The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
June 15,  2016
We are now open every day from 8-7!
(That includes Saturday and Sunday!)
Pick Your Own Strawberries Every Day!
Stop in the market to pick up picking containers and head out to the field! The strawberry field is open 8-5 every day until they are gone!
Strawberry Festival 
June 27 11-3
​Pick Your Own Strawberries All Day!
Face Painting 12-3
Pony Rides 1-3
Strawberry Panna Cotta Tasting
Jam Competition
Strawberry Hulling Contest 12-1
Wine Tasting 2-5 in the market
We grow lots of varieties of strawberries,
but they all fall into one of two categories. 
June-bearing strawberries are dependent on a specific photoperiod to initiate flowering –and fruiting – and Day-neutral (or Ever-bearing) strawberries do not depend on a certain amount of daylight hours in order to fruit, hence day-neutral.  June-bearing strawberries are so called because June is when the day length increases to initiate flower production.  We plant both types of strawberries because June-bearing strawberries have many more varieties to choose from and they are grown in the traditional matted-row system.  June-bearers can produce up to a quart of fruit per plant. The nice thing about June-bearing strawberries is that you get a lot all at once, best for making lots of jam.  We also grow day neutral strawberries because they essentially extend the period of time that we can harvest strawberries because they continue to produce once the June-bearing plants cease to flower.
The first variety to ripen is Earliglow, and that's what you will be picking when you come out to PYO this week!
Farm Talk:
Nantucket History-Cyrus Pierce and Anna Gardner
June 18 10 AM 
We are excited to welcome back island historian and author, Barbara White. She will share stories of the Important people who tackled Human Rights on Nantucket. Cyrus Peirce and Anna Gardner led the charge to integrate the island schools. Both were ardent and active abolitionists who put their ideals into action.
Cyrus went to Washington DC on behalf of fugitive slaves and  Anna went south during the Civil War to teach freedmen.
We'll serve coffee, tea and farm-baked goodies. FREE for everyone!
From the Garden Center
We still have plenty of annuals and perennial, vegetable and herb starts, roses, hydrangeas and lots of garden and window box plants.  
And - the following are all on sale!
4” Vegetable Plants  Reg. $4.29 Now Buy 2 get 1 Free
Mighty Matos  Reg. $14.99  Now 50% Off
Annual 4 Pack Reg. $4.99  Now 30% Off
We are excited to offer our
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program again this year, but with a few additions!
Sign up for our summer CSA and receive a grocery bag (plus more!) of freshly harvested, locally grown vegetables every week. You'll enjoy our famous corn, crunchy carrots, crisp lettuce, ripe zucchini, delicious tomatoes and juicy watermelon... That's just an idea of what you’ll receive in your CSA share each week this summer. You’ll also get tasty recipes for the veggies you receive. CSA pick-ups are every Thursday at the farm, and you can choose your weeks. Sign up for all 13 weeks and receive a $45 gift certificate. New this year.... if you sign up for a minimum of 7 weeks you will be invited to our members-only events... we'll have tours, tastings, virtual recipe-sharing and more!
Father’s Day Wines
Cheers to Dad this weekend with some wines whose makers are all about their Dads! Love, family and technique passed down through generations are a big part of the wine making tradition so pass the love to your Dad with a delicious bottle of wine.
John Anthony “Farm” Chardonnay
Time spent in the family vineyards would eventually lead John Anthony to the success he has today. The girls, John's Sisters and Mother, would prepare the trailer and organize for the weekend while the boys, John, his Brother, and Father, would prepare soils, irrigate, and tend to the vines.
Today he creates amazingly balanced wines that drink well now and will last for years to come. He pairs these wines with best-in-class customer service, incredible experiences, and gives each customer that stops by the Napa tasting room the feeling that they are part of the family.
The Chardonnay grapes all come from sustainably farmed, small lot vineyards in the Napa Valley. The wine is exposed to just enough oak to provide a backdrop of vanilla, without being over powering, and then put through secondary fermentation to create a silky smooth creaminess with juicy refreshing acidity on the finish.
McNab Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon
Grandfathers, father and sons have made McNab Winery what it is today.  Founded by Rich Parducci who is a fourth-generation winemaker, his great grandfather Adolph Parducci founded Parducci Winery in 1932 and worked alongside his grandfather John Parducci until 1999 when McNab Winery came to fruition. An award-winning winemaker, he makes wines in his own unique style and finds a way to honor his grandfather’s history at the same time.
Inviting scents of black cherries, tobacco and creamy vanilla with a mouth full of rich fruit and elegant integrated oak.  Nice weight balanced by a solid center and smooth finish. Tannins are moderate which suggests the wine will cellar well for several years. This wine is just plain old delicious in a nice heavy “masculine” bottle.

Vignobles Brunier Ventoux “Megaphone” 
 Frédéric and Daniel are the fourth generation of their family to farm the land of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The brothers have worked hard to solidify the legacy left by their father, Henri, and their great-grandfather, Hippolyte. They have brought their intricate knowledge of the various terroirs of the southern Rhône to new heights through the expansion of the holdings. Their properties represent a vast variation of soil types, climatic conditions, and grape varieties and their wines continue to reach new heights of quality and acclaim.
Megaphone is the new kid on the block from Vignobles Brunier. Created with the same love, care and attention to detail that has made global icons of the wines produced at Vieux Telegraphe. A value-priced, high quality effort that shows currants, pepper and warm spices on a medium-bodied frame has rock-solid fruit, plenty of texture and an easy-drinking profile. 
Dad's not into wine?  How about a gift certificate that he can spend on steaks or bbq supplies..or this really cool
Himalayan Salt Plate for serving! 
Dessert is Served!  Farm-made Vanilla Pound Cake with fresh strawberries will be the perfect (and simple) finish to Father's Day dinner! 
Farm Tours !
Meet in front of the market at 9 am for an informative 1 hour tour
about what goes on behind the scenes at the farm.  FREE!
Tours are at 9 am Tuesdays and Thursdays through June
From the Kitchen
Voted Best LOBSTER ROLL on Nantucket, these delicious rolls are available at lunch time every day.
$15.99 ea

And STEAMED LOBSTER DINNERS are available every night!
$29.99 ea
Call 508.228.9403 x18 to reserve yours
Coming up...

Dharma Yoga Nantucket Classes every day in the Hayloft

a fundraiser for Mentoring Youth Nantucket 6pm in the Shade Garden

July 19: Magic in the Moonlight - a farm-to-table dinner and fundraiser for Nantucket New School 

al fresco style with live music.  

Time to Reserve your spots for
Summer Flower Cutting Tours 

September 21: Farm to Table Dinner