Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend; Also, Regular 4:30 — 5:30pm Wednesdays!

Garden of Small Lives. Sumi ink and gouache on paper, 6” x 6” ©2021 Marina Gasperi.

Happy Saturday!

We are saying goodbye to a loyal farm employee who has been with us for 22 hard working years. She joined us at Southgate and travelled with us to the ARTfarm on the South Shore. She is a Kenmore refrigerator, fondly known for years as “Left Fridge”. We are in temporary need of a household refrigerator to cool produce in. If any customer has a spare working (ugly is fine) full sized refrigerator they would like to loan for a few months or donate to the farm, please let us know via text or call at (340)514-4873.

Thank you!

So it’s finally becoming a “thing:” we will be holding regular (socially distanced) farmstands Wednesday afternoons 4:30-5:30. For now these will be first come first served, but we may revert to the pre-order system and longer open hours as the season gets underway and crowd sizes increase.

Looking to grow some food at home? Farmer Luca will have a few extra tomato slips ready for transplanting into your garden or container on Wednesday: Black plum, black cherry, Hawaiian slicer, Cherokee green. We’ll also have pineapple slips available. A full list of available produce will be published and emailed before Wednesday afternoon.

The image above is original artwork from the current exhibition, “Small Life” showing at Café Christine Tues-Fri 10am-2:30pm. Please visit the Café in Christiansted over this holiday time and enjoy this ARTfarm production!

Love, ARTfarmers

Salad Greens Pop-Up 4:30 — 5:30pm Wednesday 12/1/2021

Ms. Eurythrma Mongoose in her Finery, ca. 1889. Mixed media on paperboard, 10” x 12.5” ©2021 Marina Gasperi.

Can you believe it’s December tomorrow? Wednesday afternoon pop up at ARTfarm, 4:30pm – 5:30pm. Lots of sweet salad mix, we will not run out of salad mix!!! you can come at 5:30 and still get it. Also radishes, fresh garlic chives, turmeric, dragonfruit and zinnia flowers. Pineapple slips for grow-your-own-ers.

Earlybirds will enjoy baby ginger (first harvest of the season, super thin skin no fibers), Thai basil, lemongrass, fresh Mongoose&Zinnia eggs, and green hot chili peppers.

First come first serve
Please wear a mask and keep social distancing
Bring change and smaller bills or a check

The image above is original artwork from the current exhibition, “Small Life” showing at Café Christine Tues-Fri 10am-2:30pm. Please visit the Café in Christiansted over this holiday time and enjoy this ARTfarm production!

Love, ARTfarmers

Pre-holiday Salad Greens Pop-Up 4:30 — 5:30pm Wednesday 11/24/2021

A merry illustration of three anthropomorphic mongooses at a dinner table engaged in cooking activities.
Mongooses Preparing a Pomegranate Cobbler at Home. Gouache and ink on paper, ©2021 Marina Gasperi.

For your holiday Gratitude Gathering we will have lots of sweet salad mix, hot and spicy pink radishes with edible green tops great eaten raw or cooked, garlic chives, turmeric, and pineapple slips for planting.

For early birds we’ll also have Italian basil, cooking greens, Thai basil, lemongrass, pomegranate fruits, and eggs from Mongoose&Zinnia.

First come first serve
Please wear a mask and keep social distancing
Bring change and smaller bills or a check

The image above is a painting from the current exhibition, “Small Life” showing at Café Christine Tues-Fri 10am-2:30pm. Please visit the Café in Christiansted over this holiday time and enjoy this ARTfarm production!

Love, ARTfarmers

ARTfarmers Making Art: Exhibit Thursday November 18th through December, Café Christine

Farm news: We have been busy over the past few months getting the approaching season ramped up with the seeding of much vegetable life. It has still been dry on the south shore. There will be a salad-greens-and-tings pop-up announced later today for pre-holiday next week, and we plan to reopen for pre-orders. Still working on our exciting WCK grant project!

And speaking of watching things grow, our cute little farmer baby is now tall as her mom and has created an art exhibit to charm, amaze and delight you. Please come out, bring a friend, and see her work at Café Christine in Christiansted. It will be up from November 18th (Art Thursday) through the December holidays. The Café is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, reservations recommended – (340) 713-1500.