Summer continues to roll on with more treats coming ripe from various fruit trees across the island. Last Saturday we enjoyed some avocados from Diego (grandson) and Tita (abuela). What we DIDN’T KNOW about those avocados is that they turn a brilliant (and, if unexpected, slightly alarming) shade of purplish red at the moment they are ripe and ready to eat. Ours was ready on Thursday. We have more of those avocados this week, and some of them are at the ripe stage. They are a local seedling variety, so we welcome your creative ideas on what to name them. How about “mood ring avocados”?
ARTfarm fields produced this week: Sweet salad mix, microgreens, baby arugula, teen arugula, teen spicy salad mix, freshly harvested beets with green tops, sweet crispy cucumbers, freshly harvested onions, sweet potato greens, cooking greens, radishes, Italian basil, Thai basil, holy basil, lemon basil, lemongrass, thyme, recao, mint, big sweet soursop fruits. From our partner farmers and friends: mamey sapote from Tropical Exotics, more magic-color-change avocados and big ‘threadless’ mangoes from Diego & Tita, Haitian kidney mangoes from Dennis Nash, a few dragonfruit from Solitude Farm, coconut based vegan local fruit ice cream from I-Sha, and fresh baked breads from Tess!