The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
February 1, 2016

Regular hours are
8-6 Monday through Saturday 
Nantucket Fresh Catch is Back in the Market, from 12-6 Wednesdays-Saturdays
Join us for a food demonstration in the market this
Saturday at 11 or at noon
This week, Leah Mojer will be sharing
Variations on Macaroni and Cheese
Win her heart with some delicious food this Valentines Day.
Local honey, regional chocolate, delicious caramels are all perfect for the food lover in your life. 
Orders must be placed on Friday, 2/10 at noon to guarantee delivery for Valentines day. 
Welcome back
Nantucket Fresh Catch!
The fish counter in the market will be open from 12-6 Wednesdays through Saturdays, featuring Joan's excellent selection of fresh, regional, and locally caught seafood. 

Super Bowl Food

While some folks relish the idea of spending hours and hours preparing food for this weekend's big game,

others prefer to save time and use short cuts.

Regardless of your preference, you can find everything you need in the market to create delicious food for you and your guests.

Consider some pre-cooked shrimp from Nantucket Fresh Catch paired with Bookbinders or Old Cape Cod cocktail sauce.  
All the work is done for you!

Or how about a delicious cheese plate featuring regional cheeses with marinated olives, assorted crackers, and local honey?

A quick survey of our staff revealed a few great choices!  

  • Chili with Cheese and Sour Cream (keep it hot in the crock pot) 
    Just in time for the Super Bowl, Rancho Gordo’s Sustainably U.S. Grown Beans, Rice and Popping Corn will take your Super Bowl Snacks to the next level of delicious! 
    Replace canned beans in your favorite Chili recipe for a boost or follow the link to Rancho Gordo’s The Rancho Gordo Chili Manifesto  for some out of this world Chili ideas and recipes!

  • Deli Style Sandwiches (with Thumann's Deli meats) on Ciabatta 
Ham, Swiss, American, Salami, Turkey, Lettuce, tomato.

Mj's Favorite Dip -  Also known as Patriot's Power Pastrami Dip

Preheat oven to 375

In a large bowl, mix;

3/4 pound sliced deli pastrami, chopped

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup sour cream

1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp dried thyme

½ tsp caraway seeds

Pour into pie pan or quiche dish

Bake for approximately 35 minutes, or until brown and bubbly

Garnish with diced gherkins

Serve with Rye Crackers or Bagel Chips

Great for scooping.

One of our favorite short cuts! 
Pre shredded cheeses from Cabot make life easier!
Keeping Warm
While the winter has been pretty mild for us, it's still a good time for a fire in the fireplace, and a big pot of soup on the stove.  
Stokes Firestarters can help you get the fire going, and 
Rancho Gordo will provide the base for delicious hearty soups. 
Both are available in the market!
Lebany Yogurt Cheese Spread, 
Much care and time goes into the making of Sunrise Farms Lebany Yogurt Cheese Spread, giving it the creamy smooth texture of a good soft spread with the tangy nutlike flavor of premium yogurt.
Better known as Labne, this middle eastern treat is perfect on crackers, breads and toast. An added compliment to almost any dish. Thin with one part milk to make a perfect base for dips. Try it on a baked potato instead of sour cream. All-Natural - rBGH/rBST Free - Grade A Milk - 4 Major Live and Active Cultures - Made in New Hampshire
Labneh Dip with Lemon, Sumac, Pistachios and Mint
For the Dip 
Labneh (One container Lebany Yogurt Cheese Spread) 
Pistachios, shelled, toasted (in a pan on the stovetop) and roughly chopped, ½ t Sumac,Mint, chopped, Parsley, chopped
Lemon zest, to taste 
Olive oil, Pita Chips
Spread labneh into the bottom of a serving dish and top with chopped pistachios, sprinklings of sumac, mint,  parsley and lemon zest to taste. Swirl over olive oil to finish. Serve with Pita Chips
FEBRUARY 4, 11am in the Hayloft
Join successful farmer + consultant Michael Kilpatrick, visiting from his organic farm in Ohio, for a fascinating workshop...Six Steps to Success: How your Small Farm Can Become a Sustainable & Effective Business

Sponsored by Sustainable Nantucket and their Community Farm Institute.
Cost: $ FREE!
is live! Click here to vote Now!
The Nantucket Page is the last page in the survey, so be patient and click through to the end. 
Visit us on Instagram (@bartlettsfarm) to learn about
a chance to win a $50 gift card
Thumans meats and cheeses
are back at the deli! 
Thumann's has been manufacturing the highest quality, most delicious delicatessen products for more than a half a century. They use only the finest & freshest ingredients, guaranteeing the best tasting, healthiest products available. The Thumann family recipes use the least amounts of salt & sugar, and there are never any artificial flavors or colors, by-products, fillers or gluten. 
Come in to the market for a breath of spring...cut pussy willows and orchid/succulent gardens will be in later this week.
The pussy willows don't even need to go in water, but if you want to root them in water, that's ok too. 
It's Citrus Season!
So many choices: Mandarinquats,
Key Limes, Blood Oranges, Pomelos, Meyer Lemons, Red Grapefruit, Naval + Cara Cara Oranges
Pomelos (aka pumellos) are the largest fruits in the citrus family. You can eat them just like grapefruit, and the flavor is similar, but different enough to make you say "Wow."  I cut one up and put it in a salad with arugula and some hazelnut vinaigrette. 

This salad with Pomelos, chili, lime, peanuts and coconut sounds amazing! Recipe for Pumellos

Brighten Up Your House!
Houseplants will lift your spirits and bring some color into your home!
Are you hankering to start some seeds?  While it's too early for most vegetable plants, it's never too early to grow some greens and herbs in a bright area. We have some seed starting supplies available in the market, and more is on the way.  
Look for seed packets beginning within 2 weeks!
New this year - We are experimenting with sending lunch specials via text
You can opt out at any time! 
Coming up...
Cooking Demonstrations
Every Saturday in the Market at 11am + 12pm
2/11 - Gabrielle Gould/Atlas - Desserts
2/18 - Michael LaScola/Proprietor's - Working with Whole Chickens

2/18 NISHA event My Furry Valentine in the Hayloft. Join us for a fun afternoon of refreshments, goodie bags, a few friendly canines, and a great film with discussion after.

Farm Talk - Saturday, 2/25 @ 11am
Death of a Salt Marsh and the Purple March Crab
Dr. Jennifer Karberg/Nantucket Conservation Foundation