Woo hoo!! Crispy greens! We will have salad through the end of May. So we will be seeing you on Saturdays only, 10am – 12 noon through the end of this month. After that we will announce ‘irregular’ pop-up farmstands when we have fruit available, so that we can start to work on our hurricane recovery projects. Thanks to all who have recently donated to our GoFundMe! We have raised slightly more than half of the money we need to restore buildings and equipment damaged or destroyed in Maria.
Just a reminder, we are only using one register right now so you may have to wait a few minutes to check out. The line in the farmstand is both a shopping line and a checkout line. Please keep your place in the line to make your selections as you travel through the shed. Those in front of you may have queued up at the gate early in order to get the best selection and they are waiting patiently in the line in the stand until they get to the bin of watermelon or to the flowers or to the herbs or whatever it was they were hoping to pick up at the farmstand. So when you join us and there are people waiting to pay, please wait behind them (or ask if they have finished shopping) to make your selections. Because the farmstand is economically sized, we don’t have additional covered space for people to wait to check out. First come, first served. Believe in abundance!
Lots of sweet salad mix, some cucumbers, very few watermelons, some tomatoes, some cherry tomatoes, Italian basil, cooking greens, a few bunches of extra spicy radishes, seasoning peppers, Serrano peppers, garlic chives, parsley, dill, some bunched onions, scallions, loads of our spicy ginger and turmeric, zinnia flowers, a few papaya and a few pineapple.
We always have some nice native trees looking for a home! We finally got a decent rainshower yesterday, a little more than 3/4 of an inch. And a few follow up showers soaked our laundry, so our plants are happier. Those dragonfruit buds we told you about last week have now bloomed (in the beautiful moonlight) so soon there will be some fruit!
Farmers/artists Luca and Christina will both have several paintings and a video piece in an upcoming show at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts this summer (TBA), highlighting the unique red breed of cattle developed here on St. Croix, the Senepol. Stay tuned for dates!
if you love the arts like we do, you may have heard that Island Center for Performing Arts sustained serious damage in the hurricane and needs volunteers to help with cleanup and rebuilding. If you have time and can swing by, this Saturday at 2 PM they will be having a work session. Bring tools or just bring yourselves and lend a hand for our young performers! For more information or a wish list of materials they need, call Caribbean Dance School at (340) 778-8824.