ARTfarm Dragonfruits & Sweet Potatoes Pop-up 10/26/22 Wednesday 5:15 – 5:45pm!

Dragonfruit for breakfast or dessert or an anytime healthy sweet snack! Hydrating, refreshing, full of calming minerals and shocking in color.

Our last big harvest of dragonfruit for the 2022-2023 season is this week. A few blooms set recently, but the bloom counts are waning as we get to the cooler months of the year. In typical weather patterns we’ll have dragonfruit again in May. We’re still at work on our WCK processing center project and getting ready for season.

We’re looking for volunteers with experience in market gardening, construction and/or food prep. Hoeing raking weeding composting setting up garden beds. Carpentry. Non-smoker is a must. If you’re interested in helping us grow, and want to learn about our methods, drop us a line here with your phone number and tell us about yourself and your experience. Could convert to part-time employment depending on skills and efficiency.

Volunteering at ARTfarm is a great way to learn about sustainable subtropical gardening methods. We are looking for a few volunteers with some previous experience to help us out this season. Non-smoking is a must. Reach out on our contact page if you’re interested!

Wednesday 10/26/22 pop up at ARTfarm 5:15 — 5:45pm. First come first serve: Sweet potatoes, dragonfruit, a few luscious Haitian Kidney mangoes, bunched onions with green tops, bunched sweet potato greens, Italian basil, garlic chives, kefir leaves, lemongrass, fresh cut zinnia flowers; pastured eggs from Mongoose & Zinnia;

and for the gardeners we have…
pineapple slips, small lignum vitae trees. Great gifts for the person who has everything!

Freshly dug sweet potatoes at ARTfarm.

These ripe, ready Haitian kidney mangoes from Tropical Exotics orchard in mid-island. Alex is a meticulous orchardist and his mangoes are perfection!

Haitian Kidney mango. Large, round, generous, sweet – a slight lemony twist with a touch of fiber.

First come first serve. No reservation required!

Farmer Luca and family want to take a moment to encourage everyone to support local farmers. If you can’t make it to our farmstand, don’t forget about Sejah Farm, a wonderful family farm/market that sells their own produce plus lots of produce from all over St. Croix. They have a wide selection and are open more hours and days than we are. There is also the Saturday farmers market at the Department of Agriculture grounds where you can buy directly from farmers. And there are many farms with a stand out front.

Remember the best way to support agriculture in the US Virgin Islands is to buy produce directly from farmers.

Hop down to the South Shore and see Farmer Luca!

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