It is really Taste week on St. Croix! We had a brief visit from visiting celebrity Chef Sam Choy early this week when he came out to ARTfarm to pick up some ingredients for a charity dinner. We enjoyed talking to him about growing techniques in Kona, Hawaii, where he is a leader in the farm-to-table movement.
For today’s midweek farmstand we have on offer: Sweet salad mix, baby arugula, baby spicy salad mix, a few bags of microgreens; scallions and Italian basil; onions, beets, carrots and radishes with beautiful green tops for cooking or juicing; cucumbers, and diminishing numbers of end-of-season cherry tomatoes, small heirloom and slicer tomatoes.
If you need some fresh ideas of what you can do with your ARTfarm produce, we will be hosting a table at the Taste tomorrow night! Chef/restauranteur Joe Smith and his partner and lovely wife, Jen Valiulis are owners of Garden Table Market in Salem, Indiana, and both have been longtime residents of St. Croix and employee farmers at ARTfarm. Joe and Jen will be our chefs tomorrow night, representing us with several delectable dishes using a lot of ingredients straight from ARTfarm and a few other local farms and producers, including Dr. Bethany Bradford’s Fiddlewood Farm local goat cheese! Come see us at booth #4 on the west end pier of the event if you are fortunate enough to have tickets to this great charity event.