The Farm Dirt

News from Bartlett's Farm 

November 6. 2013
Open Every Day 10-6
Climate Change Talk
Saturday November 9, 10 am

Local energy activist Anne Kuszpa will speak on the reality of climate change and its impact on extreme weather around the globe.   Personally trained by Former Vice President Al Gore as part of his "Climate Reality Project", Anne is a former commodity trader who became active in advocating for responsible energy choices upon moving to the island in 2007.  A 'think-tank' discussion will follow.


Friend of the Farm Sale!
One Week Only!
Spend $35 and get 10% off everything 
from today (11/6) through Tuesday 11/12.
Spend over $100 on one visit during this same time period and get a 
coupon for 20% off during the week of 11/13-11/19.
This sale does not apply to on-line orders.
Come out to Ladies' Night to Support
'A Safe Place'

More than 30 vendors await you at our 5th annual fundraiser! 
Sangria and non-alcoholic beverages are 'on tap,' there's a Chinese auction, and chances to win a couple gift baskets. Plus it's just for women...
Suggested donation is $5 at the door. 
This year, proceeds from the door, the bar and the silent auction
will go to A Safe Place
We have raised more than $10,000 since we started this fundraiser.
Help us make it a success again!
Thanksgiving Ordering On-Line is Live!
Picture yourself entertaining a big group of family and friends in your
Nantucket home this Thanksgiving.
 Do you really want to be cooking all that food on Thanksgiving day, when you could have it all done for you?   
Let our farm kitchen staff prepare all the fixings for you, and all you have to do is heat them up. (Well, you still have to stuff and cook the bird!)
Sounds great, right? You can order your Bell and Evans turkey, gravy, stock, stuffing, quick breads, side dishes, cranberry sauce 
and desserts right online on our secure server!  

Pick them up on Tuesday, November 26th or Wednesday November 27th.
Order deadline is November 20th at noon.

You are also welcome to come out the the farm and
place your order right at the deli counter.
Red Tickets
This year, we are one of 75 local businesses participating in the Nantucket Chamber of Commerce's Red Ticket program. Shop locally and collect a red ticket for each $25 you spend, for a chance to win $10,000 during the Christmas Eve drawing.
Three people have won $1000 over the last few years with tickets they earned shopping here at the farm. 
red ticket roll  
Collect tickets from now right up until we close for our 
brief winter break on December 21st.
If you won't be on-island for the drawing on Christmas Eve, you can donate your tickets to the Nantucket Atheneum Literacy Program.
Apples, Apples, Apples

It's nearly the end of fresh apples season, and we have stocked up on all the varieties that Carlson's Orchard has left.  From Northern Spies to Cortlands and Fujis, there's a great selection for baking and eating right out of the hand.  
And in answer to a frequently asked question, Cortlands are generally the best apple for pies and baked desserts, and the Macouns are just perfect for eating.
Apple Display
And while we are speaking of apples,
Wood's Boiled Cider from Vermont
 is another new product that has us excited! Find it in the market.
Join our Late Fall CSA
Pick up starts this week and ends December 19.
Sign up for all 7 weeks and receive a $15 gift card
October 31, ~4pm
That's when WES crossed over the 1 MwH energy production mark.  
And the winner is Alyssa Randall who won a $50 gift card 
for guessing closest to the correct date!
Windmill composite
Congratulations Alyssa!
Book Your Holiday Party in the Cozy Hayloft


Create an individualized party for up to 100 guests! 

The Hayloft is a private room available for your office or personal Holiday party

We can accommodate a cocktail party for up to 100 guests

or a sit down dinner for up to 60 guests. 

We offer individually plated, family style or buffet diners

with menu choices for every budget

Farm to table food is created by executive chef 

Neil Patrick Hudson and the Bartlett's Farm Kitchen Team



Click here to book an event.

Or contact Amy Zielinski - Events Manager


Small Business Saturday is November 30th 
Please visit us on Small Business Saturday, the day we all Shop Small and support small, local businesses around the country and the island. 

Here are ten reasons to shop locally!
From the Institute for Local Self Reliance
1.  Local Character and Prosperity

In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character have an economic advantage.

2.  Community Well-Being

Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes.

3. Local Decision-Making

Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.

4.  Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy

Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community.

Read more...   
So stop by on November 30th, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and do your part to help make this Small Business Saturday one of the biggest shopping days of the year for small businesses. 

What's Going On?
  Dharma Yoga continues in the hayloft 7 days a week. Remember to check the on-line schedule for class cancellations and substitutions.  
11/14 - Ladies' Night to benefit A Safe Place


  Traditional Wreath



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