The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
December 3, 2014
Open 8-6 Every Day
Last Day for 2014 is December 20th
We will reopen January 8th at 8 am. 
Wreath Classes

Decorate and take home a balsam wreath for yourself or as a gift.
There's one more class available this weekend!
December 7th at noon led by Maya Chase

Join Maya as she guides you through the creation of your own custom decorated double-face balsam wreath.
 All materials provided. Cost is $55 per person
And in honor of Stroll Saturday, we are offering $10 off all shipped wreaths ordered in person on Saturday only.
Gift Baskets
Do you want to make a lasting impression with your holiday gifts this year?  Kate has created baskets for every taste...The Snack Attack, A Tour of New England...Coffee and Chocolate...or how about baskets with one or two bottles of wine and carefully selected food pairings for your clients?
 Order on our website, or 
contact Kate to order a custom gift basket. To guarantee Christmas delivery, the last day to order is December 18th. 
Where are the Farm-Grown Greens?
A few years ago we tried an experiment. Everyone loves our farm-grown greens like spinach, baby lettuce and arugula, so we decided to try to grow them on a year-round basis. They sure did taste good, and we loved having them on our tables as much as you all do.  So in the growing sense, the experiment was a success.  But in the financial sense (it cost HOW MUCH to heat the greenhouses all winter?) this experiment is simply not sustainable.  So we aren't growing greens over the coldest winter months this year. Don't panic though...
Mj has been hounding produce vendors throughout New England to try to find the freshest and best tasting greens available to us. 
And we promise to begin a countdown when we start seeding greens again later this winter. 
It's that time of year when Nantucket Turnips are abundant, and each one will feed a large family. These turnips were popular among old-time Nantucketers (they were a favorite of Madaket Millie) and have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity over the last few years. Chef Neil makes a delicious slaw that you can find at the kitchen counter, and there are a few recipes in the original Bartlett's Farm cookbook. Or try this Turnip and Lobster stew recipe.  
Featured Wine of the Week
2011 Pendulum Red Wine Columbia Valley North Coast Washington
Rich and aromatic fruit with silky tannins and round mouth feel.
From the Wine Spectator: "Smooth and open-textured, this is layered with plum, currant, coffee and spice notes, finishing with refinement. This has presence and persistence"
Have you planned your Holiday Party yet?
There’s still time to book your corporate or personal holiday party
in the Hayloft!
Customize your party with family-style, farm to table dinners for up to 60 or c
ocktail parties for up to 100!
December dates are still available
Contact Amy for pricing and more information
Upcoming Events

12/13 Chef Talk with Josh Norton - Bread making 10 am in the Hayloft

Watch for some great interactive Farm Talks in January!