Order form for Saturday ARTfarm Produce Boxes 4/18/20, Commit to Health

Hey farm supporters. We are seeing some production reduction with the weather getting hotter, so the boxes are a little smaller this week, but the tomatoes keep on coming! We have fig trees on the add-ons list, and we’ll have an article coming out soon on planting a garden at home.

Thanks to everyone’s careful participation, the pickups are smooth, and we appreciate everyone who has been consistently maintaining at least 10-15 feet of distance, wearing masks to keep each other safe, and being patient with us and each other. We thank you for maintaining physical distance, as do all the medical professionals in the territory. Stay the course, folks!

Once again we will NOT BE OPEN for retail shopping on Saturday. For the rest of this season we are going to run socially distanced online ‘box sales’ like we did the last five weeks, with pre-reserved pick up shifts of 10 people max, to slow the spread of novel coronavirus in our island community. We want to avoid long waits, traffic issues and crowds forming. We encourage everyone picking up a box to wear a mask, and we will do the same.

watermelon cut into chunks and bagged in plastic
Sweet juicy watermelon. We pre-cut to make sure you don’t get a dud, and to share the harvest.

Getting a farm share box is as easy as S-A-N, as in parm-e-SAN-!! Here’s what to do:

  1.   S  is for :  Sign up with our sign-up form (a link at the bottom of the weekly signup page is posted on Fridays, usually by 10am).
    • Choose one pre-selected, pre-priced box of ARTfarm produce (contents listed below)
    • Choose any add-on items (limited supplies)
    • Commit to a pick-up time slot
  2.   A is for :  Arrive on Saturday at (or wait in your car until) your appointed time in the ARTfarm parking lot on Saturday. Too many people showing up at the same time could risk exposure. Please maintain plenty of space between customers, and between us and you when you approach the pickup table. We’ll be wearing masks as an extra precaution and ask that you do the same.
    • Bring exact change or a check to drop in the bucket – we are not handling any money.
    • There may be unadvertised extra items available to add to your box at pickup time, so you may wish to bring some extra small bills or wait to fill in your check amount. Please bring your own pen.
    • Bring your own bags or box to put your produce into. We’ll place your items on the sanitized table, some things will be pre-bagged, you’ll pack your own bags or box for the rest. Wait to bag until we do a final count of your items to make sure we don’t forget anything.
  3.   N is for :  No substitutions or price adjustments. To maintain sanitation and keep things moving, we are not swapping items, handling payments or making change.
    • We’ll do our best to give you options at pickup if we can, to meet or exceed the value.
    • If desired, you can leave any unwanted items from your share on the table and we will pass them on to another lucky customer!

We will have 15 large and 30 small ‘farmshares’ of produce available (a few of those available as “double small” orders). You can also order and specify a neighbor, friend or family member to pick up your order. And if you are a small family and it works for you, consider alternating between large and small from week to week to give others a shot at ordering a large box.

Please contact us immediately by text and phone at (340)514-4873 if you have reserved a farmshare and cannot pick it up. Supply is limited, demand is extremely high and someone else will gladly purchase your share, if given enough time to respond. We have limited time for distributions and they are scheduled. We will hold your box for you and we expect to hear from you. We understand life happens, but please do not leave us hanging, waiting for you, with your food! Our produce is harvested fresh and needs to go home with you same day. This is an honor system since we are not collecting payment until pickup.

Box choices for Saturday, April 18th:

Small farm share, $13, will include:

1 bag of sweet salad mix
1 lb. bag of slicer tomatoes
1 herb bunch (random selection)

Double Small farm share, $28, will include:

As listed above, but double: one for you and one for a friend. Take distribution into your own (recently washed) hands, deliver to a neighbor or loved one!

Large farm share, $51, will include:

1 bag of sweet salad mix
1 bag of teen spicy salad mix
1 bag of teen arugula
1 lb. bag of slicer tomatoes
2 lb. watermelon quarter
1 turnip bunch with edible green tops for cooking
1 bunch mixed cooking greens (kale, collards type)
2 herb bunches (random selection)
1 bag of mixed ginger and turmeric (regular and mango-flavored)
4 seasoning peppers

Additional Limited Quantity Add-Ons*

(please add to your total)
1 pint of cherry tomatoes: $6
1 lb. bag of slicer tomatoes: $5
1 lb. cucumbers: $3
2 lb. watermelon quarter: $5
2 lb. pumpkin quarter: $6
1 bag (mango-flavored) turmeric: $3.50
1 bunch extra garlic chives: $2
1 Mediterranean fig tree (potted) $28

*(there are often additional extras available at the time of pick-up, so if you can’t reserve, bring some extra cash or wait to write your check total. Bring a pen.)

Herb bunch options

(Large share = 2 herb selections, Small share = 1 herb selection. Choose from what’s available at pickup, or we’ll pick some for you, but these are the basic options we should have, you can start mulling it over 🙂

  • Garlic chives
  • Italian basil
  • Lemon basil
  • Thai basil
  • Mint
  • Dill / Dill Seed
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Lemongrass
  • This signup form will show you a Thank You page and send you a confirmation email if submitted successfully. One order per customer, please.
  • Three people reported having problems with the online signup form telling them incorrectly that they had already placed an order. It’s an overzealous security feature to prevent multiple orders from the same customer. Workarounds our customers figured out (thank you!!) were to
    • just try again
    • use a cellular device (smartphone or tablet) that isn’t using WiFi internet
    • clear your cache and cookies in your browser/device
    • reboot your router (unplug it for a minute and plug in again)
  • We are asking that people ration, by not allowing any one customer to purchase all of one extra. Sharing is caring. If we have extra, we’ll do our best to let you know.
  • This signup form does NOT sign you up for a farm email subscription.

Here’s the link to Saturday April 18th’s SIGNUP FORM
(opens a new window).

3 thoughts on “Order form for Saturday ARTfarm Produce Boxes 4/18/20, Commit to Health

  1. Good morning

    I placed my order but haven’t received a confirmation.

    Did it go through?

    Thanks, Sharon Schenkel

    1. Try to remember if you saw a page that said “thank you” and also search your email for a ARTfarm and 4/18/2020 and it should pop right up if you received the confirmation. Otherwise you should go back and try to submit again.

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