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News from Bartlett's Farm

August 24, 2011
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SUMMER HOURS

Open Every Day 8-7

Hours Change to 8-6 on September 5th.

PICK-YOUR-OWN TOMATOES!

Come and get 'em before Irene does!

Saturday, August 27th from 11-3!

Park your car near the entrance to the fields on Bartlett Farm Road
$1 per pound
Bring your own bags!

Tomatoes

John with Tomatoes

SmooshFaceTomato

What's Going on in the Shade Garden?

Blooming Creations is OPEN!

Bring us your over-grown, wind-blown containers and window boxes
and our creative team will make them look great again!
Plants like ornamental grasses, ornamental peppers, cabbage and kale, verbena, nemesia, mums, asters and calibrachoa will look great right through the fall!

fall window box

Community Supported Agriculture

Bartlett's is offering a Fall CSA!

What is a CSA?

CSA, Community Supported Agriculture, is a program where the local farmer offers customers fresh-picked produce weekly. The customer purchases a "share" of the season's harvest in advance. Essentially, the customer is buying a "share" of the produce and then the farmer provides the shareholder with farm fresh, locally grown produce for a certain period of time. A full share typically provides a week's worth of vegetables for a family of four.

Basket of Veggies

What are the benefits?

No need to wait in line! Just grab your bag and go!

Delivery is available for an additional fee.
Try new veggies that you might not normally buy
Recipes with your bag every week
Add on local farm eggs and/or Pain D'Avignon Bread
Become an investor in YOUR local farm
Two re-usable shopping bags
Surprises!

How does it work at Bartlett's Farm?

For the Fall CSA (9/9 - 11/25, 12 weeks), shareholders come to the farm to pick up their bag of vegetables once a week. Your bag will be kept in the cooler and a farm employee will grab it for you and you'll be all set - no need to wait in line! You will get a mix of whatever is being harvested that particular week. The produce will change as veggies go in and out of season and we'll do our best to diversify what is in the bag each week. Together, the farmer and the shareholder take on the risk of the harvest as well as the benefits.
For example, if there is little or no rain one week, you may not receive a huge supply of products.
Alternatively, if growing conditions are superb, you may receive excess supply. Please be aware that the CSA ONLY includes vegetables and eggs produced by Bartlett's Farm, not vegetables or eggs that are brought into our market from outside sources. If you choose to add Pain D'Avignon bread it will be flown over from Hyannis every week unless planes are not running due to inclement weather in which case you can either substitute La Brea bread that we bake in-house or you can receive 2 loaves the following week.

Shares will be available for pick-up every Friday from 1-6pm. If you cannot be at the farm to pick-up (or you have not signed up for delivery), you must make arrangements to have someone else pick-up your share or your share will be forfeited for that week. You can always ask a friend or neighbor to pick-up on your behalf if you are out of town or unavailable on the pick-up date/time.

How do I become a shareholder?

Fill out the CSA Agreement available at the farm,call Amy Zielinski at (508) 228-9403 x12 or
email her for an application.

Upcoming Events

August 25 6-8pm: Book Signing at Mitchell's Book Corner: Barbara Gookin will sign copies of Harvesting Nantucket: A Taste of Bartlett's Ocean View Farm

September 10: Farm Talk - Wine and Cheese Tasting
with Leah Mojer and Amber Cantella

September 17: Farm Talk - Fall Pots and Windowboxes

September 24: Fall Celebration 10-5


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