The Farm Dirt

Friend of the Farm Sale!

Starts today, August 18!
Up to 50% off** selected gift items, clothing, beach stuff, kitchen gadgets, garden accessories, garden tools, kid's toys, housewares
**with your Friend of the Farm Card
Look for the balloons at the entrance to the garden center
Tickets are selling fast for the
Harvest Dinner
Bartlett's Table: Harvest Dinner
Saturday September 4th

September marks the end of summer and the beginning of the true harvest season. Our chefs want to share the flavors of the harvest and are creating the menu for our first
Harvest Dinner.
Join us for a celebration of food from our fields and an unforgettable evening at the farm.

Begin with hors d'oeuvres at 5:30
Continue with soup, entree, and dessert
all prepared in our kitchen with local ingredients,
featuring our own vegetables, and accompanied by specially chosen wines and beer.

Tickets are $120 per person
$100 for Friends of the Farm
Only 100 tickets will be sold.

To purchase tickets,email Tommy
Take a deep breath and savor summer!
Many of us are looking forward to the cooler, quieter days of September and October, but with mixed feelings. There are still 5 weeks of summer according to the calendar! Whether you are taking your student to college for the first time, sending your five year old off to kindergarten, going back to school yourself, or contemplating the next chapter in your life,
stop for a minute.
Take a deep breath and remember what last winter was like! Soak up the warmth, head to the beach for a dip after dinner, and enjoy the bounty of the summer. You may freeze corn, can tomatoes, or preserve summer in a jar, but enjoy the moment...the freshness...a picnic with your family...the still nights...the crickets chirping...and any of those moments that remind us why we are so connected to this island.
What's Being Harvested?
red, yellow, heirloom, plum, yellow cherry, red cherry
Eggplant: purple, white, striped, Japanese
Peppers: green bell, purple bell, jalapeno, cubanelle
Watermelon: red, yellow, seedless
Squash: yellow crookneck, zucchini, gold zucchini, patty pan
Beans: green and wax
Cabbage: green and red
Beets: bull's blood, striped, red, golden, white
Carrots: orange, yellow purple
Potatoes: red, white, yukon red, yukon gold, fingerling
Field Greens:
mesclun, arugula, nine lettuces, basil, dill, cilantro
arugula, mesclun, microgreens, microcress,
basil, chives, mint, oregano,
italian parsley, curly parsley
rosemary, sage, tarragon,
thyme: lavender, lemon, english
lemon verbena
Lunch emails
Mj is going to start sending her daily lunch emails in September! Learn what the hot lunch special is, what's at the counter, and what kind of muffins are freshly baked on any particular morning.
So if you're going to be around after the summer crowds leave, be in the know, and use the link below
to subscribe to the daily email!
Join Our Mailing List!
Whether you are new to our email service or you've been reading the Farm Dirt faithfully for a few years, you may want to update your email preferences.
Click 'join our mailing list' above and you can choose which categories of emails you would like to receive...Mj's daily lunch emails, Farmer John's stormy day alerts, or to find out which vegetables are being harvested.
Open Every Day
Seven Days a Week
Beginning Sept 6
Hours Change
8-6 Every Day
Island Fair
All volunteers get free admission and lunch.
Community Service hours
for Teens.
Help Run an Activity or Game for Families.
Shift Times:
SUNDAY Sept 12
CALL MARIA 228-0484
Scarecrow Maker WANTED!
We're looking for someone to teach a Saturday class on making scarecrows! If you're creative and want to share your talent with others, please contact Tommy to discuss the details.
Book Signing
Peter C. Saverine, author of Jenny's Pennies, will be signing copies of his books this Friday, August 20 from
12-2 in the market.
Ice Cream
Every Afternoon...
Freshly scooped
SoCo Creamery Ice Cream Cones from 3-6 in front of the market!