The Farm Dirt

News from Bartlett's Farm

March 21, 2012
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Winter Hours are 10-6 Monday through Saturday

What's in this week's dirt?
Grilled Cheese Challenge
Flowers, flowers, flowers
Grocery Giveaway
Rewards Program
What's growing?
Dinner Specials
Upcoming events
Today is your LAST CHANCE to decide to participate in the
Fourth Annual Bartlett's
Grilled Cheese Challenge this Saturday
Create or perfect your special sandwich and enter it in the contest!
Registration is open! It's a Brie-ze to register.
What are you waiting for? Registration is open til midnight tonight (Wednesday.)
Are you looking for inspiration? In addition to our own farm-baked bread, we have bread from Something Natural and Pain D'Avignon, and a great selection of cheeses from all over New England.
Find them all in the market.
cheesiness
Audience members welcome!

This sharp, all-American annual event is a really fun way to spend part of a Saturday in March. Whether you choose to compete or just be part of the audience, we welcome you into the warmth of the garden center greenhouse. It's all gouda.
You can compete as an individual or as a team, and as a previous winner stated,

"bragging rights are forever!"

This year our hosts will be members of Nantucket Improv so you know it will be a lot of cheesy fun! Cooking begins at 11am!

(With thanks to Doctor Hinson for writing and inspiring so many
cheesy puns in his Facebook post!)

The Garden Center Greenhouse is Open!
It's stocked with farm-grown spring plants that have been specifically chosen to grow well here on Nantucket, whether they're planted in a spring window box, or into a protected spot, these colorful annuals will boost the color in and around your home!
yellow ranunculus
The shelves are full of new products for your home and garden! Organic seeds and root vegetable starts like garlic, onions and potatoes are located in the market. Organic seed starting kits make cool gifts for any budding gardener,
and there are hundreds of varieties of vegetables and ornamentals
that can be started soon!
primrose

violas

Grocery Giveaway
We
LOVE our Friends of the Farm so much,
we are giving away free groceries to a bunch of lucky shoppers this month!

Here are our latest winners!
Marianne Stanton and Bob and Lorraine Olson got their entire carts of
groceries and plants for FREE!
Grocery Winner
Grocery Winners

There are still several giveaways scheduled for March, so shop often! Whatever is in your grocery cart is going to be FREE if you are the
Friend Of The Farm that goes through the checkout at one of the SECRET randomly selected, pre-determined times during the rest of this month.

The more often you shop, the better your chances!
You just might be the one to get your cart of groceries for FREE.
You must be a Friend of the Farm to win. It's free to be a FOTF! Just fill out an application next time you shop!

Winners will be posted on Facebook and here in The Farm Dirt
Our Rewards Program has Changed

Our new reward program is called Farm Greens. When you use your Friend of the Farm card, you will earn 1 Green with every $1 spent.
You will also have opportunities to "Grow your Greens", or add additional points in a variety of ways.


Five hundred Farm Greens earns $10 off your FOTF purchase at the register.

As with plants at the Farm, your Greens will continue to grow year round
and will not expire. Several dedicated shoppers have reaped their first $10 reward already this year!


We greatly value your support for the Farm and our mission to passionately grow and provide you with the best food and plants. You, our Friends, are important to us.

Whenever you come to the Farm, use your card and watch your Greens grow even faster. Check the Farm Dirt and Facebook for new and fun ways to
earn your rewards!

What's coming up?
When I asked Farmer Dave today what new veggies are going to be
harvested soon, he replied
"Spinach in about 3 weeks, radishes in May, tomatoes at the end of May, herbs around the first of May"
baby baby spinach
This spinach will be ready in about three weeks. It's growing in "Sunrise" organic greenhouse which is heated with a biofuel burner.
We are still harvesting mesclun greens and baby arugula every day and have begun to plant these in the organic houses too.
Dinner Specials Every Week
All dinners are ready to pick up from 4:30 til we close.
First come, first served! Each ready to eat dinner comes with two sides!

Tuesdays -
Prime Rib. Lots of garlic! $15.99 per lb

Thursdays - Leg of Lamb. Delicious marinade! $14.99 per lb

Friday - Roasted Chicken...stuffed with lemon and rosemary!
$14.99

Prices subject to change pending market forces.
Upcoming Events
March 22: 5-7 pm at the American Legion Hall on Washington Street. Hope for Haiti Spaghetti Dinner Eat in or take out delicious spaghetti to help support fundraising for a school and children's home in Haiti.
Hope For Haiti
April 7 : 10 am Easter Saturday Egg Hunt and Egg Dying
April 13: Second Friday Dinner. Make your reservation here!
April 14: 10 am Daffodil Mania Farm Talk
April 21: 10 am Josh Norton Baking Bread Farm Talk
April 28, 29: Nantucket Garden Club's Annual Daffodil Show.
Click here for more information about the show!
April 29: Daffodil Day Sunday Brunch (Menu coming soon)

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