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Looking Back on 175 years of
Family Farming on Nantucket
 
 
 
 

It is hard enough to adjust to the retirement of one employee without having to adjust to a second one!   As we say our farewells to our Head Grower, Pete Smith, we must do the same to his wife Hilary.  I used to call Hilary my PWDEE (Person Who Does Everything Else).   When we hired Hilary I was elated to have someone working beside me in the greenhouse.  I think we were both born with the same work ethic, and we quickly found we had similar upbringings in upstate New York State…not in the city or its suburbs, but in the real Upstate: the Southern Tier and Western areas of New York State.  She accompanied me on our buying trips and was a great source of information not to mention fun.  I vividly remember one trip we took into southern N.H.  On our return home we stopped at a local orchard’s roadside stand and bought a fresh fall apple to snack on.  As I drove off we each took our apple and without words simultaneously began to polish it to a glistening sheen on the leg of our blue jeans.  We laughed hysterically acknowledging a well-learned childhood habit! 

But more seriously Hilary was a bridge between the ideas we had and the necessary stages we needed to go thru to accomplish our goals. Whether it was in production, from seed to plant, or marketing a product, or writing about it, she was involved.  And because of that, as I decreased my involvement, I had the luxury of knowing things were under control.  So thank you, Hilary!  We’ll miss you.  Phil and I wish that your happiest dreams of “Life after Bartlett’s” will come true!   And tell Pete, the latch string that’s out for him?  It’s meant for you, too!

                                                Dorothy and Phil Bartlett

 
 
 
 
Summer Magic
 
 
 
 
As we wait patiently for the field tomatoes to ripen, we continue to enjoy delicious vine-ripened hot house tomatoes. Gioia Burrata just adds to the magic. 
 
 
 
 
Fresh from the Fields...and Greenhouses
 
 
From the Hydro House:
basil, mesclun mix, bok choy
Organics:
greens mix, baby kale, chives, spearmint, rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano, arugula, tarragon, cilantro, dill, Italian parsley, curly parsley, basil, mesclun mix
Tomatoes:
red tomatoes

Fields:
Kale and Swiss Chard
Head Lettuce (10 varieties)
Zucchini
Golden Zucchini
Summer Squash
Breakfast, Amethyst, and Red Radishes
Broccoli
Savoy Cabbage
Green Cabbage
Cucumbers
Cauliflower
Coming soon: beets, cherry tomatoes, red cabbage
Bartlett's Farm Corn is also coming soon,
so that means it's time to
GUESS THE CORN DATE!
You can make your prediction at the
Farm Hand Stand in the market!
Winner gets...bragging rights, a basket of corn-y products,
and some corn!
Field Flowers are coming in every day, too!
 
 
Made in America
 
 
Feeling Bugged? Nantucket Spider products will help! These DEET-free insect repellents are made with organic essential oils. Nantucket Spider Tick Repelling Spray was named one of the top five available!
Kate has brought in lots of items and activities that are made in America! 
 
 
Caught Locally
 
 
 
 
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Oysters from Nantucket Harbor - the perfect Local Shellfish!
 
 
Freshly caught local fluke is so simple to prepare in a skillet. Melt some Bartlett's Farm Herb Butter and lay the fluke fillets in the hot pan for just a few minutes. Serve hot!
 
 
Cool off with a treat from the ice cream truck!
 
 
 
 
Our Ice Cream Truck is open every day from noon-7 pm
 
 
 
 
Need more plants? Now is the perfect time...
 
 

Large selection of perennials 40% off
Annuals in 4" pots and 306 20% off
Select Pottery 40% off
Statuary 40% off
Bouganvillea 40% off
Gardenia 40% off
Plastic and Moss Baskets for planting 40% off
Roses 20% off
Hydrangeas 20% off
 
 
Bartlett's Veggie-Gram
is ready for delivery!
 
 
We only sell Veggie Grams during the peak of our season (July through September) so we can create beautiful, full baskets of our fresh, farm-grown produce.  The selection of produce will vary based on what is available when you order.
Veggie-grams are for on-island delivery only.
 
 
Flower Cutting Tours
 
 
Spend an hour out in the flower fields, picking flowers, taking photos, and enjoying the beauty that the farm offers. We provide clippers and direction, you cut bouquets to suit your style. Reservations are required for August 24
All other tours sold out.  
Please call the farm to get on a wait list, as we may add more tours. 
Reserve your spot here. 
No refunds will be given unless there is active lightening and thunder at 9 am on the day of the tour. 
 
 
Save The Dates
 
 
 
 
7/17-7/19 10th Annual Nantucket Garden Festival to support the Nantucket Lighthouse School Various locations around the island.

7/19-7/22 Small Friends Event Under the Tent: At the farm

9/30 Nantucket Rising 5K Run for Recovery: Beginning and ending at Bartlett's Farm. Click here to read more or to register. 
 
 
 
 
 
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