaver (Cara DeHeart)

ACK Print (Kasia Mikolajewska)

Pure Body Nantucket (Ciara Fritsch)

Valeri Arnold-Osley Artwork

David Lazarus Studio

Sutherland Studio Inc.

Bill Hoenk Photography

Susan Duane

Ireland Galleries (Lorene Ireland)

Cynthia Chapman Watercolor

Live Off the Sand (Melissa Dudley and Chris Bonelli)

Two for Joy Jewelry (Bretworth Apthorp)

Kiya Marie Designs (Brittany Russo)

Designs by Priscilla (Priscilla McIntosh)

Megan Anderson Art

Nantucket Needlework Designs (Sarah Wright)

Angel’s Studio (Avereon Evering)

Olga Frost (Olga Moroz)

Dan LeMaitre Photography

Keeley Smith Designs

Kwan Buadam

Julia Feeney

Skar Designs (Renee Scarfone)

Tina Law

Two For Joy Jewelry (Brett Anthorp)

Sienna Monto

Viola Rose (Tracyann Daily)

Christina Manca

Nikki Perlman

The Shipwreck Institute (David Sharpe)

The Weaving Room (Anna Lynn)

Amare Terra Studios (Jenna Bullock)


Visit the Farmers and Artisans Market every Saturday!

June 6th, 2018
Every Saturday through October 13 you will find the market downtown on Cambridge & North Union Streets from 9am-1pm. Everything here is grown or produced on Nantucket.
Here is who you will find at the market this week – 6/16:

ACK Sweet Water Farm (Cheryl Emery)
Washashore Farm (Dan Southey)
Nantucket Organics (Devon Coffin)

Prepared Food
Nativ Made

Small Town Girl (Taylor Cullen)
Nantucket Barkery (Sandy Klatt & Jen Fox)
Nantucket Whales (Sunny Wood)
Marcus Foley
Nantucket Island Coasters (Tina Law)
Katydid (Katy DeHeart)
Nell Van Vorst Tile & Porcelain
Island Weaves (Karin Sheppard)
Whelk Designs (Jennifer & Michael Flanagan)
ACK Print (Kasia Mikolajewska)
Drift Away Soap (Christina O’Day)
Amare Terra Studio (Jenna Bullock)
David Lazarus Studio (David Lazarus)
Sutherland Studio Inc. (Daniel Sutherland & Elizabeth Sutherland)
Bill Hoenk Photography
Ireland Galleries (Lorene Ireland)
Cynthia Chapman Watercolor
Live Off the Sand (Melissa Dudley and Chris Bonelli)
Kiya Marie Designs (Brittany Russo)
Megan Anderson Art (Megan Anderson)
Skar Jewelry (Renee Scarfone Gillies)
Nantucket Needlework Designs (Sarah Wright)
Jack (Nancy Jakubik)
Angel’s Studio (Avereon Evering) Olga Frost (Olga Moroz)

Non-Profit Organizations
Fairwinds Counseling Center
Smart Power


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

February 13th, 2018

For more information or to register CLICK HERE!

Harvest Dinner 2017: Thank You All Who Attended and Helped

November 17th, 2017

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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

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
We Accept SNAP/EBT ~ Get Double Dollars!