The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
December 20, 2017

We will reopen on January 11th at 8am
Hours in the New Year will be 8-6 Monday through Saturday
Happy Holidays from All of Us Here!
Season's Greetings!

Thank you all for your
continued support in 2017.

We are Now Closed

We are looking forward to being

back on the Farm in January.

Cheers to a

Happy New Year!

 We will reopen on January 11 at 8 am. 
Hours will be 8-6 Monday through Saturday.
Looking Forward to 2018,
but First, We Look Back on 2017

The coolers have been emptied, the greenhouses put to bed and the market is all buttoned up for our holiday break.

As we look back on 2017, it's hard to ignore the tough times we've weathered, but such wonderful memories were forged as well. Here are a few of our favorite moments of 2017.
In July, the Farm went
Solar Powered! 
After years of planning, the Farm finally fulfilled its sunny mission!
You Screamed for Ice Cream, and We delivered! Our Ice Cream Trailer debuted this year...bursting with fresh, farm made toppings, farm made cookie sandwiches and delicious frozen frappes and shakes. Looking forward to next summer already!
In August, a watermelon was "stolen" from our Town Truck by a very unlikely thief! A Pot Bellied Pig named Millie!
We did not 1, not 2, BUT 3 Pick Your Own Tomatoes days, where our determined and industrious community picked over 8,000 tomatoes on the first day!
We Enjoyed another bountiful season of fresh produce, despite some storms and cloudy days. We are so fortunate for another successful year and to be able to cultivate such beautiful produce for our customers and community. 
Opening Weekend; Cooking Demos Resume!
The first event of the year will feature Mj Mojer!
 She will be celebrating Sunday Suppers by demonstrating
how to make her Mother's famous Kale Soup! 
At 11 and noon on Saturday, Jan 13th
in the Market
Holiday Traditions from the "Farmily"

Every family has their own quirky superstitions, traditions and customs. Here are some traditions our Farm staff enjoy with their families this time of year!
"Since I'm German, the Krist Kind (Christ Child) comes on the 24th and we get to open extra presents that night which are useful, like clothes, socks, things like that. That's definitely my favorite tradition at Christmas."- Austin- Cashier Supervisor

"Every year brings new traditions. For the past few years, it’s been a road trip with my husband to our daughter’s house, sharing the joy of food and family with our grandchildren, and lots of time in the kitchen."
Maryjane- Market Manager

"I was raised Pagan, so we don't celebrate Christmas. The winter celebrations we honor are Samhain, celebrated on the 31st of October where the focus is on either honoring our ancestors, or the cycle of death and rebirth. Then there's the Irish tradition of Imbolc.  Most commonly it is held on 1 February, or about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox." Owen- Garden Center Assistant Manager

"We do a Yankee Swap with wine for the adults. About twenty of us participate so it can be really fun."- Dylan- Inventory Manager

"Well, I look forward to putting my Xmas tree up Thanksgiving night... Yes, really! Once dinner is over, I put up the tree, and start getting into the Christmas spirit. I also look forward to a really good Christmas dinner with my kids!"
Devon- Head Baker

"Christmas breakfast is always bagels, smoked salmon and Veuve Clicquot."
Kate- Gift Manager

"On the 24th, we have a big dinner with the whole family, about 20-30 people! We serve rice and beans, chicken, pork, ham. Then there's the Russian potato salad, green salad, and sometimes pasta too."- Stephanie- Kitchen Supervisor

"Every year, we go to New York City as a big family and go to the Met, or the Natural History Museum." - Andrew-  Head Grower

" At midnight on Christmas Eve, we all get to open one gift and it's always pajamas. Matching pajamas!  We all wear them to bed and wake the next morning and wear to breakfast. Dad does a big southern breakfast. Biscuits and gravy, grits and eggs, bacon, ham. Did I say biscuits already?"
Whitney- Customer Service Manager

"In Northern Ireland, We always go to church on Christmas Eve around 11 at night. We start Christmas there.  I always have breakfast with my family which consists of Christmas muffins with cranberry, orange and cinnamon, cocktail sausages- I don't think you have those here... and toast.  Always, always, turkey and ham for dinner."
Rachel- Operations Assistant

Wishing you a Wonderful Season of Honoring Old Traditions and Making New Ones too!
Upcoming Events
Bartlett's is on Winter Break!
We will reopen on January 11! 

OPENING DAY 2018- Thursday, January 11th

Saturday, 1/13 11 am and Noon:
Mj Mojer will Celebrate Sunday Suppers by sharing her famous Kale Soup Recipe!  

Saturday, January 20th- Holistic Health Fair at the Farm

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