The Farm Dirt

News from Bartlett's Farm

August 17, 2011


Open Every Day 8-7

Hours Change to 8-6 on September 5th.

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

How does it work at Bartlett's Farm?

For the Fall CSA (9/9 - 11/25, 12 weeks), shareholders come to the farm to pick up their bag of vegetables once a week. Your bag will be kept in the cooler and a farm employee will grab it for you and you'll be all set - no need to wait in line! You will get a mix of whatever is being harvested that particular week. The produce will change as veggies go in and out of season and we'll do our best to diversify what is in the bag each week. Together, the farmer and the shareholder take on the risk of the harvest as well as the benefits.
For example, if there is little or no rain one week, you may not receive a huge supply of products.
Alternatively, if growing conditions are superb, you may receive excess supply. Please be aware that the CSA ONLY includes vegetables and eggs produced by Bartlett's Farm, not vegetables or eggs that are brought into our market from outside sources. If you choose to add Pain D'Avignon bread it will be flown over from Hyannis every week unless planes are not running due to inclement weather in which case you can either substitute La Brea bread that we bake in-house or you can receive 2 loaves the following week.

Shares will be available for pick-up every Friday from 1-6pm. If you cannot be at the farm to pick-up (or you have not signed up for delivery), you must make arrangements to have someone else pick-up your share or your share will be forfeited for that week. You can always ask a friend or neighbor to pick-up on your behalf if you are out of town or unavailable on the pick-up date/time.

How do I become a shareholder?

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

Final Photo Safari for 2011

Join us at 7am on August 23 for a unique experience. Claudia Kronenberg and Hilary Newell will lead you on an early morning photographic tour of the fields of Bartlett's Farm.
Not only is Claudia a renowned wedding photographer, but she also shot all the food photography for our new book (see below)

Claudia will offer tips and instruction on using your digital camera while you enjoy the farm fields early in the morning. Hilary will answer questions and offer information about the farm fields and growing vegetables and flowers at Bartlett's Farm.

August 23 7-9am. Rain Date August 24 7-9am

Cost is $40.00 per person. Register here

Photo group

Our new book

is here and you can get it in the market and on-line!

Book Jacket

This 128 page hardcover book includes farm history, mouth-watering photographs and 75 recipes that feature Bartlett's Farm Grown produce. Written and designed by Barbara Gookin with food photography by Claudia Kronenberg, and scenic photography by 15 local photographers, this mouth-watering book will make a great gift or keepsake from your summer on Nantucket.
Barbara will be on hand at the farm to sign books this
Saturday, August 20 from 12-2

and at Mitchell's on Thursday August 25 from 6-8pm
(with wine and appetizers!)

What's on Sale?

In the Garden Center currently

Geraniums 50% OFF

Perennials, Clematis & Hydrangeas 20% Off
Roses 20% Off
Annual 6" Buy 2 get the 3rd Free Select Evergreens
Select Pottery 20%
6" Tropical Hibiscus 20% Off Item Will Scan at Register

In the Gift Department beginning Friday

Beach and Barbecue all 20% off
A Farm-Grown Evening

August 19, 2011

If you already have your tickets, we look forward to seeing you there!
If you can't make it, let us know as we have a waiting list!
Upcoming Events

August 20: 10am-2pm Book signing. Nantucket novelist Elin Hilderbrand, whose new novel is 'Silver Girl' and, Nantucket children's book writer and illustrator Wendy Rouillard, author of the popular Barnaby series, will sign copies of their books.

August 25: Book Signing at Mitchell's Book Corner from 6-8PM...Barbara Gookin will sign copies of Harvesting Nantucket: A Taste of Bartlett's Ocean View Farm

September 10: Farm Talk - Wine and Cheese Tasting
with Leah Mojer and Amber Cantella

September 17: Farm Talk - Fall Pots and Windowboxes

September 24: Fall Celebration 10-5

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