The Farm Dirt

News from Bartlett's Farm

September 7, 2011
GardenCenterWide

SEPTEMBER HOURS

Open Every Day 8-6

PICK-YOUR-OWN TOMATOES
ONE MORE TIME!

Saturday September 10 10-2

$1.00 per pound. Cash or Island Check only.
Bring your own bags! Reusable bags are best.
Park near the entrance to the field and
ride the hay wagon out to the tomato patch.

Fall Farm Talks Begin

Fall Wine and Cheese Tasting - Cheesemonger Leah Mojer and Amber Cantella of Epernay Wines will share their favorite pairings at this popular Farm Talk.

Amber Cantella Leah

Attendees must be over 21. 11AM in the Hayloft - FREE

Around the Farm

In spite of the storm, we still have plenty of produce. We're still picking corn every day, and the flavor late in the season is excellent! This is the perfect time to freeze some! Click here for instructions. We should have corn until the end of this month. We've been enjoying the bumper crop of melons, too. They're great to cut up and freeze for use in frozen drinks later on!

summer bounty

The organics houses sustained NO DAMAGE in the storm, so they are producing beautifully. Mesclun, baby arugula and baby spinach are on the menu again.

Beach, BBQ and Sunscreen products are all on final sale at 50% off. Stock up for next summer at a great price!

sunscreen

We have unique lunch boxes - for men, women and for kids!

Fill these great insulated bags with locally sourced delicious hand-fruits and other healthy snacks! The peaches and nectarines from Carlson Orchards are perfect for packing a healthy lunch!

lunch boxes

From now until Thanksgiving is the perfect time for planting bulbs! Daffodils, camassia, tulips, and lots more are available. Not sure what to plant? Ask our knowledgeable staff for advice on what will work best in your yard.

bulbs


Our Harvest Dinner
Is Sold Out! If you made reservations, we look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Mj and Neil's Daily Lunch emails begin for the fall on September 12. Find out the daily lunch special and what's in the case for dinner.
Sign up to receive these emails below.

If you have shopped in the market over the last 7 years, you probably remember Feddy Vanegas. After a long wait, we are happy to say he has returned to the Farm. Welcome back, Feddy!"

What's Going on in the Shade Garden?

Blooming Creations is OPEN!

Plenty of window boxes and porch pots sustained salt and wind damage when Irene blew through last Sunday. We can fix that!
Bring us your over-grown, wind-blown containers and window boxes
and our creative team will make them look great again!
Plants like ornamental grasses, ornamental peppers, cabbage and kale, verbena, nemesia, mums, asters and calibrachoa will look great right through the fall!

fall window box

Perk up your garden, too! Mums, asters, pansies, mini-evergreens and other ornamentals planted now will look great through the fall!

mums

mini evergreens

Nantucket Clean Team and Bartlett's Farm
What is the Clean Team all about? The Clean Team meets each Saturday between May and November, rain or shine, and picks up trash for under an hour. You would be surprised what a small group of people can accomplish if they all work together for just an hour. This Saturday, September 10 from 8-9 am, Nantucket Clean Team is cleaning the area around Bartlett's Farm.
Meet at the parking lot at 8am Saturday morning!
Community Supported Agriculture

Bartlett's is offering a Fall CSA, with only one day left to sign up!

What is a CSA?

CSA, Community Supported Agriculture, is a program where the local farmer offers customers fresh-picked produce weekly. The customer purchases a "share" of the season's harvest in advance. Essentially, the customer is buying a "share" of the produce and then the farmer provides the shareholder with farm fresh, locally grown produce for a certain period of time. A full share typically provides a week's worth of vegetables for a family of four.

Basket of Veggies

How do I become a shareholder?

Fill out the CSA Agreement available at the farm, and on our website.
Or call Amy Zielinski at (508) 228-9403 x12 or
email her for an application.

As part of this year's Fall Celebration, we are holding the first

Tug-Of-War - The Island Challenge for Charity

Tug of War

It will take place at high noon on Saturday, September 24

-Gather your 5-person team

-Pick a charity

-Pay your $25 entry fee

-Get ready to get messy!

All of the entry fees will go to the winning team's chosen charity. For more information, click Register and pay here.

Upcoming Events

September 10: Farm Talk - Wine and Cheese Tasting

with Leah Mojer and Amber Cantella 11am

September 17: Farm Talk - Fall Pots and Windowboxes 10am

September 24: Fall Celebration 10-5


You can sign up for stormy day alerts, garden guru updates, produce alerts or the daily lunch email.

Yup! We send all of them, but only if you want them!

And we NEVER NEVER NEVER share your email address with anyone.

Find us on Facebook

WideField
Footer-logo