The Farm Dirt

Chocolate Chef Talk

Gary and Roberta Hamblin - Chocolate Painting

10AM in the Hayloft. - Two great friends of the farm (and familiar faces at our farm talks) will share what they have learned over the past 20 years in the art of chocolate painting. Find out how to create little chocolate works of art that are almost too beautiful to eat.

Chocolate paints will be available for purchase on Saturday, making this the perfect Valentine's project for your sweetie!


Talk begins at 10am in the Hayloft.

There is no admission fee.

Organic FreeBird Chicken***

In our continual quest to provide the highest quality foods to you, we now carry FreeBird Organic Chickens.
To be organic, specific standards must be met--and certified--by an independent, third party.
FreeBird Organic Chickens are certified by QAI.

To be certified as organic, the chickens must be fed an organic diet for their entire lives. (Organic feed is grown in soil that has been free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides for at least three years.) They cannot receive antibiotics or drugs and must have access to the outdoors. That access to the outdoors is what allows them to be called free range organic.


Call in any day by 2pm to reserve your Freebird Chicken for dinner. Pick it up, hot and freshly baked, between 4 and 6pm. Your chicken will be in a foil pan, ready to go right into your oven, with reheating instructions attached.

And, in addition to the above...just in time for Valentines Day...we have some options for DINNER FOR TWO!

Order these by Noon on Saturday, 2/12
for Monday Pick-up

Chicken Dinner-Add two sides (a starch and a veg) to the roasted chicken for a full family meal. $16.99

Choose from

Grilled Ribeye Dinner for Two or

Grilled Tenderloin Dinner for Two

each includes "Marry Me Mashed Potatoes" and Sauteed Vegetables for $25.99


Veggie Lasagna and a Green Salad $19.99

***Please note: It is our intent to sell the fully organic chicken in the market. However, due to a shipping error, the FreeBird chickens we have this week are their
All Natural, antibiotic-free, hormone-free, free-range birds. Still wonderful, just not what we ordered!

Save the Dates
We have lots of fun events coming up in the next few months.
Write these on your calendar so you don't forget! Watch this space for more information as each event gets closer.
First Friday Farm Dinner
March 4 6pm
Enjoy a multi-course meal in the hayloft with delicious food,
served family style.
The Third Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational
March 19 11am
In the Garden Center Greenhouse
Show off your skills as a grilled cheese maker!
Or come out to cheer on the grillers!

Spring Celebration

April 9

Live music, kids crafts, lots of food sampling

Easter at the Farm

April 23

Egg hunt, Easter bunny, Egg Coloring

Nantucket Daffodil Festival

(The Northeast Regional Daffodil Festival)

April 30 and May 1

Open to the public Saturday 2-5 and Sunday 10-4:30

Read our Farm Blog for a peek behind the scenes.

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Hours are 10-6
Monday - Saturday


Page Mandarins are a mix between a Clementine and a Minneola tangelo. Medium to small in size with a round shape, their skin is a deep orange. With tender and juicy flesh, they are sweet and seedless! They resemble small oranges, with a wonderfully sweet flavor. Great in salads, or sliced and baked over chicken or grilled fish, we find them to be delicious right out of hand. Hurry though, these are extremely seasonal, and are available only from December through February!

Dreaming of Gardening


It's only a month or so until the traditional pea-sowing date of St. Patricks Day. High-Mowing Organic Seeds will be here by the end of this week, and then we'll have the full array of all the garden seeds you will need for your edible landscape!

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emails (below) for regular emails from the Garden Center!

Pain D'Avignon

We are bringing in fresh Pain d'Avignon bread every Friday and Saturday. The standard order will be for Baguettes, Ciabatta, Country Loaf and Sourdough. In addition, you may special order these loaves through the kitchen counter. Deadline for ordering for the weekend is Thursday at 10:30.

Custom Salads at the Kitchen Counter

Custom salads at the kitchen counter are back! Using our own fresh greens and tons of terrific toppings, you can have a fresh mesclun salad made to your specifications with your choice of nine veggies, seven proteins, and eight kinds of cheese!

Or you can choose the daily lunch special or a
cup of hot farm-made soup!
Bring your laptop, pick up our wifi signal, log on, and sit down to enjoy your lunch.

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