Sliding Into Summer Saturday, 10am – 12 noon

Celebrating the first of two performances at Complex High School, 7:30 PM this weekend! Bring friends and family and come see Caribbean Dance tonight!

Come on down and celebrate good food on the South Shore road on this hazy lazy morning! Our congratulations to the dedicated dancers at Caribbean Dance on their 39th year annual show, and to the many diligent students who are graduating this year!

Get your greens at ARTfarm, there’s plenty to share! Two of our rams feast on legumes in the pasture.

Today’s offerings: Sweet salad mix, baby spicy salad mix, baby arugula, sweet bell peppers, red serrano peppers, Italian basil, rosemary, garlic chives, fresh pungent ginger root, pumpkin, loads of papaya, passion fruit and a few figs, Thai melons and a smattering of tomatoes. Farmer Luca will slice up an 18 pound yellow fleshed watermelon!

Loads of zinnia flowers available. If you need some for a special event, contact us and we can pick you a bouquet or two the day of your event!

We have plenty of fresh, locally milked and made Fiddlewood Farm goat cheese. Fresh goat cheese stores beautifully in the freezer, if you purchase extra and want to save some. 

Eye in the sky over the South Shore for the last few days. Was the slow-moving chopper from Google, taking inventory of the pineapple rows? Or the DEA? Luckily everything we grow is legal by federal standards! Chances are this guy flew over your house too. He’s everywhere!

Slight lull in the fruit fest today – a few early bird dragonfruits and pineapples will be available…lots of fruit ripening in the fields but not ready to pick yet. 

ARTfarm Fruity Wednesday 3-6pm

Night pollinators! Farmer Luca pollinated many dragon fruit flowers by hand a few nights ago under the full moon.

Who’s missing tomatoes when we’ve got all this fruit? Sweet pineapples, plentiful papaya, Thai melons, passionfruit, big sweet jumbo dragonfruits, the last of our first set of watermelons, and dreamy Mediterranean figs!!

And the fresh green lineup: Sweet salad mix, baby spicy salad mix, baby arugula, a few tomatoes, radishes, fresh ginger root, Italian basil, garlic chives, parsley, lemon basil, Thai basil, yellow Trini seasoning peppers, red serrano peppers, bell peppers, and loads of cut flowers. We’ve also got lots of fresh, delicate goat cheese from Fiddlewood Farm!

Come out and see us! The ground is starting to dry up a bit and the grass is getting crunchy again as we head into summer. 

Saturday Fruitiness!


Mango season is not even in full swing yet, but it’s already time for fruit. As the memory of tomato season fades, feast on these sweet treats: Loads of crazy good papayas, assorted watermelon slices and whole watermelons with pink or yellow flesh, Thai melons, pineapples, dragonfruit, passionfruit, and one or two bags of Mediterranean figs.

You can enjoy these fruits out of hand, but we really also like what Gregory at Galangal is doing with our Thai melon:  a highly refreshing, sophisticated virgin cocktail with fresh mint, cucumber, and a few secret ingredients like seasoned rice wine vinegar to give it a kick! For reservations, call (340) 773-0076. 

Also fresh today: Sweet salad mix, baby spicy salad mix, baby arugula, bunched arugula, radishes, bell peppers, a few lingering pints of fresh cherry tomatoes, seasoning peppers, serrano peppers, Indian chilies, fresh ginger root with edible green shoots, garlic chives, recao, lemongrass, rosemary, and loads of fresh cut zinnia flowers.

From our partners we have Fiddlewood fresh local goat cheese (early bird/limited supply), and from a neighbor we have parsley, dandelion greens, eggplant, padrone, and jalapeño peppers and fresh eggs. Open 10am – 12 noon Saturdays (and 3–6 p.m. Wednesdays) on South Shore Road! As always, thank you for supporting local family farms like ours!

Wednesday Watermelon Wonderment 3-6pm 

Water for watermelons! One of our ponds. This one replenishes the water table.

Water for watermelons! One of our ponds. This one replenishes the water table.

Compared to this time last year, things are blessedly moist right now. The 6+ inches of rain we got at the beginning of the month of May <insert happy dance> has continued to promote explosive growth all over the farm.

So here’s what it brought you for today at ARTfarm, 3–6 p.m.: Sweet salad mix, baby arugula, bunched arugula, a few pints of cherry tomatoes, a few slicer tomatoes, dandelion greens, Italian basil, garlic chives, parsley, freshly dug ginger root, French breakfast radishes, sweet bell peppers, serrano peppers, Indian chili peppers, yellow seasoning peppers, fresh cut zinnia flowers, good quantities of yellow and red fleshed WATERMELONS, loads of sweet and yummy papaya, passionfruit, a few dragonfruit, a few pineapples, and very fresh, delicate and very mild local goat cheese from Dr. Bethany’s Fiddlewood Farm alpine goats!

Cray-cray...this watermelon is sweeeeeet! You can save the seeds for roasting like pumpkin seeds.

Cray-cray…this watermelon is sweeeeeet! You can save the seeds for roasting like pumpkin seeds.

Saturday ARTfarm 10am – 12 noon

Sweet salad mix, baby spicy salad mix, baby arugula, bunched arugula, bunched kale, a rainbow of sweet bell peppers, all three types of small hot/seasoning peppers, garlic chives, parsley, Italian basil, recao, lemongrass, rosemary, radishes, a few onions, some nice small-to-medium slicer tomatoes and cherry tomatoes thanks to the rain, pumpkin, loads of cut flowers, the first few of our pineapples, bananas, assorted watermelons, passionfruit, papaya, fresh ginger root, and a few dozen eggs. 

From our partner Fiddlewood Farm we have fresh goat cheese. 

18lb. Wednesday at ARTfarm! 3-6pm

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Welcome, big baby!

Hope everyone enjoyed a peaceful Mother’s Day weekend. Lots of love to all the maternal beings in our universe! The ARTfarm delivered an 18 pound baby yesterday and Midwife Luca was there to catch it!

3-6pm today down the South Shore: Sweet salad mix, baby arugula, baby spicy salad mix, bunched arugula, sweet bell peppers, Trini seasoning peppers, serrano peppers, parsley, Italian basil, lemongrass, a few bunches of onions, a few tomatoes, multiple varieties of watermelons, honeydew, loads of papaya, loads of passionfruit, shaddock, fresh ginger root, and fresh goat cheese from Fiddlewood Farm!

 

Seedy Farmstand! 10am – 12 noon ARTfarm Saturday 

Come try out one of our new heirloom variety watermelons! You can even prepare and eat the seeds! It’s the year of experimentation!

Since the beginning of May, we’ve received over six inches of rain on the South Shore. Yeah, we’re kind of psyched about that.

Farmer Luca has been growing trials of many different kinds of watermelons and other melons this spring at ARTfarm. Today we will have four types for you to try! (Limited quantities, so arrive early if you possibly can.) Frankly, we love them all, but please give us your feedback on what are your favorites so Luca can plan to grow more of the best ones. They taste sweetest when chilled, if you can wait long enough!

The heirloom watermelon varieties we are growing tend to have many prominent seeds (compared to a commercial supermarket type watermelon). While everyone knows that the modern advent of the seedless watermelon has saved humankind countless tedious hours of spitting, our robust and weighty old fashioned seeds can be useful as more than mere projectiles at an outdoor children’s gathering. Of course they can be saved and planted, but they can also be prepared and eaten: The seeds can be juiced; or sprouted, then ground into a sprouted grain flour and used in gluten-free baking; perhaps a more accessible use for the lay watermelon-seed-eater would be to rinse and dry them, then prepare them much like salty roasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds. Here’s a recipe we found online!

Come to the South Shore this morning and hook up your week with organically produced fresh fruits and veggies, herbs and other treats: Sweet salad mix, teen spicy salad mix, bunched arugula, a few bunches of kale and Kan Kong (Asian water spinach) and of sweet potato greens, loads of bell peppers, all three of our hot/seasoning types of peppers, the end of the tomatoes for this season, Italian basil, parsley, recao (culantro), rosemary, lemongrass, garlic chives, a few bunches of onions, radishes, a couple of shaddock (giant grapefruit-like citrus), lots of passionfruit, pumpkin, various types of watermelons – whole and cut, beautiful papayas, fresh ginger root, and loads of amazing zinnia flowers.

Everything we grow is free of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. We are not a certified organic farm, but we grow everything as though we were – meeting or exceeding national organic production standards set by the USDA and keeping careful records – because we want to. Healthier for us, healthier for you, healthier for the soil, healthier for the planet. We are health nuts and we want to improve our soil with every crop and we are obsessive about it. Don’t get us started unless you’ve really got some time on your hands!:-)

We have fresh local goat cheese  from Fiddlewood Farms! Freak out! It’s so good!!!


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