The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
May 20,  2015
8am-6pm Every Day
Farm Talk this Saturday
5/23 10 am in the Hayloft

This week's Farm Talk is all about your garden. Our organic farmer, Andrew Spollett, will talk about natural ways to care for your garden. He will discuss different plants that you can grow in your garden to encourage native beneficial insects for natural pest control. Plus he will be available to answer any questions about your garden - and he really knows what he's talking about!

This talk is free and open to everyone.
Free coffee, tea and farm-baked goodies will be available.

Farm Tours Start Saturday
Take a behind the scenes walking tour of a few of our greenhouses.
You'll visit the impressive houses where tomatoes are grown, marvel in the simple beauty of our organic salad greens and savor the smells in our herb greenhouse. Meet in front of the market at 1 pm this Saturday.
Future tour dates
6/2 9 am
6/4 1 pm
6/6 1 pm
6/9 9 am
6/11 1 pm
6/12 10 am
6/16 9 am
6/18 1 pm
Certified Organic Farm-Grown Greens!
You can find them in the market.
Picked fresh every day.
Ready to eat.
Kale, Spinach, Greens Mix, Mesclun Mix, Sage, Basil, Italian Parsley, Curly Parsley, Thyme, Rosemary, Chives and Mint
Farm Grown Organic Herb + Vegetable Starts
It's time to plant your veggie garden! 
Certified Organic starts are all grown here at the farm. 
Herb plants are on sale!  
Buy two, get one free on the following items this week
4.5” Pots
Kentucky Colonel Spearmint, Spearmint, Peppermint, Italian Parsley, Curly Parsley, Basil

Italian Parsley, Curly Parsley, Cilantro, 
Let our Blooming Creations team design a beautiful pot or window box
Our talented team of plant + design experts will create the perfect pot or planter based on your needs... shade or sun, colorful or monochromatic, decorative or edible (or both!).
Call (508) 228.9403 or stop by the garden center to learn more.
Fresh Fish is In The Market!
We are proud to partner with Jeff + Joan of Nantucket Fresh Catch to bring you a beautiful selection of fresh seafood. Find them right next to the deli case. Try the lobster, squid, soft shell crabs, organic salmon, Maine halibut, beautiful tuna and more!
Tap into their extensive experience to find out the best way to prepare and enjoy the freshest seafood available!
...and speaking of Lobster...
Cape Cod Life readers have spoken! 
Thanks to everyone for voting! 
Gold: Best Garden Center
Gold: Best Farm Stand
Gold: Best Lobster Roll 
See all the results here

What's New in the Tomato Patch?
Last year's foray into the new Artisan Series made everyone so happy, we are doing it again, but in a bigger way!  We love these, not just for the taste, but because they are produced by a small breeder who concentrates on growing crops for small growers and local markets like Bartlett's Farm.  The unique colors and shapes help create a beautiful plate that tastes delicious.  Because they are planted in the controlled environment of a greenhouse, you can look forward to these in early July! In the meantime, the regular beefsteak-type hot house tomatoes should be red and in the market around May 30th.   Field tomatoes should be ready in early August. 
Try this Wine and Cheese Pairing of the Week
Domaine Champy Auxey-Duresses. 
Situated in the heart of the Cote de Beaune, the limestone marl soils of Auxey Duresses are ideal for the Chardonnay grape and here you find great aromatic intensity with bright fruit backed by a stony minerality and hints of smoke. The palate is fresh and lively with fruit foremost and the oak well integrated. Hard to say (oaksy duress!) this great little wine offers excellent value.

Ewephoria Sheep Gouda, pasteurized sheep’s milk, The Netherlands. 
The punny name that only makes sense in English should give it away. This semi hard “gouda” was made for the American Palate.  
Sweet, nutty, milky and just sublime!
The single producer of pasteurized milk is much smaller than most export sources - the farmer's wife posits that the sheep 'eat better than her children' on lush pasture surrounded by a nature preserve. The Cheese makes a blissful snack with drinks like Sherry or Porter and is delicious melted on toast or shaved over salads.

Spring and Summer CSA Memberships
Sign up now to get the First Share on June 4!
  • Fresh Greens Every Week
  • Be the first to try new produce
  • Get Creative Recipes
  • Know YOUR Farmer
  • Eat healthy
  • Buy Local

Help Wanted
Gift Department Assistant
Farm Truck Sales  (
perfect for a High School student with a driver’s license and ability to work until Sept 5th​)
Dinners to go
Mondays -  Curry with basmati rice $14.99 ea
Tuesdays - Prime Rib and two sides $16.99/lb
Thursdays - Lamb and two sides for $14.99/lb
Fridays - a different delicious dinner every week

All start at 4:00 and last until they are gone!
Upcoming Events

​May 30 @ 10am –  David Holland-Leggieri – Edible + ornamental window boxes and pots in the Garden Center

June 6 @10am -  Leah Mojer presents Entertaining with cheese!

July 10-12  Nantucket Yoga Festival

July 29-August 3 Nantucket Historical Association Antiques and Design Show of Nantucket