Posts Tagged ‘Events’

Get Your Tickets for our 2011 Farm Fresh Feast to Benefit Sustainable Nantucket!

Monday, June 27th, 2011

The second annual Farm Fresh Feast to benefit Sustainable Nantucket is happening July 16, 2011 beginning at 5:30 PM. Once again, this fun and food-filled event will be held in the picturesque fields at Moors End Farm, thanks to the continued support and generosity of the Slosek family. Be sure to purchase your tickets early as last year’s event was sold out! (more…)

BECOME A SPONSOR OF THE 2011 FARM FRESH FEAST!

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Join Moors End Farm in sponsoring Sustainable Nantucket’s second annual Farm Fresh Feast! Corporate sponsors will receive exposure at the Farmers & Artisans Market, on the web, in Sustainable Nantucket’s Nantucket Grown publication, and at the event itself. By joining us as a sponsor of this major fundraising event, you will help us maintain our special programs that benefit our community in so many ways.

You see our efforts throughout the year – whether in our schools with our Farm to School program; in town at our Farmers and Artisans Market; in fields, kitchens and classrooms with our Community Agriculture Internship Initiative and Workshops in beekeeping, four-season gardening, composting and more; in our restaurants with our Locally Grown Dinner Series; and at the Library with our Sense of Place Film Series.

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Sense of Place Film Series Schedule

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Our Sense of Place Documentary Film Series is co-sponsored by the Nantucket Athenuem. The series runs September through May, and films are shown once a month in the Great Hall of the Nantucket Atheneum. The film series focuses on issues of sustainability, environment, economy, agriculture and more. We are proud to be able to present Nantucketers with some of the finest award-winning documentaries that address issues that reflect Sustainable Nantucket’s mission.

Light refreshments and a Q&A or discussion period featuring local experts typically follow each film. The film series has become a wonderful community-building activity for our off-season population and visitors alike.

2010/2011 Film Schedule:

Films start at 7PM, admission is free, and all are welcome. Light refreshments are served.

October 22 – No Impact Man : Colin Beavan decides to completely eliminate his personal impact on the environment for the next year.

November 19 – Dirt! The Movie : DIRT! The Movie–directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow–takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility–from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.

December 10 – Fuel : Eleven years in the making, FUEL is the in-depth personal journey of filmmaker and eco-evangelist Josh Tickell, who takes us on a hip, fast-paced road trip into America’s dependence on foreign oil.

January 14 – Tapped : Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Stephanie Soechtig’s debut feature is a unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.

February 11 – The End Of The Line : The world’s first major documentary about the devestating effect of overfishing premiered at Sundance Film Festival.

March 18 – Gasland : The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination.

April 29 – Fresh : FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Coming Soon… Nantucket Handmade!

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping and treat your friends and loved ones to something special this year! The Nantucket Artisans Collective will be holding their annual Thanksgiving Show, co-sponsored by Sustainable Nantucket, on November 26 & 27th. (more…)

Locally Grown Oran Mor Bistro Dinner Thanks

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Thank you to Òran Mór for hosting our second Locally Grown Benefit Dinner of the season!

The festive evening was an overwhelming success and our guests were treated to an incredible five-course meal sourced from fresh, seasonal local ingredients. We are so appreciative of our host – Oran Mor, our sponsors – Victoria McManus and John McDermott and the local farmers, growers, food producers, seafood purveyors, and beverage providers who (more…)

Farm Fresh Feast and Summer Soiree a Resounding Success!

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

On July 24, 2010 over 300 island residents, visitors, and Sustainable Nantucket supporters gathered to join us for a benefit event, our Farm Fresh Feast and Summer Soiree held in the fields at Moors End Farm. The event featured a four-course dinner highlighting fresh produce donated by local growers, and our special guest Jody Adams, chef/owner of Rialto Restaurant in Cambridge, MA spoke to us about sustainable food practices. (more…)

Community Agriculture Initiative

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

The overall goal of our Community Agriculture Initiative is to support, encourage and further develop organic food production on island. Specifically, this program will strengthen the local economy by helping entrepreneurs in agriculture and specialty food production get started, or grow their existing businesses through the following activities:

  • Classes and workshops
  • Agricultural intern program
  • Helping to develop, and supporting a Farm to School program
  • Making farmable land more accessible to farmers by leasing land and creating a community farm
  • Facilitating the purchase, storage and use of shared equipment for cheese-making and animal husbandry
  • Developing a community kitchen allowing people to produce quantities of prepared foods (jams, jellies, baked goods, etc.) that will be used for both food production and classes.