Farm Goodies, Cool Breeze and SEA Free Trees

ARTfarm Saturday 10am — 12 noon down the South Shore:

The St. Croix Environmental Association will be on hand to distribute free native shade and drought resistant trees! Two per family, first come first served. Species include lignum vitae, divi-divi, pink poui, desert cassia, and a few calabash.

The farmstand will have: loads of tomatoes of all types (beautiful heirlooms and large and small slicers plus cherry tomato pints), lots of sweet salad mix, lots of teen arugula and teen spicy salad mix (we ran out of arugula and spicy salad mix on Wednesday, but Farmer Luca says we will not run out of it Saturday because we harvested a lot), lettuce heads, cucumbers, baby carrots, large radishes, sweet bell peppers, Serrano peppers, Indian and Thai chili peppers, watermelons, fresh Mediterranean figs, a few musk melons, Japanese melons, lots of beautiful butternut squashes, lots of Thai pumpkin, baby ginger, an assortment of fresh picked cooking greens, dandelion greens, bok choy, plus fresh herbs: Italian basil, cilantro, dill, a few bunches of parsley, lemon basil, Thai basil, and zinnias. Goat cheese should return next week.

The St. George Village Botanical Garden is also having a plant sale tomorrow for rare plants.

Planting a tree is a simple and easy way to:

  • Recover natural habitats & wildlife pollinators
  • Reduce floods, soil erosion and water runoff
  • Increase aesthetic views and property values
  • Improve the quality of air in our environment
  • Keep St. Croix beautiful with trees and shade

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies 3pm – 4:30pm

Wednesday farmstand: loads and loads of tomatoes (all types), cherry tomatoes in new colors and shapes, loads of figs, tons of sweet salad mix, a few bags of baby spicy and arugula greens, lettuce heads, bok choy, cooking greens, dandelion greens, lots of watermelon (bagged cut chunks), beautiful red and yellow mini bell peppers, serrano peppers, Thai chili peppers, cucumbers, small and large butternut squash, Thai pumpkin, baby ginger, cilantro, dill, Italian basil, Thai basil, lemon basil, large radishes with green tops, and zinnias.

We’ve mostly been getting awesome feedback on our watermelons, but it has come to our attention that a couple of watermelons accidentally went out at the last farmstand that were not fully ripe and ready. (When cut open, the flesh appeared white and the seeds were also white.) If you got one of these melons please bring it back to the farmstand for a replacement — and we will give the unripe melon to our chickens and turkeys, who will be thrilled. We grow new varieties every season and it is always a challenge to learn to pick each type at its optimum ripeness. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Sweet-n-Spicy Saturday 10am-12noon

Saturday farmstand: Lots and lots of farm fresh goodies with two checkout lines set up to serve you. We have such insane amounts of stuff that you can easily sleep in and come at 10:30am and still select from of 95% of our offerings.

Loads of sweet salad mix, lots of baby arugula, and lots of baby and teen spicy salad mix; slicer tomatoes, salad tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, sweet yellow cherry tomatoes, lots and lots of yellow and pink and red watermelons, beautiful sweet mini white bell peppers with thick flesh (use raw or cooked), cooking greens, bok choi, radishes, lettuce heads, Serrano peppers, Indian hot peppers, Thai chili peppers, Italian basil, Thai basil, lemon basil, cilantro, dill, garlic chives, baby ginger and turmeric, a few bunches of onions, a few bunches of carrots, a few cucumbers, lots and lots of figs, and lots of cut flowers.

On our Hurricane Maria recovery fundraising front, we’re up to $24,282 out of $44,000 total funds needed to restore farm buildings including our seedling house and gallery building, and ensure resilience for future events. Check out and share our GoFundMe page at gofundme.com/artfarmllc …and a huge thank you to everyone who has donated!

Love, ARTfarm

Sweet Spicy Saturday 10am – 12 noon

Saturday farmstand: Lots and lots of farm fresh goodies with two check out lines set up to serve you. We have such insane amounts of stuff that you can easily come at 10:30am and still select from of 95% of our offerings.

Loads of sweet salad mix, lots of baby arugula, and lots of baby and teen spicy salad mix; slicer tomatoes, salad tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, sweet yellow cherry tomatoes, lots and lots of yellow and pink and red watermelons, beautiful sweet mini white bell peppers with thick flesh (use raw or cooked), cooking greens, radishes, lettuce heads, Serrano peppers, Indian hot peppers, Thai chili peppers, Italian basil, Thai basil, lemon basil, cilantro, dill, garlic chives, baby ginger and turmeric, a few bunches of onions, a few bunches of carrots, lots and lots of figs, and lots of cut flowers. We will also have a very fresh batch of Fiddlewood Farm goat cheese and I-Sha’s vegan coconut ice cream in mango-passion and gooseberry flavors.

On our Hurricane Maria recovery fundraising front, we’re up to $24,282 out of $44,000 total funds needed to restore farm buildings including our seedling house and gallery building, and ensure resilience for future events. Check out and share our GoFundMe page at gofundme.com/artfarmllc …and a huge thank you to everyone who has donated!

Wednesday Sweetness and Light 3-4:30 PM

Our deep condolences to the Banani family.

Wednesday’s farmstand we’ll have plenty of sweet salad mix, bunched arugula, spicy salad mix, lots of heirloom and large slicer tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, loads of figs, loads of watermelon both yellow and red, chrysanthemum Japanese mini sweet melons (individual serving sized sweet white crunchy goodness), butternut squash, lettuce heads (we have cases available for wholesale by special order), cooking greens, bok choy, dandelion greens, Serrano peppers, tiny Thai chili peppers, Cayenne peppers, some sweet mini bell peppers, Italian basil, Thai basil, holy basil, lemon basil, lots of cilantro, dill, garlic chives, lots of baby no-peel ginger, cute cheery zinnia flowers, fresh goat cheese from Fiddlewood Farms, coconut-based vegan ice cream in local fruit flavors from Feel I/I-Sha, and love.

Let’s all keep working to make our world a more peaceful, equitable, and loving place.

Parade of Watermelons

Saturday parade day farmstand: lots of beautiful sweet salad mix, arugula, baby spicy salad mix that’s almost micro, plenty plenty tomatoes, lots of cherry tomatoes, lots and lots and lots of watermelon, lots of fresh Mediterranean figs, Thai pumpkin which is Luca’s favorite, lots of butternut squashes, lettuce heads, baby bok choy, cooking greens, Japanese chrysanthemum melons, Italian basil, Thai basil, lemon basil, holy basil, cilantro, dill, garlic chives, loads of baby ginger, baby turmeric, Serrano peppers, super hot -n- tiny Thai peppers, a few bell peppers, papayas, and loads of beautiful zinnias.

Celebrate every day and be in your community in good health! Your life is your awesome parade of you ❤️

Your Free 2019 Guide to ARTfarm Farmers

Just to clear things up, these are not both Luca. Ha ha!

Happy New Year to all of you beautiful wonderful farm supporters. We wish you the most amazing, healthy and rewarding 2019. See above visual aid for your free ‘field’ guide to the ARTfarm farmers!

We’ll be open tomorrow, Wednesday, from 3 – 4:30 PM on the South Shore. We’ve got a bumper haul of watermelon in pink, yellow and red!

Also: Lots and lots of sweet salad mix, TEENY TINY baby almost micro arugula, baby almost micro spicy salad mix, arugula, good amounts of tomatoes, lots of cherry tomatoes, loads of butternut squash in sizes small and XL, lots of baby ginger and baby turmeric (so tender you can just wash well and don’t bother peeling), boc choi, various types of cooking greens, lettuce heads, petite sweet and crunchy ‘chrysanthemum’ Kiku Japanese melons, a few cucumbers, lots and lots of Mediterranean figs, Italian basil, Thai basil, lemon basil, holy basil, cilantro, dill, Serrano peppers, chili peppers, a few bell peppers, lots of gorgeous zinnias, and a fresh batch of Fiddlewood Farm goat cheese from Bethany!

Thanks to all of our customers for being so patient. We wouldn’t be here without you, and we value your time and appreciate that you do spend a little bit of time waiting in line to shop and to check out. Because our fruits and vegetables do not have barcodes and are often sold by weight, we do have to total you up the old-fashioned way. We plan to keep two checkout lines open for the busy times at all farmstands until the end of the high season.

Farmer Luca is starting to feel a bit better after a bit of a health crisis this past month. Many thanks to our awesome team of employees, family, friends and volunteers who have really picked up the slack and given him an opportunity to rest and heal. A farm is a tremendous amount of work, dedication and long, long hours. Thank you for all the love and well wishes as he continues on the path to recovery.

Love, ARTfarm

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