The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
April 12, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
The farm is open Every Day 8-6
(Closed Easter Sunday)
 
 
 
 
 
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday April 15 NOON
Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! Our hunt takes place in the Garden Center and  is designed for children aged 5 and under
We will create 2 areas for hunting and children will turn in eggs in the market for a goodie bag – every child is guaranteed a treat!
The line will start outside at the soil pick-up area or in the market by the sliding glass doors in case of inclement weather.
The Easter Bunny will also be here for pictures so bring your camera!
Hunt starts promptly at noon so don’t be late!
 
 
 
 

​There's Still Time To Create your Easter Basket!

These cool Easter products will help you make more sustainable choices for this year's basket!

Eco eggs are made from plants, with 100% renewable content vs traditional petroleum-based plastic.

The 'grass' is made from 100% post consumer recycled paper! 

Safe for kids and easy on our pocketbooks...we love this product and know you will too!

 
 
 
 
 

The Garden Center is Open...

...and new plants are headed into the garden center every day!

Pete and his crew have been growing and tending thousands and thousands of farm-grown plants chosen just for Nantucket gardens!


Easter Lilies and other spring plants are ready for you!  


April is Free Re-potting Month!
Bring out your overgrown and root-bound houseplants
and we will re-pot them for free
with the purchase of a new pot!
 
 
 
 
And our Farm Grown Organic Herbs are in the market!  English Thyme, Lemon Thyme, Sage, Oregano are available now, and more are still tucked away all snug in their greenhouses. We will bring them out when they are ready to face the elements!
 
 
 
 
 
Time to Start Seeds! 
We've chosen the best seeds from businesses with the highest integrity because we want you to be successful in all your gardening endeavors.  The websites for Botanical Interest and Renee's Garden both have tons of great information for gardeners of every level.  Don't be shy about starting seeds! The more you try, the more success you will have.  Feeling a little unsure of your skills? Come on out and talk to our certified garden center staff.  They're happy to help!
 
 
 
 
 
From The Market
Check out this sampling of new products that are
perfect for your weekend table! 
 
 

Landhaus Mayer Zweigelt Rosé  $11.99

Hailing from a Co-op of small growers from lower Austria, Landhaus Mayer’s Zweigelt Rosé absolutely stole my heart last summer. It’s zippy and uncomplicated, dry on the palate full of fresh lemon-tinged raspberry flavors and aromas. Perfect paired with fresh and soft cheeses, cured meats, roast ham or salmon.  Couple that with its extra friendly price (11.99) and a darling label and you have a keeper!


Nicolas Boiron Cotes du Rhone $16.99

Nothing but a 2 foot stone wall separates Nicolas Boiron’s Cotes du Rhone Villages sustainably farmed vineyards from his highly acclaimed Chateauneuf du Pape vineyards outside of Avignon, France. At first sip, this wine is striking. Wild fruit aromatics, gentle structure, fine, medium tannins. The word “clean” comes to mind. Clean, pure, and refined.  This unique selection is sure to be a new favorite for your holiday table.

Firehook Mediterranean Baked Crackers- Sweet Potato & Chive

Try this awesome pairing! Contrast the orangy-gold hue of a Sweet Potato & Chive cracker with a spread of soft cheese like chevre or Boursin—colors and flavors that will pop in your mouth!


We have long carried Montchevre’s outstanding fresh goat cheeses and were thrilled to find they are now making an organic version of their flagship fresh goat log!

“Our 360+ independent family farms produce the highest quality milk,

allowing us to make outstanding cheese”- Montchevre

 
 
 

Another New Cider! !  

Shacksbury Craft Cider is in the wine section and you can
read about them here!

Light and crisp - made with apples grown in Cornwall, VT.

Apple varieties - Jonagold, Spartan, McIntosh, Empire, Ellis Bitters, Browns, Michelin, Somerset Redstreak, and Dabinett Apples grown by Sunrise Orchards in Cornwall, Vermont and Dragon Orchards in Herefordshire, England Produced and canned by Shacksbury Cider in Vergennes, Vermont

 
 
Find Shacksbury cider in the wine department!
 
 
 

New In the Market!

They only are in season for a

few weeks each year...

Ramps are onions that grow wild in

eastern Canada and eastern United States.

Their flavor is best described as 'a pungent mix of garlic and onion.'

Prepare to become obsessed when you try them in this recipe from Saveur!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nantucket Fresh Catch!
The fish counter in the market will now be open
12-6 Wednesdays through Sundays
Featuring Joan's excellent selection of fresh, regional,
and locally caught seafood.
 
 
 
 
 
Coming up...

 
 
 
 
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