The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
  February 11, 2015
Open 8am-6pm
Farm Talk: Love Your Body
February 14, 2015
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a little love for yourself. Registered dietitian
Kathleen Minihan,
will focus on eating to nourish your body for health rather than appearance.

Free coffee, tea and farm baked goodies.

Where are the Farm-Grown Greens?
A few years ago we tried an experiment. Everyone loves our farm-grown greens like spinach, baby lettuce and arugula, so we decided to try to grow them on a year-round basis. They sure did taste good, and we loved having them on our tables as much as you all do.  So in the growing sense, the experiment was a success.  But in the financial sense (it cost HOW MUCH to heat the greenhouses all winter?) this experiment is simply not sustainable.  So we aren't growing greens over the coldest winter months this year. Don't panic though...
We have produce vendors all throughout New England sending us the freshest and best tasting greens available. Farmer Andrew surmises that they will begin seeding in April to get the first harvest in May. 
Grow Your Own Sprouts!
So with no farm-grown greens, the next best thing is growing your own sprouts!  Liz has brought in a great selection of sprouting seeds from
Botanical Interests 
Their website has a wealth of information on how to sprout seeds at home, using the seed sprouter or using a mason jar. This is a great project in practicing to grow your own food, and it's fascinating for kids to watch the germination and growing process. 
Planting Lilies
Pete and his crew are planning for spring by planting lots and lots of flowers!  We just can't wait for the lilies to can look for them in early May.
We don't want to be presumptuous, but do you love Bartlett's Farm?  If you do, please vote for us in Cape Cod Life's 'BEST OF CAPE AND ISLANDS' contest. 
Results will be printed in the June 2015 edition. 
March Saturday Supper
March 14 @ 6pm
Served family style - BYOB - $40 each

The menu will be posted closer to the date

Click here to reserve your tickets.

Join us on Wednesdays at from 2:30-4 to make a FREE crafternoon project!
February 11 - Valentine's Day Cards
February 18 - Paper Bag Animals
Sweets for Your Sweetie
Valentine's Day is this Saturday, and we have lots of
delicious gifts for your honey!
The winter storms just keep on rolling through!  It's a good thing we have plenty of recipes for nourishing comfort foods to get us through! This recipe from Jen Karberg is great to put in the slow cooker early in the morning so you can get on with enjoying your day! 
It was a winner in the 2013 Crock-Off!
Dinners to go!
On Monday choose meat or vegetarian curry for $14.99.  It comes with rice and a side of veggies from the case!
~Prime Rib on Tuesdays
~Lamb on Thursdays
~And a different delicious surprise dinner every Friday!
All start at 4:00 and last til they are gone!
Got Housing?
Do you have a house or room to rent to a
responsible Bartlett’s Farm employee?
We’ve identified a number of bright, qualified and mature prospective employees but don’t have enough of our own housing for all of them!
We are interested in assisting our employees in renting a house or helping them find rooms or host families on island.
We will work with you to find the right fit for your housing situation.
If you have a house or room to rent please:
email Laura Steele  or call her at 508-228-9403 x26
Upcoming Events

2/21 ACK Fresh Juice's Samantha Stillings will  sample recipes for
winter juicing. 

3/14 Join us in the Hayloft for  Saturday Supper At The Farm