The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
April 19, 2017
The farm is open Every Day 8-6
Saturday 4/22 is Earth Day, and we can't think of any better way to acknowledge this than with a nod to our newest project 

The Garden Center is Open...

It's also the perfect time to plant perennials, and they are arriving from our greenhouses as they are ready! Phlox, Delphinium, Peony, Sidalcea, Sedum, Nepeta, Iris, Shasta Daisy, Lupine, Hollyhocks
and lots more!
Heaths and Heathers are on SALE
Buy two for $25 and save $6
 These plants are deer resistant, drought tolerant,and bloom in spring! 
We've chosen the best seeds from businesses with the highest integrity because we want you to be successful in all your gardening endeavors.  The websites for Botanical Interest and Renee's Garden both have tons of great information for gardeners of every level.  Don't be shy about starting seeds! The more you try, the more success you will have.  Feeling a little unsure of your skills? Come on out and talk to our certified garden center staff.  They're happy to help!
Coast of Maine
Dark Harbor Blend Enriching Mulch
is an exceptionally rich, naturally dark, fine-textured blend of self-composted barks. It is ideal for mulching beds, borders and gardens and for use around shrubs and trees. It also helps retain moisture, will not rob the soil of nitrogen (as raw barks will) and helps insulate the surface soil against excessive cold and heat that can damage plant root systems. Because the barks in Dark Harbor are fully composted, it can be dug into your beds in the fall, providing a rich and immediate source of organic material. It also acts as a long-term soil builder that supports microbial activity and opens up compacted soil. 
Plus it's on SALE
Buy One Get One FREE!
New Houseplants are here! 
Be sure to check out the new collection of houseplants
for under $15.00!
Find them in the market!
What to do with the Easter Lily when it's done blooming? Did you know you can plant it in the garden where it will bloom for years?

and remember 

April is Free Re-potting Month!
Bring out your overgrown and root-bound houseplants
and we will re-pot them for free
with the purchase of a new pot!
Looking for something yellow to wear next weekend?  Look no further.  This Bartlett's Farm hat is just the right color for daffy weekend, and it features your favorite farm on your favorite island! 
In addition to the ones we've grown, we have plenty of FAUX daffodils, too!  These will last from year to year and can be used to decorate outside or inside! 
If you've never visited the Daffodil Show,
it's high time you do!
Every year I hear people say they've never been to the show, as they are standing, mouths agape, looking at the luscious and diverse collection of daffodils and narcissus on display.  
"Why didn't I ever do this before?" They say.
This year the Nantucket Daffodil Show is celebrating its 43rd year.
The show is presented by the Nantucket Garden Club and is held in cooperation with the American Daffodil Society and once again it will be held here at the Farm.
In 1974, the goal of the Nantucket Garden Club was to plant 1 million bulbs. It is estimated that island wide, the bulbs have naturalized
over the years to an estimated 4 million blossoms.
A wide selection of these will be on display in the garden center on Saturday and Sunday April 29th and 30th.
Show hours are 2-5pm on Saturday and 10-4:30 on Sunday.
You won't be sorry!
The show is free, but donations are accepted for the Island's Daffodil Planting Fund for community projects.
There is a free shuttle bus from Washington St. on Saturday only during show hours.
What's New Around the Farm?
Only everything you need to create an award winning picnic for daffodil day...
New England Charcuterie Company, Waltham, Mass
We are thrilled to be working with Joshua Smith of New England Charcuterie this year! Leah recently toured the facility where they use only humanely raised meats and make everything by hand. Their products are awesome.  They have been hard at work custom-making some beautiful new custom grab and go salami boards for us at the Farm! Look for them in the cheese case this week!

Firehook Mediterranean Baked Crackers- Sweet Potato & Chive

Try this awesome pairing! Contrast the orangy-gold hue of a Sweet Potato & Chive cracker with a spread of soft cheese like chevre or Boursin—colors and flavors that will pop in your mouth!

Maplebrook Burrata is back, along with lots of other favorites that haven't been on the shelf this winter.  Cotija, Consider Bardwell Pawlett, Jaspar Hill Cellar Clothbound Cheddar, Boursin, and lots more are all in the cheese case!

What distinguishes Summer in a Bottle is its fruit character. An homage to the glorious summer of 2013, Summer in a Bottle is a literal taste of the Hamptons high season. “We waited as long as possible to harvest the fruit for Summer in a Bottle. Choosing the perfect moment to pick was crucial to make this highly anticipated wine, bursting with the aromas and flavors of the seasonal fruits that reach their peak ripeness at the height of summer,” said Wölffer Winemaker/ Partner Roman Roth. 
If you haven't tried the new salad from the deli case,
you are in for a treat!
The Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad has been a great seller from the moment it hit the shelf! Made right here in our kitchen, you can find it in the deli case! 
We had this delicious Crab Meat last summer and it's BACK, along with Smoked Salmon, Smoked Bluefish Pate, and smoked salmon pate! 
Pair these with the Firehook Crackers and a couple bottles of Rose, and your picnic is already a success! 
Nantucket Fresh Catch!
The fish counter in the market will now be open
12-6 Wednesdays through Sundays
Featuring Joan's excellent selection of fresh, regional,
and locally caught seafood.
Coming up...

The Farm Dirt is received by more than
6000 enthusiastic readers each week!
 Thanks for being one of them!