Early birds can snap up one of a few ‘medallions’ of locally made goat cheese at the stand today. This is a super fresh premium product from local farmer and vet Dr. Bethany Bradford! Delicious on salads, in many dishes, and delicate enough for desserts!
Loads of cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, some heirloom tomatoes, summer squash, three types of kale, escarole, carrots, scallions, and pumpkin;
Italian basil, lemon basil, holy basil, dill, cilantro, recao, parsley, garlic chives, edible yellow marigolds, big beautiful zinnia flowers, hot serrano and Indian chili peppers, jojo plums and a few passionfruit.
There will be more sweet corn in a few weeks.
She’s our farm vet, the VI Territorial Director of Veterinary Services for the Department of Agriculture and a fellow farmer: Dr. Bethany Bradford has spent the last several years building up her Alpine dairy goat herd on St. Croix at Fiddlewood Farm. She also bred and raised her own livestock guardian dogs to keep her herd safe (one of her pups joined our sheep flock in 2012!). Her hilly, partially wooded farm lined with fiddlewood trees on the edge of the rainforest offers lots of shady play room and browse for her goats. Her tidy cheerful milking parlor and nearby cheese room are immaculate. Originally from Maine, Dr. Bradford has lived on St. Croix for nearly thirty years, is actively involved with the Women’s Coalition and works part time in Dr. Duke Deller’s Animal Clinic.