The Farm Dirt

News from Bartlett's Farm

June 27, 2012

8am-7pm every day

The Main Street produce truck goes to town Monday-Saturday from 9-1 (Not July 4th)

The 'Sconset produce is at the circle in 'Sconset Monday-Saturday 9-1 (Not July 4th)

We are open at the farm on July 4th from 8-7

Pick Your Own Strawberries
8-6 every day til they're gone...
strawberry pickers
We estimate the picking will still be very good for at least 7-10 days.
Truly fresh strawberries are only around once a year.
Now's the time to come out and pick!
To freeze strawberries for use later on, simply rinse them, remove the hulls and place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet (on parchment paper or plastic wrap) in the freezer. When they're frozen, remove them to a freezer bag and store them in the freezer. They make excellent frozen drinks when you're pining for a tropical vacation in the winter time!
Hummock Pond Bike Path Fundraiser
Friends of the bike path logo 167 logo cicso logo
We all know how important the Hummock Pond Bike Path is to this end of the island. Whether it's surfers and families headed to Cisco, or visitors to the Brewery, to 167 Seafood, and to the farm, whether walking or biking, this bike path will serve to make travel safer for everyone. We are happy to help the fundraising process by serving a special dinner in our garden center.

July 14, 6pm
In cooperation with the Nantucket Community Foundation, the Friends of the Hummock Pond Road Bike Path, and donations from 167 Seafood and Cisco Brewers, we offer a delicious summer supper made with local fish, local vegetables and local libations for a great local cause.
Here's what's on the menu.
Passed hors d'oeuvres and open bar

Chilled Farm Grown Yellow Tomato & Yellow Pepper Soup

Farm Grown Yellow Tomato, Roasted Pepper, Smoked Mushroom Salad

Watermelon & Farm Grown Heirloom Tomato Salad Grilled Local Sword Fish

Cauliflower Risotto

Local Massachusetts Peach Short Cake

long dinner table

150 per person

75 is tax-deductible

In the Garden Center
June is National Perennial Month - and it's the perfect time to plant them!
For a full list of all our perennials,click here.


Marguerites in Fiber pots
were $13.99 now $5.00


Certified Organic Veggie Plants and Herb Plants 4" pot
Buy 1 get 1 free


All 4" Annuals were $5.29

Now 5 for $20.00


Select perennials 20% Off

Get ready for July 4th with lots our red, white and blue pots that are all ready to pick up and put on your porch.

In the Market

grilled veg
Grilling season is finally here, and we have everything you need to get going! Fyrkat grills, tongs, veggie grill baskets, spatulas, skewers, and more!
The summer squash, zucchini and patty pans make an excellent side dish for any meal, and if you like a good steak, try this very simple, delicious steak marinade.
1/4 cup of each olive oil, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, and Worcestershire
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or pressed
2 tsp. Mustard
2 tbsp. Horseradish
Combine all ingredients in a zip top bag. And steak and marinate in the fridge for a least a couple hours, preferably overnight.
grilling stuff
Also in the market,Switch is back! There will be samples outside the market July 3 from early afternoon on.
From the Fields
Unlike previous years, our farm-grown produce is only available from the farm - either from the market on Bartlett Farm Road, from our traditional produce truck on Main Street (from now through Columbus Day), from the produce truck in 'Sconset, at the Sustainable Nantucket Farmer's and Artisans Market, and at select, locally-minded restaurants across the island.
field lettuce
Here's what's fresh off the vine. Some crops are just beginning, so availability fluctuates from day to day.

Organic Mesclun Mix

Organic Arugula

Organic Spinach

Organic Head Lettuce

Organic Microgreens

Organic Herbs






Lemon Verbena

Italian Parsley



Greenhouse Tomatoes

Field Lettuce

Green and Gold Zucchini

Patty Pan and Sunburst Squash

Summer Squash


Baby Carrots

Sugar snap Peas are being harvested. The availability will be on and off for sugar snap and shell peas.

Organic Curly Parsley, Dill and Cilantro by the weekend.

From the Kitchen

Prime Rib Dinner on Tuesday
Roasted Lamb on Thursday
Whole Roasted Chicken on Friday
Each dinner comes with two veggie sides and is
ready to pick up beginning at 4:30
Upcoming and Ongoing Events


is based on an ancient system

which brings improved health, well being, and a sense of peace to

those who practice it.

The class is suitable for all levels, including beginner students.

Join her in the serene, spacious, and air conditioned loft at the farm.


Tuesday Morning 8:30-9:45 am

Tuesday Evening 5:30-6:45 pm

Thursday Morning 8:30-9:45 am

Thursday Evening 5:30-6:45 pm

Saturday 10:00-11:15 am

Sunday 4:00-5:15 pm

7/26 - Stephanie Cohen, The Perennial Diva,will speak at the farm as part of the Nantucket Garden Festival

- a fundraiser for the Nantucket Lighthouse School

A fabulous opening night celebration followed by two summer days filled with twenty-four classes taught by fifteen gifted teachers. With an opportunity to give back to Pay it Forward Worldwide. Click on the website above to find out more.

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