ARTshow Friday 5-8pm, @Walsh in Peters Rest

ARTfarm will be serving up some farming inspired art at Walsh Gallery this Friday January 7th 2020.

Christina and Luca met at Parsons School of Design in NYC many years ago, and together with our offspring, creating art is one of our favorite activities. Mike and Barbara Walsh have been great supporters of the arts on St. Croix for many years. Artist Mike Walsh’s bronze, steel and aluminum sculptures will also be displayed. Huge special thanks to former ARTfarm employee Francis Capone for good vibes and assistance hanging the show.

This is a BYOB event (there will be seltzer available). Please swing by and join us from 5-8pm this evening. If you can’t make it, please call the gallery at (340) 332-2504 and you can arrange to see the show by appointment on Saturday afternoon.

Love,

ARTfarm

Ridiculous Tomatoes 3-4:30pm

Wednesday farmstand 3-4:30pm! Two major takeaways! Two cash registers with a special guest! And ridiculous amounts of all our tomatoes!

So yes loads of tomatoes: slicing = huge and heirlooms = huge beautiful, tons of cherry tomatoes, beautiful Japanese cucumbers, sweet salad mix and spicy salad greens, zucchini, red noodle yard long beans, amazing carrots and radishes which are wonderful cooked or raw, loads of Italian basil, cilantro, dill, garlic chives, mint, flat leaf parsley, scallions, broccoli, broccoli leaves, leaf broccoli, dandelion greens, kale, all of our assorted chili peppers, seasoning peppers, baby ginger, baby turmeric, baby mango turmeric, pink and yellow watermelon, zinnia flowers, and Fiddlewood Farm goat cheese.

“We should have plenty tomatoes all the way to the end of the stand.” – Farmer Luca

And save the date for this Friday. Art showing at Walsh 5-8pm BYOB!!

Saturday 10am -12 noon, More Watermelon

Saturday farmstand at the ARTfarm: rainy weather has turned to super high humidity hot weather here on the farm. We will have loads of sweet salad mix, baby arugula, arugula, baby spicy salad mix, spicy salad mix, microgreens, sunflower shoots, loads of tomatoes of all types slicers and heirlooms, good amounts of cherry tomatoes, loads of beautiful cucumbers, lots of watermelon yellow red and pink, zucchini, tons of cooking greens of all types, lots of our chili peppers, and more seasoning peppers, some eggplant, loads of baby ginger, baby turmeric, baby mango turmeric, broccoli is still here, baby carrots, beautiful radishes, onions, a few winter squashes, Italian basil, Thai basil, lemon basil, holy basil, cilantro, dill, garlic chives, mint, rosemary, some recao, and lots of zinnia flowers! Should also have alpine goat cheese from Bethany’s Fiddlewood Farm.

Saturday 10am -12 noon, More Watermelon

Saturday farmstand at the ARTfarm: rainy weather has turned to super high humidity hot weather here on the farm. We will have loads of sweet salad mix, baby arugula, arugula, baby spicy salad mix, spicy salad mix, microgreens, sunflower shoots, loads of tomatoes of all types slicers and heirlooms, good amounts of cherry tomatoes, loads of beautiful cucumbers, lots of watermelon yellow red and pink, zucchini, tons of cooking greens of all types, lots of our chili peppers, and more seasoning peppers, some eggplant, loads of baby ginger, baby turmeric, baby mango turmeric, broccoli is still here, baby carrots, beautiful radishes, onions, a few winter squashes, Italian basil, Thai basil, lemon basil, holy basil, cilantro, dill, garlic chives, mint, rosemary, some recao, and lots of zinnia flowers! Should also have alpine goat cheese from Bethany’s Fiddlewood Farm.

Wednesday Wonderful Watermelon 3-4:30pm

Wednesday farmstand = WATERMELON INSANITY! In pink, red and yellow! In addition, we will have: Sweet salad mix, baby arugula, baby spicy salad mix, mature arugula, mature spicy salad mix, a beautiful assortment of sweet crunchy cucumbers, zucchini in those eye popping colors, loads of heirloom tomatoes and good amounts of slicers, lots of cherry tomatoes, a few eggplants, red noodle beans, lots of green beans, broccoli, bunched broccoli greens, kale, and various Asian greens including bok choy, carrots, onions, radishes, Italian basil, Thai basil, holy basil, lemon basil, garlic chives, dill, cilantro, flat leaf parsley, mint, baby ginger, baby turmeric, baby mango turmeric, our assorted spicy chili peppers, a few seasoning peppers, and zinnia flowers! Also goat cheese from Fiddlewood Farm. Oh wow! 3-4:30pm!!

Salad Greens for the Late Birds! ARTfarm Saturday 10am-12 noon!

Loads and loads of sweet salad mix all the way till the end, arugula, spicy salad mix, microgreens, loads of cherry tomatoes till the end, slicing tomatoes and heirlooms, loads of cucumbers, loads of zucchini, loads of red noodle yard long beans, loads of green beans, kale, baby bok choy, dandelion greens, broccoli greens, broccoli, bunched arugula, cilantro, Italian basil, Thai basil, holy basil, lemon basil, garlic chives, dill, mint, parsley, garlic chives, lemongrass, rosemary, all of our assorted chili peppers plus yellow cayennes and now seasoning peppers that are not spicy, baby ginger, baby turmeric, baby mango turmeric, carrots, scallions, onions, beautiful radishes, zinnia flowers and in smaller amounts we will have figs, watermelon, pomegranate and for the first time eggplants!

Wooohoooo! Also eggs from our chickens! And Fiddlewood Farm’s GOOOOAT CHEESE!

… A tomato deferred…

This is a broadcast of the emergency tomato warning system. 

Today we may only have two bins of tomatoes available for customers instead of four. We ask that everyone be considerate of your friends and neighbors in line today and perhaps take a few less tomatoes than your heart might desire so that everyone can enjoy a few ARTfarm tomatoes today. (We should be good on cherry tomatoes, it is the slicing tomatoes that have been affected.)

One of the nefarious effects of the wet and windy weather has been skin wrinkling and roughness, to the tomatoes.

Intense and heavy rains and winds of the last months have had a ‘deferring’ effect on our tomato plants. Gusty winds knocked off flowers, and provided a lot of nutrients and water to the plants. Typically at this time of year Luca is careful not to overwater the tomatoes because it will put them into a plant growth mode instead of a fruit growth mode. But because we could not control the weather, the tomato plants are deferring their fruit setting and they are moving toward vine growth. This means that we will have a lot of tomatoes later in the season if the weather starts to even out. But for the next couple of farmstands, we ask that you show consideration to your fellow customers and share what bounty is available until the crop starts rebounding.

Thanks, and our apologies to Langston Hughes for stealing his beautiful words to talk about something so silly. Have a wonderful day! We’ll see you at three.

Harlem

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore-
And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over-
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

Langston Hughes

https://owlcation.com/humanities/Analysis-of-Poem-Harlem-What-Happens-to-a-Dream-Deferred-by-Langston-Hughes

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