The Farm Dirt

Think Local!
Have you ever wondered what's so special about Nantucket's open spaces and why they are so highly regarded and so well protected? Come and hear about the development of the island's nationally recognized private and public land conservation efforts-now nearly 50 years in the making-and some of the natural rarities that occur around us. Jim Lentowski, the long-time Executive Director of the member-supported Nantucket Conservation Foundation will present an entertaining, illustrated overview with plenty of time for questions and discussion.
Jim Lentowski
Please join us as we welcome Jim on
Saturday, May 1st at 10am in the Hayloft.
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Farm Talks/Garden Series/Chef Series schedule.
Time to Plant Herbs and Perennials!
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While we don't know if the danger from frost has passed, we know that it's safe to plant hardy herbs and perennials. Thyme, rosemary, parsley, oregano, sage and lots more herbs are ready to plant. All of our potted herbs and vegetable starter plants are certified organic this year.
One of the frequently asked questions we hear is 'What's the difference between an annual and a perennial.'
Here's the answer!
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We have hundreds of varieties of perennials that are ready to be planted. For a complete printable list of all the
perennials we will have this year,
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There are lots of good reasons to buy locally...
The perennials we grow are specifically chosen to grow well in our climate.
May Garden Series
May is for gardening...there's no doubt about that! The Garden Center will be the venue for a new series of Gardening Classes over the next few weeks beginning on May 12th at 2pm with Chris Hestwood. She will run a hands-on workshop where you will be able to create and plant your own moss basket to take home. The fee is $65.00 Email tommy@bartlettsfarm.com to reserve your space!
The next class on May 19th will be for children where Liz will help children plant their own sunflower pots. There is no fee for this afternoon event. Stay tuned for more information about the Garden Series!
Local Products

What do you think of when someone says 'local?' 'Native?' 'Regional?' When I posed the question at a meeting here at the farm, the responses varied widely. Everyone seems to agree though, that we prefer to purchase products made or grown closer to home, rather than things produced or grown further away. It is because of that, we are proud to offer a venue for 'local' vendors to sell their products.

We currently carry products and books from several Nantucket businesses including Nantucket Cutting Boards, Lynn Tucker's Nantucket Body Treatments, Nantucket 'Shut the Box' game, and boots, belts and sandals from Nantucket Noose. We also carry Nantucket Bike Baskets, Flavored butters from Nantucket Butter Company, Chocolate covered cranberries and Books by Local Authors Andrew Spencer, Elin Hilderbrand and Mary Haft.

Watch for more native, local and regional products as the season progresses.
Recipe of the Week

Our friends at TRIPLE 888 DISTILLERY/cisco brewers/Nantucket Vineyards have created the epitome of a local business. As long time neighbors to the brewery/distillery/winery, we have, from time to time, enjoyed

'TRIPLE 888 Rum-Soaked Pound Cake.'
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Take Note
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Our hours are
10am-6pm
Every Day!
Hours Change
Monday, May 3rd
8am-6pm
Seven days a week
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Make a bouquet in a
vase for Mom
May 8th 12-2
in the market!
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Salsa y Salsa Party!
Next Wednesday is the Fifth of May or 'Cinco de Mayo' commemorating the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
Sounds like a great excuse to have a celebration of our own! So on that afternoon at 3pm, we will be hosting our own
SALSA Y SALSA PARTY.
At 3pm we will be offering tastings of Salsa and Sangria in the market. Bring in your best homemade salsa to compete or bring your appetite to sample and vote on your favorite salsa. The crowd favorite will be announced at 5!

At 4pm Jed Williams will be here to demonstrate
Salsa dancing
. Jed is a teacher at NHS and has been taking or teaching dance lessons since college. He loves to dance and can't wait to share his joy of Salsa with us.
So join us for an afternoon of Salsa y Salsa!
Salsa Steps

What's Happening in the Tomato House?
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Gaining Size!
Baby Tomatoes
April 27...It's a jungle in there!
Baby Tomatoes
April 20

Week 7
April 13

Growing Tomatoes
April 13
week 6
April 6
week5 tomato house
March 30
wk4 tomato
Photo Taken March 23
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Photo taken March 16
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March 9
Tomatoes in house
March 2
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