The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
October 25, 2017

Open Every Day 8 am-6pm
Nantucket Fresh Catch Hours 10-6 Wednesday through Sunday


Today We Want To Say Thank you.

Whether you are a year rounder, a seasonal resident, a Weekend Warrior,

or a first timer to Bartlett’s Farm, we wanted to take a moment to say Thank you.

We truly appreciate each and every one of you.

Thanks for making your way out to the Farm….any time.

Pumpkin Decorating Saturday, 10/28 11-1
Purchase a pumpkin and take it out to the greenhouse where you can paint and decorate your pumpkins without making a mess in your own house! 
Kim Horyn
is part of a grassroots community campaign supported by
National Grid and designed to defer the need for a 3rd cable to provide electricity to Nantucket Island.
Join us as we welcome her to discuss ways to
reduce year-round energy use.
This event is FREE. No reservation required.
  11 am in the Hayloft

Thursday, 11/2  In the Garden Center
Proceeds from this year's event will go to supporting
Liz de Souza's family. 
We are looking forward to our best year yet!

40+ Vendors - many are new to Ladies Night! 
Silent Auction - you will be amazed at the great items up for bid - services from landscapers, beauty-related gift baskets, custom plantings, dinners, gym memberships and more!

New this year is Sunflower Hour! While the suggested donation for 6-8pm is $20, we are offering a special early admittance (5-6pm)
to Ladies Night for a donation of $50.
This will afford attendees the opportunity for more quality time with individual vendors, first dibs on the 'BUY IT NOW' portion of the silent auction, a swag bag, and more!  

Sunflower Hour from 5-6 (Click here for more details)
Please note: we are limiting the number of tickets sold for Sunflower Hour, so don't wait if you wish to attend!

Suggested donation is $20 for the hours of 6-8.
Tickets are not necessary for this.

Guess the weight of the pumpkin and get it FREE!!!!
For Pumpkins under 30 lb, guess the weight within 1/10 pound
For Pumpkins over 30 lbs, guess within one pound!
How often does someone get it right? More often than you think!
Just bring your pumpkin to the registers and take a guess! 
Even though it's technically fall, it's time to start thinking spring! Planting daffodil bulbs in the ground NOW will bring you beautiful blooms in the spring!  We have lots of varieties and mixes and plenty of specimens that you could enter in the Nantucket Garden Club Daffodil Show in the spring!  We've been working in the garden, putting it to bed, these last several days (before the rain) and finding new spots to plant these bright, sunshiny flowers! 
Have you visited the Haunted House in the Garden Center?
It's a little spooky and a lot of fun!
Free to the public and open through October 31!
The bakers are getting even more creative with some
beautiful and delicious Halloween themed desserts!
Try one next time you come out! 
And if you are a little behind and haven't even thought of Halloween decorating yet...YOU ARE IN LUCK! Kate just put all the Halloween themed gift department items on sale at 50% off! Come on out and see! 
3 Fall Wines to Warm up your Table
Put down the Pumpkin Spice Latte and pick up one of these wines, perfect for shorter days, cooler evenings and fall inspired cooking
When it comes to fall-friendly wines, this is arguably one of the friendliest. Plush and soft with dried strawberry and herbs. 
Label Breakdown:
Piaugier (name of the domaine)
"Sablet" (Appellation in the Cotes du Rhone. 130 acres where grenache must dominate the blend. Sablet wines are known for their, bright warm fruit and brambly, floral aromas, pretty perfect for fall food pairings)
Red Burgundy!
Pinot Noir is one of those grapes that can be quite a chameleon from country to country. Darker, more extracted flavors are present in wines from the Americas, While Pinot Noir from Europe, it's birthplace, are known for their earthy elegance, bright acidity, eatheral aromas and versalitity at the dinner table. 

Label Breakdown:
Closerie Des Alisiers- The name of the Domaine where this
"red burgundy" AKA Pinot Noir (ALWAYS pinot noir in burgundy!) is made.
Hautes-Cotes de Nuits- Subregion in Burgundy west of the
highly sought-after region of Cotes de Nuits
Les Dames Huguettes- Yet another distinction, this time a particular vineyard within the Hautes Cotes that is considered the best in the area... crazy confusing, I know!
Stephane Brocard- Owner of Closerie des Alisiers
Cote D'or, France- Translates to "Golden Slope", it is at the heart of Burgundy where the finest pinot noir and
chardonnay are cultivated. 
Gamay sadly has been living under Pinot Noir's shadow for some time now, thought to be simply cheap juice that is basically given away around Thanksgiving every year in the form of Beaujolais nouveau. Thankfully, more and more quality Beaujolais are coming into the market. Bright and full with lots of food friendly characteristics, it's high time you put down the beaujolais nouveau and tried a CRU class Beaujolais like this one from Jean-Marc Burgaud!
Time to place your orders for your Murray's turkey and all the
farm-made side dishes for your Thanksgiving dinner.  Cranberry Sauce, mashed potatoes, creamed onions, squash and more are all prepped right here in our kitchen, and will be ready to re-heat on Thanksgiving Day! 
These Nantucket-Themed, scallop shell wreaths are gifts that will be treasured by everyone who receives them! Hand-decorated with pine cones, scallop shells, juniper berries, and a bow, these 12" or 16" wreaths
remind you of Nantucket!
Don't forget one for yourself, too! 
Most of us here at the farm wear many hats...
 and the Bartlett's hats are our favorites!
 A new shipment is now in house and available on-line too! 
Click here to order a gift for a friend, and one for yourself, too! 
Great for work and play.
A classic hat with a vintage look.
Upcoming Events

11/18-11/19 Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum highly-anticipated yard sale in the garden center!
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