The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
May 18,  2016
Open 8-6 Everyday!
Now open on Sundays
Planning A Cut Flower Garden
May 21 10am
Are you interested in cut flowers? Join veteran flower cutter
Hilary Newell as she shares some information and insight on planting cut flowers for your garden.  
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
It's a great time to begin planting your vegetable garden!
Our farm-grown certified organic tomatoes, 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 in the garden center! 
Senetti (Pericallis) is 50% off! 
It's the perfect time to plan your cut flower garden.  
These dahlias will bloom all summer with proper care, giving you lots of stems to cut for indoor bouquets! Try other annuals like cosmos, hyssop, snapdragons, zinnias, or perennials like verbena bonariensis, rudbeckia, echinacea.  There are so many! 
Check out these great wine and cheese accessories from 
Hand crafted from soapstone that is otherwise considered waste, these wine toppers and cheese slates are available exclusively at Bartlett's. 
Also, Chef Neil Hudson and the Bartlett's Farm kitchen crew will have a table at the Nantucket Wine Festival Harbor Gala Thursday evening! 
Hydroponics, Organics and Micro Greens
From the Hydroponic House:
Boston Bib
Bok Choy
From the Organic Greenhouses:
Greens Mix
Baby Spinach
Italian Parsley
Curly Parsley
English Thyme
Lemn Thyme
And from the Organic Microgreens house
spicy + mild
BONUS: Elizabeth Hitchcock will be in the market sampling her delicious mozzarella and burrata on Saturday 5/21 10:00-1pm
Click for a delicious recipe for
How to Make A Cheese Plate Your Guests will LOVE!
Serves 10
 ½ pound of one soft cheese- Delice de Bourgogne, Moses Sleeper,
La Tur, Brie de Meaux...  click to read more or print...
From the Wine Department
A Vote for the Old World
by Leah Mojer
The term “old world” for wines from Europe can sound quite off trend to some, conjuring images of grapes being trampled under-foot or cheap Chianti in a basket wrapped bottle. Confusing labels from Bordeaux and corks rather than screw caps. Compare this to new world wines from New Zealand or Chile with friendly, colorful labels and colorful labels, and contents blended to please every consumer, European wines can seem antiquated and cumbersome.
Despite all this there are fabulous reasons to drink old world wines. Firstly, countries like Spain, France and Italy considered to be old world are just that. They have been making wine for centuries and centuries, many with little difference in their farming, vinifying and bottling practices. With this deeply engrained tradition, the tendency towards organic, natural practices and minimal interference in their wine-making is almost always preferred to the smaller producer.
Small European producers also can have a tendency to use less sulfites, and different biodynamic and cultural growing practices to get a lower alcohol content. These time tested customs produce beautiful single origin wines that you must pay attention to or you miss the subtle nuances of what true terroir tastes, smells and feels like.
This is farming at its best!
Marcel Lapierre Raisons Gaulois- 100% Gamay- Biodynamic, Native Wild Yeasts, Minimal Sulfites-
 Lapierre's vines average 40 years of age, and his grapes are always picked at the latest possible moment in order to obtain the ripest possible fruit. No pesticides or chemicals are used in the vineyards and no sulfur or yeast is added during fermentation. The resulting wines are pure and fruity, not overly alcoholic, and always a pleasure to drink
Domaine de la Pepiere- “Cot”-100% Malbec- Organic, Wild Yeasts, Minimal Sulfites-
La Pepie is a little Côt from the younger vines, between 6 and 11 years of age, a vibrant, bright and fruity wine with excellent texture, freshness and balance. Flowery (violets) on the nose, soft juicy raspberry fruit on the palate with good tension from the acidity. Uncomplicated yet utterly enjoyable. 100% tank fermented
Pares Balta Blanc de Pacs- Organic Wines, Biodynamic Vineyards,
Natural Fermentation-A natural wine is made with as little chemical and technological intervention as possible: both while growing the grapes and when proceeding them into wine.
Yellow lemon color with light green tints. On the nose intense aroma of pear and apple. In the mouth it is fresh and with a good acidity. Resulting in a soft wine, leaving an intense sensation of fruits and freshness on the finish
New From the Market
Snacks Galore!
Pickles and Ferments
Mediterranean Apps
From the Kitchen
Lobster Rolls are Back!
Voted Best Lobster Roll on Nantucket, these delicious rolls are available at lunch time every day.
And STEAMED LOBSTER DINNERS begin this Friday! $29.99
Farm Tours !
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 19
Tuesday May 24
Thursday May 26
Tuesday May 31
Nantucket Fresh Catch is Back!
Know where your fish comes from when you shop from Jeff + Joan. Starting tomorrow, Fresh Catch will be open every day!
Coming up...

Dharma Yoga Nantucket Classes every day in the Hayloft

with Akimbo@ 1pm 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 

August 23: Full Moon Farm to Table Dinner

September 21: Farm to Table Dinner