ARTfarm Dragonfruits & Sweet Potatoes Pop-up 10/26/22 Wednesday 5:15 – 5:45pm!

Dragonfruit for breakfast or dessert or an anytime healthy sweet snack! Hydrating, refreshing, full of calming minerals and shocking in color.

Our last big harvest of dragonfruit for the 2022-2023 season is this week. A few blooms set recently, but the bloom counts are waning as we get to the cooler months of the year. In typical weather patterns we’ll have dragonfruit again in May. We’re still at work on our WCK processing center project and getting ready for season.

We’re looking for volunteers with experience in market gardening, construction and/or food prep. Hoeing raking weeding composting setting up garden beds. Carpentry. Non-smoker is a must. If you’re interested in helping us grow, and want to learn about our methods, drop us a line here with your phone number and tell us about yourself and your experience. Could convert to part-time employment depending on skills and efficiency.

Volunteering at ARTfarm is a great way to learn about sustainable subtropical gardening methods. We are looking for a few volunteers with some previous experience to help us out this season. Non-smoking is a must. Reach out on our contact page if you’re interested!

Wednesday 10/26/22 pop up at ARTfarm 5:15 — 5:45pm. First come first serve: Sweet potatoes, dragonfruit, a few luscious Haitian Kidney mangoes, bunched onions with green tops, bunched sweet potato greens, Italian basil, garlic chives, kefir leaves, lemongrass, fresh cut zinnia flowers; pastured eggs from Mongoose & Zinnia;

and for the gardeners we have…
pineapple slips, small lignum vitae trees. Great gifts for the person who has everything!

Freshly dug sweet potatoes at ARTfarm.

These ripe, ready Haitian kidney mangoes from Tropical Exotics orchard in mid-island. Alex is a meticulous orchardist and his mangoes are perfection!

Haitian Kidney mango. Large, round, generous, sweet – a slight lemony twist with a touch of fiber.

First come first serve. No reservation required!

Farmer Luca and family want to take a moment to encourage everyone to support local farmers. If you can’t make it to our farmstand, don’t forget about Sejah Farm, a wonderful family farm/market that sells their own produce plus lots of produce from all over St. Croix. They have a wide selection and are open more hours and days than we are. There is also the Saturday farmers market at the Department of Agriculture grounds where you can buy directly from farmers. And there are many farms with a stand out front.

Remember the best way to support agriculture in the US Virgin Islands is to buy produce directly from farmers.

Hop down to the South Shore and see Farmer Luca!

ARTfarm Mango & Greens Pop-up 10/19/22 Wednesday 5:30pm!

Mallika mango. Sweet, fiberless, Tang-y like the 1970s.

Things are super green on the South Shore at the moment. We’re catching up with all the grass as fast as we can! We’re also still at work on our WCK processing center project and getting ready for season.

We’re looking for volunteers with experience in market gardening, construction and/or food prep. Hoeing raking weeding composting setting up garden beds. Carpentry. Non-smoker is a must. If you’re interested in helping us grow, drop us a line here with your phone number and tell us about yourself.

Wednesday 10/19/22 pop up at ARTfarm 5:30 — 6pm. First come first serve: Sweet salad mix, luscious mangoes, sweet potatoes, sweet potato greens, Italian basil, garlic chives, kefir leaves, lemongrass, onions with green tops, zinnia flowers; and for the gardeners we have…
Pineapple slips, small lignum vitae trees. Great gifts for the person who has everything!

Nam Doc Mai, Mallika and Haitian kidney mangoes from Tropical Exotics orchard in mid-island. Alex is a meticulous orchardist and his mangoes are perfection!

Nam doc Mai mango. Smooth, buttery crowd pleaser. Pointy tip.
Haitian Kidney mango. Large, round, generous, a slight lemony twist with a touch of fiber.

First come first serve. No reservation required!

Farmer Luca and family want to take a moment to encourage everyone to support local farmers. If you can’t make it to our farmstand, don’t forget about Sejah Farm, a wonderful family farm/market that sells their own produce plus lots of produce from all over St. Croix. They have a wide selection and are open more hours and days than we are. There is also the Saturday farmers market at the Department of Agriculture grounds where you can buy directly from farmers. And there are many farms with a stand out front.

Remember the best way to support agriculture in the US Virgin Islands is to buy produce directly from farmers.

Hop down to the South Shore and see Farmer Luca!

ARTfarm Mango & Greens Pop-up 9/24/22 Saturday 11:30am!

Nam doc Mai mangoes from Tropical Exotics orchard on St. Croix are fiberless, buttery smooth and sweet.

Water water everywhere! Thanks to Tropical Storm Fiona and other weather events passing through the area, we have been blessed with over six inches of rain and the catchment ponds are finally refilling!

Saturday 9/24/22 Pop-up at the ARTfarm 11:30am — 12 noon: Sweet salad mix and Thai mangoes! Lots of Nam Doc Mai mangoes from Alex at Tropical Exotics orchard — wisely picked right before TS Fiona so fruits wouldn’t get bruised from falling — ready/ripe in the next three days, priced as marked.

We’ll also have sweet salad mix, sweet onions with delicious green tops. Early birds will also choose from sweet potatoes, garlic chives, lemongrass, mango/white turmeric, kafir leaves, and zinnia flowers. Also, pineapple slips for down-the-road DIY piña coladas.

Tropical Storm Fiona dropped over 6 inches of rain on the ARTfarm over several days. Our largest lined pond is approaching capacity.
If the soil has some moisture in it from previous rains, it takes a minimum of 4 inches of rain over less than a week, to get the guts running to fill the unlined dam (pond) on the east end of the ARTfarm pastures. Tropical Storm Fiona was able to fill it 3/4 full! This will help to recharge the water tables on the South Shore.

First come first serve. No reservation required!

Farmer Luca and family wants to take a moment to encourage everyone to support local farmers. If you can’t make it to our farmstand, Sejah Farm is a wonderful farm/market that sells their own produce plus lots of produce from all over St. Croix. They have a wide selection and are open more hours and days than we are.

There is also the Saturday farmers market at the Department of Agriculture grounds where you can buy directly from farmers.

Remember the best way to support agriculture in the US Virgin Islands is to buy produce directly from farmers.

Hop down to the South Shore and see Farmer Luca!

ARTfarm Dragonfruit Pop-up 9/3/22 Saturday 11:30am!

There are many varieties of dragonfruit aka pithaya. Pictured here with some butterball mangoes, these dragonfruits range from a more tart flavor to milder to one that’s intensely sweet.

Pink! Purple! Purpleish pink! Magenta! Stop by the ARTfarm for a quick pop-up farmstand on Saturday from 11:30am till 12 noon. There will be an abundance of dragonfruit in various varieties and levels of sweet to tartness! All flavorful and healthy treats! Loads of our sweet onions with green tops that are so delicious used as scallions.

Delicious dragonfruit is ready for you at ARTfarm! Easily eaten out of the soft skin with a spoon! A beautiful and naturally dramatic presentation snack or dessert or anytime treat. Delicious and extra sweet at room temperature, or very refreshing out of the fridge.

Also available: Kefir leaves, garlic chives, lemon grass, mango/white turmeric, turmeric, Zinnia bunches, and pineapple slips.

We will also have our pastures Mongoose&Zinnia eggs available and a few of our incredible butter ball mangoes.

First come first serve. No reservation required!

Farmer Luca and family wants to take a moment to encourage everyone to support local farmers. If you can’t make it to our farmstand, Sejah Farm is a wonderful farm/market that sells their own produce plus lots of produce from all over St. Croix. They have a wide selection and are open more hours and days than we are.

There is also the Saturday farmers market at the Department of Agriculture grounds where you can buy directly from farmers.

Remember the best way to support agriculture in the US Virgin Islands is to buy produce directly from farmers.

Hop down to the South Shore and see Farmer Luca!