The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
June 22,  2016
We are now open every day from 8-7!
(That includes Saturday and Sunday!)
Strawberry Festival 
June 27 11-3
​Pick Your Own Strawberries All Day!
Face Painting 12-2
Pony Rides 1-3
Strawberry Panna Cotta Tasting
Jam Competition
Strawberry Hulling Contest 12-1
Wine Tasting 2-5 in the market
Pick Your Own Strawberries Every Day!
Stop in the market to pick up picking containers and head out to the field! The strawberry field is open 8-6 every day until they are gone!

Tips for Storing Strawberries
If you can't eat them right away, store strawberries in the refrigerator whole and unwashed in a plastic bag until ready for use.  
Tips for Preparing
Rinse strawberries thoroughly under cool running water and "hull" them by removing the stem, leafy cap, and white core. There are small devices for doing this (you can find one in the market), and

Mj likes to use the straw method. I use my thumb.
Freezing and Preserving
Freezing strawberries in bulk at peak season is the best ways to preserve their taste, if not their texture.  Hull them and freeze them individually on a cookie sheet, then transfer them a freezer bag.  They should last for 10-12 months in the freezer.  This recipe for strawberry syrup is easy and tastes great on pancakes or vanilla ice cream. 
 Strawberry Syrup Recipe
1 pound strawberries, hulled, quartered 
¾ cup sugar
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
Bring strawberries, sugar, and ¼ cup water to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat and simmer, skimming occasionally, until strawberries are soft and fragrant, about 10 minutes
Remove from heat and add vanilla
Let cool completely, at least 1 hour
Strain strawberry mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl, pressing strawberries to extract as much juice as possible
Discard solids and chill syrup at least 1 hour
Recipe thanks to Bon Appetite
From the Garden Center
Time to plant.
This is your last chance to sign up for our summer
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program! You'll enjoy our famous corn, crunchy carrots, crisp lettuce, ripe zucchini, delicious tomatoes and juicy watermelon and all our fresh veggies!
CSA pick-ups are every Thursday at the farm, and you can choose your weeks. Sign up for all 13 weeks and receive a $45 gift certificate. SIGN UP FOR YOUR INDIVIDUAL WEEKS NOW as shares as that option will end once the summer program begins. 
Around the market
There are tons of new products and fresh produce being picked every day way too many to put in this newsletter - you'll just have to come out to the farm to see them all!
Farm Tours !
Meet in front of the market at 9 am for an informative 1 hour tour
about what goes on behind the scenes at the farm.  FREE!
Tours are at 9 am Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 5
From the Kitchen
Our delicious Lobster Rolls are available at lunch time every day.
$15.99 ea

And STEAMED LOBSTER DINNERS are available every night!
$29.99 ea
Call 508.228.9403 x18 to reserve yours
Coming up...

Dharma Yoga Nantucket Classes every day in the Hayloft

a fundraiser for Mentoring Youth Nantucket 6pm in the Shade Garden

July 19: Magic in the Moonlight - a farm-to-table dinner and fundraiser for Nantucket New School 

al fresco style with live music.  

Time to Reserve your spots for
Summer Flower Cutting Tours 

September 21: Farm to Table Dinner