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News from Bartlett's Farm

September 4. 2013
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Our Fall CSA Starts This Week
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.

Imagine a bag filled with our famous corn, crunchy carrots, crisp lettuce, delicious tomatoes, beautiful winter squash, and healthy baby kale... That's just an idea of what you will receive in your Early Fall CSA share. Enjoy any of these 9 weeks of locally grown, freshly harvested produce. You'll also get tasty recipes for the veggies you receive each week.
CSA share
Purchase the full 9 weeks and you will also receive a
$25 gift card with your first pick-up!

Lunch Specials Begin Tomorrow
It's September, so it's time for daily lunch specials to start!
Get the lunch special information delivered right to your in-box!
Neil sends out an email every morning listing the lunch special, the soups of the day and all the items that you can find in the kitchen counter and the dessert counter.
Sign up for it in the 'Join our mailing list' box at the bottom of this email.
Beets Beets Beets

Beets are so very good for you! High in fiber and vitamin C, beets are packed with a lot of nutrients! This website has a ton of good information about beets.
But they taste really good, too.
Earthy and rich, beets make a great accompaniment to just about any meal.
You can steam them, boil them or roast them - they're good any way you cook them!
Beets
Help Wanted!
We are looking for a Full-Time Year-Round Cashier Supervisor to work in the store on Old South Wharf and in the Market here at the farm.
This is a great time of year to enjoy our favorite
employee perk...free field grown veggies.
In the Garden Center

Time to clear out those overgrown window boxes and replant them with some fresh plants that will keep looking great through the fall. Join us for Maya Chase's farm talk on September 14 to learn about designing fall flower boxes!

Sale
50% OFF Perennials, Roses, Hydrangeas, Shrubs, Grasses

Does not include mini evergreens

Time to Stock Up For Next Year
Beach stuff is 50% off!
Towels
Chairs, umbrellas, and pop up shelters
Beach Toys
Farm-To-Table Harvest Dinner
September 6th- SOLD OUT
But you can join us for the beginning of our
First Friday Dinner Series
beginning October 4.
Dinner Guests
$55.00 per person Tax and Tip Included
BYOB or purchase wine from the market when you arrive.

Menu is by Chef Neil Hudson and is prepared by the farm kitchen team.

Get your tickets here.

Want a Nantucket License Plate?

license plate
Proceeds from the these specially designed plates will benefit Nantucket Lighthouse School and other island non-profits that focus on children. This will be done through a donor-advised fund administered by the Community Foundation for Nantucket. To apply for your plate, click here.

What's Going On?
Dharma Yoga continues in the hayloft 7 days a week.
9/14 -Farm Talk: Designing Fall containers with Maya Chase.

Fall containers are fabulous!

Join us in the Garden Center to learn how to use cool weather annuals to add color and texture to your garden and embrace the fall planting season.

9/21 - Chef Talk BYOB: Bring your own baby to hear our Executive Chef and new father, Neil Patrick Hudson, share recipes and tips for making your

own healthy baby food.

9/28 - Farm Talk: TBD

10/4 - First Friday dinner

10/5 - Chef Talk: Ivan from Corazon del Mar

10/12 - No Farm Talk - Head out to the Cranberry Festival!

10/19 - Green Halloween

Time to dig out the loved and gently worn Halloween costumes from the back of the closet! Instead of buying a new costume this year, trade in your old ones at the

costume swap on Saturday October 19!

Bring those old (clean) costumes to the garden center beginning on Monday the 14th, and we will organize them and hold onto them until the swap on Saturday the 19th.

Come back on Saturday, and choose your new costume!

There is no fee to participate, and everyone is welcome on Saturday whether you have contributed or not.

Bring costumes and accessories for infants through adults and even pets!

Costume swaps mean fewer resources are used to make new product, less packaging, and less transportation of the product and
less waste going into the landfill.

Hours for drop-off are Monday, October 14 at 10am through
10am on Saturday October 13.

10/26 - 10-11 AM Pumpkin Carving in the Hayloft. Purchase a pumpkin in the market and take it up to the Hayloft to paint or carve! We'll take care of the clean-up!

11/7 - Ladies' Night to benefit A Safe Place

If you'd like to be a vendor, email Amy Z

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