Field grown flowers get up close and personal  in our new video, produced by Yellow Productions, which showcased the very best of the Farm last year, our 175th farming on Nantucket. Click the picture to see the whole thing!
 
 
Farm Grown Goodness!
 
 
 
 
We can hardly wait for our veggies to be ready for harvest,  so we did the next best thing; we asked our farmers to give the us the latest tantalizing details on what's going on in the fields and greenhouses at Bartlett's.  Here's what we learned!
 
 
 
 
We are currently harvesting hydroponic basil, bok choy, mesclun mix, and organic micro-greens.
There will be a short gap until the next crops of organic greens mix and kale are ready in the fields...the wet weather in May set them back a bit.
 
 
 
 
 Greenhouse tomatoes are in full swing! Lots of sun has helped these babies ripen beautifully!
 
 
 
 
Lots of seeding and transplanting going on in the fields: corn, beets, carrots, radishes, herbs, and greens were seeded last week. Tomatoes, summer squash, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower were transplanted and protected with row covers.  Potatoes and our much beloved gladiolas  were planted last week and will make their appearance later this summer.  Up next: second crops of field tomatoes, field flowers, melons, the next lettuce, broccoli, squash, & cuke crops!
 
 
There are lots of flowers on the strawberries..
 
 
FREE Farm Tours have Commenced!
 
 
 
 
A great way to learn about Bartlett's farm, these tours are led by our lovely & talented Farm hand,  Allison!
The walking tours meet weekly in front of the Market at 10 am on Wednesdays through August 5th. They are weather dependent, and will take guests down to the lower greenhouses so close toed shoes are recommended! 
 
 
 
 
Big Color & Big Blooms For Your Garden
 
 
 
 
Now is the time to start thinking about big summer color in your garden. These perennial shrubs will add dramatic color and interest for years to come.
 
 
'Winecraft' Black Smokebush- In spring, round leaves emerge rich purple but as summer's heat comes on, they turn a deep near-black tone and finally light up in an array of reds and oranges in fall. In early summer, large, soft panicles of bloom appear that become the misty "smoke" that makes this such a popular landscape plant. Unlike other smokebush, it naturally has a rounded, dwarf habit which means that finally,
every landscape has room for this unique plant.
 
 
 
'Black Tower Sambucus' Elderberry-The fantastic burgundy colored foliage on this upright shrub creates a garden spire to behold.
Softly cut edges provide an elegant texture. Bright pink flowers are followed by blackish red berries that provide seasonal forage for wildlife. Deciduous.
 
 
 
 
 
'Red Dragon' Contorted filbert or Corkscrew Hazel- It may also be called Harry Lauder's walking stick after the entertainer from Scotland since he sometimes used a twisted walking stick made from this shrub.
The appropriate USDA zones for the contorted filbert are 4-8. Corylus avellanacomes from Europe and western Asia. The 'Contorta' variety comes from a shrub found in England. Plant your contorted filbert in a location that received either full sun or part sun and enjoy years of beautiful red foliage and blooms.
 
 
 
 
 
Talking Shop on Tropicals
 
 
 
 
Clockwise from top left:
Jasmine-  dwarf varieties of jasmine make excellent houseplants. They require even moisture and a sunny location in the home. Watch carefully for pests and water from the bottom to prevent spotting on the glossy leaves. Your jasmine plant will flower in late spring into summer. Repot it before bloom time in early spring as needed.

Olive Trees- Great for the patio and then in fall, bring your Olive tree inside! 

Chinese Fan Palms- Growing fan palms are extra tall and beautiful in a sunny room. 

Blossoming Orange- even if you can’t grow citrus in your backyard, you can grow them in pots! read more, here.
 
 
 
 
Given sunlight, moisture, good drainage and a temperature which stays above 32 degrees the year round, hibiscus will reward the grower with blossoms almost continuously but most prolifically during the summer and fall months.
 
 
 
 
New in Bartlett's Market 
 
 
 
 
Stock your pantry with these Asian ingredient essentials located by Nantucket Fresh Catch and whip up quick, healthy, delicious meals in no time flat!
 
 
 
 
Noodle lovers, rejoice! Matcha & Buckwheat Soba noodles have arrived in the Market as well as Udon Katakuriko, or Udon made from potato starch.  Native to Hokkaido, Japan, a mountainous region that receives heavy snowfall is also one of the largest potato producing regions. The starch from the potato flour does not provide much potato flavor, but is necessary to produce the ideal Koshi, or strong texture preferred by most Udon lovers. This versatile noodle can be served hot or cold, in a broth or plain with a dipping sauce.
 
 
 
 
Our 'Hydro' Bok Choy is packed with sweet, fresh flavor, and so much satisfying crunch!  Chop up with carrots, cabbage, cilantro, and a sweet ginger dressing or stir fry and toss with noodles for a quick bite.
 
 
 
 
Fish sauce is prized in Southeast Asia. In fact, it's in practically everything. Dipping sauces, curries, pho, ramen, stir-fry, you name it, it's in it. Fish sauce adds a salty, umami-savory flavor, adding depth and complexity to whatever it is added to. 
This fishy ingredient isn't only for Southeast Asian cuisine however, though it is a staple of Thai cooking in particular. It has a versatile nature that chefs have begun to embrace. Barbecue, grilled chicken, sautéed vegetables, pasta sauces, salad dressings, and even Bloody Marys can taste better with a splash of the sauce!
 
 
 
 










White Shoyu: lighter and sweeter in flavor, white shoyu or soy sauce is a great condiment for dipping sushi and in dishes where soy isn’t the primary flavor. It also comes in handy if you want to add soy sauce to a dish without changing its color..
Yuzu Ponzu Sauce: a classic Japanese citrus sauce that can be used without the addition of soy sauce, but is most commonly served with soy included. It's a great dipping sauce for cold noodles, salads, dumplings, grilled meats and fish, cold sliced meat or fish, or any number of other dishes.
Gochujang: Gochujang is a spicy, slightly sweet, dark red fermented chili paste that has been a staple ingredient in Korean cuisine for hundreds of years.
Try this pungent chili paste by mixing it with a little mayo or even a bit of ketchup to give your regular condiments a bit of a kick. Even adding it to your favorite BBQ sauce will give a deep, interesting flavor that will surprise anyone. Dollop some onto burgers, dogs or as a dipping sauce for  fries. It is especially delicious in chili or stews, as a marinade for chicken or steak, or even as a dressing for salads & noodles. 
 
 
 
 
Now put those new ingredients to work and click the recipes below for inspiration!
 
 
 
 
Save the Date for your Flower Tour Today!
 
 
 
 
Spend an hour out in the flower fields, picking flowers, taking photos, and enjoying the beauty that the farm offers. We provide clippers and direction, you cut bouquets to suit your suit your style. Reservations are required. Meet in front of the market a few minutes before 9 am  so we can head out the field and get picking!
Reservations available on our website!  Click a day above and book early!
 
 
 
 
What are they? Swedish Dishcloths! 
 
 
 
 
What's a Swedish Dishcloth?
The original Swedish dishcloth material was invented by a Swedish engineer in 1949. We carry Three Bluebirds brand, which are made with this same material: 70% wood cellulose from FSC certified forests and 30% cotton
Replaces paper towels + sponges
Cleans most household surfaces
Can be washed 200 times

 
 
 
 
Father's Day is next week...
give him what he really wants!
 
 
 
 
A License to Grill...and Chill!
We have grilling gadgets and tools aplenty, tons of craft brews you can't find anywhere else, all the best marinated meats & sausages from Dom's, plus so much more for the Dad in your world!
 
 
 
 
Who's Your Farmer? Get to Know our Staff
 
 
 
 

Vana Walker- Cashier Supervisor


Welcome home Vana Walker!  Vana is a born and raised Nantucket Native! Vana graduated from Nantucket High in 2018 and just completed her first year at University of Massachusetts Boston and will be transferring to University of Massachusetts Amherst this coming fall to continue her studies in Biology on a Pre-med track with a minor in Spanish.  Growing up on the island Vana has a different perspective than that a lot of the summer staff who only know the peak season.  She appreciates the desolate and quiet time that we have in the off season, especially the impressive fog that can roll through, and peak season she is amazed by how many people visit the island from both near and far.  Vana started her time here at the farm in 2015, as the assistant on the Town Produce Truck, a coveted position on the farm and not for the faint of heart!  Vana returned the following season and joined the cashier team and has over the years been promoted to a Cashier Supervisor.

Every day Vana looks forward to seeing her coworkers, talking and interacting with new people and helping people find what they need.  She genuinely loves helping people find what they need, with her knowledge of products and general farm information she is a great source if you’re ever in a bind! When Vana isn’t working she enjoys meeting up with friends and going to the beach or town.  She also enjoys going to those “undiscovered” parts of the island, they’re beautiful and just far enough off the beaten path to really relax and enjoy nature.  Being a year rounder she greatly enjoys when town comes back to life and her favorite shops or restaurants reopen! 

Fun fact about Vana, she is a pod cast junkie!  She really enjoys true crime podcasts or just podcasts in general!  She can spend an entire day listening to the Crime Junkies podcast while going about her day! If she wasn’t studying biology she would have definitely studied criminal justice or forensic science.

Vana has one of the sweetest personality and souls that you could ever wish to encounter.  She is eager to learn new things and help the new staff.  We couldn’t have been happier when she decided to return! Be sure to welcome Vana back next time you see her!  

 
 
 
 
Friends of the Farm 
 
 
 
 
Did you know?- There are lots of ways to save at Bartlett's! Read below for all the of the ways we show our customers love!
 
 
 
 
Sign Up for our Friend of the Farm Card- Stop by our Customer service desk and fill out a quick sheet to receive our farm friend of the farm card which you can rack up points with each dollar you spend. Spend $500 and get $10 bucks off your groceries! Save them up for a rainy day, or get a fun surprise discount when you least expect it! 
 
 
 
 
 
Save a cup & 
save some $$$
Bring your own hot coffee or iced coffee mug or cup and get charged for a small!
(container size must be within reason! No Big Gulps please!)
 
 
 
 
 
We don't have one, but TWO cards to
collect for free product!
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Buy 10 kombucha refills and receive your eleventh on us!
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Same with those delicious breakfast sandwiches! Buy 10 and the next one is FREE!
...don't forget your card so we can punch it!
 
 
 
 
News from the Registers 
 
 
 
 
Are you a friend of the farm?
Email Lauren@bartlettsfarm.com
to switch to emailed receipts!
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Bring us your clean, folded brown bags!
We will happily take them! 
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BIG BAG NEWS!
We have changed our paper grocery bags! We will now offer paper grocery bags that do not have handles! Be sure to bring your reusable shopping bags for your heavy shopping days! 
We will still happily accept all recycled bags at the registers.
 
 
 
 
Save the Date
 
 
 
 
6.5- Free Farm Tours Commence-
Wednesdays @ 10 am
6.13- Hours Change to 8-7 pm
6.13- Our Ice Cream Truck Opens!
 
 
 
 
Summer Hours Start on June 13th
 
 
        
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