The Farm Dirt

News from Bartlett's Farm

October 5, 2011

Open Every Day 8-6

Hours Change on Monday, October 10, when we will be open 10-6 Every Day

This Weekend on the Farm
October 8. 9-12 in the field.
Pick Your Own Pumpkins
Park near the entrance to the fields on Bartlett Farm Road and take the next hayride out to the pumpkin patch. Pick your own pumpkins and pay with cash or check right in the field.
October 8. 10 AM in the Hayloft
Making Herbal Bath and Body Products. Our resident craft specialist, Maya Chase, will demonstrate how to make bath salts, bath teas, salt scrub, hair oil, and hair rinse using farm-grown fresh and dried herbs.
Maya is also one of our Blooming Creations designers!

October Farm Dinner
October's Dinner is a little different from our standard 'First Friday Dinners!'
First, it's not on a the first Friday of the month, and
Second, this meal is completely vegetarian!
Our guests have enjoyed our farm-fresh vegetable dishes at the previous dinners, and many suggested that we just feature vegetables on this menu!
In the Market
Tag Sale Continues with 50% off tag sale prices through Monday!
(tag sale racks are in the garden center)

Native Cranberries are here! Organic berries are harvested at the Nantucket Bogs and we have plenty! They can be used fresh or put them in the freezer now for making cranberry goodies at Thanksgiving!
There are lots of great products made from cranberries...including cranberry honey! Head out to the Cranberry Bogs this weekend for the Annual Festival and learn about this native berry and how it's produced. Chef Neil Hudson will be out there with some Cranberry Macadamia Nut Tortes and Farm-Made Granola to purchase.

It's apple time! Carlson's Orchards has produced another delicious crop of apples, including the ever-popular Honey Crisp variety.
Try some Paula Reds, Macs and all the other standards!
Apple Display
Perfect for pies, crisps, tarts, lunch boxes and eating right out of your hand!
And even if you're not comfortable baking,
our mixes for apple pie and apple crisp couldn't be easier!
And Halloween is right around the corner! There are plenty of kits, knives and ideas for decorating your pumpkins!
Carving Display

Upcoming Events

October 15: Cooking Raw with Joann Burnham - Healthy treats from the fall harvest, featuring cranberry cocktail, pumpkin pie and carrot muffins.
10am in the Hayloft
October 16: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and our own Kate O'Brien has organized "Clare's Corny Crew" again. Please consider sponsoring Kate and her team in the walk to support breast cancer research. The walk begins at noon, Sunday October 16th at 10 Surfside Road.
Click here for more information.
October 17th and 18th: Cooking Classes: Learn to filet fish. Join Jeff Henderson of Nantucket Fresh Catch in learning to filet both round fish and flat fish. Class cost is $55 and you will take home your new knowledge and four filets of fresh fish!
For more information and to register for the October 17th class, click here.

October 22: Local, seasonal cooking with Erin Zircher, executive chef at
The Boarding House
10am in the Hayloft

October 29: Pumpkin Carving and hayrides for families.10-11 in the Hayloft with hayrides to follow immediately.

Prime Rib Dinner Special

Every Thursday

Sliced to order, hot out of the rotisserie, and ready to take home!

$14.99 per lb (½ lb minimum)


1 pint of mashed potatoes

1 pint of farm vegetables

Served from 4:30 to 6:00 PM

Order right at the Kitchen Counter


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