The Farm Dirt

Farm Talk is All About the Animals!

10AM in the Hayloft. Andrew Spollett
Did you know that in addition to growing beautiful vegetables Bartlett's Farm also has a growing collection of animals? We currently have two pair of working oxen and a whole roost of egg-laying chickens. Our resident animal expert, Andrew Spollett, will talk about the history of oxen as draft animals in New England, their training in the yoke and he will answer your questions about Bartlett's decision to bring working animals to the farm. And, weather permitting, we'll take a field trip out to the barn to get up close and personal with Ben, Jerry, Dunkin and Donut.

Andrew and Ben

Talk begins at 10am in the Hayloft.

There is no admission fee.

Whole Grain Goodness

Laurel Hill Grains

are Fair Trade, organic and crazy good for you!

Good Grains

Sprouted Brown Rice is easy to cook,

tastes yummy, and is super healthy for you.

For the recipe for Groovy Grain Goodness, go to our


What is Fair Trade and why is it important?

Fair Trade is a market driven social movement that aims to help producers in developing countries make better trading conditions and promote sustainability.

First Friday Dinner - March 4th

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March's First Friday Dinner
will feature several courses served both
individually and family style.
Start with some preferred artisinal cheeses selected by our
charcutier, Leah Mojer.

Continue with FreeBird chicken, leek, and tarragon soup.

Our own organic greens are producing very well, so we will feature greens that are picked the day of the dinner in a salad with dried cranberries, glazed cashews, and a shallot vinaigrette.

Marry-Me mashed potatoes, grilled veggies, mushroom-crusted filet of beef tenderloin and homemade tomato pasta with fresh basil and artichokes, herbs and feta will be passed.

And to top it all off, dessert includes a chocolate platter, cookie, brownie, truffle, strawberry and port.
The doors to the Hayloft open at 6pm,
with dinner served promptly at 6:30.
Special March Madness Price is $45 per person.
Gratuity is included


(Photos above are from February's First Friday Dinner)

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Did You Know...


...we have 17 greenhouses that are organically ceertified for growing herbs, greens and vegetables?


...our in-house charcutier makes sausages, pates, terrines pastrami, breakfast sausages and chorizo?


...we have nearly 200 chickens that provide fresh eggs for us
every single day?

Love Gardening?

Until the weather warms up, we can only dream and research what we are going to plant. Here's something to help keep you excited about gardening.

Click here to see the most recent issuse of the Proven Winner group's magazine, Proven Beauty

Sign Up for Cheesy Fun!

The Third Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational
is March 19th at 11am in the garden center. Compete, or just come out to cheer on the chefs in this timed competition.
For more information or to sign up, click here.


Bob and Donna - Winners of the Spirit Award in the 2010 contest.

Custom Salads at the Kitchen Counter

Custom salads at the kitchen counter are back! Using our own fresh greens and tons of terrific toppings, you can have a fresh mesclun salad made to your specifications with your choice of nine veggies, seven proteins, and eight kinds of cheese!

Or you can choose the daily lunch special or a
cup of hot farm-made soup!
Bring your laptop, pick up our wifi signal, log on, and sit down to enjoy your lunch.

Read our Farm Blog for a peek behind the scenes.

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