Fruity ARTfarm Stand! 3-6pm Today!!

PINEAPPLES!!!! MANGOES!!! ARTfarm produce today: sweet mix, spicy mix, baby spicy, micro arugula, microgreens, broccoli leaves, dandelion greens, cucumbers, beets, radish, onions, beans, thyme, sage, cilantro, recao, four types of basil, lemongrass, and a few tomatoes. Mangoes from Irene and Alex. New whole grain breads. Amazing mango varieties of Thailand, Australia and St. Croix! Honey from Wanda. Ice cream from Feel-I.

Don’t forget the arts this weekend: The Caribbean Dance & School is doing their annual show on Friday and Saturday night at the St. Croix Educational Complex starting at 7 PM. A family-friendly event! Tickets available at the door: $15 per person. Bring some extra dollars for food and refreshments available during intermission, created by Chef Anton Doos and the Complex culinary students. Tickets and information available online at http://www.CaribbeanDanceVI.com

Also this weekend, if you happen to be on St. Thomas: the Caribbean Colour show, 2Blue4U. Farmers Luca and Christina, as well as local artists Davina Pallone, Laura Ballard, Mandy Thody and others from St. Croix will be featured in this multi-artist, territory-wide publicly juried art show produced by Priscilla Hintz and Arts Alive! Saturday night opening in Yacht Haven Grande. Call for more info: 340-690-9528

Fresh ART at ARTfarm Stand This Morning! 10am-12pm

With very few exceptions, we have almost everything that we grow available at our Saturday farmstand today plus late-season mangoes from Farmer Alex! Sweet mix, spicy mix, microgreens, teen arugula, head lettuce in mixed varieties, scallions, onions, beets, radishes, carrots, purple yard long beans, cucumbers, sage, lemon basil, Thai basil, holy basil, Italian basil, garlic chives, cherry tomatoes, slicer tomatoes, local honey, zinnia flowers and probably a few other items that we just can’t even think of right now. Because we are so excited that artist Davina Pallone is having a solo exhibition in our ARTbarn gallery opening this morning at 10 AM!

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Coconuts, fruits and honey at ARTfarm today!

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Pictured above, galangal blooming.

Coconut water is back in time for the hot days of summer!! Fresh coconuts cut to order, bananas, Haitian kidney and Nam Duc Mai mangoes from Alex Ettienne, ARTfarm Julie mangoes, pineapples and papaya!! Microgreens, Kang-Kong (Asian spinach), sweet peppers, hot peppers, cherry tomatoes, beets, scallions, bok choi, Bodhi yard-long beans, garlic chives, lemongrass, zinnia flowers; italian, lemon, thai and holy basil; native trees, and pineapple slips. Wanda’s raw honey today is super-fresh with a subtle cinnamon fragrance.

Please remember to bring your shopping baskets or reusable bags, as we are phasing out the use and reuse of plastic shopping bags at the farmstand. We still have a few ARTfarm reusable bags for sale; please ask.

ARTfarm is open 10am – 12 noon every Saturday. We are discontinuing Monday farmstands until next year. Wednesday hours are now 3-6pm! Thanks for loving local!

In local ART news, tonight is the last night to see the fantastic two-hour performance of the Caribbean Dance Company ensemble and students at the airconditioned Complex High School auditorium starting at 7 PM. Tickets are a $15 donation and are available at the door. Lots of snacks and light dinner items are available during intermission at the concession area. Inspiration and entertainment for all ages!