Peaceful Pastoral Produce 3–5pm Wednesday!

After all the rich holiday food, refreshing and hydrating watermelon to the rescue!

Wednesday afternoon 3pm–5pm farmstand at the ARTfarm! Packed with product, but not yet with people, so come and enjoy the selection and the meditative atmosphere. If you need the hours extended a few minutes so you can come after work, call us and we will keep the gate open for you.

ARTfarm’s spicy salad mix in its infancy. Teen spicy is slightly more mature and regular spicy can knock your socks off! Many customers buy spicy mix and mix it with our sweet salad mix for a customized level of mustard flavor.

We will have: loads of sweet salad mix, teen spicy salad mix, teen arugula, fresh figs, a few more cherry tomatoes, two types of red watermelon, lots of beautiful cucumbers, butternut squash, white stem and green stem baby bok choy, Italian basil, Thai basil, lemon basil, mint, garlic chives, young turmeric root, young mango turmeric root, green assorted chili peppers, and zinnia flowers.

Tranquility at the farmstand is common in these early weeks of the season. Enjoy it while it lasts! Come and have extensive conversations about gardening with Luca and just take some deep belly breaths of the pungent basil in four distinct varieties.

We’ve been having short rain showers that are helping to alleviate the drought conditions. We have an assortment of young attractive trees that survive and thrive in our increasingly dry climate like kapok, lignum vitae, pigeonberry, fiddlewood, and pink pouhy. We also have food producing non-native trees for sale: tamarind seedlings, grapefruit seedlings and kefir lime seedlings, avocado seedlings, and of course fig trees.

It seems that there have been frequent discussions at the last few farmstands about turmeric and its uses. Turmeric is a fresh root spice, a cousin to ginger. It can be used similarly to ginger, either raw or in cooked dishes, grated or chopped or minced. Both can be used to make cold or hot drinks. Turmeric contains curcumin, which is particularly noted in some literature for its anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric’s bright orange “curry” color can be used as a fabric dye, and belies its more earthy, subdued flavor.

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