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News from Bartlett's Farm

October 19, 2011
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Hours are 10-6 Every Day

Chef Talk
Saturday, October 22. 10 AM in the Hayloft.
Erin Zircher, Executive Chef at The Boarding House, will demonstrate local, seasonal cooking using ingredients from the farm and other island sources.

Erin Zircher

November First Friday Dinner
November 4, 6pm
Ladies Night
November 10 6:30-9 pm
Join us again for our third annual
Ladies Night Celebration
An evening of socializing, shopping and fun and a way to raise much needed funds for the Nantucket Emergency Food Pantry.
There will be passed hors d'oeuvres, wine samples from The Cellar,
and some surprises!

Watch here for more information, but put this on your calendar today!
Interested vendors should contact Amy Z for information on renting tables.

Around the Farm
If you haven't tried the Prime Rib dinner special on Thursday nights, it's time! Beginning at 4:30 each Thursday, Neil will hand carve your tender Prime Rib dinner for you. At only $14.99 per pound, (minimum 1/2 lb) your dinner also includes a pint of 'marry me mashed potatoes' and pint of farm vegetables. It's all hot, so you can take it home and eat it when you are ready!
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The pumpkins are finally all in from the fields, and the garden center is FULL of the sunny orange fruits (yes, they are fruits.) Grab a bunch for that pumpkin carving party this weekend and when you check out, you can try to guess the weight of one pumpkins! If you guess within 1/10 of a pound, it's yours for FREE!
Sounds difficult, but last year we gave away 5-6 pumpkins every day!
pumpkins
It's a good weekend to roast your pumpkin or Hubbard Squash (photo below)
and freeze it for making pies at Thanksgiving!
hubbard squash

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!
cranberries

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The garden center sale continues:
Perennials, Trees, Hydrangeas, Roses,
Blueberry Bushes, Mandevilla, Clematis - 75% off
Proven Winners, Hydrangeas, Select Evergreens - 50% off
Houseplants and Statuary - 40% off
Pottery - 20% off
Cheese Heaven!

Try a few of these at your next dinner party or gathering!

Seal Cove "Olga". This semi-firm cheese is excellent grated over farm-grown roasted squash.

Buche Rondin - This French goat cheese is at its perfect ripeness.

buche rondin

And some new ones...

Sprout Creek Farm - Batch 35 is an alpine style raw cow's milk cheese with a soft aromatic paste and a crisp coppery rind.

Jasper Hill - Harbison. If you like Jasper Hill's "Moses Sleeper", then this spruce wrapped version will knock your socks off. This is a difficult cheese to get and there is a limited quantity, so if you want it, don't wait!

By purchasing these cheeses, you are supporting small, independent farms like us, from in and around New England.

Upcoming Events

October 29: Pumpkin Carving and hayrides for families.10-11 in the Hayloft with hayrides to follow immediately.
November 10: Ladies Night - A fun evening of shopping and socializing to benefit the Nantucket Emergency Food Pantry.
Interested vendors should email Amy for a vendor application.

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