Pre-Eclipse Saturday Farmstand 10am – 12 noon

Join us on the path of partial totality and make sure you’ve got all the most cosmic farm-fresh eclipse snacks ready for Monday afternoon’s Lunar vs. Solar battle of the century! Re-create the solar system with fruit, and then eat your working model!

Here’s what we’ve got for you to work with: Lots of papaya, huge amounts of dragonfruit, passionfruit, pumpkin, lots of sweet potatoes and sweet potato cooking greens, seasoning peppers, bunched arugula, Italian basil, garlic chives, recao, rosemary, lemongrass! Plus lots of native trees and pineapple slips for those interested in doing some gardening under this auspicious alignment of planetary energy. 

And from our partners we have local goat cheese from Fiddlewood Farm (very moon-like) and avocado and limes from Tita!

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Multiple Dragons on Wednesday 3–5:30pm

It’s dragon season! This afternoon at ARTfarm we will have half a dozen different kinds of dragonfruit, including the shy producer Zamorono! Come try one of each!  We also picked for you: Lots of papaya, lots of sweet potato, sweet potato greens, Italian basil, garlic chives, recao, lemongrass and passionfruit. Pumpkin slices by request, just let us know we’ll cut you a fresh slice!

From our partners we have beautiful eggs from Yellow Door Farm, and avocados and limes from Tita. 

More Dragonfruit Saturday 10am – 12 noon

The ginger and turmeric were recently mulched and then enjoyed lots of rain. The plants are loving it! They should be ready for harvest in a few months.

Farmer Luca Q&A… Q: How do you know which dragonfruit type is which? A: “I just know. From the shape.” So mystical!

Standing water in the guts after a big rain keep native fruit trees like this JoJo plum happy.

How about that big thunder and rain! On the farm, lots of mushrooms popping up everywhere and the grass is exploding with growth. The ginger and turmeric crops, ready in a few months, are looking beautiful. We were able to mulch them right before Sunday’s storm came.

Saturday we will have loads and loads of dragonfruit in five different colors: dark red, purple, pink, light pink, and white. Also lots of sweet potatoes in all sizes, sliced pumpkin, sweet potato greens, bunched arugula, Italian basil, garlic chives, recao, rosemary, lemongrass, passionfruit, lots and lots of papaya, and lots of native trees, and pineapple slips! 
From our partners we will have avocados from Tita, fresh chicken eggs from Yellow Door Farm, and Errol’s beautiful dark honey. 

Come on out and see us! Crowds are very light and there is ample parking.

Hagrid’s Happy Wednesday…3-5:30pm

ARTfarm Wednesday’s farmstand is full of dragons dragons dragons, but they’re friendly. Are you a Seeker of organically grown produce? Last night’s extreme thunderstorm from the North blew in lots and lots of nitrogen, instantly ripening baskets full of adorable dragonfruit, plus loads of sweet sweet potatoes in all sizes, lots of Prefect Percy papaya, plentiful passionfruit, mysterious sweet potato greens, Malvoy (Malabar) spinach, wild pasture gherkins, garlicky garlic chives, Italian Basil fresh from the Quidditch field, recao, rosemary, lemongrass wands, bunched arugula, a few sleepy soursops, giant orange pumpkin slices delightful for making refreshing pumpkin juice or delicious pumpkin pastries (perfect for train travel), and of course lots of native trees that would love to be planted out into a Forbidden Forest in these moist conditions. 

Also a new fresh batch of Sugarloaf pineapple slips, big and ready to be planted by a budding herbologist like Harry Potter. 

From our partners, fresh off the Hogwarts Express, we have Fiddlewood Farm goat cheese, Errol’s local dark honey, Golden Snitch eggs from Yellow Door Farm and loads of magical vanishing avocado from Tita – some of which are very close to being perfectly ripe!

If you’re a Muggle scratching your head at this point, no worries. Our farm kids are deeply engrossed in the Harry Potter book series this month! (Spoiler alert: don’t ask, they might tell you the ending.) 

Speaking of kids and literature, please come out to support the 3rd Annual Children’s Book & Film Festival continuing this weekend. Clean Sweep Frederiksted has done a beautiful job producing four Friday night evenings of book-related entertainment for our island kids. Two more Fridays to go! Free new books plus activities, food and the screening of a book based movie! Friday 6-9pm in Buddhoe Park (next to the fort). More info on their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/cleansweepfrederiksted/ Bring your own picnic blanket and some kids!

ARTfarm Saturday 10am – 12 noon

For Saturday we’ve got: Lots of papayas, lots of sweet potatoes, shaddock (pink grapefruit), passionfruit, half a dozen dragonfruit, Italian basil, lemongrass, garlic chives, recao, rosemary, and sweet potato greens for cooking. And lots of pineapple slips and various native drought-tolerant trees for sale. 

From our partners we have fresh local goat cheese from Fiddlewood Farm, honey from Errol Chichester, and beautiful avocados and limes from Tita! Come see us in the morning!

Food Community 3-5:30pm

ARTfarm will be open on the South Shore from 3 to 5:30 on Wednesday. We’re donating at least half our gross sales from the farmstand for the day to the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix to help families in crisis. 

Grown at ARTfarm: Loads of beautiful papaya, lots of sweet potatoes, bunched arugula, garlic chives, Italian basil, recao, lemongrass, passionfruit. 

From our local partners we have goat cheese from Fiddlewood Farm, local honey from Errol, and avocados from Tita. 

One love. 

Saturday Frutas 10am – 12 noon

I hate to repeat myself, but farming can be quite repetitive. Here is the lineup, a bit similar to Wednesday: Lots of papaya, lots of sweet potato, the last Haitian kidney mangoes, a few dragonfruit (soon to be loads), lots of passionfruit, some shaddock, Italian basil, recao, garlic chives, and lemongrass.

From our partners we have honey from Errol, beautiful avocados from Tita and the last of Mallika mangoes from Tropical Exotics, and goat cheese from Fiddlewood Farm. Eggs from Yellow Door Farm. 

There is a lovely musical production of Disney’s Little Mermaid at the old Good Hope School theater at 8 PM on Saturday night. Support the arts!

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