The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
April 8,  2015
Now Open Sundays!
8am-6pm Every Day
Spring Fling!
April 11  10 am-4 pm

We welcome the start of a new season with a spring kick-off event.
Join us in the Garden Center for these FREE activities!

• Spring Window Box Planting + Design Demo (10am + 1pm)
• Kid’s craft table
• Greenhouse tours (10:30am, 11:30am + 12:30pm)
• Garden Center scavenger hunt for kids
• House plant repotting with purchase of a new pot
• Make a seed bomb (kids + adults)

Tasty Sampling this Friday
Food supplier Dole and Bailey will be sampling
1812 burgers and strip steaks in the market on Friday, April 10 from 11-1. 
Spring and Summer CSA Memberships
Are you new to this CSA idea?  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture, and CSA's can take many forms.  Bartlett's offers these CSA's as a convenience to customers, whereby 'shares' are packed each week and picked up at the farm.  Each share is comprised of vegetables and greens that have been freshly harvested, recipes to use those veggies, plus occasional surprises.  To place your order for the 2015 Spring Greens CSA, or for our Summer CSA, go to our website. 
Wine is Back!
And Neil has changed it up a little can get some of your old favorites, and try some new ones like White Burgundy, Sake, Tawny Port  and Ruby Port!  
The Garden Center Is Open!
April is Free Repotting Month!
Is your African violet too vigorous?
Has your Ivy gone insane?
Is your Pilea pathetic?
Is your Croton not well-contained? 
Is your Hibiscus not happy?
Has your fern lost its fronds?

We can help! Bring in your overgrown houseplant and purchase a new pot, and the re-potting service is on us! Fresh potting soil, time-release fertilizer and a little TLC will have your houseplants ready to thrive!
Mark Your Calendars for Our Very First Strawberry Festival! 
June 27 from 9-4
Pick your own certified organic strawberries
Pony Rides for kids
Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Hulling Contest
Cooking Demonstrations
Face Painting
New Product!
Vejibag (Veggie Bag!)
We are in LOVE with this new product! It's great, green, organic, handmade in Maine and the best way to keep your veggies fresher longer! In order to stay fresh, vegetables and greens need a humid environment that let's the ethylene gas escape. This ingenious product does just that! 
Learn more here
April Daffodil Dinner
April 24  6pm

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

Check out this menu, created by Executive Chef, Neil Patrick Hudson.

(There are only a few tickets left, so don't wait)

Organic Greens with Beets + Goats Cheese
red onion, pistachios

Seared Salmon
beet cured, lemon dill sauce

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
smoked paprika, herbs + olive oil

Mixed Vegetable Medley
organic butter

Rhubarb Upside Down Cake
buttermilk whipped cream

$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!
Upcoming Events

4/18 An introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation  10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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.