The Farm Dirt

News from Bartlett's Farm

April 20, 2011
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SPRING HOURS

Now through April 28 Open 10-6 Every Day

Closed Easter Sunday (April 24)

Beginning April 29 Open Every Day 8-6

Egg Dying and Egg Hunt
April 23 10 am and 11:15

egg hunt

The egg dying event is completely sold out, but everyone is welcome to the egg hunt at 11:15 in the Garden Center. The easter bunny will be on hand, so be sure to bring your camera!

There's also a guess the number of jelly beans contest in the market all day! Be the one to guess the closest number of jelly beans in the jar, and win a kid-themed basket of goodies!

Around the Farm

Orchids

Growing orchids as houseplants is easier than you may think.

Take a look at the cool varieties of phaelenopsis, and ask our knowledgeable staff about how easy they are to care for.

herbs

Dave's organic herbs add flavor and zip to meals and vegetables. Keep a few pots on your window sill and just pinch off what you need for each meal. This will tide you over until the herbs in your kitchen garden begin producing. Certified Organic by Baystate Organic Certifiers. Find them in the produce section in the market, and in the greenhouse.

justin's nut butters

Justin's Nut Butter's have been getting lots of good press lately. Read about their products and their sustainable practices on their website. We carry the Chocolate Hazelnut Butter and the Maple Almond Butter.

mushroom kit

Grow your own mushroom garden! Each package will produce about a pound of mushrooms.

Dahlias

Asparagus, potatoes, rhubarb, onions and garlic are ready to go into your garden!

stock

Stock is a highly scented annual that makes a great cut flower or houseplant. Planted outside, it will continue to bloom as long as the weather stays cool. Find them in the garden center.

First Friday Dinner

May 6, 6pm
Celebrate Spring with friends.

Enjoy a four course dinner in the Hayloft.

Fried Oysters
parsley root, celeriac slaw, organic herbs
The Farm Wedge
farm lettuce, farm-made bacon, twig hill farm blue cheese dressing,
onions rings, tomatoes

Pan Seared Skate Wing
french lentils, broccolini, organic cucumber dill sauce
or
House Made Vegetable Lasagna
wild mushroom, organic roasted peppers, farm tomato basil sauce

House Made Gelato
macerated berries, cookie tuile

It's Grilling Season

Yes, we know it's been a little cold, but lots of us fired up the grills last weekend. In comparing our own recipes, we decided that Kate's recipe for steak marinade sounded like a great one!
Click for a printable version of this simple steak marinade!

Read our Blog!

How could we NOT hire him?

It's getting daffy around here...

Daffodil Show
Photo Courtesy of Jill Sandole

Only in a manner of speaking! The Nantucket Garden club is gearing up for The Thirty-Seventh Annual Nantucket Daffodil Show and New England Regional Show on daffodil weekend. Everyone in the community is invited to participate by creating arrangements, showing single stems, entering a photograph, or just coming out to see this spectacular show. We are proud to host this event at the farm for the first time ever! For more information, see the garden club's website.

Save The Dates

April 30: Book Signing: Author of Jenny's Pennies, Peter Savarine. 1-3pm
May 7: Farm Talk: Wine, Meat and Cheese Tasting with Amber Cantella and Leah Mojer. Noon

May 14: Farm Talk: Fran Kartunnen Makes Tamales and introduces her culinary memoir. 10am

May 21: Farm Talk: Heather Poire of Proven Winners 10am

May 28: Farm Talk: Liliana Dugan, Nantucket Pasta Goddess 10am
June 28: 11AM: C.L. Fornari in the Garden Center


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