The Farm Dirt

Gardening Forum
Saturday, October 16 10AM in the Hayloft

Liz Morcone
and her panel of gardening experts will share successes and failures of the 2010 gardening season, and field questions about your garden. Topics will range from slugs and earwigs to pruning, deer issues, nutrition and variety selection. Bring a friend and bring your questions for this lively discussion!

Coffee and tea available.

What's going on?
Honeycrisp apples are back!
We thought they were done for the season, but it turns out they are so busy at Carlson Orchards, they haven't been able to ship them! They promise that the Honeycrisp Cider will be bottled and shipped as soon as they are able!

There are lots of events coming up, including the first
"First Friday Dinner" on November 5th.
(More information and sign-up below.)

We are also putting the final touches on our
Third Annual Ladies Night
November 11 from 6:30-9
Soothe Your Senses!
We have 17 confirmed vendors, opportunities for pampering, food samples and cocktails. All proceeds and tips and cash donations will be donated to the
Nantucket Emergency Food Pantry.

Farm Talks and Chef Talks are scheduled right through December 18th! Watch the website for information about these free, informative talks.
Wreath Workshops 11/27, 12/1, 12/4 and 12/5
Call Liz to register for wreath workshops. 508-221-2767


First Friday Dinners

Sit down to a relaxing and cozy dinner prepared by

Chef Neil Patrick Hudson and our farm kitchen staff.

This new series of dinners will be held in the Hayloft on the first Friday of every month, beginning November 5th.
Enjoy four courses, from soup to dessert, featuring our own farm-grown veggies and your choice of Filet of Beef or Butternut Squash Ravioli...

To register or learn more about First Friday Dinners, click here.

You will be directed to the the registration form where you may make your reservation and pay with a credit card or via paypal.

Making Strides THIS SUNDAY!

Hello everyone,

It's that time of year again. For the third time, I am the captain of Clare's Corny Crew! This team has been one of the biggest fundraisers on island in the past couple of years and I am hoping to keep that going!

Please sign up to walk with me or donate to support our team!

This year's walk will be on Sunday, October 17th at 12:00pm and it should be more impressive than ever. This walk will start at the Nantucket High School, which is a higher profile location, and the set start time creates a large group of walkers for greater visual impact! Walking this year will mean more than ever before.

I know that the walk is coming up pretty soon but is not too late to join the team or donate. In this modern day and age, fundraising is easier than ever before. You can reach out to everyone in your inbox with one little email. Also, the fundraising tools on Facebook make it super easy to reach out to all of your friends. How much money could be raised if every one of your Facebook Friends donated a couple of bucks?

Thanks to money raised by Making Strides participants, more people will ...

...have the information and tools they need to stay well from breast cancer or find the disease early when it's easiest to treat.

...have a place to turn for help 24/7 if they are faced with breast cancer.

...benefit from the progress being made toward finding breast cancer's causes and cures.

...get access to lifesaving mammograms and treatment

Plus, a portion of the money raised by this particular walk goes to help people right here on Nantucket!

Please click this link to join me!

Thanks so much,

Kate O'Brien

Even your spare change is appreciated!

We have gathered over $180 at the registers so far!

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Saturday October 16th and
Saturday October 30!
Free Hayrides! 12-2pm
Meet in front of the market!

Chowder Contest

This Saturday!

Head Chef Neil Patrick Hudson will be representing Bartlett's Farm in the Nantucket Chowder Contest Saturday October 16th.
Come down to the Grand Union parking lot and cast your vote for the best chowder on the island.
With over 100 people in attendance, Sarah shared three some wonderful cranberry recipes and entertained great questions from the audience. To print the recipes, go to our website.
What's Being Harvested?
Greenhouse Tomatoes are nearly ready!
Beets, Carrots, Scallions
Potatoes: red, white, yukon gold, fingerling
Field Lettuce
Basil, arugula, spinach, mesclun, microgreens, microcress, chives, mint, oregano, dill, cilantro,
italian parsley, curly parsley
rosemary, sage, tarragon,
thyme: english, lavender and lemon, lemon verbena
Winter Squash: Butternut, Buttercup, Spaghetti, Acorn, Blue Hubbard, Carnival, Sweet Dumpling, Delicata, Turks Turban
Coming Soon: Nantucket Turnips, Brussels Sprouts, Swiss Chard and Kale
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