2018 NantucketGrown™ Food Festival

PLEASE call the office if you have any problems booking an event. We are happy to take orders over the phone: (508) 228-3399.

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Thursday, October 11th

NantucketGrown Dinner
Thursday, Oct. 11 | 6:30 pm  | Nantucket Culinary | 22 Federal St.


Kick off the festival weekend with an intimate family style dinner prepared by Chef Greg Margolis and featuring the Nantucket Grown bounty of the fall season. Enjoy a 4-course meal and wine surrounded by friends new and old. Chef Greg will be cooking in the dining room and sharing stories about the good, the bad and the ugly of trying to source local on Nantucket. Very limited seating.



Friday, October 12th

Farm to Table Tasting

Friday, Oct. 12 |5:00 – 7:00 pm  | Nantucket Yacht Club | 1 S. Beach Street


This popular event will pair Nantucket chefs with an individual farmer or small food producer giving the chefs the opportunity to highlight the best of the season’s bounty from each farm. Sample delicious, creative dishes from Nantucket chefs that feature the freshest local ingredients from Nantucket and the surrounding region. You’ll enjoy samples from Erin Zircher of Cru, Mayumi Hattori of Club Car, Jenny Bence of The Green, Ivan Cecena of Limón, Kyle Zachary of Topper’s at the Wauwinet, Chris Brunt of Bartlett’s Farm and more! Libations by Cisco Brewery.


Slow Money and Nurture Capital: A New Vision of Food, Money and Soil with Woody Tasch
Friday, Oct. 12 | 7:15pm – 9:00pm | Nantucket Yacht Club | 1 S. Beach Street


CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. Will be rescheduled in the future

Since 2009, Slow Money founder Woody Tasch has been at the forefront of a new economic story about bringing our money back down to earth. Published in late 2017, Woody’s new book SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital is poetic, photographic, and philosophical. German journalist Daniel Boese calls it “the Walden for the 21st century.” It is about trillions of dollars in the global economy and the trillions of microbes in healthy, fertile soil. Nurture capital is a vision of finance that starts where investing and philanthropy leave off, giving us a new way to reconnect to one another and places where we live, all the way down to local food systems. Come hear from Woody about his book and Slow Money’s progress, including the $66 million invested in 697 small organic farms and local food businesses, via dozens of local groups in the United States, Canada, France and Australia. Seating is limited.

Saturday, October 13

Honey Tasting at the Farmers & Artisans Market
Saturday, Oct. 13 | 9:00am – 1:00pm | Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market | Cambridge & N. Union

Learn from experienced Nantucket beekeepers and sample a variety of delicious local honey harvested in different areas around the island. This event will be held at the last Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market of the season. The Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market showcases products that are grown or produced on the island. All vendors are seasonal or year-round residents of Nantucket and include growers, artisans, and prepared food purveyors. Free and open to the public.


Scallop-Opening Demonstration at the Farmers & Artisans Market
Saturday, Oct. 13 | 11:00 am | Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market | Cambridge & N. Union

Join Nantucket family scallopers at the Farmers & Artisans Market. Watch a scallop opening demo with renowned local scallop openers and hear their stories of the art of Nantucket scalloping. In case of inclement weather this event will be held at Nantucket Culinary. Free and open to the public.


Farm to Table Lunch
Saturday, Oct. 13 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Sustainable Nantucket Community Farm | 168 Hummock Pond Road


Enjoy a 4-course picnic style farm to table lunch prepared by Chef Chris Morris at our beautiful Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm on Hummock Pond Road. Grab a drink and take a self-guided tour of the farm then sit down to beautiful meal using Nantucket Grown ingredients. This event will be held rain or shine.

Local Cocktail Creations
Saturday, Oct.13 |3:00pm – 4:30pm | Pumpkin Pond Farm | 25 Millbrook Road


Cisco Brewers Flavor Wizard Carl Sutton will share recipes and tips for creating delicious cocktails using NantucketGrown ingredients. Take your cocktails to the next level by learning how to use ingredients that are fresh and local. Imagine a bloody Mary with vine-ripened tomatoes, horseradish and local hot sauce, a lemon verbena infused vodka or a cranberry ginger shrub. All drinks will be prepared used Triple Eight Distillery liquors and, of course, samples will be available. Don’t miss this delicious, spirited event!


Signature Event: Sustainable Sushi with Chef Bun Lai
Saturday, Oct. 13 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm |Nantucket Culinary | 22 Federal St.


We are thrilled to welcome Chef Bun Lai of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven, CT – the first sustainable sushi restaurant in the world – to this year’s festival. Bun Lai and Miya’s has been featured in a wide range of publications including National Geographic, Time Magazine, The New York Times, Scientific American and many more. He will share his documentary short, Blind Sushi, a 2018 James Beard Award finalist, followed by a discussion and a tasting of sustainable sushi. This is an event that is not to be missed.



Sunday, October 14

Family Fun in the Farm to School Garden
Sunday, Oct. 14 | 9:00am – 10:30pm | Joyce N. Furman Youth Garden | First Way

Join Sustainable Nantucket’s Farm to School staff for a range of family-friendly, fall, hands-on activities in our Joyce N. Furman Youth Garden! Free Admission. Registration required.


Bloody Mary Brunch
Sunday, Oct. 14 | 11:00am – 1:00pm | Nantucket Yacht Club | 1 South Beach St,


Wrap up the festival with a delicious brunch featuring NantucketGrown ingredients, a bloody Mary bar, sparkling wine, Raw Bar from Hang Ten, bagels from Nantucket Meat and Fish with smoked salmon from Nantucket Fresh Catch, sweet and savory pastries from Lemon Press and a coffee tasting from Nantucket Coffee Roasters.


NantucketGrown Partner Event

Proprietor’s Bar & Table: Hogtoberfest
Sunday, Oct. 14 | 6:30pm | The Proprietor’s Bar & Table | 9 India Street


Join The Props Kitchen & floor team + like minded friends as they present a thoughtfully prepared multi course dinner, encompassing  Nose to tail preparations from locally raised small farm animals. Wine, Beer + cocktail pairings are selected by Anna Worgess. This is a fun evening, bring your appetite + celebrate humanely farmed product. Reserve your seat by calling 508.228.7477.