ARTfarm Saturday Slaw-Breakers

Summertime is time to make slaw. Here is our list for Saturday’s stand, recipe follows! 

10 AM to 12 noon: Bunched sweet potato greens, red and yellow seasoning peppers, garlic chives, recao, basil, rosemary, loads of sweet potatoes in all sizes, sweet red pumpkin. Julie mangoes, Haitian Kidney mangoes, Viequen Butterball mangoes, plus lots of dragonfruit and sweet papaya, a few pineapples and passionfruit. Bethany’s amazing goat cheese, super fresh!

A sweet and sour raw Asian slaw salad of refreshing green fruits cools and delights the palate and is a great complementary foil for barbecued or grilled meats or other salty foods. 

Here’s Christina’s all-ARTfarm recipe:

Law-Breakin’ Slaw

2 green mangoes, peeled

3-4 large green papayas, peeled and seeds removed

1 lb. raw sweet pumpkin (yes, Yvette Browne!)

2–3 small red onions

Quarter cup or so of fresh raw peanuts, chopped and dry roasted with salt (yes, we have been experimenting with peanuts!)

Dressing:

Three small limes, juiced into a bowl

2 Tablespoons honey. Dissolve in lime juice

Few drops of potent pepper sauce or half a fresh chili pepper, diced

DIRECTIONS:

Grate the mango, papaya and pumpkin on a box grater (great upper arm workout) or using a food processor. Slice the red onions thin. Toss all together in a large bowl.

Mix together the dressing. Pour over and toss. Refrigerate. 

Roast the peanuts and sprinkle over top or reserve on side for garnish. 

Can also add blanched green beans, cucumber slices, a few cherry tomatoes. Or, in season right now, a bit of cubed mango or other sweet ripe fruits. 

Look for Luca at Mango Melee on Sunday! In the new farmer section!

Bertha & You at ARTfarm! 10am – 12noon!

When we say rain or shine, we really mean it!

And when you say you need mamey sapote and salad greens no matter what, we take you seriously!

And whatever it was you did for a rain dance, people…? That was fabulous. Now do it one more time… With feeling.

Brave the Bertha and come out: ARTfarm microgreens, baby spicy salad mix, baby arugula, cucumbers, onions, bananas, papaya, passionfruit. Mangoes and mamey sapote from Tropical Exotics, amazing summer ice cream flavors from I-Sha.

11am update: Not many braving the weather this morning. We are packing up… If you need something stop by & call the number on the fence. We will help you out!

A relaxing Saturday in paradise

No day is sacred when the compost needs to be made. Here’s Luca enjoying the stinkiness of rotting plant and animal material. We primarily compost fish and lobster carcasses from some of our restaurant chefs, and spent grains from the local microbrewery. It’s powerful.

Honey Flow!

There are at least a dozen species of flowering trees going off this month at ARTfarm and around the South Shore zone, and our newly recolonized beehive is working very hard to keep up.
A closeup of about fifty honeybees loitering around the entrance to a painted wooden beehive.

MUDfarm!

Things are pretty wet around here. Just when we think it is going to finally stop raining, it starts again. We had to cancel a school’s field trip visit to us today because it was just too muddy.

Hoping that the greens can tough it out and the abundant frogs locate the abundant caterpillars. We’ll be open for Saturday’s farmstand at 10am but it will be interesting to see what we can harvest! Hopefully it will dry out in the next few days.

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