The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
April 13,  2016
Open 8-6 Everyday!
Now open on Sundays
Simple Solutions to Avoid Burnout
April 16 10:00 AM
Join Sara Boyce, MPH, MBA and Monika Rudnicka, Esthetician, LMT  
as they share nutrition and self care tips that can be
easily incorporated into a busy lifestyle.
We'll also provide coffee, tea and freshly baked farm goodies.
This talk is FREE for everyone!
Make New Plants at the Propagation Workshop
Saturday, April 16th - 11:30am
Don't let the word 'Propagation' scare you!
This is a great way to make new, free plants from
the ones you already have!
Pete Smith, our Head Grower, will teach you some basic ways to create new plants from from stem and leaf cuttings and bulb scaling. Participants will go home with cuttings and seeds that they have planted in class.  Refreshments will be served.

This workshop is FREE thanks to the Nantucket Garden Club
Please email Amy to register. There are only a few spots left.
BYOB (Bring your own Bags - reusable shopping bags) and fill out a green ticket to win a spin on the prize wheel!
New Product: 
Rancho Gordo Beans
These gorgeous, dried heirloom beans will blow your socks off.  
For now, we are bringing in Cranberry, Domingo Rojo, Garbanzo, Pinto, and Yellow Eye. Try them and let us know what you think!
And in Other Green News...
If you are a Friend of the Farm (and why wouldn't you be?) we can now email you your paper receipt after each transaction!
This will speed things up at the registers, and will use less win!
If you would like to take advantage of this, please email Whitney!
~Great News...A bunch of you have already signed up! Thank You!
Just think of all the paper we will save by not printing receipts!~
Hydroponics, Organics and Microgreens
From the Hydroponic House, we have Boston Bib and Bok Choy
From the Organic Greenhouses, we have Greens Mix and Kale
And from the Organic Microgreens house, we have Turnip, mustard, radish, Bok Choy micros.
Red Bok Choy -
Sauteed with garlic and red pepper flakes
Like these Roasted Root Vegetable Fajitas
Bok Choy is one of the delicious toppings you can add at the end. 
Behind the Scenes
Laura Hincapie, Colombian Intern, helps plant the final crop of greenhouse tomatoes.  The first crop of beautiful red tomatoes will be ready Memorial Day weekend! That's only six weeks away.  
But who's counting?
Beds and beds of mixed greens are growing in the
certified organic houses.  
Picked at 8.
In the market by 10. 
75% Off Sale!
We are making room for this year's new merchandise,
so this is your chance to get some great deals with 75% off a lot of items!
by Leah Mojer
With the slow passing of cold, damp weather into sunnier, warmer days and tolerably cool nights, we begin to day dream of sipping sparkling wines in the backyard with the sun on our face and digging into grilled steak and veggies while washing it all down with a fabulous, juicy red.
The wines we choose at the farm are carefully selected to reflect these dreams that will soon come true, among other guidelines. Including, but not limited to: Is it organic? Was it farmed ethically? Is it family owned? Most important though, is it FUN to drink!? These wines below are some of our new crushes, just in the door this week. They are as fun to look at, learn about their producers and bring to a party as they are to coif, indoors, or out. 
After all, the whole point of wine is to make whatever you’re eating, whoever you’re hanging out with, or whatever lawn game you’re playing a whole lot more fun. Anyone who tells you any different is sucking the fun out of it and should be asked to leave.
Cheers. Happy Spring and Happy Sipping!
“What wine goes with Captain Crunch?” 
― George Carlin
Wine Manager, Bartlett’s Farm
Fritz Müller Muller Thurgau, Appenheim, Germany
The German answer to Prosecco!
Alone, as an aperitif, on the rocks, with Aperol as a "Fritz Spritz" or as the basis for your favorite cocktail! 
Light straw yellow with lovely green highlights. Fresh-fruity aromas of pear, apple and grapefruit. Mild and well balanced on the palate with exotic aromas and a delicate nutmeg tone.
Sparklingly refreshing.
Fritz Müller “Perlwein” Sparkling Rose
 Red fruit aromas such as red currant & raspberry. Vibrant citrus notes on the palate, fruit-driven with delicate spices and the dark berry aromas characteristic of these varieties.
Pleasantly tingling.
Vinified rosé and effervesced, "the pink Fritz" refreshes best well chilled or on the rocks. Perfect with a sprig of mint for summer, sand and sunny spirits.
“BOYA” Sauvignon Blanc, Aconcagua, Chile
Centered on steely acidity, a sauvignon that will grip a plump oyster with its
limey bite! 
90 Points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, 2014
"The 2013 Boya Sauvignon Blanc is a fresh, young, citric, exotic white with notes of asparagus, pineapple and papaya, intermixed aromas of seaweed and tomato leaves. Ideal for seafood."
An attractive nose of fresh pear and gooseberry with hints of mango and passion fruit. Pair with grilled calamari, poached lobster, or an asparagus goat cheese tart.
April is Free Repotting Month!
Bring in your tired house plants for some fresh soil, fertilizer, TLC and, if you purchase a new pot from the farm, the repotting is free!
In the Greenhouse
Seed Starting Basics
Not sure how to go about starting seeds?
Don't know whether to sow them inside or out?
Botanical Interests has all the information you need to learn to grow a successful garden, whether it's your first or your fiftieth!

Want a Unique Cultural Experience?
We have a few international interns who we would like to hire and we are trying to find housing for them!  We provide housing for a lot of employees but we are looking for more rooms!
If you are interested in renting a room to someone with a guaranteed job at the farm, please contact our
for more information.
 Farm to Table Dinners
Don't miss out - make your reservations now!
Coming up...

Dharma Yoga Nantucket Classes every day in the Hayloft

April 23: Cooking with Atlas - 10 AM in the Hayloft

Time to Reserve your spots for
Summer Flower Cutting Tours