Looking Back on 175 Years of
Family Farming on Nantucket
 
 
 
 
J-1 students Antonio & Jova enjoy a
sunny fall day in the shade garden, circa 2014.
We miss these two very much! Hi guys!
Fall Festival is just around the corner... Read all about it below!
 
 
 
 
Nantucket Grown Food Festival this Weekend
 
 
 
 
The Nantucket Grown Food Festival now in its third year, welcomes guests to get know and support Nantucket’s local food community.  Through chef-led classes, events with local farmers and producers along with festive tastings, Sustainable Nantucket continues to blaze the path forward in support of Nantucket’s local and independent food and farming communities. This year's festival has a wonderful assemblage of events at all price levels.  There is truly no better way to come to understand Nantucket’s unique bounty of local food and farmers than to immerse yourself in the events on offer with this festival.
 
 
 
 
    Learn to shuck Nantucket’s highly prized bay scallops surrounded by a picturesque panoply of artisan vendors along a cobbled and sun-dappled street at Sustainable’s Farmers & Artisans Market. Take in the sights and smells of Sustainable’s Community Garden while enjoying a picnic lunch with the family or compare the subtle nuances of Nantucket’s local oysters while learning from the farmers themselves, all while sipping a farm fresh bloody mary made with Nantucket’s finest ripe tomatoes. 

     The Farm to Table Tasting at Nantucket Yacht Club on friday night,  pairs up local chefs and farmers whose collective talents create hyper-local and delicious dishes for event-goers to experience. Chefs Mayumi Hattori of Club Car, Erin Zircher of Cru, Kyle Zachary from Topper's at the Wauwinet, Jenny Bence of The Green, & Chris Brunt of Bartlett's Farm will be in attendance. One of the most exciting events of the weekend happens on Saturday night and welcomes chef Bun Lai, owner of Miya's Sushi in New Haven, CT.  He will share his documentary short, Blind Sushi; a 2018 James Beard Award finalist, followed by a discussion and a tasting of sustainable sushi.

The proceeds of this festival are an essential part of Sustainable’s yearly funding to continue their noble and important mission on the Island. We do hope you’ll join us in support of our collective crusade to keep our local farms, artisans, farmers and fishers afloat and doing what they do best, providing healthy local food, culture and taste of place for generations to come.

 
 
 
 
Join us on Sunday, October 21 for an Afternoon of Fun for the Whole Family
 
 
 
 
Family fun starts with  pumpkin carving in the Garden Center from 10-12 whose pumpkins can then be entered our Jack-O-Lantern Contest! Prizes (and bragging rights) will be awarded for kids level and adult level pumpkins! Winners will be announced at 1 pm.
Kim Botelho, Director of Education at Maria Mitchell Association will be painting faces from 11-2 and accepting donations for MMA.  Hay rides,  games, great food and more.   Come on out and enjoy a day celebrating all the best things about fall on the Island!
 
 
 
 
Halloween is Almost Here!
 Pumpkins are a-Plenty!
 
 
 
 
There's still plenty of time to carve pumpkins! Find some inspiration here
 
 
 
 
Festive Fall Decor, Tableware and More...
 
 
 
 
Halloween Tricks and Treats are Haunting the farm!
 
 
 
 
Let's Talk Turkey- Our Team is Ready for Your Thanksgiving Orders
 
 
 
 
New for this year include creamy potato gratin and ooey gooey mac & cheese plus great new baked goods like super moist cranberry upside down cake, apple ginger quick bread and fruit of the forest pies.  Click the menu below for more information available on our website and to place your order online.
 
 
 
 
New Turkeys this year from Koch's Turkey Farm 
 
 
 
 
Koch's Farm in Pennsylvania is a true pioneer when it comes to raising a better bird. They were among the first to grow antibiotic-free turkeys with an all vegetarian diet and also the first turkey producer to be Certified Humane® with over 800,000 turkeys raised annually. Koch's Turkey Farm was GAP (Global Animal Partnership) approved a year later. 

 Koch's turkeys have twice the amount of space in the turkey barns as is required by normal commercial growing practices. The high standards for raising turkeys this way guarantees Koch's Turkey Farm is one of the few family owned turkey farms that is committed to producing the healthiest, most humane and best tasting turkey available.

We are thrilled to support a farm family whose care for their animals is the absolute top priority. We hope that you will give these turkeys a try!
 
 
 
 
Calling all Wreath Makers
 
 
 
 
Early birds have all the fun! Wreath-making fun that is!
Due to popular demand, we are expanding our workshops to include a family class and classes all day on Saturday of Stroll Weekend.
Classes this year will be held in the Garden Center by
​​​​​​​Hilary Armour and times will be as follows: 





You can reserve your spot by clicking
on the dates above!

Have questions? Call 508-228-9403 ext 150 or email Hilary
Don't wait, classes fill up fast! 
We hope you can make it to this ever-so-fun event and we are looking forward to seeing you around the Farm.

 
 
 
 
Get a Jump on Your Holiday Giving List...
 
 
 
 
12" & 16" Hand-Decorated Wreaths are now 
 available to purchase on our website
 
 
 
 
Order before October 31st 
and receive $15 dollars off your order!
(limit one per order)

Use promo code
OCTWREATH2018


**A note about shipping
Please note your preferred ship date in the Order notes/Gift Message area.
If no date is indicated, your wreath will be shipped on the Monday after you order it, with shipping beginning November 26th**
Order deadline is December 13,
(or before if we run out!)
 
 
 
 
Fresh from the Fields...
 
 
 
 
Blue Hubbard, Boston Marrow, Long Island Cheese, Ambercup and Buttercup have been harvested along with Butternut & Acorn Squash. Click the pics below for a comforting buttercup squash soup recipe and brown butter roasted acorn squash...
 
 
 
 
Our Cauliflower is just beautiful this time of year, and our Turnips are unique to Bartlett's; we have been saving these seeds for over 50 years...
 
 
 
 
Heirloom Apples from Scott Farm 
 
 
 
 
Holstein-
A German apple from the early 1900’s, thought to be an offspring of Cox’s Orange Pippin. A crisp apple with a citrus flavor and a sprightly balance of sugars and acids. Sometimes there is a hint of pear. Good for eating and cooking. 
 
 
 
 
Cox's Orange Pippin-
The most popular of English apples, it has been awarded the highest honors by the Royal Horticultural Society. I Its tart, citrus flavor is exquisitely tempered by a sweet pear flavor. It is excellent for eating and cooking. 
 
 
 
 
 
Ribston-
This apple goes back to 1708 in Yorkshire England. The original tree grew from seeds from Normandy. It is a parent of Cox’s Orange Pippin but is sweeter, with a delightful pear flavor. Good for both fresh eating and culinary use. 
 
 
 
 
 
Little Lamb Abbey-
This is one of the most delightful apples in the world. 200 years ago, Mary Malcomb planted an apple pip, or seed, in her garden in Lamb Abbey, England. The fruit from the tree that grew was crisp and coarsely textured. 
 
 
 
 
Black Gilliflower or "Sheep's Nose"-
 Traditionally it’s used as a cooking apple due to its rich flavor and aromatic quality though many prefer it for fresh use. Gilliflower refers a clove flavor and black refers to the color the skin sometimes gets as it ripens. 
 
 
 
 
Nantucket Fresh Catch news
 
 
 
 
Nantucket Fresh Catch is taking a little break on Monday the 8th of October and will reopen in time for Thanksgiving shopping on Wednesday, November 14th. They will continue to stock fresh fish in their reach-in cooler each week during the break! Need something special? Give us a ring and we will be happy to put you in touch with Joan!
 
 
 
 
We're Hiring!
 
 
 
 

Bartlett’s Farm is looking for a cashier who has a desire for advancement to a supervisory position. We need a friendly person who possesses a high level of responsibility and commitment to customer service. This is a great opportunity to become part of our core year-round staff with room for advancement and possibility of a full-time year-round position with benefits.

Fill out the Cashier or Cashier Supervisor on the Employment page at www.bartlettsfarm.com.

 
 
 
 
Save The Date
 
 
 
 
 All proceeds this year will be going to the 
Fairwinds Counseling Center of Nantucket
Please click the flyer above for more information!
Want to become a vendor? Email Leah for more information!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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