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2019 NantucketGrown™ Food Festival

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

October 18th-20th, 2019

     Our 4th annual NantucketGrown Food Festival will celebrate the diversity of       Nantucket featuring foods that represent the many cultures of our unique island hosted by Sustainable Nantucket.

                          Three days, 9 food-based and educational events, over 10 restaurants, representing over 15 countries. 

 

TICKETS FOR THE SUNDAY BRUNCH AT PROPRIETORS BAR & TABLE TODAY FROM 10AM-1:45PM ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Farm to Table Opening Reception Cocktail Party | Nantucket Yacht Club | 6-8pm | Tickets: $95 per person

Our opening reception cocktail party will celebrate Nantucket’s cultural diversity at the beautiful Nantucket Yacht Club. Chefs will be paired with farmers and local food purveyors who will take your taste buds on a culinary adventure. Sample creative dishes featuring over 12 different countries using only locally sourced ingredients. NantucketGrown signature libations will be provided by Cisco Brewery. Buy 8 or more tickets and the host receives a NantucketGrown™ gift assortment.  Click here to purchase tickets

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Fermenting Workshop with Chef Quang Tran | The Hayloft at Bartlett’s Farm | 8-9am | $30 per person

Fermentation Workshop with Chef Quang Tran of Nantucket Prime in the Hayloft at Bartlett’s Farm. This class will introduce you to the process and science of fermentation, the health benefits of fermented food, food preservation and how to transform simple ingredients into tasty, healthy creations. Continental breakfast will be served. Click here to purchase tickets

Farm To School Family Day | Joyce N. Furman Youth Garden | 9-11am | Free Event

Spending time together with loved ones is one of the healthiest activities we can do for ourselves. At the Furman Garden, we believe in cultivating healthy minds and bodies by connecting with each other in sharing a love for food and enjoying nature related activities. Come explore our garden, make your own Lavender eye pillow and also learn how the weather affects your garden. Click here to register

Pop Up Mini Market: Honey Tasting + Bounty from our Community Farm Institute Farmers | Nantucket Culinary | 9am-Noon | Free Event

Meet our local farmers and beekeepers, purchase Nantucket grown vegetables, sample (and purchase) local raw honey and learn about the island’s apiaries and the possibility of sponsoring a hive. You will have the pleasure of meeting chefs and bakers, and sample some sweets bits of handmade Toffee by Small Town GirlNo registration required – stop by and visit!

Root to Top Demonstration with Chef Mike LaScola | Nantucket Culinary | 10-11am | $25 per person

Join Chef Mike LaScola, from the Proprietors bar & table, who offers a Root to Stem demonstration. As we learn to eat more sustainably, Mike will show us how to use 100% of a product. The kitchen ethos at his first restaurant, American Seasons, and now at the Proprietors bar & table, have set the standard for Nose to Tail cooking on Nantucket. Now join him as he shows us how to use fruits and vegetable skins, tops, pulp, juice, stems and roots in delicious preparations. He will explain how every day waste can be utilized in a healthy creative way. Farmers work hard so we should get the most out of their harvest. Chef Mike will teach us what most people think is garbage can be utilized in today’s world when food is more scarce and more expensive. Samples will be provided! Click here to purchase tickets

Farm To Table Lunch with Chef Chris Morris | The Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm | Noon-2pm | $75 per person

A Farm to Table Lunch with Chef Chris Morris, from 8 Arms Chef Services, at the Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm. Enjoy a glorious Saturday with friends at a delicious lunch. You will be treated to a personalized tour of our working farm and get a chance to meet and connect with our farmers. Oysters will be provided by 5th Bend Oysters and a very special mocktail will be provided by The Beet.

Farm to Table Lunch Menu with Chef Chris Morris

Stationary Appetizers: Farm Mezze Platter with baba ganoush, tzatziki, duet of hummus, lavash, pita and crackers

Oysters with mignonette

Local Catch Ceviche

Beets 3 Ways Salad

Lobster, Corn and Scallion Cake with Aji Amarillo Aioli

Farm Vegetable Risotto

Duck Egg Crème Brûlée

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Behind the Scenes: Cocktails Class and Barrel Tasting of Spirits with co-owner/head distiller Randy Hudson + mixer/blender Carl Sutton  | The Barn | 2:30-4pm | $50 per person

This event will take place in the barrel barn behind the main winery, brewery + distillery – a location usually off limits to the public. We will taste new make and barrel aged spirits, learning how spirits age in our unique island climate and how barrel aging effects the aromatic + flavor profile of spirits. This tasting + discussion will be followed by making + enjoying cocktails from the same spirits with locally grown + foraged ingredients. There will be light bites as well for you to enjoy.  You must be 21 or over to attend. Click here to purchase tickets

 

 

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Brunch Throw Down at The Proprietors Bar and Table | 9 India Street | 10am-1:45pm | $85

We are partnering with Chef Mike LaScola of The Proprietors Bar & Table and three other local chefs to bring you a sensational Sunday Brunch and Raw Bar. Tickets include 2 specialty cocktails/brews per person (provided by Cisco Brewers). Buy 8 or more tickets and the host receives a NantucketGrown™ gift assortment. Gluten Free Options with be available. Six seating times to choose from.

Brunch Menu with Raw Bar

Raw Bar with Simon of Fifth Bend Oysters

Small Plates

Pork Country Pate, Pickles, Mustards, Jams and Sour Dough

Blueberry Ricotta Doughnuts, Lemon Poppyseed Glaze

Pig Ear Fries, Chile and Lime

Everything Bagel, Dill Pickle Cream Cheese

House Granola, Tahini, Yogurt, Roasted Fruits

Washashore Beet Salad, Gioia Burratta, Orange, Garum Masala, Cashews and Dates

Large Plates

Guinea Hen Egg Salad with Pine Land Farms Beef Tartare Sour Dough Tartine, Miso, Kale Nori Dust, Local Greens  (Mike:Proprietors)

New Nexico Red Chili Huevos Rancheros: Soft Egg, Tortilla Cotija, Onion, Kitchen Garden Guajillo Chilis (Greg: Nantucket Culinary)

Shakshuka: Peppers, Tomatoes, Shishitos, Eggplant, Garlic, Hot Sauce, Feta, Flat Bread (Chris: Eight Arms Catering)

Autumn Boatyard Egg in a Hole Breakfast Sandwich with Squash, Sage and Cheese [Bacon optional] (Dylan: Nantucket Native)

Scrambled Washashore Farm Duck Egg “Poutine” Tater Tots with Mushroom Gravy, Mill Brook Cheddar Curds, Horse Radish Cheddar Fondue, Pickles  (Mike:Proprietors)

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THANK YOU!

Funding for Sustainable Nantucket’s 2019 NantucketGrown™ Food Festival educational programming provided in part through a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Nantucket’s ReMain Nantucket Fund.

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2018 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 11-14, 2018

Our 3rd 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

  • NantucketGrown™ Dinner with Chef Greg Margolis at Nantucket Culinary
  • Opening Reception: A Farm to Table Tasting featuring Nantucket chefs paired with local + regional farmers
  • Slow Money and Nurture Capital with Woody Tasch, author and founder of Slow Money
  • Sustainable Sushi with Chef Bun Lai : our Signature Event of the Festival
  • Local Cocktail Creations at Cisco Brewery
  • Closing event: Bloody Mary Brunch

Click HERE for Full Event Schedule & Tickets

Click HERE to view a few of our Photos from 2017!

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THANK YOU

Funding for Sustainable Nantucket’s 2018 NantucketGrown™  educational programming provided in part through a generous grant from the Community Foundation’s ReMain Nantucket Fund.

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Sustainable Nantucket is Grateful Recipient of Grant Support

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Sustainable Nantucket would like to thank the following organizations for their recent, generous grant awards:

ReMain Nantucket has awarded SN a $7,500 grant, designed to aid SN in remaining in our downtown offices in 2012. Clif Bar Family Foundation has awarded SN a $5,000 grant to be used for operating expenses. The Agua Fund has awarded SN a $3,000 grant to be used for operating expenses. The Community Foundation of Nantucket has awarded SN a $1,000 grant to assist with our Farm to School Program.

Sustainable Nantucket would like to express our sincere gratitude to these organizations for their generous support of our mission, vision and programs.

Progress in our Farm to School Garden

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Update: Farm to School in Action! Fall 2011

Sunflowers: This fall, SN Program Manager Morgan Beryl and Francie Baskett of ISLE (Interest-based Student Learning & Enrichment) Program worked on a project with 6 Nantucket students who had, as second graders in 2010, planted sunflowers in the Farm to School garden.

As part of the project, the students drew pictures of sunflowers, complete with labels indicating each part of the sunflower; they wrote an illustrated book about sunflowers; and demonstrated what they had learned by naming the flowers’ parts as they harvested the seeds. The seeds were put into packets and will be given as gifts – a wonderful way to share the Farm to School experience with friends and family! View the photo album for this project on our Flickr page HERE.

Pumpkins: This fall, first grade ISLE (Interest-based Student Learning & Enrichment) students embarked on a pumpkin-themed project as part of our Farm to School Program. The students learned about the anatomy of a pumpkin, how to harvest seeds, and carved jack-o-lanterns for Halloween.

The harvested pumpkin seeds were saved in Ball jars adorned with student-made labels and recipes for roasting.

Many thanks to Frances Baskett of the ISLE Program, participating WPI students, F2S Coordinator Kathleen Minihan, & Program Manager Morgan Beryl for making this fun and informative project happen! View the photo album for this project on our Flickr page HERE.

Update: October 10th, 2011… Building Raised Beds

Students from the Boys & Girls Club help with the raised beds.

During the first week of October, Sustainable Nantucket started construction of the raised beds in the Farm-to-School Garden. Volunteer Mitch Blake lead the Youth Council, members of the Boys & Girls Club, and other generous volunteers, and together they leveled the land and transformed the space into the new home of three rows of raised beds, including a wheelchair accessible bed. The newly constructed raised beds were filled with loam and were unveiled at the Discover Your Garden event hosted by Sustainable Nantucket on Monday, October 10th. To view more photos click here.

Our First Season of Gleaning

This was the inaugural summer for the Sustainable Nantucket Gleaners, who have been very busy harvesting surplus produce from Moors End Farm and assisting NPS Food Services Director Linda Peterson in preparing the produce for use in NPS school lunches. Check out all the updates HERE.

Update: September 23, 2011…Lasagna in the Garden?

Students building layers of lasagna compost

On Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 the Youth Council and Farm to School volunteers got together for Student Harvest Week for some lasagna composting! The group met at the NES garden and worked for 2 hours laying down multiple levels of organic and soil materials. This “lasagna bed” of compost will “cook” over the winter to provide nutrient rich soil for the spring when it’s time to replant our seeds. Our “lasagna” layers included cardboard, lime, peat moss, chopped leaves, barn litter, coffee grounds, and compost. Many of these materials were donated by individuals and businesses including: The Bean, The Pearl, Jesse Dutra Landscaping, Suzanne Gardener, and Bartlett’s Farm among others. Many thanks to our donors!

Wednesday’s participants included: Morgan Beryl, SN Program Manager; Beth Davies, SN Board Member; Sophie Davies and Sean Allen, Youth Council Members; and Denise, Phil & Conor Allen; John Benjamin and Nora Harrington.

Update: September 4th – Dads & Kids – Sowing Seeds for a Sustainable Future

Sowing seeds - Dads & Kids

On September 4th Sustainable Nantucket and the Community Network for Children welcomed dads and kids ages 2 1/2 years and up to spend an afternoon with us in the Farm to School Garden. We cleared out the garden for Fall crops and prepared the soil for the 2012 growing season. This was a great opportunity for the little ones to get their hands in the soil, and an exercise in building good foundations for future gardeners. We think the dads enjoyed themselves too! We hope this will be the first of many activities involving pre-schoolers in the Farm to School Garden.

Update Spring 2011

Students in the Garden, Spring 2011

Student members of the SN Youth Council, Sustainable Nantucket staff and SN volunteers are hard at work preparing for the installation and first growing season of the Farm to School Garden at Nantucket Public Schools. Donations we have received thus far have made this project possible, however more funding is needed to see it to completion. For information on how your contribution can help our garden grow, click here.

For a list of the businesses and individuals who have contributed to this project, click here.

The Garden So Far…

May 21 & 22: The SN Youth Council, SN staff, and a group of volunteers from the community gathered at the site of the Farm to School Garden to assist with the construction of the greenhouse, shed and fencing.

Construction of the Greenhouse, Shed & Fence. Spring 2011

May 4, 2011: We have a final design for the garden layout! (see below). The design is a combination of ideas from our Youth Council and their Garden Mentors. Click here to see the designs our student members submitted.

The NHS shop class students, with teacher Chuck Colley, participated in the design of the Garden tool shed, which will be constructed in mid-May along with the greenhouse and fencing.

The NPS Food Services Department will be working with SN, the Youth Council, and after school garden clubs to decide whichvegetables and herbs are the most beneficial to plant for use in the school system.

Some of the food grown in the garden will be preserved by Food Services, students and community volunteers. Program Manager Morgan Beryl is optimistic that the garden will eventually produce enough food to share with local seniors groups, food pantries, and to sell at the Farmers & Artisans Market.

We will continue to post our progress here as the season continues!

Moving Planet Action Day – How We Participated

Friday, November 11th, 2011

On September 24th, Sustainable Nantucket and Far Away Farms intern Justine Paradise; Sustainable Nantucket’s Farm-to-School intern Elizabeth Murphy; and community volunteer Zack Dusseau lead a team of volunteers in tending Sustainable Nantucket’s Small Friends Garden as part of 350.org’s Moving Planet Action Day. (more…)

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…)

Enter Our Raffle & Win a Bartlett’s Farm CSA Membership!

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Our raffle winner will receive a 14 week membership in Bartlett’s Farm Summer CSA running 6/1/12-8/31/12 (Retail value $630!). CSA members get a weekly pick up of farm fresh veggies at Bartlett’s Farm.

Raffle tickets are $15 each, 3 for $35. All proceeds from this raffle will go towards our Programs, outreach and initiatives.

To purchase tickets: CONTACT US at 508-228-3399, via EMAIL, or purchase tickets at our Locally Grown Dinner at American Seasons on November 7. (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…)

Nantucket Garden Club Grant Benefits SN Farm to School Garden

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Sustainable Nantucket is thrilled to announce that its Farm to School Program has received a generous $5,000 grant from the Nantucket Garden Club. The funds received will be used for garden infrastructure, including loam and compost, a slow-drip irrigation system, supplies for preserving food grown in the garden, and more. (more…)

Update on Land Use Partnership Initiative with Pilot Grazing Project

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

In  2011 Sustainable Nantucket  launched our Land Use Partnership Initiative with a Pilot Grazing Project in partnership with the Nantucket Island Land Bank and Faraway Farms.  A Sustainable Nantucket apprentice worked with Island livestock farmers Caleb Cressman, Dylan Wallace, Nicole DuPont and Andy Harris –all of Faraway Farms– and learning how to maintain a small flock of sheep and chickens on the Land Bank’s Craig Property. In 2012, our 3-way land-use partnership will be re-located to the Land Bank’s Pout Pond Rd. property – a four acre parcel off of Milestone Rd. (more…)