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Pack a Picnic for the Pops!
pack a picnic

As Jan and Ron Marotta of York, Maine found out on their first visit to Bartlett's, there's a vast selection of foods to choose from if you want to pack a picnic! With a couple bottles of '12' (a sparkling flavored water,) freshly made charcuterie, Vermont cheese, crackers, fresh fruit and salads, they were all set for the rest of the day!
The Boston Pops concert, to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital is at the Jetties is this Saturday, and the gates open at 4pm. The music starts at 7, so there's plenty of time to socialize with your family and friends,
soak up the ambiance, and enjoy a perfect picnic you've created right here at the farm.
Save the Date!
Bartlett's Table: Harvest Dinner
Saturday September 4th

September marks the end of summer and the beginning of the true harvest season. Our chefs want to share the flavors of the harvest and are creating the menu for our first
Harvest Dinner.
Join us for a celebration of food from our fields and an unforgettable evening at the farm.

Begin with hors d'oeuvres at 5:30
Continue with soup, entree, and dessert
all prepared in our kitchen with local ingredients,
featuring our own vegetables, and accompanied by specially chosen wines and beer.

Tickets are $120 per person
$100 for Friends of the Farm
Only 100 tickets will be sold.

To purchase tickets,email Tommy

"Give Cheese a Chance"
by Leah Mojer
A few weeks back, MJ and I had the privilege of attending the Vermont Cheese Festival at the picturesque Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont. Situated right on the banks of Lake Champlain, the festival hosts over 100 different cheese makers, local food artisans, brewers and vintners. Among the many new faces, we were delighted to see some familiar vendors such as Blythedale Farms (we carry their Brie and Camembert), Jasper Hill Cellars, a co-op whose many unique cheese we carry, and Maple brook Farms who make the delectable hand rolled fresh mozzarella and ricotta in the cheese case!
I was also delighted to have met Chris from Vermont Smoke and Cure, makers of really great charcuterie. They offer uncured bacons, summer sausages, and sweet hams made from local Vermont pork and beef. Be on the look out for their products on the Farm shelves soon!
In all, the weekend gave us great insight as to what our own backyard in New England has to offer when it comes to handcrafted cheeses, meats, wines and beers.
We are excited to continue cultivating the relationships we forged while up in Vermont to keep bringing in fresh unique new products to Bartlett's Farm!
As the good advice from my new VT Cheese bumper sticker says: "Give Cheese A Chance"!

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Mj is going to start sending her daily lunch emails in September! Learn what the hot lunch special is, what's at the counter, and what kind of muffins are freshly baked on any particular morning.
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Proven Winners Trip
On August 4, two representatives from the garden center, Joan Skar and Chris Hestwood, traveled to Pleasant View Gardens in Pembroke and Loudon, NH. Pleasant View is our source for Proven Winner plants. The Pembroke facility has a new biomass heating system for their expanding greenhouse range. They suffered a fire in January, and have been able to rebuild with lots of industry support. Joan and Chris visited the Proven Winner trial gardens in Loudon, toured the facilities, and shared information with other garden center owners and representatives. They got updates from the growers at Pleasant View about new varieties, growing tips and marketing efforts by the Proven Winners Group. Of the experience Joan said,
"We were absolutely impressed by the facilities and the forward thinking of the Proven Winners Group. The time and energy spent on research prior to releasing a new variety is impressive and is evident in the product. Most people don't understand what goes into the development and growing of these remarkable plants."
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