The Farm Dirt

Last Chance for Tickets!
Bartlett's Table: Harvest Dinner
Saturday September 4th
(Rain or Shine!)

This has been a great growing season for us, and we want to share the flavors of the summer.The entire kitchen staff is preparing for this dinner which will feature all the tastes of summer, from appetizers to dessert! The dinner will go on, regardless of the weather. We plan to be outside, but we have a perfect 'Plan B' in case the weather doesn't cooperate.

Begin with hors d'oeuvres at 5:30
Continue with soup, entree, and dessert
all prepared in our kitchen with local ingredients,
featuring our own vegetables, and accompanied by specially chosen wines and beer.

Tickets are $120 per person
$100 for Friends of the Farm
Only 100 tickets will be sold.

To purchase tickets,email Tommy
Hurricane Earl Advances...
...So if you want to stock up, now is the time! Charcoal (on sale this week with your FOTF card), batteries and water may be on your list, and we have them.
You may just want to make the trip to get some of the delicious
Honeycrisp Apples from Carlson Orchards that just arrived
...YUM (That means the Honeycrisp cider can't be far behind!)
I'm planning on doing some freezing tonight and tomorrow, as the wonderful corn we've been enjoying all summer is nearly gone. The warm temperatures for the last two months have pushed the corn along to the point that we are now harvesting what we would be normally be picking in late September! With these last few batches, I'll be set for the winter for corn, as long as the power doesn't go out!
To freeze corn, blanch the peeled ears in boiling water for one minute. Plunge into ice water, cut off the cob and put the kernels in a freezer bag. Squeeze out the extra air, and toss them in the freezer. You can use them in soups, stews, and all sorts or recipes all winter.
Employee Photo Contest
Each year, our employees are invited to participate in a Bartlett's Farm Photo contest. Photos were judged on creativity, composition and overall appeal, in the categories of 'farm,' 'people,' 'island,' and 'sunsets.' The results were announced at our end-of-summer pig roast and we'd like to share some of them with you! (In no particular order)
Bird on a Sunflower
Dobrochna Panka
Squash on Plastic
by Fabienne Bletry
Cleome and Farmhouse
by Hilary Newell
Jump Into the Cool Water
by Fabienne Bletry
Solitude
by Pablo Ruiz
Hours
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Beginning September 6
Open Every Day
8-6
Seven Days a Week
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Until then
8-7
Every Day
What's Being Harvested?
Tomatoes:
red, yellow, heirloom, plum, yellow cherry, red cherry
Corn will be done on Labor Day
Peppers: green bell, purple bell, jalapeno, cubanelle
Watermelon: red, yellow, seedless
Cantaloupe
Beans: green and wax
Cabbage: green and red
Broccoli
Beets: bull's blood, striped, red, golden, white
Carrots: orange, yellow purple
Potatoes: red, white, yukon red, yukon gold, fingerling
Radishes
Field Greens:
nine lettuces, dill, cilantro
Organics:
chives, mint, oregano,
italian parsley, curly parsley
rosemary, sage, tarragon,
thyme: lavender, lemon, english
lemon verbena.
Lunch emails
Mj is going to start sending her daily lunch emails in September! Learn what the hot lunch special is, what's at the counter, and what kind of muffins are freshly baked on any particular morning.
So if you're going to be around after the summer crowds leave, be in the know, and use the link below
to subscribe to the daily email!
Join Our Mailing List!
Whether you are new to our email service or you've been reading the Farm Dirt faithfully for a few years, you may want to update your email preferences.
Click 'join our mailing list' above and you can choose which categories of emails you would like to receive...Mj's daily lunch emails, Farmer John's stormy day alerts, or to find out which vegetables are being harvested.
Island Fair
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE 2010 ISLAND FAIR!!September 11 and 12
All volunteers get free admission and lunch.
Community Service hours
for Teens.
Help Run an Activity or Game for Families.
Shift Times:
SATURDAY Sept 11
9:30-12:30,
12:20-3:30,
3:30-5:30
SUNDAY Sept 12
10:30-1:00
1:00-4:00
SEPTEMBER 11 & 12
CALL MARIA 228-0484
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