The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
May 3, 2017
The farm is open 8-6 Seven Days a Week

From The Garden Center...

Roses are here!

David Austins, shrubs, teas, climbers

Farm-Grown Summer Annuals are ready!

petunias, geraniums, bacopa, marguerite daisies, scaevola, osteospermum, and more!

Shrubs and Perennials!

Hydrangeas and lilacs are here!

New items are coming up from the greenhouses every day, so come on out and see what's new!

Decorative Succulent Planters
20% off May 3-May 15
Coast of Maine
Dark Harbor Blend Enriching Mulch
Buy One Get One FREE!
Peat Moss 3.8 cuft Now $14.99
Reg $19.99
Heaths and Heathers are on SALE
Buy two for $25 and save $6
 These plants are deer resistant, drought tolerant,and bloom in spring! 

The On-line Tool for Finding Plants is Now on our Website! (click here to go there)

The Plant Finder tool is a user-friendly, searchable database of *most* of the plants we grow or sell at the farm. You can find out if we carry a particular variety, save the items to your list, print it or email it to your gardener from your phone of computer, at any time.  

Search by Plant name or by characteristics

(ie. I need a flowering shade plant with white flowers)

and print out detailed information and care instructions.

Save your list and bring it in when you shop!

Do you use fresh herbs when you cook, but don't have room for a full-fledged herb garden?  How about a container of herbs that you can snip from whenever you need just a little bit for your meal? 

Farm-Grown Organic Vegetables and Herbs are in the garden center! 

Chives, Mint, Parsley, Lemon Verbena,

English Thyme, Wooly Thyme, Kale, Chard, Lettuces and more

Why Boxed Wine?
First of all, these varieties are delicious!
We no longer have to hide boxed wine at the back of the fridge!
These convenient boxes hold 3 Liters of wine.
That's the equivalent of 4 bottles!
They are easy to buy and carry, plus fewer resources are used in packaging! Imagine carrying 4 or 8 bottles at a time!
Also consider cost! This is bulk buying at it's best!
The La Nevera wine boxes are $21.99 and remember, that's the equivalent of 4 bottles!
For about $66, you can buy a box each of red, white and rose and get the equivalent of 12 bottles.
The vacuum sealed pouches inside the box keep the air out after it has been opened and the wine will stay fresh for 4-6 weeks. 
I can't vouch for this though - it never hangs around that long.
If you haven't had any of our farm-made desserts, you need to!
Ready-To-Eat Take Away Food at the Kitchen Counter
Gioia Mozzarella
and Burrata 

Burrata is a classic Italian "pasta filata" cheese that is made by enclosing a center of soft, silky curd in a small sac of mozzarella. The result is a decadent treat that fully showcases the flavor of the milk. The cheese is best eaten within a few days of production, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper. Find this and the fresh mozzarella in the market!
These reusable squeeze packets might change your life! 
The Original Squeeze
Thyme's Products - Buy One Get One Free - Just in Thyme for Mother's Day!
Cold Brew coffee is rough ground coffee beans that have been steeped with cold water for a period of time. The result is a smoother, less acidic coffee with a sweetness to it. Many people will heat it up to drink, and many drink it cold.
There will be two available:
Columbian Caturra with hints of dark chocolate and pomegranate
Brazilian Mokas Brew... sweet with hints of peanuts, chocolate and caramel.
Mother's Day is May 14th...
Consider a Bartlett's Farm Gift Certificate that Mom can use for anything at the farm, any time. Does she love plants? A $100 gift certificate will buy enough plants to fill a few containers...or several take out dinners, so she doesn't have to cook! Available in person or on our website to send off-island. 
Sakhile from Zimbabwe harvests organic greens
Farm Tours start in May
Beginning Tuesday May 16 at 9 am,
you can take a behind-the-scenes tour of the farm where you will see where the magic is made!
Learn about how we grow annuals and perennials, see the tomatoes tucked away in their greenhouses,
learn about growing organically and
see how our hard-working crew gets it all done! 
Tours are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are free.
Wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking on rough ground. 
Meet in front of the market at 9am.
Nantucket Fresh Catch Has New Hours!
The fish counter in the market will now be open
8-6 Wednesdays through Sundays
Check out her fresh tuna,
and try some of the sushi-making supplies in the market!
Upcoming Events:
5/19 2-4pm in the Shade Garden: Rosé  in the Roses  - featuring Nantucket Fresh Catch's Raw Bar -watch here for details

5/27 11:00 AM in the Hayloft Emily Molden and Monarch Adventures. Nantucket Land Council Resource Ecologist Emily Molden will take you on a journey into the life and migration of the monarch butterfly.
This event is Free!
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