The Local Food Report
WCAI’s Local Food Report is made up of farmers and businesses committed to sustainable farming and local food initiatives throughout the Cape, Islands and South Coast. At WCAI we believe that a vibrant local food community is essential for preserving our region’s economic independence, for fostering the physical wellbeing of our citizens, and for preserving a lifestyle and set of values that define our community’s unique relationship with the natural world.
The Local Food Report with Elspeth Hay and Ali Berlow, which airs Thursday at 8:35 AM and 5:45 PM and Saturday at 9:35 AM, is made possible by our Local Food Report sponsors.
Bartlett's Farm on Nantucket
Bartlett's Farm is Nantucket Island's oldest and largest family-owned farm. The Bartlett Family has been farming the same land since arriving on Nantucket in the early 1800's. These days, the farm offers much more than our famous corn and tomatoes. With 10 greenhouses certified organic, greens are harvested daily. The staff in our commercial kitchen creates delicious food to go for every meal, every day, and offers a monthly farm dinner. The garden center has the finest plants and accessories for your home and flower or vegetable garden all year.
Family-owned and operated since 1992, the Pain D’Avignon bakery was founded with a desire to bring European-style artisan breads to New England.
In 2008, Pain D’Avignon expanded to open a French inspired bistro, celebrating the natural bounty of Cape Cod. Serving dinner just steps away from the Hyannis airport, Pain D'Avignon features elegant, seasonal menus and a floor-to-ceiling French wine cellar. Open 7 days a week, the café serves a casual breakfast, lunch, and Sunday Brunch, featuring a selection of more than 200 freshly baked breads croissants and pastries.
All Pain D’Avignon products are available through wholesale service, delivered daily throughout southern New England or via direct shipping.
Cape Abilities is a nonprofit organization that provides jobs, homes and support services for individuals with disabilities across Cape Cod.
Cape Abilities Farm provides employment for our participants and acts as a hub for the promotion of local sustainable farming in our community. Our farm store features premium, Cape Abilities-grown produce, and our famous tomatoes are served at some of the finest restaurants on the Cape!
When you shop at our farm, you are supporting our mission to provide opportunities for individuals to develop skills that set them up for success in future employment. Cape Abilities Farm grows much more than beautiful plants and fresh vegetables — We Grow Futures!
Morning Glory Farm
Morning Glory Farm was started in 1975 by James and Deborah Athearn on family land on Meshacket Road. In the first years they cleared a small vegetable plot and room for a barn and pasture for milking cows. Eventually they outgrew the property and seeking a greater market they moved to the end of Meshacket Road in 1979. After several years there, Jim and Debbie decided to build thier own farm stand on the site where it is now. The original building, built in 1981, was an 18x20 foot post and beam. There have been several additions since then, more greenhouses, an employee residence, the vegetable barn with its two farm kitchens and an equipment maintenance building, among other improvements. The fields and crops grew and flourished, and at the present point they are actively working more than 120 acres and hire a staff of up to 100.
Island Energy Services
For more than 50 years, the companies of Island Energy Services have warmed Nantucket homes businesses with our commitment to providing the best quality products and services available. Comprised of Harbor Fuel, Yates Island Gas, and Airport Gas, Island Energy Services has been supplying heating oil, propane, gasoline, and safe and reliable services to the Nantucket community since 1964.
Additionally, Island Energy Services is committed to and invests in the community of Nantucket by providing a healthy and fulfilling work environment for its employees and by giving philanthropically to organizations focused on youth & education programs, island conservation & sustainability, and the health and wellbeing of Nantucket residents.
Learn more at www.islandenergy-services.com