The Farm Dirt

News from Bartlett's Farm 

July 23. 2014

Open 8-7 Every Day on Bartlett Farm Road
7-6 Every Day at 21 Old South Wharf
Welcome New 'Farm Dirt' Subscribers
Thank you for joining more than 5000 others who wish to stay 
connected to Bartlett's Farm. 
Keep up with us all summer and stay in touch with Nantucket when you're not here!
Add us to your address book as The 'Farm Dirt' comes out 
every Wednesday, year-round. 
And let us know what you think! 
Harvest Dinner to Support the 
Nantucket Boys and Girls Club

September 6, 6:00 pm in the Garden Center

This year's Harvest Dinner will be held in support of the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club.

Join us at 6pm for a champagne reception with passed hors d'oeuvres.

Then we'll sit down at long table in the beautiful garden center to a 

family style, farm to table dinner.

dinner table  

The Harvest dinner showcases the full bounty of what is grown here on the farm.  

A menu will be posted soon.

Wine will be served with dinner.

Tickets are $150

$75 of each ticket is tax deductible.

100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Nantucket Boys and Girls Club.  

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The Corn Is In!
Last Friday, July 18, was the first day we picked corn!  Congratulations to Kathy Lawrence for choosing the right day and being the winner of the 
basket of corn and corn goodies!
 
Andrew looks on as Steven Bopp draws the winning name

We want to hear what is your favorite way to eat Bartlett's corn! Boiled on the cob? Roasted? In a salad? Raw?  Reply to this email and let us hear how you prepare it.
 
I made this fresh corn salad twice over the weekend - I made it for a party, and it got consumed before we we even went, so I had to make it again.
 
Fresh, Raw Corn Salad
Cut the kernels off 10 ears of corn
Mix with 
2 ripe (but not mushy) avocados, cut up
1/4 cup red onion, diced small
 4 scallions, diced small, including greens
a handful of parsley, finely chopped
half a red pepper, chopped small
olive oil
vinegar
salt and pepper

 
From the Kitchen

Great Food To Go!

  And if you want any take-out catering prepared for you in advance, check out our 

Take-Out Catering Menu!

Great food takes time, so order 48 hours in advance for items on the menu!

Whether it's dinner for just a few, a full blown beach party or just a few days provisions, you will find this menu very helpful!

 

Don't forget Dinners to Go!

Pick up a fully prepared dinner with two sides on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Tuesday - Prime Rib $17.99 /lb

Thursday - Roast Lamb  $14.99 / lb

 Friday Roast Chicken $14.99

Dinners are ready to pick up at 4pm til they're gone!

 

Have you tried the farm-made herbed radish butter?

It's made with farm-grown herbs and radishes and it's delicious on sandwiches or potatoes or any vegetable!

 

You can find it in the case with the sandwiches and salads!

From The Garden Center 

 Fairy Gardens: Create One With Your Favorite Child!

 

We have pots, plants and miniatures for creating fairy gardens...

it's a great activity for children of all ages!

 

SALE!

All Annual 4 and 6 packs 

(Includes Divine Impatiens, does not include Herb Packs) 50% Off   

Mandevilla Plants 30% Off

 Hanging Baskets  30% Off

Farm Tours Every Tuesday and Thursday
Meet in front of the market and take a behind-the-scenes tour to the tomato greenhouses, the organic growing range, and other greenhouses.
Learn a little about the history of Bartlett's Farm, too! 
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 am in June and July
Appropriate footwear is recommended.
FREE!
Only 3 more tours this summer.
Nantucket Garden Festival
Today and Tomorrow

The Nantucket Garden Festival benefits Nantucket Lighthouse School, 

an independent day school serving island children, pre-school through 8th grade. Founded in 1999, Nantucket Lighthouse School provides a developmentally appropriate education that engages the whole child - head, heart, and hand. The concept for the Nantucket Garden Festival was born out of the Lighthouse School's unique curriculum and organic garden, which provides an outdoor, 

hands-on classroom for acquiring skills in everything from 

language arts to science and mathematics.

 

For the full schedule, click here. 



Bartlett's Farm is seeking a delivery driver who will gather inventory and deliver product to our new store on Old South Wharf and help close it down nightly.  Hours are 2pm-7pm 5 days a week.  Applicants must have good communication skills, great references, US driver's license and be able to lift 50 lbs.  

Possibility of additional hours available in our main store for those looking for full time.  Must be able to work at least part-time through Sept 1st.  

Fill out an online application on our website and call Laura at 508-228-9403 x26 for immediate consideration.

 

We also need cashiers who can stay into the fall- preferably until Columbus day. 

Apply Here 


Book Your Rehearsal Dinner  
or Special Event

The Farm is the perfect venue for your formal or casual event. 
Our talented staff will take care of you and your guests in a friendly style. 
Chef Neil Patrick Hudson can prepare a wide variety of foods suited to your tastes.  
Whether in the Hayloft, the Garden Center, or under a tent, 
consider Bartlett's Farm for your next event. 
 
or
Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative
Please join the NBI for a weekend of citizen science! Help our visiting scientists survey for rare plants, dragonflies, beach invertebrates, 
attend a bird banding demonstration, and more!
For the complete schedule and to sign up for field trips, click here. 
What's Happening?
 

 

Every Monday, Wednesday and  Friday at 7am 

Weight Training with Jami Lower in the Hayloft.

 

7/23 Dressed to the K-Nines - In the Tent - TONIGHT!
A fundraiser for Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals

Explore Nantucket's hidden vegetable gardens at the 
private homes of island residents!
Meet and share ideas with other local gardeners - 
and see what is growing beyond the public eye!
 
7/30-8/4 Nantucket Historical Association Antiques and Design Show
In the Tent

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