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News from Bartlett's Farm

April 27, 2011
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SPRING HOURS

Open 10-6 Today and Tomorrow

Beginning Friday, April 29 Open Every Day 8-6

Pansies, lilies, kingcups, daisies, Let them live upon their praises; Long as there's a sun that sets, Primroses will have their glory; Long as there are violets They will have a place in story; But for flowers my bowls to fill, Give me just the daffodil.

-A.A. Milne


Daffodil Show

Daffodil Show
Photo Courtesy of Jill Sandole

The Thirty-Seventh Annual Nantucket Daffodil Show and New England Regional Show is this weekend. Everyone in the community is invited to participate by creating arrangements, showing single stems, entering a photograph, or just coming out to see this spectacular show. We are proud to host this event at the farm for the first time ever! The show is open to the public Saturday April 30 from 2-5 and Sunday May 1 from 10-4:30. There is a free shuttle from 10 Washington Street on Saturday.

Jelly Bean Contest

Stephanie Lee was the winner of the jelly bean contest on Easter Saturday!

She guessed 2700 beans, and there were 2734 in the canister.

Stephanie won a kid-themed basket for having the closest guess!

Congratulations Stephanie!

Around the Farm

organic lettuce heads

Organic Head Lettuce

Calibrachoa

Calibrachoa, ready for window boxes!

Daffodil

The icon of the weekend!

hyacinth

Hyacinth's scent fills the air

Proven Winners in the greenhouse

Proven Winners wishing for sun

It's Grilling Season

barbecue stuff

Shhhh...the weather report looks good for the weekend.

If you're going to fire up the grill, look next to our meat case for all the grilling tools you need!
There are fish baskets, veggie baskets, burger cages, turners, tongs, skewers and scrapers!

Save The Dates

April 30: Book Signing: Author of Jenny's Pennies, Peter Savarine. 2-4pm
May 7: Farm Talk: Wine, Meat and Cheese Tasting with Amber Cantella and Leah Mojer. Noon

May 14: Farm Talk: Fran Kartunnen Makes Tamales and introduces her culinary memoir. 10am

May 21: Farm Talk: Heather Poire of Proven Winners 10am

May 28: Farm Talk: Liliana Dugan, Nantucket Pasta Goddess 10am
June 21: Spring Celebration Vendor Day

June 28: 11AM: C.L. Fornari in the Garden Center


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