ARTfarm Farmshares Saturday 2/5/2022, 11AM-12:15PM: Preorder your Farmshare, Reserve your pickup slot!

Cilantro is peaking! It’s known as an amazing detoxing, digestive boosting herb. We know it’s polarizing, but for those of you who love the flavor of cilantro, here is Farmer Luca’s latest favorite way to incorporate a big fresh bunch into our farm family’s diet:
“Rinse and toss in the blender: one whole bunch of cilantro, one small onion, two medium tomatoes; extras to taste would be a tiny piece of turmeric, some hot pepper, some cumin. Blend until smooth. Use as a sauce, marinade or base flavoring to whatever you’re cooking like chicken or beans, to create a delicious and healthy meal.” Online recipes often add olive oil, garlic and salt to this. If you have a fave cilantro use, pop it in the comments below to share!

Saturday morning at 11 we’ll start distributions for 33 pre-order customers with fresh greens and more listed below… Once again for your safety and ours 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. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN 5 MINUTES EARLY for your pickup slot time!! We are trying to avoid crowds forming!! Grateful for life!!

Cilantro is the green herb phase of the coriander plant. These lovely flowers will feed bees before forming coriander seed pods. We harvest the parsley-like leaves and stems of the young plant as cilantro. The herb is reputed to have powerful detox and digestive-boosting properties and we like to chew it to freshen breath and add it to lots of dishes to remove any heavy metals from the body’s exposures in modern life.

Available farmshare listings below. Click the link at the bottom to open the online form and reserve your pickup time and items. 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!

Flower Study with Bone & Nest #11 by Mr. Francis Thomas Capone, from ART SHOW at Café Christine, Jan-Feb 2022. $200 print / $300 piece. Mr. Capone is also still looking for a reliable SUV/pickup/vehicle in the $3-5k range.

Friend-of-the-farm Mr. Francis Capone has a contemporary art exhibit at Café Christine with the unique vibe of the South Shore. Stop by the Café through the end of February and check out his delicate drawings and prints for sale, and relax with some coloring. Crayons provided! Enjoy amazing Café Christine cuisine with lots of ARTfarm produce by Chef Lisa! She is one of ARTfarm’s most consistent chef customers. Outdoor seating for lunch, 11:30am-2:30pm Tuesday-Friday. Menu online, call (340) 713-1500 for reservations.

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 at least one farmshare (minimum purchase) 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 Saturday, February 5th, 2022:

We will have 33 timeslots/farmshares available for scheduled pickup Saturday. 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.

LARGE farmshare, $33, will include:
  • 2 bags of sweet salad mix
  • 1 bag of baby arugula or spicy mix (mesclun-ish: arugula, mustard greens, radish greens etc.)
  • 1 lb. slicer tomatoes
MEDIUM farmshare, $23, will include:
  • 1 bag of sweet salad mix
  • 1 bag of teen arugula or spicy mix (mesclun-ish: arugula, mustard greens, radish greens etc.)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
SMALL farmshare, $11, will include:
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • 1 lb. petite heirloom and slicer tomatoes
Extra Add-Ons (non-reservable)

(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):

Pre-weighed, bagged and priced produce. For extra protection during the pandemic, we have changed our systems so that transactions are short and socially distanced, customers don’t handle the produce and the farmers don’t handle the change. Thanks for helping keep everyone safe.
  • early birds:
  • WATERMELON: $2.50/lb. as marked ($7-12)
  • CUCUMBERS: $3.50/bag 1lb.
  • extra bag teen SPICY or teen ARUGULA SALAD GREENS: $10
  • slicer and heirloom TOMATOES: $5/bag 1lb.
  • CHERRY tomatoes: $6/pint
  • SECONDS tomatoes (great for cooking/salsa): $8/bag 2lb.
  • cute little SWEET PEPPERS, pimento cheese: $3 bundle
  • CARROTS: $3 per bunch
  • BUTTERNUT squash: $3.50/lb. as marked
  • baby BOK CHOY: $3-4 per head
  • KALE, CABBAGE leaves: $3 per bunch
  • Chinese CABBAGE head: $5 as marked
  • plenty:
  • extra bag of SWEET SALAD MIX: $7
  • ZUCCHINI: $3/bag 1lb.
  • DANDELION greens: $3 per bunch
  • RADISHES: $3 per bunch
  • assorted HERBS bunches: $2 each
  • assorted HOT PEPPERS: $2 bundle
  • baby 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)

  • Italian (Genovese) basil
  • Thai basil
  • Garlic chives
  • Kaffir lime leaves
  • Cilantro by the bale! or bunch
  • Dill
  • Lemongrass
  • Hot peppers incl. Peruvian Lemon Drop, 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 Saturday 2/5/2022, 11AM-12:15PM: Preorder your Farmshare, Reserve your pickup slot!

  1. Hallelujah Art Farm,

    The Gods have spoken Luca & Family!! Let it rain, let it rain ??


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    1. Some nice downpours, we’ve gotten a little over an inch over the long weekend. Hoping this will continue for the rest of the week. We have a lot to catch up on in this level three (50 year) drought!!

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