ARTfarm Farmshares Wednesday 1/12/2022, Preorders 4:30-5:45PM: Reserve your pickup slot!

Cooler temperatures are keeping the salad greens crispy! Come out tomorrow as we may not be open Saturday. Wednesday afternoon at 4:30pm we’ll start distributions for 35 pre-order customers with fresh treats: ARTfarm sweet salad mix along with baby arugula and baby spicy mix, tomatoes, crunchy sweet cucumbers, herbs, kale and other healthy cooking greens, zucchini and watermelon… Once again for your safety and ours, because the omicron variant is more spreadable, we have returned to our pandemic preorders with scheduled customer pickup timeslots this week in order to keep crowds of more than ten customers from forming. Because we love you! Not everyone has the same level of immunity! Spread yourselves out!! Grateful for life!!

ARTfarm early winter season! Yellow and green zucchinis, cucumbers, and long beans. Corn is done, but we’ve also got plenty of zinnias and herbs, and a few tomatoes!

Click the link at the bottom to reserve your pickup time and items, and check for your confirmation email before hitting the road… if you can’t find the email, check our help page… Please wear your mask and keep plenty of social distance at pickup!

We’ve also got fresh fresh cilantro, garlic chives, dill, kaffir leaves, green Thai chiles, green Serrano and jalapeño peppers. Plus, ward off any winter ailments with lots of beautiful fresh ginger and turmerics to add to your dishes and smoothies and health tonics; to make golden milk (great with non-dairy milks too); grate into dishes and add gorgeous color and flavor plus health benefits to sauces.

Epic breathtaking sunset reflecting off the young corn plants. And now, breathe.

Still not open for retail. If you’re new to ARTfarm or haven’t been to see us since the COVID-19 pandemic began, please read THIS PAGE to familiarize yourself with our new socially distanced pre-order arrangements. We are not holding regular retail farmstands at this time. In a nutshell:

Order ahead on our website; check for your confirmation email so you know your name will be on the list! Please practice all the protective measures possible: Sanitize hands in your car before approaching the table, Maintain social distance between yourself, farm staff and other customers; Masks up; Let the farmer handle the produce for you; Wait to bag until we’ve totalled your items; Bring change, cash or check and pen; drop payment in the bucket, we will not handle cash. Masks are STILL mandatory. Please help us protect our at-risk family members and customers!

Farmshare choices for Wednesday, January 12th, 2022:

Unpeeled ARTfarm pineapple slips are priced according to size. From four dollars for the very largest down to one dollar for the smallest slips. These slips, unpeeled, can be stored for several weeks before planting. They are quite tough and hardy. These shown are $3, $2 and $1 each.

We will have 35 timeslots/farmshares available for scheduled pickup Wednesday. You can also order and specify a neighbor, friend or family member to pick up your order and theirs. The minimum order is one farmshare, and we are rationing one size farmshare per customer at the moment. Add-ons and extras are not currently available independently of a farmshare purchase; to minimize community contact during the pandemic.

Hungrier farmshare, $33, will include:
  • 1 bag of sweet salad mix
  • 1 bag of baby arugula or spicy mix (mesclun-ish: arugula, mustard greens, radish greens etc.)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 lb. cucumber
  • 1 small Baby bok choy
smaller farmshare, $10, will include:
  • 1 bag of sweet salad mix
  • 1 big Baby bok choy
No Additional Limited Quantity Reservable Add-Ons this time
Extra Add-Ons (no reservations)

(Must accompany farmshare purchase, these items cannot be purchased individually. No reservations on these items, they are all first come first served during your pickup slot):

  • early birds:
  • slicer TOMATOES: $5/bag 1lb.
  • CHERRY tomatoes: $6/pint
  • extra bag sweet SALAD GREENS: $7
  • extra bag BABY SALAD GREENS (spicy or arugula): $14
  • WATERMELON: $2.50/lb. as marked ($7-12)
  • CUCUMBERS: $3.50/lb. 1 lb. bag
  • ZUCCHINI/summer squash: $3/lb. 1 lb. bag
  • KALE: $3/bunch
  • plenty:
  • BABY BOK CHOY, TURNIPS, RADISHES: $3 per bunch
  • assorted HERBS bunches: $2 each
  • GINGER/TURMERICS: $3.50/bag ($7 half pound)
  • Zinnia flower BOUQUETS: $5
  • PINEAPPLE slips to grow-ur-own: $2-3 each as sized
Herb bunch choices for this distribution

(Available as EXTRAS, not included in farmshares this time.)

  • Garlic chives
  • Kaffir lime leaves
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Hot peppers incl. serranos, jalapeños, thai chiles

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. 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. We do not have cold storage for uncollected shares.

The signup form will show you a “Thank You” page and send you a confirmation email if submitted successfully. If you don’t find it, please check your spam/junk, inbox tabs, and ‘all mail’ folders for the confirmation email, as this has been a common problem for several customers and with a little searching they typically find it. For more tips, visit our Help page.

Need help with the pre-order signup form? (Click here):
Q: I can’t seem to order more than one item.

A: We have designed our order form not to allow any one customer to purchase all of one extra. Sharing is caring. If you’d like extra of something (beyond what you could reserve through our order system), put it in the comments with your order, and remind us at your pickup time: if we can supply it to you we’ll do our best. If you are in the food service industry and looking for bulk availability, please contact us; our order form is for individuals and families to place a single order for a scheduled pickup.

Q: My order isn’t going through.
  • if the automated confirmation email is not immediately found, check your spam folder
  • and the ‘all mail’ folder
  • make sure all required fields are filled/selected
  • just try again
  • use a cellular device (smartphone or tablet) that isn’t using WiFi internet
  • restart your browser/device
  • clear your cache and cookies in your browser/device
  • reboot your router (unplug it for a minute and plug in again)
  • visit our “help” page for additional tips
Q: The form says I didn’t enter my email, but I did.

Our pre-order form requires everyone to type their email in twice, and makes sure the two match exactly. We had a lot of customers in such a rush to get their order in that they’d spell their own email incorrectly and then complain that they could not find the confirmation email. Our ‘type it in twice’ system ensures that you’ll find any email mistakes before you submit the pre-order form.

Q: I ordered before, but I’m not getting your emails.

Our pre-order form does NOT automatically sign you up for an ARTfarm email subscription. Do that HERE!

2 thoughts on “ARTfarm Farmshares Wednesday 1/12/2022, Preorders 4:30-5:45PM: Reserve your pickup slot!

  1. GM…just returned on island from my health journey. I wondered if there was any sweet mix lettuce still available. If not I’ll surely get a farm share Saturday.

    On Tue, Jan 11, 2022 at 12:46 PM ARTfarm on St. Croix, USVI wrote:

    > artfarmllc posted: ” Cooler temperatures are keeping the salad greens > crispy! Come out tomorrow as we may not be open Saturday. Wednesday > afternoon at 4:30pm we’ll start distributions for 35 pre-order customers > with fresh treats: ARTfarm sweet salad mix along with baby arugu” >

    1. Hello lovely! We have missed you so much!

      This week we are skipping Saturday. We have finally just gotten some rain in the last 48 hours but prior to that it was/is the worst drought we’ve ever seen in 20+ years of growing on St. Croix. The lettuce plants were growing so slowly that we were not going to harvest on Friday for the salad greens. Things are pretty dire and harvests are not abundant as normal. So unfortunately we don’t have anything left over from Wednesday. We will be open next week on Wednesday and we will have greens. Hopefully we will see the results of this nice rain soaking in about two weeks from now and hopefully we will have more greens available. Normally we would be harvesting and making available over 100 bags per farmstand; yesterday’s yield was only 53 bags and we had to ration and share the harvest among the customers that had signed up. The drought is substantial and serious and real. We are doing our best to adjust to climate change over the last 10 years but at the moment it’s happening a lot faster than we’ve been able to keep up with it.

      So watch for the email on Tuesday, which I’m putting it up around 1 PM. It will also be posted on Facebook and on our website at that time.

      Excited to see you and so glad you have made it through this major health journey. I remember when you were on your way headed out and it was an awfully long time ago. 💕

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