The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
March 15, 2017
The first crop of tomatoes are warm and happy in the greenhouse.
Look for these beauties around Memorial Day.
The farm is open
8-6 Monday through Saturday
Cooking Demo with Chef Neil
MARCH 18, 11:00 AM and 12:00pm in the Market
Join us in the market for two cooking demos with Neil Patrick Hudson, the farm's executive chef. Neil will share his recipe and technique for making potato gnocchi - fun for all ages!

Free for everyone!

MJ Mojer's Puttanesca Sauce

If you missed Saturday's demo here's the simple and delicious recipe:

6 cloves of fresh garlic, crushed or slivered

½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

6 to 8 anchovy filets

1 28 oz can seeded, chopped tomatoes

½ cup pitted Kalamata Olives

1 Tablespoon rinsed, salted capers

2 Tablespoons chopped Italian Parsley

Heat approximately 3T of Olive Oil in a large skillet over low to medium heat

Add garlic, red pepper flakes and anchovies. Cook till anchovies dissolve or melt

Add tomatoes, capers and olives.

Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened. Stir in parsley.

If serving over pasta, toss over drained spaghetti, adding a ladle or two of reserved cooking water to loosen up and help coat.

Top with freshly grated Grana Padano or Parmesan.

Seed Starting!
It looks like winter is sticking around a bit longer... but if you are itching to get your hands in the dirt we have everything you need to start your seeds indoors. Weather permitting, the Garden Center is scheduled to open on Monday, 3/20. All the seed starting materials are located in the market. Come on spring!
Greenhouse Update
I took a walk out to the greenhouses to see what was blooming.... The pansies are just starting to pop up. The tiniest little basil plants I have ever seen are getting ready to grow in our hydroponic system.  And a few of the ranunculus are in full color. We hope to have some pansies for sale when the garden center opens next week, but that's really up to Mother Nature.
Nutrition Consultation with Kathleen Minihan
Thursday, 3/16 from 4-6pm

Have your nutrition questions answered while you shop! In celebration of National Nutrition Month, Kathleen will be available in the Market to answer questions and help guide you in filling up your shopping cart with a balance of nutritious foods! 
Nantucket Fresh Catch!
The fish counter in the market will be open from 12-6 Wednesdays through Saturdays, featuring Joan's excellent selection of fresh, regional, and locally caught seafood. 
In the case this week:
Faroe Islands Salmon, Dover Sole, Cod, Mussels, Littleneck Clams and Pleasant Bay Oysters.

Click here for a tasty recipe from Bon Appétit

Our sale cooler has moved to the back of the store and it is filled with meat, dairy, eggs, cereal, snacks and more. It will rotate weekly so swing back by the drink coolers to see what's good on the sale rack!
Tickets are on sale for our Farm To Table dinners!
Three dinners HAVE SOLD OUT, so don't hesitate!
Follow the links to the website where you can reserve your seats.

Daffodil Dinner – 4/28

June 28 Farm to Table - Sold Out

July 12 farm to Table - Sold Out

August 16 Farm to Table - Sold Out

August 30 farm to Table - only a few tickets left

September 6 Full Moon Farm to Table

September 20 Farm to Table

We create menus based on the farm-fresh produce that's available at the time, so actual menus will be posted closer to the date. 

Coming up...

Sponsored by The Healthy Community Collaborative of Nantucket

3/25 Cooking Demo with Tim Pitts from Centre Street Bistro 11 and noon

3/25 Free Nutrition Consultation with Kathleen Minihan 11-1

4/1 Wine returns to the farm!

4/8 10 am in the Hayloft...Herbal Wellness Consultation
with Danica Connors. Click here for details!
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM