Events – join us in celebrating local food!

Harvest Highlight: Ukranian Borscht with Yuliia Svieshnikova

June 8, 2024 1:00 PM, at the Truro Public Library

Immerse Yourself in Ukrainian Culture: Learn to Make Borscht with Yuliia!  Join us for a delightful afternoon of culinary exploration as Yuliia, a talented home cook, leads us in creating a pot of traditional borscht and scrumptious carrot buns.  Ukrainian Borscht is more than just a meal – it’s a UNESCO-recognized cultural heritage! Yuliia will be using the freshest, locally-grown spring carrots and beets to recreate the vibrant flavors and aromas passed down through generations in her Ukrainian family. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to expand your culinary horizons and learn about a cherished dish from Ukrainian culture while enjoying a fun and interactive cooking experience in a warm and welcoming environment.

Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today! Be sure to come hungry – you won’t want to miss tasting the fruits (or should we say vegetables?) of her labor!

OUR PRESENTER, Yuliia Svieshnikova recounts from her childhood – “When I was a child, I used to spend every summer at my grandparents’ farmhouse, who lived in a small village in Ukraine. My grandmother and grandfather had a big garden with a great variety of fruits & vegetables that my cousin and I enjoyed eating all summer and winter long… I remember that during the summer time, we only had to go to a small grocery store to buy bread (which in Ukraine we eat a lot with every meal). The rest of the food was coming from their farm and garden. Eating fresh, organic & grown with love and care fruits & vegetables as well as being raised in a country where home-made food and a tradition of eating together taught me love and appreciation for food. I love cooking and am very happy to share my passion and knowledge with anyone who loves food and likes trying new things.”

Sunset Market, Small Bites & Craft Cocktails

Thursday, May 23rd 4:30-7 PM, in the gardens of the historic Mary Heaton Vorse House, Provincetown

Sustainable CAPE and the Provincetown Arts Society invite you to:

SHOP freshly-sourced local fare.
SAMPLE a varied menu of locally sourced hors d’oeuvres.
GATHER with friends, farmers, fishermen and 3 talented chefs. 
SIP gorgeous craft cocktails made with farm-fresh ingredients and herbs. 
Bouquets of Truro-grown flowers for sale will round out a delicious evening.

We’d love for you to join us to shop, sample, gather & sip!

Harvest Highlight: Wampanoag Spring Cooking with Kitty Hendricks-Miller

May 11, 2024 1:00 PM, at the Wellfleet Public Library

Join us for a Taste of Spring with a Wampanoag Chef! We’re thrilled to invite you to a special demonstration featuring talented Wampanoag Chef & Educator Kitty Hendricks-Miller. Nanaweetah (Kitty) will teach us the art of preparing delicious & vibrant spring greens and traditional boiled bread with seasonal fruits & native corn. This demonstration is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in Wampanoag culture & culinary traditions, learn valuable cooking skills using seasonal ingredients, and savor the taste of fresh, local flavors. Don’t miss this chance to explore the rich culinary heritage of the Wampanoag people!

OUR PRESENTER, Kitty Hendricks-Miller (Nanaweetah) is a Mashpee Wampanoag tribal citizen and is currently the Indian Education Coordinator for the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. Kitty recently served as the writer on the Thanksgiving episode of Molly of Denali (PBS) and has appeared in The Mayflower episode of We Shall Remain and the feature film Crooked Arrows. For over twenty years, Kitty has managed and performed with the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers, using her musical gifts to share traditional Eastern songs with audiences all over New England. She has extensive experience in the museum sector, helping to ensure accurate representation of Wampanoag traditions and culture. Kitty currently serves on the Boards of the Indigenous Resource Collaborative, Native Land Conservancy, and Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project. She is honored to be a part of the We Are the Land Creative and Production team.

Harvest Highlight: Italian Carbonara with Chef Caleb Luster

April 27, 2024 1:00 PM, at the Truro Public Library

Calling all pasta lovers! Join us for a delightful cooking class where you’ll learn the secrets of authentic Italian Carbonara from talented Chef Caleb Luster. This hands-on experience will highlight the importance of fresh, local ingredients, as he cracks open farm-fresh eggs and transforms them into a creamy decadent sauce. Learn how to perfectly cook the pasta, render savory fat, work with what’s lying around in your fridge & pantry, and create a dish that bursts with flavor. Reserve your spot today and take your pasta skills to the next level!

OUR PRESENTER, Chef Caleb Luster keeps the legacy strong at Ciro & Sal’s, the Provincetown restaurant where his culinary journey began. Rich with family history, this Northern Italian haven, lauded for its “Best Dish” by Cape Cod Magazine, is more than just a workplace for Caleb – it’s a canvas for his passion, where he is committed to using fresh, high-quality foods and butchering veal (twice a week, in-house!). Here, tradition meets innovation, where he creates delicious meals that honor classic recipes and locally grown foods while using every part of the animal. Caleb’s path wasn’t always kitchen-bound. A business degree from Boston’s Emmanuel College led him to Los Angeles, where he honed his skills as executive chef at El Tejano and Tipsey Cow. In 2017, the pull of home brought him back to Provincetown, and he is nor owner & executive chef at Ciro & Sal’s. When he’s not orchestrating culinary delights, Caleb explores Europe with his wife Shelby, savoring flavors from every corner of the continent.

Harvest Highlight: Local Eggs with Chef Liam Luttrell-Rowland

April 13, 2024 2:00 PM, at the Wellfleet Public Library

Join us for an “eggsploration” of classic French cooking! Come learn about soufflés, crème brûlée, sabayon, simple poaching & more as we delve into the magic of eggs.  Chef Liam will demonstrate how to make a chocolate soufflé cake, a recipe passed down from his great grandmother to his mother and then to him, as well as a crème brûlée!  In addition to Chef teaching how to create these sweet delectable desserts, he will discuss some basics of egg cookery, including temperatures, methods and tips for poaching, frying, and sunny-side over-easy.  Paying homage to this locally-available & highly nutritious kitchen staple, Chef Liam will walk you through all the steps in a fun & accessible learning environment.  Don’t miss this “eggstraordinary” event!

OUR PRESENTER, Liam Luttrell Rowland is a local chef, teacher, and business owner. He has worked with some of the country’s top chefs and James Beard Award Winners, like Barbara Lynch, Katie Button and Elliot Moss. In 2019, Liam was sponsored by Ocean Spray as one of the northeast leading new culinary talents for his work at Spindler’s in Provincetown, MA.  During the Covid-19 pandemic, Liam started his own company, called Farm Stand, bringing together his love of farm food, gardening and chefing. Liam and his family live on Cape Cod, and he is the owner of the historic Salty Market in North Truro.

Harvest Highlight: Preservation Methods with Chef Garrett Smythe

March 30, 2024 1:00 PM, at the Truro Public Library

Please join us on Saturday, March 30th at 1 pm at Truro Library for a tastebud journey with Chef Garrett Smythe as he presents fermentation & preservation methods from various parts of the world, including Korea, Japan, and Eastern Europe. With an attention to detail and a love of food, Garrett will give a hands-on demonstration, show a few different ways to ferment & preserve, and offer loads of great tips and inspiring ideas. Using pea shoots, locally-grown veggies & fresh shellfish, you’ll be amazed by all the delicious foods he whips up during class!  Hope to see you there.

OUR PRESENTER, Chef Garrett Smythe has spent the last two decades learning how to cook, starting in 2004 at The Wicked Oyster in Wellfleet. A wide variety of cooking experiences in San Francisco, Boston, and New York City have helped him develop a deep appreciation of the joys and difficulties of cooking seasonally and locally. He is now very pleased to call the beautiful landscapes of Cape Cod his home. After spending six years as the chef/co-owner of Sunbird Kitchen in Orleans, and two years as the chef of The Pheasant in Dennis, he is currently working on a new opportunity on the Outer Cape. When not working, he is usually spending time with his wife and three young children or walking a trail in the woods with his dog Etta.

Harvest Highlight: Piemont-Inspired Cooking with Nicole Cormier, RD, LDN

February 24, 2024 1:00 PM, at the Provincetown Public Library

While sharing stories and insights from her Italian lineage, Nicole Cormier, Outer Cape chef & knowledgeable dietitian, will prepare a Piedmont-inspired polenta dish using locally-sourced cornmeal, Cape Cod-grown garlic and herbs, and Uli’s mushrooms. Not only will you get to see her step-by-step process, you’ll also find out where to source ingredients locally and learn the nutritional benefits of these foods. Additionally, you’ll leave with some other ideas for simple & nourishing meals and learn how to incorporate more nutrient-rich foods into your cooking practice. Join us for this special event where delicious flavors and locally-grown foods come together in a traditional old world recipe. Watch a video of the event here!

OUR PRESENTER, Nicole Cormier is an herbalist, registered dietitian, local food enthusiast, author, and intuitive eating nutrition therapist. She indulges her passion for nutrition and local foods on beautiful Cape Cod through her nutrition therapy practice, Delicious Living Nutrition, and Dietetic Internship. Her collaborations with local chefs, non-profits, schools, farmers’ markets, restaurants, and art centers include programs, dinners, workshops, and catering.

Harvest Highlight: South African Cooking with Abraham Van der merwe

February 10, 2024, 2:00 PM, at the Provincetown Public Library

Join Swazi Chef Abraham Van der merwe at the Provincetown Library on Saturday, February 10 at 2pm for a live cooking class using locally-sourced ingredients. Chef will demonstrate his cooking process, explain methods and provide step-by-step instruction as he creates traditional South African oxtail with a twist. Inspired by his vast culinary experience, his passion for sustainable farming, and his love for culinary diversity, Abraham’s cooking is creative, playful, and full of flavor.  Are you interested in learning how to cook something new and different? Hungry for inspiration during this bleak winter season? Come meet this talented Swazi chef, learn how to create a unique oxtail dish, and find out where you can buy ingredients locally. Watch a video of the event here!

OUR PRESENTER, Abraham Van der merwe, is a passionate and experienced Swazi chef with a deep love for sustainable farming. With a culinary journey that began in 2012 in his homeland of Eswatini (also known as Swaziland), Abraham quickly made a name for himself in the industry. He started a successful cafe in Mbabane, the capital city of Eswatini, which became a beloved hotspot for locals. In 2015, Abraham expanded his culinary expertise into… read more

Sunset Market & Bar

September 14, 2023, 4-7 PM, in the garden at the Mary Heaton Vorse House

Join Sustainable CAPE and the Provincetown Arts Society for an evening of local bites, cocktails, cooking demonstrations, and local food available to purchase.

Chefs: Collin Kolisko, Josh Saraceno, Greg Thomas

Purveyors: Billingsgate Charters, Uli’s Mushrooms, Down Home Farms, Hillside Poultry, Nestwood Farms, Wellfleet Chick Koop

 

Harvest Highlight Workshop Series, 2022-23

JOIN US for an fun & informative series of workshops with local farmers, chefs, nutritionists and herbalists! Each local food enthusiast will share their extensive knowledge. Designed to offer both creative education and place focus on a monthly regional crop, this class and demonstration will inspire and inform. Learn more about Sustainable CAPE’s Harvester Highlight Soup Kitchen Donation Program, designed to coordinate with this Harvester Highlight Workshops at libraries! For more information please contact the program manager at sarah@sustainablecape.org.

Eat Edible Weeds with Sarah Naciri

June 10, 2023, 1:00 PM, at the Truro Public Library

Come take a walk around the Truro Library grounds and Sustainable CAPE’s Children’s Community Garden with Farmer Sarah to forage for a variety of edible & medicinal plants. Sarah will teach you how to identify, discuss the medicinal & nutritional properties, and explain how to prepare & cook the familiar weeds.  She’ll also demo how to make delicious seasonal herb salads & dressings! 

OUR PRESENTER, Sarah Naciri is a local herbalist, educator, forager and farmer living in North Truro.  Being out in nature and wildcrafting plants, shrooms and lichen with thoughtfulness and care is her greatest passion.  Sarah has been studying herbalism and making plant medicine for nearly 20 years, and during the past five or so years, she has been happily teaching classes and leading foraging walks in our community.  In addition to her vocation as an herbalist, Sarah loves working with Sustainable CAPE as the farmer/educator of the Children’s Community Garden, as well as Program Manager of a monthly fruit + veggie CSA+ and this Harvest Highlight Workshop Series.  You can find Sarah and her Wild Blossoms Apothecary selling potent medicinal products at the Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown Farmers’ Markets during the summer season.  She is often accompanied by her little foragers, her seven-year old daughter Leela and two-year old son Ahkiel. 

Making Sushi with Chef Alice Gong

May 6, 2023, 1:00 PM, at the Truro Public Library

Come learn how to make sushi! Chef Alice Gong will teach us how to make 4 types of rolls, properly wash & make sushi rice; demonstrate various veggie cutting techniques; discuss delicious sauces and where to access local proteins & produce; and direct us on where to purchase best sushi-making supplies and ingredients.  Don’t miss this fun & instructional learning experience.   

OUR PRESENTER, Alice Gong, is a forager & chef with many unique talents. She is the Program Director for Twenty Summers and works at the Provincetown Farmers’ Market. Alice has over a decade of experience making sushi; being a sushi chef during the summer months is what brought her to the Outer Cape! Born in Beijing, Alice now resides in Truro.

Prenatal & Postpartum Nutrition with Lindsey Goodman, IBCLC & former CPM

April 1, 2023, 1:00 PM, at the Truro Public Library

Join Lactation Consultant and former Certified Professional Midwife, Lindsey Goodman of Warm Welcome, for an informative class focused on optimal nutrition during every stage of pregnancy.  Class will cover: foods to enjoy & avoid; recipes for nutrient-rich meals & meal-storage tips; where to access local proteins & produce. Come learn about self-care in pregnancy and preparing your nest with nutritious foods to sustain and nurture you during new parenthood. Partners welcome!

OUR PRESENTER, Lindsey Goodman of Warm Welcome, has 15 years of experience in counseling as a parenting coach, a birth and postpartum doula, and a home birth Midwife (CPM) as well as supporting breast/chestfeeding families as a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Lindsey is married to a wonderful guy and is filled with gratitude for their two sweet, energetic boys. She loves time with friends & family, cooking nutritious foods, being in nature, yoga and travel. 

Seed Talk & Swap with Dave Scandurra

March 25, 2023, 1:00 PM, at the Truro Public Library

Come learn about the importance of open-pollinated heirlooms, how to start & save seeds, and how to harvest, process and store seeds to build your own supply.  A collective seed swap will follow the presentation, so please bring seeds to share!
  
OUR PRESENTER, Dave Scandurra, started Edible Landscapes of Cape Cod 11 years ago with the simple mission of helping people grow food and connect with nature in their own yard. Dave is an avid seed-saver and collector with extensive knowledge of plants and local ecology.

Cook Uli’s Mushrooms with Chef Garrett Smythe

March 4, 2023, 1:00 PM, at the Truro Public Library

Interested in expanding and enhancing your culinary skills?  Like eating mushrooms but bored with how you prepare them?  Join us for a live cooking demo with The Pheasant’s talented chef, Garrett Smythe. Chef will teach how to cook Uli’s locally-grown mushrooms in a variety of ways.  Learn to make confit, pickle, dry shrooms for dashi broth, and more! 

OUR PRESENTER, Chef Garrett Smythe has spent the last two decades learning how to cook, starting in 2004 at The Wicked Oyster in Wellfleet. A wide variety of cooking experiences in San Francisco, Boston, and New York City have helped him develop a deep appreciation of the joys and difficulties of cooking seasonally and locally. He is now very pleased to call the beautiful landscapes of Cape Cod his home. After spending six years as the chef/co-owner of Sunbird Kitchen in Orleans, he is currently enjoying a new opportunity as the chef of The Pheasant in Dennis. When not working, he is usually spending time with his wife Chelsea, and three young children, Milo, Lennon, and Rose, or walking a trail in the woods with his dog Etta.

Cheese-Making with Sadie Hill

February 25, 2023, 1:00 PM, at the Truro Public Library

Are you interested in learning how to make cheese this winter?!  During class, local cheese-maker Sadie Hill will provide a discussion on the basics of cheese-making and give a live demonstration.  You’ll learn where to source equipment and supplies, the importance of quality milk, the steps & preparations involved, and a ricotta & pea shoot toast recipe.  Don’t miss out on learning an ancient craft and meeting a local maker.

OUR PRESENTER, Sadie Hill is an artisan cheese-maker and educator living on Cape Cod.  After visiting New England farms in search of goats for her herd, she noticed that most farms were making cheese!  Feeling inspired, she became a full-time cheese-maker and goat mama.  In 2016, Sadie opened The Two Goats School of Cheesemaking with the belief that it’s time to bring back the family cow and make cheeses in our kitchens!

CLAM JAM with Alice Gong & Melissa Yow is back!

January 28, 2023, 1:00 PM, at the Truro Public Library

Come learn how to shuck and prep quahogs, littlenecks, oysters, sea clams, razor clams, steamers, and bay scallops.  Living shellfish fresh out of local waters will be there for you to see, touch, and learn how to open. Fried oysters and a delicious aioli made with local garlic will be prepared on the spot for everyone to taste & enjoy!   

 

OUR PRESENTERS:

Melissa Yow grew up digging for clams and catching crabs around the salt marsh.  Somehow she never stopped, and continues to shellfish for a living in Wellfleet, both as a wild harvester & oyster farmer.

Alice Gong is a forager & chef with many unique talents.  She is the Program Director for Twenty Summers, sells at the Provincetown Farmers’ Market, and organizes community volleyball.   Born in Beijing, Alice now resides in Truro

Making Fire Cider with Nicole Cormier, RD, LDN

January 7, 2023, 1:00 PM, at the Truro Public Library

PLEASE JOIN US for a fun, hands-on workshop where you’ll learn to make your own fresh fire cider with garlic, ginger, turmeric, & more.  Registered Dietic Nutritionist Nicole Cormier will guide you in making your own batch, provide a variety of recipes, and teach about the history & health benefits of this immune-building herbal tonic.  She’ll also recommend local sources to help you gather the most potent ingredients!

 

OUR PRESENTER, Nicole Cormier, is an anti-diet dietitian, local food enthusiast, author, and an intuitive eating nutrition therapist. She indulges her passion for nutrition and local foods on beautiful Cape Cod through her nutrition therapy practice, Delicious Living Nutrition, and through her work with Sustainable CAPE. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts and the Beth Israel Deaconess Dietetic Internship in 2006. She founded the DLN Dietetic Internship, welcoming its first class in January 2020 to focus on dietetics in agriculture.

This program is supported in part with funding from the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture Resources. 

Chefs 4 Community

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 5:00 PM

The Cranberry Sunday Supper – a benefit at Spindler’s for Sustainable CAPE

Barbara Lynch – Liam Rowland – Liz Lovati – Mac Hay – Michela Carew-Murphy

James Beard Award-winner and Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef Barbara Lynch, one of the world’s leading chefs and restauranteurs, will collaborate with Provincetown talent Liam Luttrell Rowland (Spindlers), Liz Lovati (Liz’s Cafe), Mac Hay (Mac’s Seafood), Michaela Carew-Murphy (Sal’s Place) on a five course dining extravaganza. This year’s cocktails and courses will creatively highlight a local, seasonal superfood – the cranberry – paying homage to this legacy ingredient. Join top chefs and Sustainable CAPE at Spindler’s as together we support Provincetown’s Farmer-in-the-School program, a bountiful children’s garden and farmers’ market initiatives for children, families, seniors and veterans.