Pineapple Boom: Saturday 10am-12pm

Pineapples, pineapples. These beauties take a year and a half or more to grow. Longer than just about any other row crop.

These plants flowered in December. So the fruits seem to take roughly 4 months to form and ripen, depending on conditions.

The fantastic rainfall we experienced the season means that our pineapples are bigger this year. They are still very sweet and flavorful, however. Wait until your pineapple smells unbelievably delicious before enjoying it.

After the hard rains we had over the past few weeks, the plants at ARTfarm are now offering the result: lots and lots of beautiful fruit! Farmer Luca and Co. harvested over 40 pineapples the other night and almost broke the harvest cart! We also have experienced a bit of a cherry tomato bump as well. We don’t usually have a glut of them at this time of year, more of a steadily decreasing trickle, so enjoy them while we have them! Other treats right now include papaya, watermelon, and even a few early dragonfruit! Get your fruit on!

Sweet salad mix, baby arugula, baby spicy salad greens, loads of pineapple, loads of papaya, a few slicer tomatoes, a good bit of cherry tomatoes, a little bit of cucumbers, lots of beets, beautiful onions, radishes, cooking greens, dandelion greens, Italian basil, dill, parsley, cilantro, green coriander and fennel seed, recao, lemongrass, ginger root, turmeric, bell peppers, seasoning peppers, serrano peppers, chili peppers, watermelon, passionfruit, assorted pumpkins and miniature butternuts, and of course our beautiful sweet potatoes, big and small, and cut flowers. And Dr. Bradford is back! Hooray, lots of fresh creamy beautiful Fiddlewood Farm goat cheese from her alpine dairy goats up in the rainforest.

We have had to divert a good bit of our energy from farming to flood mitigation on the property, since we’ve already received several generous inches of precipitation. We will be open rain or shine tomorrow morning so please come out but bring an umbrella and a friend, and stay safe!

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