Wednesday Holiday Shopping 3-4:30pm

Here is a picture of our largest pond. Thanks to a friend, we have water hyacinths cleaning, shading and cooling the pond water for us. We periodically remove the excess growth of these floating plants with their thick, ferny, hairy root ‘beards’ and use them in our Hugel beds.

Ho ho holidays! We are feeling grateful for health and life! Whatever you celebrate, spread love! And veggies! For this afternoon’s farmstand we’ll have: sweet salad mix, arugula, spicy salad mix, tons of cucumbers, more tomatoes, a few watermelon, a few Japanese melons, asian cooking greens, loads of butternut large and small, the first of our Thai pumpkin!, Italian basil, lemon basil, Thai basil, holy basil, a few bunches of cilantro, garlic chives, beautiful baby ginger and some baby turmeric, good amounts of figs, and zinnia flowers.

We will be open today (December 19th), Saturday Dec. 22nd, and Wednesday Dec. 26th.

Happy Solstice on Friday!

Sweet Sweet Saturday 10am – 12 noon

For Saturday we will have lots of sweet salad mix, baby spicy salad mix, baby arugula, mature arugula, and loads and loads of beautiful cucumbers including our new favorite cuke: a Japanese thin skinned variety with a small seed cavity. We have been juicing this cucumber wholeand unpeeled and it makes a perfect cooling, healing, hydrating beverage without the addition of anything but water in the blender. Strain through a cheesecloth and serve!

We will also have some more slicing tomatoes, some watermelon, lots of butternut in different fun XL and XS sizes, a few bell peppers, a few bunches of radishes, lots of beautiful cooking greens (and purples) with crisp large leaves for juicing or cooking. Our first harvest of baby ginger and baby turmeric looks beautiful and we are very excited. Also fresh picked for you early Saturday morning: Italian basil, lemon basil, Thai basil, holy basil, dill, cilantro, garlic chives, lemongrass and cut flowers.

Midweek Cucumber Joy 3-4:30pm Wednesday

Wednesday farmstand: “Things come in fits and avalanches here at ARTfarm. As it turns out, we will have a lot of stuff on Wednesday,” says Farmer Luca.

Ridiculous amounts of two kinds of organically grown cucumbers, a few more cherry tomatoes, our first slicing tomatoes, sweet salad mix, spicy salad mix and arugula, figs, lots of watermelon, lots of cooking greens, Italian basil, dill, cilantro, zinnias, radishes, our tiny hot hot chili peppers and the bigger cayenne style peppers, a few new type of seasoning/pickling “cheese” peppers, lots of butternut large and small, little Japanese specialty sweet melons, a few Haitian kidney mangoes. For the farmer in you, we have a few discounted tomato plants looking for a home!

We will have more fresh goat cheese from Fiddlewood Farms and hopefully soon, honey and other holiday treats from Wanda!

Wednesdays have still been on slow side. Will close at 4:30pm.

We humbly thank you for your support!

Saturday ARTfarmstand 10am Grrrrrreens!

10am – 12 noon down the South Shore: Lots of fresh sweet salad mix, teen arugula, and teen spicy salad mix, young tender cooking greens, baby boc choi, lots of cucumbers (long thin skinned Japanese type and American slicer cukes). Other treats: Our first pint of cherry tomatoes, Mediterranean figs, watermelon, lots of Italian basil, Thai basil, holy basil, lemon basil, lots of small hot Thai chili peppers, lots of butternut squash, local goat cheese from Fiddlewood Farm, and zinnia flowers.

Love, ARTfarm

Wednesday Greens 3 – 4:30pm

Things have been exceptionally slow after 4 PM at the Wednesday farmstands, so until things start to get a little busier we will be closing at 4:30pm Wednesdays. Speaking of slow starts, the harvest amounts are getting up to speed a little more slowly than usual for this time of year, perhaps due to the heavy rains at the beginning of the month that washed away topsoil and stressed out the plants. So we are being patient.

Early morning harvest for the farmstand Wednesday afternoon: we’ll have lots of cucumbers (two types), baby spicy greens, baby arugula, teen spicy greens, teen arugula, sweet salad mix, some watermelon, some figs, some cooking greens, Italian basil, lemon basil, radishes, Thai basil, garlic chives, green onion tops with small onion bulbs, butternut squash, and chili peppers.

Luca’s amazing hot sauce: first he cooks down the ingredients and then throws it in the blender: Butternut, green onion, chilis and turmeric. All from ARTfarm!

Saturday 10am – 12 noon, Cukes & Watermelon

Sorry for the late notice! We just got in from transplanting more lettuce and some scallions for you folks by flashlight!!

Yes we will be open tomorrow (Saturday) December 1st for our regular Saturday hours, 10am – 12 noon.

You want the good news first or the bad news?

Good news: we have in the morning for ya: good quantities of three kinds of watermelon (including a yellow one!), TONS of delicious cucumbers (two kinds), butternut squash, a few bags of baby arugula and baby spicy salad mix, spicy radishes (become completely mild when cooked), turnip greens, Italian basil, lemon basil, Thai basil, garlic chives, dill, small amounts of cilantro, rosemary, lemongrass, holy basil, cheerful cut zinnia flowers, pineapple plants, and native trees

Bad news: lots of our lettuce is still too small after all the caterpillar carnage and rain damage, so no sweet mix until next week, probably Wednesday.

We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you in the morning!

Lettuce Catch Up on Wednesday! 3pm

We are finally starting to see the lettuce that survived the great caterpillar attacks and flooding start to reach a harvestable size. This year’s season seems to be starting in fits and starts, but it will eventually work itself out into a regular weekly schedule.

We will be harvesting salad greens Wednesday morning and will have them ready for sale for another special extra Wednesday 3 o’clock farmstand. After that we’ll be open every Saturday at 10am – 12pm. Hope you can join us, here’s the list:

Sweet salad mix, baby spicy greens, cucumber, watermelon (whole and cut), butternut squash, a few last dragonfruit of the season. A little bit of lemon, Thai & Italian basils, cheerful zinnias and marigolds.

If you’ve ever wished you could get Farmer Luca to visit your home and provide a consult on building or improving a small organic garden or orchard, here’s your chance – bid on this great auction item from the St. Croix Environmental Association’s fundraiser!

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