The Farm Dirt

News from Bartlett's Farm

June 15, 2011


Open Every Day 8-6

Beginning June 23, NEW HOURS 8-7

Pick Your Own Strawberries

Starts Wednesday, June 15


Hours in the field are 10-5 every day.

We will provide all the boxes for picking.

Join us for our

Summer Celebration

June 21 10-5 (Open 8-6)

Window Box Workshop by Maya Chase
10:30-11:30 in the Garden Center

Kid's activities and face painting
beginning at 10am

Food Sampling 10-5

Justin's Nut Butter

Salty Oats Cookies


Dole and Bailey

SoCo Creamery

12 Beverage

Farm-Made Charcuterie

Regional Cheeses

Juicing Demonstration (using organic farm greens) and Sampling 10-12 and 2-5

And More!


Brother Jake 11:30-1:30

Four Easy Payments 2:30-4:30

(Power provided by Nantucket Solar -

Wendy Rouillard Barnaby Bear Booksigning 2-4pm

Pie eating contest - Win Prizes!

Begins at 1:30

Ages 5-10 @ 1:30

Ages 11-15 @ 1:45

Ages 16+ @ 2pm

What's fresh, local and farm-grown?

Hot House Tomatoes

Field Lettuce



Summer Squash



Head Lettuce


Baby Arugula

Baby Spinach


Basil, Cilantro, Dill, Thyme, Lemon Thyme

Lemon Verbena, Rosemary, Chives

Mint, Curly Parsley, Italian Parsley, Sage

Coming Soon:


Farm Grown Oval

It's All About Dad This Sunday!

There's something for every kind of Dad.

Is he a chef?

There are plenty of choices for grilling and cooking...from New England Family Farms meats, to marinades and grilling accessories.

Does he love to garden?

How about some potted herbs for the kitchen garden?

Basil, Thyme, Rosemary, Sage, Parsleys, Mints

Tarragon, Lemon Verbena, Cilantro

Does dad drink coffee?

Tervis Tumblers are Dad-proof. They don't break.

They keep hot stuff hot and cold stuff cold.

Does he just want to spend some quality time with you?

Bring him out to the farm for lunch and enjoy a freshly cooked panini or burger and a drink. The picnic tables in front of the market are a great place to eat.

And if you simply don't know what to get, Bartlett's Farm Gift Cards are always appreciated. On line or in the market.

Around The Farm...

The town produce truck will begin its season June 17th. Find it at the corner of Main and Federal Streets Mondays through Saturdays 9-1. Farmer John is at the Nantucket Artisans and Farmers Market every Saturday, too!

And for the first time in more than 30 years, we will also be taking a produce truck to 'Sconset this summer, beginning on June 23.

Lilies are blooming. Pete is picking Asiatic and Oriental lilies fresh every day and they are in the market by 9am.

pete with lilies

Farm Tours are going on in June and July on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am.

$10.00 per person for a 1 1/4 hour tour behind the scenes. Weather permitting. Tours leave from the front of the market at 9 am.

Photo Safaris: Take a 1 1/2 hour tour through the fields early in the morning with renowned photographer, Claudia Kronenberg. Figure out how to use ALL the buttons and setting on your DSLR. The early morning tour will provide the best light and capture the dew on field vegetables.

Squash On Plastic

June 28 7am. Rain date June 29 7am Register Here for June 28 Safari

July 20 7am. Rain Date July 21 7am Register Here for July 21 Safari

August 23 7am. Rain Date August 24 7am Register Here for August 23 Safari

Cost is $40.00.

YogaFarm with Joann Burnham. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30am and 5:30pm and Sundays at 4pm. Join her in the Hayloft. For more information, click here

Save The Dates

June 28: C.L. Fornari will speak about perennials and perennial maintenance. 11am

To learn more about C.L., click here

July 15: Full Moon Dinner 6pm

August 12: Harvest Dinner 6pm

Please note: The Friend of the Farm program is changing.

Tuesday June 21 will be the last 10% Tuesday until September 6. We're a family farm and unfortunately we can't afford to continue to offer the discount year-round. But we are reviewing the program and would be interested in hearing your thoughts on other benefits you'd like to see.

In the meantime, the other benefits of the FOTF program will remain unchanged through the summer.

  • Accumulate $1000 Farm Dollars and automatically get a $20 credit next time you check out
  • Store Special Discounts
  • Subscription to The Farm Dirt and Other Fun Newsletters
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