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!

ARTfarm Dragonfruit Pop-up 8/20/22 Saturday 11:30am!

Still blazing hot at this time of year. Time for another round of ripe refreshing dragonfruits! Swing by for our quick pop-up! Saturday August 20th 2022 from 11:30 AM – 12 noon at ARTfarm. No reservations required.

Loads of red and pink fleshed dragon fruit!
Plenty sweet onions with green tops
And plenty pineapple slips to grow your own! $2-3 each as sized

Radishes bunch with green edible tops $3
Garlic chives $2
Turmeric $3
Mango turmeric $3
Lemon grass $2
Kafir leaves $2
Zinnias $5/bunch

Smaller amounts of the following:
Thai mangoes (Nam doc mai) from local orchard Tropical Exotics
Sweet potatoes, creamy orange inside

Freshly dug sweet potatoes at ARTfarm, August 2022.

Hop down to the South Shore and see Farmer Luca!

Use the green onion tops like scallions, fresh or cooked as a garnish or an herb, they are fantastic and crunchy and sweet. To keep the green tops fresh longer, keep your ARTfarm onions refrigerated, or cut the tops off and store them separately in a zip top bag in your fridge when you get them home.

ARTfarm Dragonfruit Pop-up 8/6/22 Saturday 11:30am!

Love to see you in the morning! Farmer Luca is a little lonely these days.

Make the switch from ice cream to the decadent treat of pitaya, or dragonfruit, in these hot months of the year. Pick some up Saturday August 6th 11:30 AM – 12 noon at ARTfarm. This is a short mini pop-up, so no reservations required although you can reserve eggs!

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

Come to ARTfarm to buy this amazing fruit Saturday 8/6/22 from 11:30am – 12noon.

We will have loads of pink and dark red fleshed dragonfruit $8/pound

It’s that pi-time of year – for pitaya!

Bunched sweet onions with green tops $5
Garlic chives $2
Mango turmeric $3
Turmeric $3
Lemongrass $2

Zinnias $5/bunch

Sweet potato greens $3/bunch

Pineapple slips $2-3 each as sized

A few last pineapples, and a few Nam doc mai mangoes will also be available.
Pastured local chicken eggs from ARTfarm’s littlest farmer, Mongoose & Zinnia, and/or farmer Nikki Schuster, $8/dozen. If you would like to reserve eggs, send a text to (340) 277 – 43 43.

Hop down to the South Shore and see Farmer Luca!

Use the green onion tops like scallions, fresh or cooked as a garnish or an herb, they are fantastic and crunchy and sweet. To keep the green tops fresh longer, keep your ARTfarm onions refrigerated, or cut the tops off and store them separately in a zip top bag in your fridge when you get them home.