Nantucket Grown Video!

November 24th, 2015

Check out Sustainable’s new promo video highlighting our growing local food system.

You can join us in cultivating a healthy Nantucket by supporting our programs.

Thank You Ventuno!

October 27th, 2015

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Ventuno last night for our Annual Meeting and Nantucket Grown Dinner. The Ventuno chefs crafted an amazing menu of locally sourced seafood and produce prepared in special Italian dishes. Our entree was Coda di Rospo in Brodetto — monkfish caught by Bill Blount of the F/V Ruthie B, prepared in a stew of island shellfish, including Simon Edwardes’ oysters, Ambrosia smoked peppers, Ventuno’s own tomatoes, kale from a variety of island farms, Bartlett’s Farm potatoes and Pumpkin Pond Farm baby leeks. Dessert was ‘Bombolone di Mele’ — an Italian doughnut filled with Far Away Farms’ apples & rhubarb and Cisco Brewers’ cider, and served with a gelato flavored with Bartlett’s Farm lemon verbena. Additional ingredients were provided by: Moors End Farm, Nantucket Seafoods and Sayle’s Seafood. A huge thank you also to Annye’s Whole Foods for providing the wine, thoughtfully paired for each course.

Farm to School – Thank you to the Nantucket Community!

October 26th, 2015

This year for National Farm to School Month we say goodbye to our old garden space as we welcome our new garden location!

Beginning in the Spring of 2015 Sustainable Nantucket has been working with the Nantucket Public Schools and SMART Architects and Engineers to find they best location for the Farm to School Garden as they began to redesign the NPS campus to meet the needs of our growing population. Finding the perfect space took many hours over several months and we are beyond grateful to have found a space along side the baseball fields at the Nantucket Elementary School. Read the rest of this entry »

Bridge Back to School

September 3rd, 2015

The Farm to School Program partnered with the Nantucket Community School for the final two weeks of summer to offer a small group of children the opportunity to explore agriculture and environmental stewardship. Over the past two weeks, we have incorporated science, nutrition and writing into a camp style program that included field trips, art projects and movement games. As a pilot for next year’s new Farm to School Summer Program, we were thrilled to explore these topics and see the enthusiasm of the students as they engaged in interactive lessons.

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Favorite Farm to School Recipe

July 31st, 2015

We have been hard pressed to find any kid who doesn’t love ranch dressing. This summer we decided to make our own and it has been a huge hit! See the recipe below…

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Spring Garden Explorers schedule!

April 1st, 2015

Garden Explorers is an after school program run by Sustainable Nantucket’s Farm to School Program and offed through the Nantucket Community School.

Tuesday, April 7th will be the first day of our Spring Session! Students currently enrolled in grades K-5 have the opportunity to register through the Nantucket Community School for the after school program that will meet Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 2:30pm – 4:30pm, rain or shine! Read the rest of this entry »

Join the 2015 Nantucket Grown Brand!

January 14th, 2015

nantucketgrown.rev. 9:17:12Applications are now available for restaurants and food producers to carry the 2015 NantucketGrown Brand. The NantucketGrown Campaign raises consumer awareness and support for local food by acknowledging those businesses that are leaders in the local food movement on Nantucket through their dedication to sourcing from on-island providers and their support of our local food system. Read the rest of this entry »

Community Farm Institute Schedule

December 9th, 2014

Our CFI winter education course is designed to prepare aspiring growers for participation in Sustainable Nantucket’s new Community Farm Institute. All winter classes and workshops will take place at the Westmoor clubhouse, 10 Westmoor Lane (the yellow building on top of the hill).

All listed events are free and open to the public – whether you are interested in applying to be a beginning farmer or just curious to expand your agricultural knowledge, you are welcome to attend.

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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 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. Read the rest of this entry »