ARTfarm Farmshare Preorders for Pickup Wednesday 3/30/2022, 4–6PM! (No Saturdays for now)

Some nice rainshowers this lovely Tuesday morning might help to extend the season a pinch, but for now we’ll be open Wednesday afternoons and take Saturday distributions off the schedule. The salad greens continue, and you can reserve more than one share for Wednesday’s pickup – at 4pm we’ll start distributions for 40 pre-order customers with our heirloom, slicer and cherry tomatoes, onions, fresh greens, garlic chives and basil, a few delicious pomegranates for the early bird customers and more listed below… serving you one at a time inside our old farmstand building, so arrive on time for your group and listen for your name to be called in the parking lot; and play the ladybug game: one customer per ladybug (and masks up please with farm staff) inside the gate! Please arrive on time but not more than 10 minutes early to prevent traffic jams and longer wait times. We appreciate your cooperation!

ARTfarm’s sweet mix is made from a variety of lettuce varieties. Harvested early morning in the fields of the South Shore, and on your plate weeks before imported lettuce finishes its journey to the island!

Masking rules are changing, and eventually we may go back to a more traditional first-come-first-served farmstand experience, but at ARTfarm we’d still like to remain cautious for the moment. For your safety and ours we are continuing to crowd control with preorders – scheduled customer pickup timeslots served in order of your order submission, and super spaced lines. We’d appreciate for now, customers continuing to mask when passing by others in line or interacting with our farming family/in the farmstand, to help protect our loved ones and customers with compromised immune systems and/or health complications. We are all one! Grateful for life!!

Still not open for regular 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 joining us, Maintain social distance between yourself, farm staff and other customers; Masks up when talking to farm staff or other customers; Let the farmer handle the produce for you; Choose extras from first-come-first-served availability; Wait to bag until we’ve totaled up your items; Bring change, cash or check and pen; drop payment in the bucket, we will not handle cash. During this adjustment period, masks are still mandatory at ARTfarm when less than 10 feet from another customer or farm staff. We’re cautiously optimistic we may be able to loosen restrictions soon, but for now please help us protect our at-risk family members and customers!

In this case, the chicken comes first. Little Mother Hen is still on this nest in our laundry area, and has started letting us feed her treats. She should be hatching the eggs in about three more days. We’ve put her nest inside a box so we can catch the baby chicks!

Farmshare choices for Wednesday, March 30th, 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 you can order more than one farmshare. Add-ons and extras are not currently available independently of a farmshare purchase; to minimize community contact during the pandemic.

LARGE farmshare, $35, will include:
  • 2 bags of sweet salad mix
  • TEEN arugula or spicy mix (mesclun-ish: arugula, mustard greens, radish greens etc.)
  • 1 lb. slicer/heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
MEDIUM farmshare, $18, will include:
  • 1 bag of sweet salad mix
  • 1 lb. smaller slicer tomatoes
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
GREENS LOVER farmshare, $14, will include:
  • 2 bags of sweet salad mix
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):

early birds:
  • TEEN arugula or spicy mix (mesclun-ish: arugula, mustard greens, radish greens etc.): $10
  • heirloom TOMATOES: $5/bag 1lb.
  • winter SQUASH: $3.50/lb. as marked
  • POMEGRANATES: $6/lb. as marked
plenty:
  • extra bag of SWEET salad mix: $7
  • CHERRY tomatoes, pint: $6
  • ONIONS with green edible tops: $5/bunch
  • baby BOK CHOI: $3/bunch
  • SWEET PAPRIKA, green pimento cheese and cornito PEPPERS: $3/bundle
  • POBLANO peppers, smoky sweet and mildly hot, great fresh/dried: $3/bundle
  • 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)

  • Italian (Genovese) basil
  • Garlic chives
  • Hot peppers incl. serranos, jalapeños, thai chiles, paprika and Lemon Drops!
Ten-day-old baby chicks are curious about the camera! These heritage dual-purpose breeds have grown up to be great rainbow egg laying hens at ARTfarm!

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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