The Farm Dirt
News from Bartlett's Farm 
August 3,  2016
We are open every day from 8-7!
(That includes Saturdays and Sundays!)
It's no secret that our corn is amazing! 
Thanks to Yesterday's Island for featuring our corn in their publication

Freshly Picked...
Field Tomatoes - including Heirlooms and Cherries

From the Field
Sweet Corn - "Montauk"
Head lettuce: Red Boston, Boston, Green Oak, Red Oak,
Red Leaf, Green Leaf, Red Leaf, Romaine, Lola Rosa, Iceberg

Cucumbers -  Silver Slicers

Zucchini:  Green,  Golden, Striped Sunbeam, Green Tiger, Eight Ball, One Ball, Star ship, Yellow, Butter, Patty Pan, Peter Pan



Green Cabbage: Green + Savoy + Purple

Eggplant: Purple + Japanese + White

Melons: Cantaloupe + Honeydew + Seedless Watermelon

Grape Tomatoes and Cherry Tomatoes

Beets: Purple + Bulls Blood + White + Golden + Candy Stripe

Herbs: Rosemary, Basil, Chives, Thyme, Lemon Thyme,
Oregano, Sage, Tarragon, Lemon Verbena, Mint

Radishes: Red + French Breakfast


Bunching Turnip:  Hakurei  + Scarlet Queen

Greens - Kale, Mesclun, Arugula

Peppers: White

Make us your last stop before you hit the beach!
Towels, chairs, umbrellas, games, sunscreen, hats, sandwiches, snacks, cold drinks,coolers, ice,
...and chilled wine
...and your first stop on the way home!
Stuff for dinner, fresh veggies, some farm-made desserts 
...and chilled wine

Protect your skin...
don't forget the sunscreen! Whether your preference one made with organic ingredients, one specially made for the kiddos or a spray sunscreen (that's also organic!)  we have you (and your skin) covered.
Pick Your Own Flower Bouquet
Head out to the cut flower fields at Bartlett’s Farm with veteran flower picker Hilary Newell. Learn about the different flowers grown at the farm, and pick your own custom bunch to take home.  Wear comfortable shoes that you don't mind possibly getting dirty...
Bring your favorite snips or clippers if you have them,
but we will supply them if you don't.

Only a few spots left! Register with this link.
August 18

The farm grown eggplant is just beautiful right now and this is one of my favorite recipes from
Grilled Eggplant Parmesan
1/4 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon dried hot red-pepper flakes
3-4 medium sized fresh tomatoes, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
1/2 ounce finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (1/4 cup)
4 small Italian eggplants (1/2 pound each)
16 thin slices whole-milk mozzarella (freezing for a few helps with slicing)

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then cook garlic and red-pepper flakes, stirring, 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and salt and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in basil and parmesan.

Prepare a gas grill for direct-heat cooking over moderate heat.
Trim 1/4 inch off 2 opposite long sides of each eggplant. Cut each eggplant lengthwise (in same direction as trimmed sides so each slice has skin just around edge) into 4 slices. Brush slices with remaining 2 tablespoons oil.

Grill eggplant, covered, turning over once, until tender, about 6 minutes total. Transfer to a work surface.

Spread top of each slice with about 1 tablespoon tomato sauce and top with a slice of mozzarella, then restack each eggplant. Transfer stacks to a shallow baking pan and grill, covered, just until cheese is melted, about 4 minutes.
From the Garden Center
Pottery and Statuary 25% Off
Perennials, Shrubs and Annual 4”  25% Off
Annual 4 & 6 Packs, Hanging Baskets 50% Off
The garden center is full of great-looking and healthy perennials like Monarda, Rudbeckia, Echinacea, a great selection of Hydrangeas, and there are still plenty of annuals for filling in holes in the garden!
Knock Knock...Who's There?...VeggieGram!
Our brand new VeggieGram is only available in
August and September!
This is a perfect gift for your host and hostess with a selection of freshly harvested farm-grown produce!
Cost is $75 and that includes on-island delivery! 
Not available for off-Island delivery
Please allow 48 hours
Planning for the Pops? 
Let us take care of your picnic food!
Check out our take-out catering menu, and place your order early!
Appetizers... entrees... farm grown salads... desserts...
The deadline for ordering for the Pops concert is 8/11.

Coming up...

Dharma Yoga Nantucket Classes every day in the Hayloft

Nantucket Garden Club

September 16-18:
Wisdom Through the Ages with Tao Porchon-Lynch

September 21: Farm to Table Dinner