|Terroir...We Have it!|
Loosely translated as 'sense of place,' Terroir
comes from the french word for earth
and is the sum of all the influences of special geographical features in a region. It is also attributed to the effects of human influences. The fifth and sixth generation farmers in the photo below surely contribute to our own special terroir
. Our sixth generation family farm is rich with the knowledge and experience needed to grow the best tasting vegetables. Our sandy soil, salt air and humid, sun-drenched summer days provide the perfect micro-climate for ripening our crops and harvesting them at the peak of freshness and flavor. One hundred acres of vegetable and flower production continue the tradition begun by William Bartlett when he came to Nantucket from Marblehead in the early 1800's.
As good stewards of the land, we are proud to offer the most delicious, freshest produce you can buy.
Like the French, many of our customers shop every day to take advantage of the daily harvest.
Dan, Dave, Phil and John Bartlett. Men of Corn!
We are in the peak of summer now.
The corn is only a few days away, and the field tomatoes will be ripe before you know it. Come out to visit and enjoy the summer's bounty.
The down-to-earth beets (five varieties!) have been really wonderful this year. The soil warmed up early and even the beet greens are delicious, not tough.
Farm-Grown veggies lined up in the market
And if you want to cook some of those wonderful veggies that we grow, go to our website to check out the recipes. This week's recipes are for beans and beets. Previous recipes are archived there, so there are plenty to choose from.
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