This just in!! ARTfarm Morning Update

A few additions to this morning’s lineup: Fresh Mediterranean figs, dill, cilantro, lemongrass, ginger root!! Come out for lots of greens and watermelon and deck your table with local organically produced food! 10 AM – 12 noon this morning at ARTfarm! Kale yeah!

ARTfarm Saturday 10am-12 noon: Greens + Watermelon Crazy!

Farmer Luca with a few of his very favorites.


It has definitely been raining around here for what feels like months. The salad greens are loving it as are many other crops. Come out, come out for the following wonderful treats: Sweet salad mix, baby arugula, baby spicy salad mix, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, onions, radishes, Ethiopian kale, dandelion greens, escarole, kale, recao, garlic chives, Italian basil, lemon basil, Thai basil, holy basil, rosemary, lemongrass, a few bunches of cilantro, papaya, and loads of watermelon. 

Luca needs to talk to you about the watermelon. Amazing Ali Baba red flesh, outstanding Strawberry red flesh, and our first favorite Gold Flower yellow flesh. We will also have Japanese sweet mini melons, green, extra crunchy and sweet flesh. And the last of our fall pineapples (will be sold in bagged wedges).
Can’t wait to see all your smiling faces rain or shine tomorrow morning!

Love, ARTfarm

Watermelon, Greens & MORE Greens

A large patch of melon vines stretches from a patch of pink wildflowers in the foreground across a large field to a chicken coop in the distance and the hills and sky beyond.

The melon patch is taking over the farm. We also planted lots of flowers to attract bees this season.

 It’s a recount: we will have more salad greens this week than last week. Production is ramping up!

Saturday 10am to 12 noon: Super fresh sweet salad mix, baby arugula, teen arugula, baby spicy salad mix, teen spicy salad mix, loads of yellow fleshed and red fleshed watermelons, tender crunchy cucumbers, radishes, a few sweet potatoes, lots of cooking greens like kale and collards, dandelion greens, Ethiopian kale, escarole, the beginning of our red onions, garlic chives, Italian basil, Thai basil, lemon basil, holy basil, recao, lemongrass, and a few passionfruit and papayas!

Yellow Door Farm will have eggplant, butternut, Swiss chard, poblano peppers and beets. 

Fiddlewood Farms should be back in production next week! So much to look forward to!

Opening Saturday Nov. 19th, 10am–12noon

An animation shows a tiny farmer repeatedly bouncing high into the air from a wheelbarrow.

Get ready for yummy salad! Farmer Luca bounces in his giant wheelbarrow to express his gratitude for the recent rains and for the end of the endless US presidential election.

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Our passionfruit vines are loaded with flowers at the moment!

Thanks to all of you for your patience as we closed for our summer/fall break and began gearing up for this 2016-2017 season! We’ll be open and ready for you this Saturday with quite a few treats to reward you with:

Dragonfruit (pitahaya) ripening on the vine.

Dragonfruit (pitahaya) ripening on the vine in November! Extended season for this summer crop!

Sweet salad mix, baby arugula, baby spicy salad mix, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, Ethiopian kale, a few bunches of Italian dandelion greens, kangkong (Asian water spinach), fresh herbs (including Italian basil, lemon basil, holy basil, Thai basil, rosemary, recao, garlic chives,) a few papayas, the LAST (really!) dragonfruit and passionfruit.

We’re happy to welcome back our good friend and farmer James Love to ARTfarm this season. He’s already fixed a lot of stuff we broke since the last time he was here! Farmer Katie has reupped with team ARTfarm to work the gardens and pastures for the fall season, and you’ll see Heather back again, helping out at most farmstands and bringing her fresh eggs from ecstatic chickens and selected organically produced produce from her family homestead, Yellow Door Farm. We’ll have other special guests, including fishermen stopping by when fresh fish is available. And our farm kid is carefully tending lots of native tree varieties to plant and to sell this season! The ARTbarn gallery/studio (the old tool shed you walk through to get to the farmstand) has been repainted and patched up, and there will be some fresh new paintings to ponder.

Last year (2015-2016) we began a slow recovery from the drought and damage from South Shore brushfires with a lot of experimental permaculture techniques (we opened in mid-December last year!). This season, thanks in part to a general return to more favorable conditions and a six-day rain bonanza in the last few weeks, our rain catchment ponds have been mostly replenished. We are grateful to make it to your holiday table this year in time for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, Fall Harvest Celebration, or however we choose to celebrate coming together in these socially progressive days! We hope you’ll enjoy time with family and friends, and count and share your many blessings.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Can’t wait to see you all – we’ve missed familiar faces, we welcome new customers, and we’re looking forward to sharing and enjoying the fruits of the season! Lots more treats to add to the produce list in the coming weeks. Thank you for your support.

Love, ARTfarm

 

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Last Farmstand for the Season! 10 AM – 12 noon

Luca harvesting dragonfruit from our treehouse!

Sweet salad mix, arugula, spicy salad mix, bunched arugula, sweet potatoes, Italian basil, lemon basil, Thai basil, garlic chives, lemongrass, recao, green serrano peppers, small sweet bell peppers, pumpkin, papaya, pineapple, dragon fruit many different types, mediterranean figs, and zinnia flowers, and pineapple slips. Sweet salad mix is an early bird item, the other greens and fruit in bountiful supply!

From our partners: we have beautiful avocados and butterball mangoes from Tita and from Alex at Tropical Exotics we will have Haitian kidneys, one of the new old favorite mangoes on St. Croix. 

This will be our last farmstand for this summer. Thank you so much for a wonderful season. We are hoping to open towards the end of October or early November. We will be here this month and next, working and preparing, and trying to rest up a little! 

Season-Soon-Stop-Saturday, 10am – 12 noon!

With the summer drawing to a close, we will be open this and next Saturday, and then take a few weeks off. Most of the gardens will be put into a hibernation mode to allow nature to rejuvenate herself. Next year’s growing season is right around the corner, and we look forward to seeing everyone again around Halloween time.

Here’s what’s freshly harvested for you for Saturday morning: Sweet salad mix, teen spicy salad mix, teen arugula, sweet potatoes, fresh Mediterranean figs, sweet papayas, pineapples, dragonfruit, small bell peppers, Italian basil, Thai basil, lemon basil and garlic chives. 

From our partner Tita we have beautiful avocadoes and amazing big stringless butterball mangoes! See you at the farmstand!

Tita and the Giant Mango

Sweet salad mix, teen arugula, arugula, teen spicy salad mix, spicy salad mix, bunched cooking greens, sweet potatoes, small bell peppers, Italian basil, Thai basil, garlic chives, papaya, pineapple, Mediterranean figs, zinnia flowers. 

From our partners: fresh goat cheese from Fiddlewood Farm, butterball mangoes and avocadoes from Tita and family, Nam doc Mai mangoes from Alex and fresh eggs from a neighboring farm!

Don’t miss the summer camp production of the musical play “James and the Giant Peach” this weekend only, based on the book by Roald Dahl, at the James C. Savage theater at the old Good Hope school campus. Show starts at 8 PM, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. It is a thrilling story including an orphan boy, magic, giant sharks, an 8 1/2 foot long earthworm who likes to dance salsa, a highly sarcastic centipede and other friends. Tickets available at the door. Our own Farmer Christina took 2 1/2 weeks off to work as the costume designer. “I always loved the book, and insects are an important part of farm life. And what could be better than a bunch of beautiful children getting up on stage to tell a story and make you laugh?” 

Come see this great family-friendly show and support the STARs Productions Summer Camp! Tickets are available at the door or online:  http://m.bpt.me/event/2581160 $10 for children, $15 for adults.

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