The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
March 25,  2015
Open 8am-6pm
 This Saturday!

March 28, 2015  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

We are excited to welcome back Tom and his birds
(a Eastern Red-Tailed Hawk named Shaka Zulu, and a Peregrine-Falcon mix named Houdini) for a fascinating talk about the art of falconry.
After the talk (and plenty of time for questions) we'll head out to the big field to see the birds in action.

If you missed his talk in February or just had a hard time hearing, 
come on back... we'll have him on a microphone so everyone can lean about this amazing skill.

This FREE Farm Talk is appropriate for all ages (bring the kids!).

Shout Out to Family Businesses! 
When the Bartletts first began selling produce to Nantucketers, they sold only produce that they could grow on the farm. But as the year-round population and the summer population grew, the demand for produce outstripped the family's ability to grow enough quantity and variety.  And so in the 1990's, we started searching for vendors who could help fill the supply void and enhance the selection of products we sell.  This week we are highlighting Chex Finer Foods,  a family business located in Rhode Island. With the third generation of the Isenberg family now running the business, Chex is the leading specialty and natural foods distributor in New England. We have attended their specialty food show each year for more than 20 years, and much of what we can't produce ourselves comes from them.  
They are a pleasure to work with and we look forward to associating with them for many years to come. 
Hats off to family businesses!  
Purple Yams!
Try these delicious and colorful purple yams at your Easter table.  This recipe for Thai style sweet potato and Yams is the perfect side dish!  
Click here for the recipe!
Create your own Easter Baskets
From baskets and candy to toys and games, you can custom-create gifts for all the Easter lovers in your house.  Smiling sheep, Wild Woolies finger puppets and tons of other cute and delicious goodies can be found near the registers. Make a unique basket this year! 
The Garden Center Is Open!
That means the large chunks of ice that were previously snow drifts have been chipped away enough that we can let people in there. 
It was still too cold to transfer plants into that greenhouse this week, but Thursday's weather looks promising, so we hope to have primroses, ranunculus, and pansies in the greenhouse before this weekend! 

Easter Lilies and flowering plants to decorate the house
are found in the market! 
Lobster Mats Are Back
These long-lasting door mats are made from reclaimed lobster rope that was abandoned along the Maine coast.  More than 100,000 pounds of rope has been re-used and turned into these fantastic door mats.  
​They've done such a good job of cleaning up the waters, that they have run out of rope and they've stopped making the mats, so this may be the very last time we are able to offer them.   
April Daffodil Dinner
April 24  6pm

Celebrate spring and kick off your Daffodil weekend with a family style dinner in the cozy Hayloft.

The menu will be posted closer to the date.
$40 per person. Tax and gratuity is included. Dinner is BYOB
Make your reservations here.

Dinners to go
Mondays -  Curry with basmati rice $14.99 ea
Tuesdays - Prime Rib and two sides $16.99/lb
Thursdays - Lamb and two sides for $14.99/lb
Fridays - a different delicious dinner every week

All start at 4:00 and last until they are gone!
is a new free app for Nantucketers and visitors alike. 
Call Nantucket is the digital version of 
The Nantucket Directory, aka “the black book.”  
White pages and yellow pages are easy to search, whether you want a phone number, email or website. 
Download for free on your phone or tablet:
Upcoming Events

​4/11 There is no farm talk as the Hayloft is booked all day with the following workshops. Intuitive and Healing Workshops with Desiree and Terri Dennis

4/24 Daffodil Dinner in conjunction with the 41st Annual Daffodil Show

The dates have been set for all of our
Summer and Autumn Farm to Table dinners.