The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
June 14, 2017 8-6pm
Summer Hours Start June 15 Open 7 days 8-7
 
 
 
Hot House Tomatoes are in the Market!
Nine varieties of lettuce are now being harvested from the fields, too!
 
 
 
The Ice Cream Truck is Open from 11- close every day!
 
 
 
 
 
Father’s Day Wines
Cheers to Dad this weekend with some wines whose makers are
all about their Dads!
Love, family and technique passed down through generations are a
big part of the Wine making tradition so pass the love to your Dad
with a delicious bottle of wine.
 
 
Heitz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012- Certified Organic
Now in its third generation, Heitz Cellars continues to produce benchmark Napa Valley cuvees that are both gorgeously rich yet balanced and restrained.
There’s a reason these wines have achieved Cult Status!
“Our 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet encapsulates the freshness of a
near-perfect growing season.”
Aromas of fresh-picked blackberry and cassis abound from this lively wine.
A beautiful, inviting wine that effortlessly balances classic Cabernet richness with silky tannins on the palate. This is a quintessential Cabernet Sauvignon through and through – at once charming and complex.
McNab Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon-$18.99
Grandfathers, father and sons have made McNab Winery what it is today.  
Founded by Rich Parducci who is a fourth-generation winemaker, his great grandfather Adolph Parducci founded Parducci Winery in 1932 and worked alongside his grandfather John Parducci until 1999 when McNab Winery came to fruition.
An award-winning winemaker, he makes wines in his own unique style and
finds a way to honor his grandfather’s history at the same time. 
Inviting scents of black cherries, tobacco and creamy vanilla
with a mouth full of rich fruit and elegant integrated oak.  
Nice weight balanced by a solid center and smooth finish.
Tannins are moderate which suggests the wine will
cellar well for several years.
This wine is just plain old delicious in a nice heavy “masculine” bottle. 
Robert-Degogent Macon-Villages “Les Sardines”- $32 
Lutte Raisonee (Sustainable Farming)

 The wines undergo a long, slow élévage in barrel that lasts anywhere from
fifteen to eighteen months.
They are bottled after two winters in barrel,
a treatment more common (yet still far from the norm) in the Côte d’Or,
and something that really sets them apart in the Mâconnais.  
At a fraction of the price of the appellations of
Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, to which they are often compared by
aficionados and critics alike, the wines of Robert-Denogent
offer tremendous value, wonderful richness, and impressive complexity.  
Treated more like a fine White Burgundy from the Cote de Beaune,
the 2013 sees two winters in barrel and the resulting wine is a
seamless effort with bold notes of rich, tropical fruit,
toasted brioche, bright minerals and a whisper of dried apricots.
 
 
 
From the Garden Center
We are fully stocked with new perennials and
farm-grown annuals every day.  Certified organic herbs and vegetables are all ready for your garden and it is the
PERFECT time to plant any kind of garden!
If you are like to pre-plan, or if you are just curious about what we have, check out our online Plant Finder before you come out! 
 
 
 
 
Sales from the Garden Center!
Hibiscus 4” 2 FOR $12.00
6” Boston and Kimberly Fern, 
10” and 12” Boston Fern Hanging Basket
20% Off
Iris 40% Off
Enriching Mulch Buy 1 Get 1 Free reg. $13.99 
Peat Moss 3.8 Cuft $14.99 reg. $19.99
Thunbergia Topiary & Annual with Trellis 50% Off
 
 
 
 
 
Still need ideas for Father's Day?
We have a whole line of grilling tools and accessories!
Or a gift certificate to the farm is always appreciated!
 
 
 
 
 
Third Annual Strawberry Festival
June 24 11-3
The Show Must Go On!
When we scheduled this year's Strawberry Festival, we fully expected the strawberry crop to be our usual abundant crop! 
But Mother Nature had other plans! 
Spring weather has delayed the ripening and it appears the early and mid season crops will be on the small (and late) side.
We seriously need more sunny warm weather to get them to turn red!
If there are enough that are ripe, we will open the fields to Pick-Your-Own on Festival Day.
But regardless of how many strawberries there are,
please join us in celebrating the beginning of Summer.
We’ll still have great food and music and crafts and
games for kids of all ages!
And Ice Cream. 
 
 
 
 
 

Watch Out for Mold and Plant Problems

in Your Garden!

 Experience tells us that when the sun finally comes out after an extended cold and wet period, mildew and other plant diseases will flourish.  

In the greenhouses, we continue to protecting the plants that we grow using preventative measures, and if you have garden plants, you should be doing the same thing.  The excessively cool spring followed by sunny weather is the perfect combination to make plant problems show up.

Safer Garden Fungicide and Serenade Disease Control are good organic choices for protecting your plants and preventing plant diseases.  

Use them responsibly and follow the directions on the label.

Grower Pete says prevention is key, because once a plant pathogen is established, it is difficult to cure.  

Ask our garden center staff for more information!

 
 
 
 
 
 
Currently we are looking for a Gift Department Assistant.
 
 
 
 
 
Farm Tours Tuesdays and Thursdays
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the farm and you will see
where the magic is made!
Learn about how we grow annuals and perennials, see the tomatoes tucked away in their greenhouses,
learn about growing organically and hydroponically,
and see how our hard-working crew gets it all done! 
Tours are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 am and are free.
Wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking on rough ground. 
Meet in front of the market at 9am.
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events:
Yoga in the Hayloft Every Day

6/17 10am-noon Herbal Wellness with Danica Connors - In the Hayloft


6/25 Blush Bash Nantucket 
A Celebration of the Pink Drink...Food...Music... Rosé

6/30 Blooming Bids for Kids


 
 
 
 
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