The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
August 5,  2015
Open 8-7 every day
Open 9-6 Every Day at 21 Old South Wharf
Main Street Truck and 'Sconset Truck -  Mon-Sat 9-1 
​So what IS the Best Way to Cook Corn?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get in the market.  If you ask any of our employees, they may just answer
"Save your time. Just husk it and it eat it raw!
It's delicious without even cooking it!" 
There are however many ways to cook our fresh corn.  It can be grilled or steamed in the husk and served with all the other fixings
that go with a clambake.  
Some people even prefer to remove the kernels from the cob
before serving.  
The most important thing about cooking corn is 
Steaming...Put a small amount of water (about an inch) in the bottom of a big pot.  Set the husked corn on end so the steam can reach the whole ear.  Turn the water on high and steam for 3 - 5 minutes.
Boiling...Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Drop the husked ears in the water and cook for no more than 3 minutes.
Grilling husk on...soak the whole un-husked ears in cold water for up to an hour. Place the whole ear on a hot grill and turn regularly until the husk is charred on all sides.  The water that the husks absorbed will steam the corn inside.  Sea water works great for this method! 
Grilling husk off...Place husked ears directly on a hot grill.  Turn as the kernels become slightly charred.  Do not overcook. 
Pack the Perfect Picnic for the Pops! 
We have what you need!
Cheese, crackers, crudites, bread, wine, lobster dinner, chocolate, kombucha, sandwiches, dips and spreads, nuts, cold beverages, corkscrews, cheese spreader, plastic wine glasses, biodegradable and bamboo plates and 'silver' ware,  chairs, coolers, beach towels, toys, games and bags.
And check out the delightfully soft
Bartlett's Farm blanket that is perfect for the beach.
Don't feel like cooking?  We can do that too... 
From the Garden Center
Are your gardens looking a little tired and burned out from all the heat and lack of rain?  We have a great selection of annuals and perennials to pop in to replace them!

Clay and Fiber-lite Pots and Perennials are 20% OFF
(DOES NOT INCLUDE Nantucket Beach Crocks or Plastic Pots)
All Flowering Hanging Baskets 50% OFF
Vegetable Plants 50% OFF
4” Geranium 50% OFF
Flower Cutting Tours
These are the last two tours of the summer.  You've driven by those fields hundreds of times...this is your chance to get out there and walk among the flowers and pick some bouquets to take home. Cost is $25 per person. Sign up with the links below. 
Carlson Peaches - Perfection
Carlson Orchards in Harvard, MA sends us the most delicious peaches and nectarines.  
Read more of their story here. 

What's Fresh From the Fields and Greenhouses?
Arugula, Kale, Spinach, Greens Mix, Mesclun Mix, Swiss Chard
  Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Curly Parsley, Dill, Italian Parsley, Lemon Thyme, Lemon Verbena, Mint, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Tarragon 

Corn (the variety is 'Temptation')
Cabbage - green + purple + Napa
Carrots (3 varieties)
Cauliflower - white, cheddar (orange) + graffiti (purple)
Cucumbers - green + white + pickling
(Try this simple cucumber salad 
with the white slicers)
Cue Ball, 8-ball and Summer Ball Squash
Head Lettuce - 10 varieties
Radishes - red, amethyst + ping pong (white) + French Breakfast
Scallions (Green and Purple)

Zucchini - Green + Golden
Green Beans and Wax Beans  and purple
Cherry tomatoes
Grape Tomatoes
Peppers - purple, white, green bell, sweet grilling

From the Greenhouses
Cherry Tomatoes
Grape Tomatoes
Upcoming Events-So Much Going On!

​August 5 That's Tonight!- Nantucket Land Council’s 41st Annual Meeting, 5pm in the Hayloft.  Reception to follow in the Garden Center.
Free and open to the public.

August 9- Skar Designs jewelry trunk show in front of the market