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Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Thank you for a FANTASTIC NantucketGrown Food Festival!

Thank you to everyone in our community who attended, supported, donated and volunteered to help make the weekend such a success!

SN NantucketGrown Food Festival

2017 NantucketGrown™ Food Festival

Thursday, March 24th, 2016


NantucketGrown Food Festival...a unique food-focused event designed to
celebrate.
..a growing local and regional sustainable food system
educate
… our community about the benefits of sustainability on land and sea
support.
.. our growers, farmers, fishermen and food producers, and the work of Sustainable Nantucket.

October 12-15, 2017

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Our 2nd Annual NantucketGrown™ Food Festival will feature a unique and exciting series of events,
hosted by Sustainable Nantucket in collaboration with our farmers, chefs,
fishermen, brewers, beekeepers and artisanal food producers.

SNEAK PREVIEW of EVENTS

  • Opening Reception featuring tastings with renowned island chefs including Chris Freeman of Nantucket Yacht Club, Gabriel Frasca of Straight Wharf Restaurant, Seth Raynor of the Boarding House & the Pearl, Edwin Claflin of Oran Mor, Marcus Ware of Greydon House, Erin Zircher of Cru, and Greg Margolis of Nantucket Culinary, Nantucket growers, oyster farmers, honey producers, artisanal cheese makers and food producers, spirits, cider & beer tasting with Cisco Brewery & Triple 8 Distillery, wine from MS Walker & more!
  • Future of Food Presentation* by Restorative Ocean Farmer & Winner of the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Prize, Bren Smith
  • Private foraging expedition & “wild weed” harvest demo & cocktail party with renowned forager & author Tama Matsuoka Wong
  • Oyster Farm Boat Tour with farmers aboard AND a Regional Oysters & Bubbles Tasting
  • Fin fish-filleting demo with Captain Bill Blount of the Ruthie B. followed by a NantucketGrown chef demo and luncheon with Chef Gregory Margolis of Nantucket Culinary

Click HERE for Full Event Schedule & Tickets

Click HERE to view a few of our Photos from 2016!

Click HERE for more information on our Future of Food Presenters!

Click HERE for our full program.

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THANK YOU

Funding for Sustainable Nantucket’s 2017 NantucketGrown™ educational programming provided in part through a generous grant from the Community Foundation’s ReMain Nantucket Fund.

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Thank You to Our 2017 Corporate Sponsors

Thank you to our Future of Food Speakers, Sponsors & Sustainability Partners

 

 

 

 

 

 

Locally Grown Dinner Series: End of Season Thanks

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Last night friends and supporters of Sustainable Nantucket gathered at American Seasons to give thanks and celebrate an evening of beautiful food at the final Locally Grown Dinner of the 2011 Series.

Chef Michael LaScola artfully paired treats such as Nantucket bay scallops from Nantucket Fresh Catch and native pork belly from Faraway Farms with seasonal vegetables from our growers, while Orla LaScola and her team provided exceptional (more…)

Sense of Place Film Series Returns on Saturday, October 25

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Sustainable Nantucket is pleased to announce that its Sense of Place Film series is returning on Saturday, October 29th with the screening of Vanishing of the Bees. This Film Series is co-sponsored with Nantucket Atheneum and is held once a month in the Great Hall of the Atheneum. All movies begin at 7PM, admission is free, light refreshments are served, and a Q&A period often follows. For more information on this series, click here. A full list of films for the 2011/2012 season will be posted soon – stay tuned! (more…)

Fun for All at Discover Your Garden/Family Picnic Day at the Joyce N. Furman FARM TO SCHOOL Youth Garden

Friday, October 14th, 2011
Monday, October 10th marked Sustainable Nantucket’s first Discover Your Garden and Family Picnic Day at the Joyce N. Furman FARM TO SCHOOL Youth Garden. Over 75 people were in attendance, with Fire Chief Bill Pittman, Town Manager Libby Gibson, Nantucket Garden Club President Paulette Boling, and NPS Food Services Director Linda Peterson among them. Attendees came to participate in SN’s annual meeting; a ribbon cutting for the Joyce N. Furman FARM TO SCHOOL Youth Garden; and Family Picnic Day. (more…)

Agricultural Business Planning Courses Scheduled for Early ’12

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources is offering workshops January – March of 2012 for those in varying stages of agricultural business.

Explorers – For those who are thinking about getting into farming or expanding a hobby to an income-generating scale, “Exploring the Small Farm Dream” delivers experienced Instructor guidance and timely peer group feedback for making informed decisions about whether and how to proceed in farming. Five sessions over 6 weeks on weekday evenings in Amherst and Marlborough. Cost per enterprise: $125.

Planners – for those a step or two beyond Explorer who have access to land and a stronger sense of what they want and are capable of doing, “Planning for Start-up” provides a gut check before making more significant investments of time and money. Requires completion of Explorer, or prior self-guided completion of the Explorer workbook. Applicants must have already reached the decision to farm on a revenue generating scale. Six session over 8 weeks on Saturday mornings in Amherst and possibly also in Marlborogh based on regions demand. Cost per enterprise: $175.

Established Farmers – For those already operating and agricultural enterprise with at leaset two years of production and sales records, and who need to develop a comprehensive business plan on paper, “Tilling the Soil of Opportunity” offers a chance to assess, regroup, assemble documentions for decision making, consider redirection, plan expansion, or approach ownership transer. This course draws on extensive peer experience, instructor knowledge and guest speakers with the addition of substantial indivuidual technical assistance at course condclusion. 10 sessions over 11 weeks on weekday eveninings in Amherst and Marlborough. Cost per enterprise: $225.

Explorer and Tilling the Soil courses are limited to 12 farms/potential agricultural businesses, with an option to bring a key partner at no extra cost. Planner is limited to 10. Full attendance is require to get expected results. Fees are kept low through MDAR support.

Please request additional details and an application for the course that fits you best. Courses will fill quickly in the Fall. Email requests to Rick.Chandler@state.ma.us, or CLICK HERE

Team Sustainable Nantucket Walks for Autism

Friday, August 19th, 2011

On Saturday, August 20th Team Sustainable Nantucket will be at Jetties Beach bright and early to participate in Nantucket’s Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Our enthusiastic team members include staff, interns, and volunteers: LeeAnne Richard, Rachael Callahan, Nora Harrington, Mei Mei Hunter, Mariah MacKenzie, Lily Metcalfe, tammy Sadot, Bob Schmid, and Michelle Whelan. Rest up tonight, guys, you have a big day ahead of you! (more…)

Locally Grown Dinner Series: Fall 2011

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Our ever-popular Locally Grown Dinner Series is back for 2011!

This year, Nantucket favorites Straight Wharf Restaurant, The Club Car and American Seasons will each host a four-course dinner featuring seasonal dishes made from local ingredients. Designed to highlight and strengthen the connection between consumers and the island’s farmers, growers, food producers and chefs, the series is an effort to raise awareness about the importance of eating and buying locally, as well as to raise support for the work of Sustainable Nantucket. These dinners are intimate, community-minded, celebratory gatherings that are always sold-out occasions. (more…)

Go Green & Get Healthy! Take a Nantucket Bike Tour & Find Our Farms!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
This August, Nantucket Bike Tours is offering a very unique way to experience the Island – on two wheels with their cycling tour of local farms! Join Nantucket Bike Tours for a scenic pedal around the Island, meet local farmers and see firsthand where our food is grown! Let the experienced guides from NBT take you around to our sites with their comfortable bikes and easy pace. These tours are available to all levels.

Story Time at the Farmers & Artisans Market

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

This year we are pleased to welcome our friends from Nantucket Bookworks and some very special guests for Story Time at the Farmers & Artisans Market. Story Time is held on certain Saturdays at our downtown location at 10AM. Here’s the complete list of dates:

July 9: Curious George
July 16: Corduroy Bear
July 23: Froggy
July 30: Madeline
Aug 6: Max the Bunny
Aug 13: Ladybug Girl
Aug 20: Barnaby Bear