Night Moves = Dragonfruit! Sat 10AM – 12 noon

Farmer Luca was up in the family treehouse last night, hand pollinating dragonfruit flowers. There were well over 30 blooms on this particular vine. These huge, beautiful night blooming flowers will transform into fruits and be ripe and ready in several weeks. 

Freshly harvested at ARTfarm for you for Saturday morning: Baby arugula, teen spicy salad mix, arugula, spicy salad mix, sweet salad mix, loads of beautiful red sweet potatoes, pumpkin, garlic chives, Thai basil, Italian basil, recao (aka culantro), rosemary, small bell peppers, a few hot chili peppers, sweet papaya, pineapple, hot pink ripe dragonfruit, and a few passionfruit and zinnia flowers.

And from our partners of agriculture we have fresh mild goat cheese from Dr. Bradford’s Fiddlewood Farms in the rainforest, and Viequen Butterball mangoes of epic size, flavor and creaminess from Super Tita! Our neighbor will have jalapeño and padrone peppers, a few eggplants, dandelion greens and fresh eggs. 

If you haven’t yet tasted a crazy looking magenta dragonfruit, freshly harvested and sweet, definitely come treat yourself to a few at the farmstand!

South Shore Saturday Greens: 10am – 12 noon

ARTfarm produce, fresh picked for you for Saturday morning: Sweet salad mix, tons of baby spicy salad mix, tons of baby arugula, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, Italian basil, garlic chives, Thai basil, holy basil, lemongrass, small bell peppers, seasoning peppers, hot Indian peppers, papayas, dragonfruit, a few pineapples, and zinnia flowers.

And from our partners: Viequen butterball mangoes from Tita, assorted mangoes TBD from Alex at Tropical Exotics, and freshly made goat cheese from Fiddlewood Farm. Fresh chicken eggs and spicy jalapeños, and beautiful carambola (star) fruit, from our neighbors! 

SuperSalad Summer Saturday 10am – 12 noon

Salad greens are back! Sweet salad mix, teen arugula, teen spicy salad mix, red skinned sweet potatoes, pumpkin, small sweet peppers, seasoning peppers, Indian chilies, loads of papaya, a few passionfruit, a few pineapples, Italian basil, Thai basil, garlic chives, lemongrass, bunched arugula, zinnia flowers, and pineapple slips. From a neighbor we will have fresh eggs, fennel, dandelion greens, and lemon basil!

From our partners we have Fiddlewood fresh goat cheese, Viequen Butterball mangoes, Nam doc Mai mangoes and Malika mangoes! Enjoy this fruity season and enjoy Mango Melee at the Botanical Garden this weekend.

Don’t forget, we are now closed on Wednesdays. Come and see us on Saturday mornings from 10 AM – 12 noon or send a friend if you can’t make it!

Our last Wednesday farmstand, 3–6 p.m.

It’s the time of the year when it makes sense to consolidate to one farmstand. We have been having fewer and fewer customers on Wednesdays. Hope you can join us on Saturday mornings, 10am –12 noon. 

For this last Wednesday afternoon of the season we will have loads of papaya, Italian basil, garlic chives, Indian chilies, serranos, recao (culantro), Thai basil, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and fresh-cut zinnias. 

From our partners we have A limited supply of Thai (Nam doc Mai) mangoes from Tropical Exotics. More to come on Saturday, hopefully!

Yummy ARTfarm sauté stew of the week: 

Pumpkin, yellow bell peppers, diced mango, chicken or tofu, Asian mushrooms, garlic, soy sauce, serranos to taste and Berbere spice sautéed in butter. Add a little water and steam in the pan, covered, until pumpkin is tender. Serve over sticky sushi rice! 

IndependenSaturDay ARTfarm 10 AM – 12 noon

O say can you enjoy a safe and celebratory holiday weekend? Join us on this blockbuster Saturday July morning, when we will have small amounts of salad greens made fresh at the dawn’s early light! 

Grown right here at ARTfarm for you: Sweet salad mix, baby spicy salad mix, baby arugula, loads of sweet potatoes, pumpkin, small bell peppers, hot Indian chili peppers, Italian basil, garlic chives, loads of sweet papaya, pineapples, pineapple slips, a few bags of figs, a few Julie mangoes and zinnias…

From our Alliance of Agriculture we have Tita’s amazing butterball mangoes, Malika and(hopefully) Nam doc Mai mangoes from Tropical Exotics, Fiddlewood Farm’s revelatory fresh goat cheese and from a neighbor we have fresh eggs, and assorted veggies. 

This is an excellent weekend to reflect on the many freedoms we enjoy. Let us not take any of our freedoms for granted for they are hard won. We salute all those who have fought and paid a heavy price for freedom and equality. In between the hotdogs and the fireworks this weekend, take a moment and resolve to speak out or act when you encounter injustice. Pay it forward. 

Penultimatlish Fruity ARTfarm Wednesday, 3-6pm

Come and get your fruit on, mid-week, before we taper the farmstand summer schedule back to Saturday mornings only. (It should be another week or two or less before we pull the plug on “hump day” afternoon farmstands.)

Grown organically for you, right here at ARTfarm: Loads of sweet papaya, pineapples, sweet potatoes, a few watermelons, Italian basil, garlic chives, zinnia flowers, pumpkin, pineapple slips to grow your own! 

From our partners and neighbors we will have loads of incredible butterball and Malika mangoes. We will also have lemon basil, parsley, dandelion greens, Padrone peppers and farm fresh local eggs. 

No salad greens until Saturday – and quantities are very limited as we head into the hottest part of the year. 

Love, ARTfarm

ARTfarm Saturday Sweetness Forecast: 10am – 12 noon

 
Saturday morning’s farm forecast is about 90% accurate and includes light sprinklings of salad and squalls of squash with heavy summer fruits and tubers. 

We should see small amounts of sweet salad mix, baby arugula, baby spicy, intermittent pineapple, pink and red fleshed dragonfruit, loads of papaya, small pumpkins with intense rich sweet flavor, lots of orange fleshed sweet potato, sweet bell peppers, seasoning peppers, hot peppers, garlic chives, recao, Italian basil, and zinnia flowers. 

From our partners: we have light fluffy clouds of fresh goat cheese coming in from the west northwest of Dr. Bradford’s Fiddlewood Farm, and three types of mangoes predicted from Alex at Tropical Exotics Farm: Nam doc Mai, Malika and Julies. We also have the first of the Vieqen Butterball mangoes. And from a neighbor’s farm we have fresh eggs, lemon basil and dandelion greens!

### Farmcaster Gasperi ###

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