The Farm Dirt

News from Bartlett's Farm

August 31, 2011
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SUMMER HOURS

Open Every Day 8-7

Hours Change to 8-6 on September 5th.

PICK-YOUR-OWN TOMATOES!

Everyone liked it so much we decided to do it again!

Last Saturday, the largest single pick was 88 lbs.

then 64 lbs. with many people picking 50 lbs or more!

So come out tomorrow, Thursday September 1, from 3pm-6pm
Park your car near the entrance to the fields on Bartlett Farm Road

$1.00 per pound. Cash or Island Check only.
Bring your own bags! Reusable bags are best.

John with Tomatoes

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A Note From Farmer John Regarding

Hurricane Irene


We always prepare for the worst and hope for the best! Farming is inherently a risky business and we are always at the mercy of the weather. Generations of collective knowledge here at Bartlett's have led us to develop business strategies to mitigate the effects of weather. For example, we have organic production in the greenhouses that was unaffected by the storm and that will continue unabated, and we still have new seedlings of lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and turnips to plant. We might not be able to pull a rabbit out of our hat, but we will still harvest plenty of bounty off our slice of paradise at Bartlett Farm.

We have suffered crop losses due to high winds and salt damage. Irrigation began early Monday morning in an attempt to wash salt and dirt off the leaves so the plants could start to recover. It will take several days to see what plants will recover and how much of the crop we will still be able to harvest.

We thank the Nantucket community
for their support of our family business.

What's Going on in the Shade Garden?

Blooming Creations is OPEN!

Plenty of window boxes and porch pots sustained salt and wind damage when Irene blew through last Sunday. We can fix that!
Bring us your over-grown, wind-blown containers and window boxes
and our creative team will make them look great again!
Plants like ornamental grasses, ornamental peppers, cabbage and kale, verbena, nemesia, mums, asters and calibrachoa will look great right through the fall!

fall window box

Harvest Dinner

Table set for dinner

Join us in the Shade Garden
(or the Hayloft in case of bad weather)

September 10 at 6pm for our our
Harvest Dinner featuring all farm-grown vegetables.

Farm Grown "Can Do" Cantaloupe and Mixed Greens

Twig Hill Farm Goats' Cheese and Prosciutto & Pistachios


Entree

"Braised Beauties" Boneless Short Ribs

Farm Organic Herb & Port Demi

Vegetarian Option

Farm Grown "Giddy" Grilled Vegetable Lasagna

House Made Pasta with Farm Tomato Basil Sauce, Blend of Artisanal Cheeses

"Marry Me" Farm Grown Mashed Potatoes

Organic Milk, Organic Butter, Organic Chives

Braised Farm Grown "Sinful" Swiss Chard

Braised Farm Onions with Balsamic and House Made Bacon

Roasted "Rustic" Cauliflower

Organic garlic, organic olive oil, farm grown organic herbs

"Holy Cow" Carrot Cake

Farm Carrots and a Whole Lot of Love!

$65 per person tax and gratuity included.

Please specify if you prefer the vegetarian option at time of booking.


Doors open at 6
Dinner Served at 6:30 Sharp!
BYOB! Dinner served Family Style, Communal Seating.

Community Supported Agriculture

Bartlett's is offering a Fall CSA!

What is a CSA?

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.

Basket of Veggies

What are the benefits?

No need to wait in line! Just grab your bag and go!

Delivery is available for an additional fee.
Try new veggies that you might not normally buy
Recipes with your bag every week
Add on local farm eggs and/or Pain D'Avignon Bread
Become an investor in YOUR local farm
Two re-usable shopping bags
Surprises!
How much does it cost?

For the Fall CSA (9/9 - 11/25, 12 weeks), a full share is $545.00.

That's $45 per week for Bartlett's farm-grown vegetables for a family of four!

How do I become a shareholder?

Fill out the CSA Agreement available at the farm, and on our website.
Or call Amy Zielinski at (508) 228-9403 x12 or
email her for an application.

Sale

Beach and BBQ stuff is still on sale through Labor Day

As part of this year's Fall Celebration, we are holding the first

Tug-Of-War - The Island Challenge for Charity

Tug of War

It will take place at high noon on Saturday, September 24

-Gather your 5-person team

-Pick a charity

-Pay your $25 entry fee

-Get ready to get messy!

All of the entry fees will go to the winning team's chosen charity. For more information, click Register and pay here.

Upcoming Events

September 10: Farm Talk - Wine and Cheese Tasting

with Leah Mojer and Amber Cantella

September 10: Harvest Dinner (see above)

September 17: Farm Talk - Fall Pots and Windowboxes

September 24: Fall Celebration 10-5


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