Posts Tagged ‘Nantucket’

2019 NantucketGrown™ Food Festival

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Save the Dates!

This year’s NantucketGrown™ Food Festival will take place on Oct. 18-20, 2019. We will be celebrating the diversity of Nantucket featuring foods that represent the many cultures of our amazing little island.

Plans for this year’s festival are just now coming together… check back here and follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

 

It’s Time For GARDEN EXPLORERS!

Monday, March 11th, 2019

One Potato, Two Potatoes, Three Potatoes, Four…..

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Image result for watercolor potatoPOTATOES are November’s Harvest of the Month. Try NOT to feel all warm and winter-y after making these recipes!

Oven Fries
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in strips
2 Tbsp. salad oil
Salt
Paprika (if desired)


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Job Openings

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

2019 Agriculture Apprenticeship – Part-time, Seasonal

Sustainable Nantucket is seeking an Agriculture Apprentice to work at our educational incubator farm, the Community Farm Institute, helping the site manager to run and maintain the farm, and to grow produce.

This apprenticeship will emphasize farm work  for a total 25-35 hours/week @ $13.00/hour.

Assists the farm’s site manager in running and working at the Community Farm Institute at 168 Hummock Pond Road. Responsible for maintaining pollinator garden and helping to develop a Food Forest and Bee Sanctuary. Fifteen hours per week are spent on farm maintenance, such as digging trenches, weed whacking, and fence repair. Ten to twenty additional hours are spent growing produce using organic and sustainable methods under the mentorship of a graduated grower. Must be able to handle farm tools, such as weed whacker, lawn mower, and hand-held tools. Must be able to bend, dig, carry, lift, and work outdoors in any weather. Great learning opportunity, 5 plus hours per week of guided experience with mentor farmer.

 

To apply, please send a resume with 3 work/academic references to Market Manager, Cavel Mattison.

 

 

2019 Farmers Market Assistant Manager  – Part-time, Seasonal

Assists the Market Manager in running the Farmers & Artisans Market downtown, 19 Saturdays from June 8 – Oct. 12, 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., plus one Saturday on July 6 only 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If needed, possibility of additional up to 3 hours of office work per week tallying food stamp sales, conducting outreach to low income communities, and posting on social media. Responsibilities include Market set-up and breakdown, staffing Sustainable Nantucket’s information table, running the food stamp program (WIC, SNAP and HIPP, greeting visitors, answering questions, counting visitors, & selling non-profit merchandise.

Total of 7 hours per week on Saturdays at the downtown Farmers Market @ $13.00/hour.

 

Must be available June 1st – October 28
Interest in learning about agriculture and about the local food system.
Driver’s License.
Must be an early-riser on Saturdays.
Desire to learn or improve food justice and outreach skills.
Spanish-speaking a plus.

While Sustainable Nantucket will help provide contacts for pursuing finding seasonal housing, ultimately housing on the island is the responsibility of the accepted candidate.

To apply, please send a resume with 3 work/academic references to Market Manager, Cavel Mattison.

 

 

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…)