The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
August 2, 2017
Open Every Day 8 am-7 pm
Ice Cream Stand open 11-7 Every Day
Produce Trucks on Main St and in 'Sconset 9-1 Monday - Saturday

 
 
 

 
 
Over the last 33 years, Bartlett’s Farm has been host to hundreds of international student workers from all over the world. Visa programs have changed over the years but the current programs that we use (J-1 Trainee and J-1 Summer Work & Travel) have been in place for nearly 50 years. The Summer Work Travel Program, a Department of State regulated J-1 visa cultural exchange program, has helped bring international college students to the United States to learn about American culture and meet real Americans — at no cost to the U.S. taxpayer. [READ MORE]
 
 
 
Corn...
eat it raw, grill it in the husk, steam it, grill it out of the husk,
make Mexican Street Corn Salad, eat it with salt and pepper,
eat it with salt and a squeeze of lime.  
Just eat it!
Because corn this good is only harvested for a few months of the year. 
Bartlett's Farm Corn is only available here at the market, on our produce trucks and at select restaurants around the island. 
 
Shishito Peppers
Some people call these roulette peppers - why? Because you might get a hot one! Generally they are not hot, but once in a while...wham!
How to cook?
Heat a little olive oil in a skillet until it is very hot but not smoking.
Add the peppers and toss them frequently until they blister.
A little charring is OK. A lot of charring is not. 
It should take 10 to 15 minutes to blister a whole pan of peppers. 
When they're done, add a generous sprinkle of sea salt and a big squeeze of fresh lemon. Eat the whole thing. (Except the stem)
 
 
 
 There's Mj's morning report, and there are lots of helpful videos about gardening!
 
 
 
 
 
From the Garden Center!
 
 
Hanging Baskets are 50% off!
New perennials like Rudbeckia, Russian Sage, and other late summer bloomers are arriving this week! 
 
Field Flowers are Picked Fresh Every Day!
Did you know that we grow 18 varieties of Sunflowers?
 
 
 
Lots of items are available at our online store, including all sizes of Lettuce Turnip the Beet
t-shirts! 
 
 
 
 
 
There's a new Sustainable Nantucket Farmers Market on Wednesdays from 3:30-6:30 pm
At the Walter F. Ballinger Educational Community Farm!
168 Hummock Pond Road
Our produce truck will be there and we will be joined by Lazy Man Gardens, ACK Sweetwater Farm, Washashore Farm and Fields of Ambrosia. For more information see the Sustainable Nantucket website! 
 
 
 
 
 
Rain Happens...
And when it does, you can find all kinds of fun activities for kids and adults alike! Come in to the market and turn right to find the gift section! (Right across from Nantucket Fresh Catch)
 
 
 
 
 
Dinner Specials Every Night! 
Don't forget Lobster Dinners too! Perfect for the beach, or to take home!
***Due to the Animal Shelter Fundraiser, there will be
no Lobster Dinner tonight (8/2)
 
 
 
 
 
Artisans Showcase on Sundays
From 10-2
Come out and support some great Nantucket artists and artisans
This week...
Tina Law, Beth Moyer, Brett Apthorp, 
Susan Jacoby and Pat Jones
...on-site artists are subject to change...
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events:
 
 
 
 
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