The Farm Dirt

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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Take Note
Open Every Day
Seven Days a Week
Behind the scenes
Farm tours every Tuesday and Thursday at 9am. Through July. $10.00 Weather Dependent
The new playground is finished!
Special Events!
July 21: Herb Cocktails Demonstration & Tasting
Whether entertaining your friends in your backyard or relaxing on the some fun libations made with delicious herbs from the garden.
5pm in the Garden Center. Free!
July 24: Book Signing with Local Authors
Wendy Rouillard, author of the Barnaby Collection of Books and Elin Hilderbrand, author of the newly released "The Island" and several Nantucket-themed NYTimes best sellers, will be signing books from 10-12 in the market.
What's that tent for?
You may have noticed (Actually, how could you miss it?) the large white tent that is residing in the field to the south of the market. Again this year, Bartlett's is providing the venue for this tent that will house the Small Friends Folk Art and Craft Show (7/16-7/17) and the Nantucket Historical Association's Antiques Show (8/6-8/8.)