The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
May 4,  2016
Open 8-6 Everyday!
Now open on Sundays
Take Note!
Bartlett Farm Road will be closed on Thursday May 5.
Please use the alternate route as follows:
From Hummock Pond Rd:
Turn left onto Somerset Lane, then right at the stop sign.
Take the next right onto Smooth Hummocks, a dirt road just after the driveway to Surfing Hydrangea and follow all the way to Bartlett Farm Rd. Then turn left and follow to the farm.

From Surfside:
Turn left on Bartlett Rd.
Follow all the way to the stop sign and turn left.
Take the next right onto Smooth Hummocks, a dirt road just after the driveway to Surfing Hydrangea and follow all the way to Bartlett Farm Rd. Then turn left and follow to the farm.
Protecting Nantucket's Big Oak Trees
May 7 10am

Join Monica Davis, a PhD student at UMass Amherst, as she shares her extensive knowledge and research on black oak trees in the Cape and Islands. Many of Nantucket’s century-plus “big” trees are black oaks, and are being affected by the oak gall wasp. Monica will discuss the results of her research and provide some info on methods for treating the wasp that is damaging these majestic trees. 
We'll provide coffee, tea and farm-baked goodies and everyone will receive a 10% off coupon for the market.
This event is free!
From the Garden Center
Dahlias are divine-and it's the perfect time to plant!  
Karma Dahlias make fantastic cut flowers.  
Long blooming and long lasting after they are cut,
the colors are fun, and their garden performance is outstanding!
What else is ready now?
Annuals, perennials, hydrangeas, delphinium, digitalis,
lavender 'Phenomenal,' peonies, roses, blueberries, figs, grapes,
and so much more!
It's a great time to begin planting your vegetable garden!
Our farm-grown certified organic peppers, zucchini, squash, and herbs are all outside in the shade garden, and you can find  manure and all the garden amendments you need right at the garden center! 
Attention Moms - and those of you who have moms...
Mother's will receive a free 4" annual on Mother's Day!

Pansies are 50% off beginning today!
Hydroponics, Organics and Microgreens
From the Hydroponic House:
Boston Bib, Bok Choy and Basil
From the Organic Greenhouses:
Greens Mix, Kale and baby spinach
And from the Organic Microgreens house
turnip, radish, cabbage, kale, basil, beet, spicy, mild, cilantro
Rosé Fever!
by Leah Mojer
Did you know that Nantucket drinks 40% more rosé than the rest of Massachusetts combined? 
I actually don’t know if that’s true but it’s a common rumor out here based on some hard evidence. Nantucket is positively fanatic about its rosé in the spring and summer months. Pairing perfectly with everything from lobster or cookouts, to posh beach and pool parties, rosé is the “little black dress” of the Nantucket summer wine scene. The excitement this time of year is all about when the new vintage will hit the shores of the states, many of them yet to arrive from across the world and fresh as can be having been bottled just months before (look for 2015 vintages for the best quality and freshness).
This week, we welcome two new arrivals; a vinho verde rosé from Portugal and a pretty little selection from the beautiful area of the Camargue in France. Our third is one that is also new to the farm but by no means new to the rosé spotlight. Read on, this is a fever you will definitely want to catch!
Mapreco Vinho Verde
Zesty and tongue prickling, this fresh, fruity rosé from Portugal has serious moxie!  Aromas and tastes of fresh red fruits. It has a bright, crisp nectar character tempered by vivacious acidity. Perfect as an aperitif, with apps or just to take along to the beach! 
No corkscrew required!
Domaine de la Forêt
translates to the “Forest Estate” located in the mystically beautiful area of the Rhone called The Camargue.  They are a proud Member of the Federation of Independent Winegrowers; an emblem of a demanding and rich viticultural diversity of soils, climates and expertise. 
Their rose exudes pure style with warm notes of dried cherry, lemon zest and rose water showcased in the prettiest genie-shaped bottle. The long, watermelon rind inflected finish is mouth-wateringly crisp $12.99
Domaine de Fontsainte Gris de Gris
Explosive aromas of red currants, rose petals, white pepper and dried herbs. On the palate, the Gris de Gris opens with juicy cherry, currant and strawberry fruit complicated by suggestions of lavender, anise, spicy cinnamon and blood orange zest. Dry and gripping, it finishes with berry fruit, hints of orange peel and herbs backed by a palate dusting of stony minerals. Perfect for warm weather sipping, it will also work as a fine companion to ratatouille, grilled squashes, broiled salmon and roast chicken.
Spring Greens CSA
Begins May 19th!
With a membership in our Spring Greens CSA you will receive a bag full of our beautiful hydroponic + certified organic greens every week.
We will add new items like hot house tomatoes, peas + radishes
as they become available.
New this year.... if you sign up for a minimum of 3 weeks you will be invited to our members-only events... we'll have tours, tastings, virtual recipe-sharing and more!
If you sign up for all 6 weeks you will also receive a $15 gift card with your first pick-up.

Sign up here!
From the Kitchen
Lobster Rolls are Back!
Voted Best Lobster Roll on Nantucket, these delicious rolls are available at lunch time every day!
A New Collection of Salts-Available at the counter
Add whole new layers of flavor using these delicious flavoring salts!
Black Hawaiian Lava Salt
Black Truffle Salt
Cyprus Lemon Salt
Smoked Hickory Wood Salt
Alaea Hawaiian Red Sea Salt
Farm Tours start next week!
Meet in front of the market at 9 am for an informative 1 hour tour
about what goes on behind the scenes at the farm!  FREE!
May Tours
Thursday May 12
Tuesday May 17
Thursday May 19
Tuesday May 24
Thursday May 26
Tuesday May 31
In Case You Missed It...
Our friends at posted this in March
This is the 10th year we have been open in the 'new' market.
Nantucket Fresh Catch is Back!
Fresh Catch will be open Thursday through Sunday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm until May 18, when they will be open every day!
Go Receipt Free
If you want to go receipt-free,  please email Whitney!
~Great News...A bunch of you have already signed up! Thank You!
Just think of all the paper we will save by not printing receipts!~
 Farm to Table Dinners
Don't miss out - make your reservations now
Farm to Table - July 23 -Sold Out! 
Full Moon - August 17 - just a few seats left!
Coming up...

Dharma Yoga Nantucket Classes every day in the Hayloft

with Hilary Newell 10am in the Hayloft

With Danica Connors 10am in the Hayloft

10am in the Hayloft

June 27: Strawberry Festival 11-3 Pick Your Own Strawberries, Face Painting, Pony Rides, Strawberry Shortcake Tasting, Jam Competition. Watch here for further details! 

a fundraiser for Mentoring Youth Nantucket 6pm in the Shade Garden

July 19: Magic in the Moonlight - a fundraiser for Nantucket New School 

Time to Reserve your spots for
Summer Flower Cutting Tours