ARTfarm Farmshares Wednesday 2/16/2022, Preorders 4:15-6:00 PM: Reserve one of 40 pickup slots!

Pomegranates are a super food full of antioxidants that help with immunity and cholesterol levels! Ours have arils in various shades of pink that are juicy and sweet with a soft edible seed. Pomegranates are intimidating to peel but there are some tricks to removing the tasty arils on YouTube. We’ll also have dragonfruit cuttings available for those of you interested in starting your own dragonfruit vine.

A pomegranate from ARTfarm on St. Croix, splitting open with goodness! Pomegranates are a sweet, tart, juicy superfood, with many benefits for the heart, immune system and your cholesterol levels! Our thanks to Farmer Bob Boyan for the seeds we grew them from.

Wednesday afternoon at 4:15pm we’ll start distributions for 40 pre-order customers, serving you one at a time inside our old farmstand building (our pre-COVID spot) so listen for your name to be called in the parking lot and play the ladybug game! We started this during the rainy first weekend of February, and we’re working on reducing your wait time as much as possible! For your safety and ours we are continuing to crowd control with prepacked pandemic preorders – scheduled customer pickup timeslots. Please arrive on time but not more than 10 minutes early to prevent traffic jams and longer wait times. We appreciate your patience! Working together!!

An heirloom tomato at ARTfarm with healed splits. In big rain events, tomato fruits on the vine sometimes grow juicy and large faster than their own skin, causing splits. The splits heal, and the tomato is just as delicious. They are similar to stretch marks!

Three different sized available farmshare options are listed 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!

Our teen spicy salad mix at ARTfarm is a combination of peppery greens. They’re bigger than baby greens but still tender and not totally mature.

Still not open for retail. If you’re new to ARTfarm or 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 totaled 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, February 16th, 2022:

We will have 40 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 due to drought related shortages 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 make our farmstand more efficient, transaction times shorter, which minimizes community contact during the pandemic.

Large farmshare, $35, will include:
  • 2 bags of sweet salad mix
  • 1 bag of teen arugula or spicy mix (mesclun-ish: arugula, mustard greens, radish greens etc.)
  • 1 lb. slicer/heirloom tomatoes mixed
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
Medium farmshare, $25, will include:
  • 2 bags of sweet salad mix
  • 1 lb. slicer/heirloom tomatoes mixed
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
Small farmshare, $13, will include:
  • 1 bag of sweet salad mix
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
Extra Add-Ons (no reservations, first come first served during your pickup slot for a reserved farmshare)
Pomegranates grow at the gracefully bending tip of a leggy branch of this small tree. Here, a group of pomegranate flowers with dreams of the plump fruits they will become.
  • early birds:
  • POMEGRANATES: $6/lb. as marked ($2-5)
  • WATERMELON: $2.50/lb. as marked ($7-12)
    CUCUMBERS: $3.50/bag 1lb.
  • RADISHES: $3/bunch
  • CHERRY tomatoes: $6/pint
  • slicer and heirloom TOMATOES: $5/bag 1lb.
  • SECONDS tomatoes (great for cooking/salsa): $8/bag 2lb.
  • ONIONS with green edible tops: $5/bunch
  • Thai PUMPKIN, whole: $3.50/lb
  • ZUCCHINI/summer squash: $3/lb. 1 lb. bag
  • SWEET green pimento cheese and cornito PEPPERS: $3/bundle
  • PAPRIKA peppers, smoky sweet and mildly hot, great fresh/dried: $3/bundle
  • CARROTS: $3/bunch
    BABY BOK CHOY, KALE, COLLARDS, DANDELION greens: $3/bunch
  • plenty:
  • TEEN arugula or spicy mix (mesclun-ish: arugula, mustard greens, radish greens etc.): $10
  • HOT hot hot peppers: $2/bundle
  • assorted HERBS bunches: $2 each
  • GINGER/TURMERICS: $3.50/bag ($7 half pound)
  • Zinnia flower BOUQUETS: $5
  • “Natural Mystic” self-pollinating DRAGONFRUIT CUTTINGS – 30-36″ XL vine cutting, $15 each
  • PINEAPPLE slips to grow-ur-own: $2-3 each as sized
Herb bunch choices for this distribution

(Available as EXTRAS, $2 bunches)

  • Italian (Genovese) basil
  • Thai basil
  • Garlic chives
  • Kaffir lime leaves
  • Cilantro
  • Dill – plenty!!
  • Lemongrass
  • Hot peppers incl. serranos, jalapeños, thai chiles, paprika

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!

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