The Farm Dirt

News from Bartlett's Farm

October 26, 2011

Hours are 10-6 Every Day

Farm Talk/Farm Fun
Saturday, October 29. 10 AM in the Hayloft.
Decorate pumpkins for Halloween!
Choose a pumpkin (or several) and bring them up to the Hayloft to decorate! Spend some quality time with your kids, or just get in touch with your inner child and get creative! Paints and carving tools will be supplied, and you can leave the mess right here at the farm!
Hayrides follow at 11 AM
November First Friday Dinner
November 4, 6pm
This First Friday dinner consists of four courses featuring farm-grown fall vegetables. The menu includes Foccacia, Swiss Onion Soup, Lobster & Cauliflower Potato Skin, Strip Steak or Gnocchi and a trio of fabulous farm-made apple desserts.

Cost per person is $50 (includes gratuity)
BYOB (and a couple of friends!)
Ladies Night
November 10 6:30-9 pm
Join us again for our third annual
Ladies Night Celebration

Wine Glass
An evening of socializing, shopping and fun and a way to raise much needed funds for the Nantucket Emergency Food Pantry.
There will be passed hors d'oeuvres, wine samples from The Cellar,
and some surprises!

Watch here for more information, but put this on your calendar today!
Interested vendors should contact Amy Z for information on renting tables.

The Wind Turbine

We are pleased to announce that the windmill is undergoing repairs and soon will be back on the grid. Representatives from the general contractor and the manufacturer are on site this week to make repairs and re-commission the windmill for operation. Bartlett's is a firm believer in renewable energy and remains
committed to local energy production.
The turbine will provide close to 80% of the farms electrical needs
when it is fully repaired.

Wind Turbine

Potatoes Have Plenty of Nutritional Value!
"Money is the root of all evil, and yet it is such a useful root that we cannot get on without it any more than we can without potatoes."
-Louisa May Alcott

The health benefits of potatoes: From

-Potatoes contain very low fat (just 0.1 g per100 g) and no cholesterol.
-They are high in both soluble and insoluble fiber.

-The fiber content helps slow absorption of starch in the gut thereby keeping blood sugar levels within normal range. For the same reason, potato is still favored source of carbohydrates in diabetics.

-The tubers are one of the richest sources of B-complex group of vitamins such as Vitamin B6, Niacin, Pantothenic acid and folates.

-Fresh potato skin as well as flesh are good source of antioxidant vitamin; vitamin-C.

-They also contain adequate amounts of many essential minerals like Iron, manganese, copper and potassium.

-Red and russet potatoes contain good amount vitamin A, and flavonoids like carotenes and zeaxanthins.


We love simple boiled or baked potatoes served with freshly chopped herbs!

And Neil and his kitchen crew are offering

Baked stuffed potatoes, potato risotto, potato poutine, and potato gratin

at the kitchen counter!

Or, check some of the
recipe archives for other great potato dishes!
Halloween Sale
20% off all Halloween decorations beginning tomorrow (Thursday)
Upcoming Events
November 5: Film Screening - Nantucket By Nature Kit Noble
November 12: Farm Talk with Noel Middleton - Farm Fresh Side Dishes
November 19: Sweet and Savory Pastries
November 26: Wreath Workshops begin. Sign up here.

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