The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
October 4, 2017

Open Every Day 8 am-6pm
Nantucket Fresh Catch Hours 10-6 Wednesday through Sunday

Scenes from the Fruit Table
Heirloom  Apples are in!
Some of these varieties date back hundreds of years! The flavors and textures vary from type to type, with some being softer, some tarter, some sweeter, but all unique! 
Try a cheese platter with 3-4 different cheeses arranged with several thinly sliced heirloom apples.  The flavors complement each other in unique and surprising ways. 
The fruit table is full of fabulous fall flavors...try them all!
Organic Cranberries

Straight from Windswept Cranberry the market...ready for you to use or freeze!
Speaking of Cranberries...

Chef Neil will be at the
Nantucket Cranberry Festival
Saturday October 7th 
and he will be offering his very special
 Cranberry Macademia Tarts (made from an old family recipe), cranberry fudge, cranberry quick breads and more! 
The Cranberry Festival offers lots of fun for the whole family, from live music to delicious food, to learning all about the heritage of this native fruit!  Click here to learn more! 
Farm Grown Mums
are on SALE!

Now 20% off...
Plus, take a trip out to the Garden Center to see the collection of creative scarecrows! 
Prost! Oktoberfest!
 The world's largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair) is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, having been held since the year 1810.

We are celebrating over here at the Farm by enjoying some of the seasonal culinary delights that Oktoberfesters gregariously enjoy, washed down with delicious, complementary wines and ciders!

Oktoberfest Pairing Challenge-
We've taken some delicious Oktoberfest foods and paired them up with some great wines from our wine department. Try one of these great pairings tonight!
Sausages and Cru Beaujolais-

Reminiscent of pinot noir, the bright, juicy gamay grape from Beaujolais is a perfect match for garlicky, spiced, grilled sausages. The earthy freshness in the wine really helps to balance the richness and flavor in the sausage!

One to Try: 
Jean Marc Burgaud
Morgon Cote du Py 19.99

Smoked Pork and Sauerkraut with Riesling-

Dry Riesling is our top pick for this classic combination. Gorgeous, fresh aromatics, along with a typically medium to full body, helps these wines balance dishes which are fatty or acidic. 

A Riesling We LOVE:
Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Reisling, Finger Lakes, Ny 16.99
Obatzda &
 Sparkling Wine-

A Classic biergarten food, obatzda is a Bavarian cheese spread with surprisingly complex flavor. Sparkling wine is always safe bet in cheese pairing and this one is no different. The richness and acidity of the wine really complement the creamy, oniony goodness of the cheese spread.

We adore this Natural Loire Valley Sparkler:
Jo Landron "Atmospheres"

Rediscovering Hard Cider

Hard Apple Cider is having what somewhat of a renaissance lately, with more and more small, artisanal cideries popping up all over the country.

Many of these producers are committed to bringing back organic and biodynamic cultivation to neglected orchards, replanting heirloom and old world varieties, and using age-old techniques to create unique, delicious,
high quality ciders.

There are plenty of cheap, mass produced options out there, but with a little research, you can get your hands on some pretty cool bottles that drink more like craft beer or wine. Additionally, cider pairs extremely well with the fall table; roast pork, chicken, even fish.  Root vegetables, cheeses and squash dishes, all great companions to cider. 

At Bartlett's, we have a small but mighty selection of ciders that reflect these high standards of farming and production.
All are Organically farmed, small batch and handmade with love. Try splash in your next braised chicken recipe or sample a few with some regional cheeses. You'll be happy you did. 

Happy tasting!

Cheese and Wine Manager

Shacksbury Dry Cider 14.99/4
I love this quote from Colin Davis, one of the owners, 
    “Our ciders don’t taste like most ciders on the market,” Davis said. “They’re not sweet…we're looking for complexity and flavors that people don’t necessarily associate with apples. Apples can be spicy or nutty, tropical or smokey. I fall back on this analogy all the time, but we don’t expect fine wine to taste like grape juice. Why should cider be any different?” Exactly.
Eric Bordelet "Sidre" Brut, 13.99
Eric Bordelet, previously sommelier at Arpege Alain Passard's Restaurant in Paris took over the production of this family property in Normandy. Believing that cider and Poiré should be produced like wine, he grows more than 20 varieties of apples and 15 varieties of pear. Considered to be one of the greatest cider makers in all of France, Eric's creations have true terrior, or taste of place...
AVAL Cider 16.99/ 4 
AVAL means Apple in Breton, the traditional language in Bretagne, an area that’s made cider for more than 1,000 years. AVAL cider combines four types of apples picked exclusively in the region, giving it a crisp and citrusy taste,
a delightful balance of subtle sweetness and refreshing bitterness.
News From
Nantucket Fresh Catch

Nick says, "Gotta try the Day Boat Halibut from Maine". 
Leah says, "but, what does 'Day Boat' mean?"
                                "It means they go out, fish, and come back, all in the same day, which translates to super fresh, delicious fish"
Fresh Catch Hours are 10-6 Wednesday through Sunday
Let Us Cook for You...
We have Farm Made Dinner Specials 

Prepared Nightly (yes every week night!),
Skip the prep and just enjoy.. What are you waiting for? 

Check out Devon, left, basting his famous Prime Rib just before hand-carving and serving... You don't want to miss this!

Chinese Pork Loin
Served with Fried Rice and Vegetables
Our Famous Prime Rib
Served with Devon's Perfect Mashed Potatoes and Veggies
Turkey Dinner
Yep, just like you're imagining
Grilled Tri-Tip
Sliced to order with two Seasonal Sides
Roasted Whole Chicken
Roasted Potatoes or Rice and Beans with a Farm Fresh Side Salad

And if you want to know what's for lunch,
you should sign up to receive our daily lunch emails! Follow this link and inquire with customer service to be added to the list! 
Save the Date!
Our Ninth Annual
Ladies Night
Thursday, 11/2
In the Garden Center
Proceeds from this year's event will go to supporting Liz de Souza's family. 
We are looking forward to our best year yet,
with lot's of great new surprises!

Don't See Red... 

See Yellow!

Look for our YELLOW Sale Signs!

New Sale Items are Being Added Daily! 

Stock up for Game day, end of season Barbecues, or for a rainy day, perfect for a day of cooking indoors...

New Sale Gift Items!

Come check out Kate's new Sale wall of gifts, prices reduced to as much as 50 % OFF! Right across from Nantucket Fresh Catch

Want More Sale Info?

Check out our weekly sales flyer for details each week! 

CLICK HERE to see SPECIALS for 10/4-10/11

Join the "Farmily!"
We have fall/winter needs for:
  •         Cashier
  •         Garden Center Manager 

Possibilities for housing and year-round work!
Please apply online to become part of the Farmily!
Lots of Great Bartlett's Clothing, Sandals, Sweatshirts & Accessories are 25% OFF

 both in-store and online!

Upcoming Events:

10/14 Food Demo with Brandt Gould in the market at 11 and noon.

10/21 Food Demo with Greg Margolis of the Nantucket Culinary Center
11 and noon in the market

10/28 Farm Talk with DemandLink Nantucket Community Outreach Manager Kim Horyn  11 am in the Hayloft

10/28 Decorate your own pumpkins in the garden center. Purchase a pumpkin and take it to the garden center to decorate! Leave the mess at home! 11 am

11/2 Ladies Night to benefit the family of Liz Morcone de Souza

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