The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
October 26, 2016
The farm is open every day from 8am - 6pm!
(That includes Saturdays and Sundays!)
OCTOBER 29 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Don your ghost, ghoul, or witch costume for trick or treating in the Garden Center. Visit our scarecrow display, check out our thousands of pumpkins and find our employees
who will be handing out sweets and treats for the kids.
All pumpkins and gourds are 50% off
Join us for our First Fall Farm Talk
7 Ways To Reduce Stress
OCTOBER 29 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Life can be stressful and we all know that stress is not good for our health or well-being...  Before the holiday season kicks into full gear join
Marsha Egan
as she shares 7 simple steps that you can take to reduce stress in your life. Marsha is a certified executive and life skills coach
and a professional speaker.
Coffee, tea and fresh-baked farm goodies will be provided.
Farmers Dave and Andrew tell me there will be
Hydroponic Veggies
for about three more weeks!
The hydro house will then be retro-fitted to improve and expand hydroponic production for the 2017 season! 
Lettuce, Bok Choy and Basil are all in the market!
Red Oakleaf and Green Oakleaf Salanova lettuces taste really great
when grown hydroponically.
Kombucha Corner Has Moved! 
Look for the full selection of 7 varieties close to the registers!
Have you started thinking about your holiday gifting? 
How about a gift basket? 
Order now and we’ll delivery for free before Christmas.
Need a gift for your host and hostess?
Or a great Thank You gift for anyone special? 
Contact Kate to pre-order and pick up a basket at the farm and get get 10% off 
*Order by November 30!*
Snack Attack Basket
From the Garden Center
Annual 4” 50% Off
Includes Proven Winners and Proven Selections
Tropical Foliage & 8” Jade Plants 50% off
(Excludes succulents)
All Perennials 75% Off
(Excludes  Evergreens)
Herbs 75% Off
(regularly $5.29 and $4.50)

Time to Plant Bulbs for Spring!  
Daffodils, tulips, alliums and more are in the market.  Plan ahead for the 2017 daffodil festival and add some different varieties!
French Connection
A spectacular pairing from France will leave a lasting memory.
I’ll never forget that Epoisses years back, paired with crusty bread, juicy Farm tomatoes and a fleshy French Bourgogne Rouge, devoured standing up in a friend’s kitchen. Or a potluck dinner in Ireland that revealed a massive golden hunk of aged Gruyere, holding court there at the center of the table. Each morsel I stole and savored, washed down with an enlightening, brambly French field blend, varietals unknown.  Aged goat’s cheese, oozing with savory paste, paired (many times...) this summer with a crisp French Sauvignon Blanc or Sancerre Rose is one I will return to time and again. Here are some tips to help you chase your own memorable French pairing.
With so many cheeses made throughout France ... and so many wonderful wines ... one suggestion/rule of thumb for successfully pairing French Cheeses is to pair local or regional wines with their equivalent local or regional cheeses. The terroir for growing the grape vines and growing the grass and natural pasturage for the
cows, goats and sheep will be similar. 
Here, we head to Southern France and
pair some local flavors in hopes for a lasting effect.
Le Cirque, Rouge Cotes Catalanes 2013
Le Cirque is crafted by the progressive Les Vignerons de Tautavel Vingrau (VTV) cooperative in the village of Tautavel. Aptly named after the vast, amphitheater-shaped bowl of vineyards stretching north towards Vingrau, the wines represent phenomenal values, and perfectly reflect the rugged, wind-swept terroir in which they are grown. Expressive nose of jammy dark berry fruits such as blackberry with hints of licorice. Full bodied with soft tannins and a spicy finish.
92 POINTS- Robert Parker
“Spectacular bouquet of black raspberry, black cherry, sappy herbs, leather and hints of crushed rock that flows to a medium-bodied, pure, layered and balanced feel on the palate..."
Beneath its amber, mold-dappled rind lies an ivory paste that is both slightly granular and very rich, boasting toasted wheat aromas and nutty, grassy-sweet flavors. The unctuous sheep's milk curds are warmed before being pressed into wheels--its resulting texture makes it a superb melter, and its pious origins (often made in by monks in the western Pyrenees) ensure the high quality of the entire cheese making process. 
Did you know we have a whole lot of products on sale in the market every week?  Click here to find out what they are!
In addition to several other products, award-winning Ajiri Teas are 25% off this week! From their website...Our Kenyan Black Tea is grown in the green, fertile Kisii Hills of western Kenya. Our goal is to create employment for women in western Kenya. Each unique label is handmade using dried banana leaves. All profits from sales of Ajiri Tea are donated to the Ajiri Foundation to pay school fees for orphans in western Kenya. 
Thinking about Thanksgiving?
Our kitchen will be preparing all your favorite sides and desserts (along with a few new favorites this year) and we'll have Murray's 100% Natural, Non-GMO, Free-Roaming and Antibiotic-Free Turkeys. Place your order today at the deli counter, by calling 508.228.9403 x18 or online.
Ladies Night is November 2, 5:30-8pm
Kick off the holiday season with a fun night at the farm!  
This year we are moving the event into the garden center greenhouse for even more space for the dozens of vendors and shoppers. 
Start your holiday shopping by buying local!
There will be festive drinks, tasty treats from our kitchen, a Chinese auction and more!  All proceeds this year will benefit
Housing Nantucket and their mission to create diverse types of safe, suitable, and sanitary living accommodations to  persons of low, moderate and middle income on Nantucket.
Cost: $ 20 suggested donation includes 2 beverage tickets
Ship A Wreath...Get $10 off  
Pick Up Your Wreath
At The Farm...Get 10% off
This special pricing ends October 31. 
These hand-decorated, double-sided balsam wreath are
decorated by our talented staff and are favorites of friends and loved ones all over the United States.
In addition to red berries and incense cedar,
we collect pine cones from island trees and scallop shells from our beaches to adorn these wreaths.
This gift will share your love for Nantucket and
will be appreciated and remembered.

and get
$10 off shipping anywhere in the continental US.
10% off a wreath when you pick up your wreath at the farm. 

The discount ends on November 1 so don't delay!
(Don't forget to order one for yourself, too)
Shipping starts November 28!
In store pick up begins November 21!

These wreaths make great corporate gifts, too.  
Click here to email Liz for volume pricing on orders
for 10 or more. 

Make Your Own Wreath!
If you haven't attended one of Liz De Souza's wreath making class, you've been missing out!  You will walk away from this fun gathering with a wreath that you have decorated and you can be proud to hang it on your door or give it as a gift!
These classes fill up fast, so don't hesitate to reserve  your spot! 
Hot Dinner Specials Every Weeknight!
New! Monday - Asian pork with fried rice + steamed vegetables - $13.99pp
Tuesday - Prime rib with mashed potatoes + vegetables - $16.99/lb
New! Wednesday - Pasta with salad + garlic bread - $13.99pp
Thursday - Leg of lamb
with 2 sides - $14.99/lb
Friday - Whole roasted chicken with 2 sides - $14.99ea
Plus check out the Family-Sized Desserts in the Hot Box at the Kitchen Counter!  Dessert for 4 - all ready to go!

Dinners specials start at 4pm and are available until sold out.
Tag Sale!
The garden center and the gift department have been cleaning up inventory and everything in the tag sale is at least 50% off. You will find it set up across from fish counter and prices are indicated by different colored dots on the products. Save big! All clothing is on sale too, with lots of it at 75% off!
Coming up...

Dharma Yoga Nantucket Classes every day in the Hayloft

11/12: Farm Talk 10 am Annie Farrell Master Gardner

11/18: Nantucket Fresh Catch re-opens every day noon-6pm

In the garden Center.  
To accommodate early birds, the market will open at 7:30am on 11/19

November 26: 10 am Wreath Making Class

December 2: Stroll Farm to Table Dinner Sold Out

December 3: 10 am Wreath Making Class

December 4:  noon Wreath Making Class