Posts Tagged ‘Vibrant Downtown’

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

A Great Start – Kicking off the 2011 Farmers & Artisans Market Season

Friday, June 24th, 2011

The Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market got off to a great start on Saturday, June 11th! Vendors and Market goers persevered through the chilly weather and wind and got lots of tasty produce from seven farmers and growers and beautiful jewelry, art, and lots more from fourteen different vendors. The Nantucket Boys and Girls Club and the Nantucket Visitors Center also attended, garnering support for their causes from passersby.

Sustainable Nantucket is pleased to be celebrating its 5th season with a wonderful group of vendors, new Market Manager Sunny Daily and the launch of our pilot second Market day. The Mid-Island Farmers Market includes produce and value-added producers (baked goods, honey, etc.) and will be held Tuesdays, weather permitting from 3:30pm – 6:30pm.

“2011 has brought about a lot of change on the island and for the Market as well. Not only have we expanded our Market to offer a second Market day where customers can purchase their local produce and value-added goods mid week, at a mid-island location, but we also worked with the Health Department to create safety regulations for selling local eggs at the Market as well.” Says Sunny Daily, Market Manager.

The 2011 Market season will see canning demonstrations involving specialty crops and canning material raffles due to the generosity of grants via Jarden Ball Jar and the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture.

This year’s Market will also include children’s activities, reading time with costumed characters by Nantucket Bookworks, live music from local favorites like the 4 Easy Payments and students & artists from NCMC.

Photos by Mitch Blake

2011 Vendor Deadline Approaching

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Farmers & Artisans Market vendor handbooks and applications for the 2011 season are now available! Forms can be downloaded from our web site, picked up at our office at 14 Federal Street, or can sent by email or regular mail if requested. Click here to download forms.

The Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market is entering its 5th season and welcomes applications from returning as well as first time participants. More information on the Market can be found here.

The deadline to qualify for a discounted vendor fee is May 2 2011. The vendor fee for applications received on or by May 2 is $125.00; the vendor fee for applications received after May 2 is $150.00.

Bike Rack Locations – In Town

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Are you planning on biking into Town to shop at the Market? We applaud you for doing your part to cut down on the amount of four-wheel traffic in the downtown area! We’d like to extend a friendly reminder to securely lock your bike – bike thefts are an unfortunate reality on Nantucket.

Here is a partial list of bike rack locations in and around the Town area:

Broad Street: In front of the Brotherhood of Thieves and Nantucket Bookworks

Federal Street: Across from the Hub and next to the Visitors Services building.

Main Street: In front of Murray’s Toggery

Steamboat Wharf: At the Steamship Authority in front of the terminal

South Beach Street: At Children’s Beach

South Wharf: At the Grand Union Market

Washington Street: At the Town parking lot across from the Town pier.

Volunteer at the Market

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Sustainable Nantucket Farmers and Artisans Market would not be possible without the help of volunteers. If you have some free time on Saturdays, we’d welcome your help. You can volunteer for as little or as much time as fits into your schedule. During market season we need assistance with:

  • Setting up and breaking down
  • Manning our SN table
  • Posting signs
  • Assisting shoppers with surveys

And more!

We occasionally need help with projects in the off-season as well.

Interested? Click here to download a volunteer form, or you can contact us.

Visit Our Neighboring Merchants!

Friday, September 10th, 2010

When shopping at Sustainble Nantucket Farmers and Artisans Market, we hope you will remember to visit our neighboring businesses as well. These shops offer an array of unique products, fabulous food and entertainment. By shopping locally, you support your friends and neighbors as well as our local economy.

Our downtown neighbors include:

currentVintage – 4 Easy Street

Cy’s Lobster Pot – 15 South Water Street

Eye of the Needle – 14 Federal Street

Island Studios – 6 South Water Street

Johnstons Cashmere – 4 Federal Street

Leslie Linsley – 0 India Street

Murray’s Beverage – 23 Main Street

Starlight Theatre & Cafe – 1 North Union Street

Our mid-island neighbors include:

Nantucket Camera Shop

Island Haircutting


Town of Nantucket and Think Local First! to Form Local Procurement Committee

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

In response to the unanimous approval by Nantucket voters at the last Town Meeting, Think Local First! along with the Board of Selectmen and the Nantucket Planning and Economic Development Commission have agreed to form a Local Procurement Committee. Members to date include (more…)

The Market Makes the New York Times!

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

The Sustainable Nantucket’s Farmers & Artisans Market is making the news this week in a travel article written by Sara Gold titiled: 36 Hours in Nantucket. (more…)

Youth Council Thanks Nantucket Atheneum

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

The Youth Council would like to thank Maggie Sullivan and the Nantucket Atheneum for choosing Sustainable Nantucket’s Youth Council as the beneficiary of the fundraising aspect of their Summer Reading Program. (more…)

Nantucket Farmers and Artisans Market

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

The Nantucket Farmers and Artisans Market is designed to encourage and support agricultural enterprise and cottage industry on Nantucket by providing a community venue for our local growers and craftspeople to sell their products, make connections and form relationships with their customers, and a place where the community can come together and support our local economy.