The Farm Dirt

News from Bartlett's Farm

March 30, 2011


Now through April 28 Open 10-6 Monday-Saturday

Sunday April 17 Open 10-6

Closed Easter Sunday (April 24)

Beginning April 29 Open Every Day 8-6

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ~Doug Larson

John Bartlett: Farm Talk - Get the Real Dirt!

Saturday April 2, 10 AM in the Hayloft


John Bartlett, CEO of Bartlett's Farm, will talk about the farm's organic and GAP certifications - what we are growing organically and why. He'll discuss the farm's use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to produce the highest quality vegetables with the least amount of chemicals. You'll also learn about the dirty dozen - 12 fruits and vegetables that you should choose to eat organically if possible. Plus, get behind the scenes information about what's new at the farm this year, and have a chance to ask John questions. FREE!

Juicing Recipe
If you missed Joann's talk on Juicing last weekend, you can get the recipe on our website. You can also talk to her about juicing fresh greens at our Spring Celebration on April 9.
In the Garden Center and Behind the Scenes...

April is free repotting month. If your houseplants are looking sad, or if they need water every single day, they may need to be repotted. Spring is the perfect time to give them some fresh soil and room to grow. They may need a trim, too! Now is the time to bring them out to the farm, and we will repot them and spruce them up for free, when you purchase a new pot.

Hyacinths brave the cold to see if spring is really here!

pete watering

Pete can be found watering in one of the 20 ornamental greenhouses every day!

Hundreds of ranunculus are ready for spring window boxes.

garden center

The garden center is brimming with farm-grown spring plants that we chose for their love of cool weather. That's especially helpful this spring. Pansies, primroses, early perennials, schizanthus and violas soak up the sunshine.

organic stuff
Liz has expanded the organic garden care products in the garden center. From fertilizer to insecticide or fungicide, there's an organic choice here.

April First Friday Dinner-SOLD OUT!

May's menu is coming soon...sign up early so you don't miss out!

Celebrate Spring!
Join us for a SPRING CELEBRATION April 9 from 10-4

~Listen! Live Music 1-3~
Earth Got The Blues

~Play! Kids Activities 10-4~
Paint or Plant a Pot, Face Painting and
fun give-aways!

~Eat! Try New Foods 10-4~
Salty Oats Cookies, SoCo Creamery, Vegan Burgers, Cheeses,
Justin's Nut Butters, Cisco Beer, Nantucket Pasta Goddess,
Juicing Demonstration

~Spruce up! Get your Houseplants Repotted~
Bring in your root-bound houseplant and we will provide free labor to
replant it when you purchase a new pot.

~Be Strong! Sign-Up~
to try a Free Yoga Class with Joann Burnham

~Enter! Spend $35~
and be entered into a drawing for a
basket full of Easter Goodies


Easter Saturday at the Farm

Saturday April 23, 10 AM in the Hayloft

We'll prepare hard boiled eggs and provide all the dyes and other goodies to decorate them (and we'll take care of the clean-up) from 10-11am. At 11:15 head out to the Garden Center for an Easter egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will even make a special appearance, so bring your camera!

easter eggs

Registration and pre-payment ($5.00 for 1/2 dozen eggs) are required for the easter egg coloring activity. Register here or in person at the farm by April 21.

Save The Dates

April 9: Spring Celebration 10-4 Farm-wide celebration of spring with live music, kids activities, tons of food sampling and more

April 16: Farm Talk 10am in the Hayloft Tim Pitts makes a simple and elegant dinner, mostly from scratch

April 21: Cooking Class with Tina Fournier. 6pm. "Keep it Simple" Make dinner in our kitchen with Tina, then enjoy it in the hayloft afterwards. Watch The Farm Dirt for more details next week.

April 23: 10-11am. Easter at the Farm. Coloring eggs for kids. $5.00 for 6 eggs. 11:15 Easter egg hunt in the greenhouse and garden center. Take a photo with the Easter Bunny! Register and pay for egg coloring on-line.

April 30-May 1: The 37th Annual Nantucket Daffodil Show and New England Regional Show 2011. Open to the public 2-5 on Saturday and 10-4:30 Sunday.