ARTfarm June Dragonfruit & Salad greens Pop-up This Saturday, 11am–12 noon.

First come first serve on Saturday starting at 11am. June pop-up! Plenty of ARTfarm sweet summer salad mix, beautiful medium and large dragonfruit, papaya, a few pineapples, lots of ginger, turmeric, seasoning peppers, Italian basil, garlic chives, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, Thai chili peppers, assorted cooking greens, a few mangoes…

Summer times! Beginning of dragonfruit season. Plenty ginger and turmeric for refreshing, anti-inflammatory smoothies and beverages.

…and lots of pineapple slips to start your own pineapple farm.

We look forward to seeing you — from the bridge of your nose to your beautiful forehead! We are still wearing masks and require that you do the same during our transactions. Kindly please maintain social distancing in the line, as everyone has their own comfort (and immune) level. You are awesome!

ARTfarm Greens/Pines Pop-Up Wednesday After Work!

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!

We’re popping up again. We received about half an inch of rain this weekend and grateful for it. Come out 5-5:30pm Wednesday 5/26/2021, we’ve got:

  • Sweet salad mix
  • Pineapples, ripe tender & sweet – nearing the end of this brief season!
  • Sweet papayas, all ripeness
  • Onions
  • Fresh picked herbs: Italian, Thai and lemon basils; garlic chives, lemongrass
  • Ginger
  • Red turmeric
  • Mango turmeric
  • Seasoning peppers – mild Trini or mild heat types
  • Zinnia flowers
  • Perhaps other surprises as they present themselves

No item reservations for the pop-up, just First Come First Served! But…(especially if you’re planning to come) please respond to our online poll question below so we have a rough headcount of how many customers to expect.

Please do continue to social distance and wear a mask, bring cash or a check, and Thanks!! We appreciate you so much!! See you Wednesday 5pm!

ARTfarm Pineapple Pop-Up Tuesday After Work!

Farmer Shirley is the longest-running volunteer we’ve had. This is her 13th year!

Did you miss us this weekend? The ARTfarm family got a much-needed rest. But the pineapples just won’t stop! Come out 5-5:30pm Tuesday 5/18/2021, we’ve got:

  • Pineapples, ripe tender & sweet!
  • Sweet papayas, all ripeness
  • Sweet salad mix
  • The very very absolute last of our tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Ginger
  • Red turmeric
  • Mango turmeric
  • Perhaps other surprises as they present themselves

No item reservations for the pop-up, we have substantial amounts so we are just going to see how this goes FCFS!

Please do continue to social distance and wear a mask, bring cash or a check, and (especially if you’re planning to come) please respond to our online poll question below so we have a rough headcount of how many customers to expect. Thanks!! See you Tuesday 5pm!

Saturday ARTfarm Produce Pickups 5/8/2021: Last One For a Bit

The Marina di Chioggia is a South American heirloom ‘sea’ pumpkin variety receiving its name from a fishing village south of Venice in the 1600s. The orange interior is delicious baked, in soups or in pasta dishes like ravioli or gnocchi, even grilled with olive oil!

We’ve been saying it for several weeks but now we are finally getting serious. We’ll be stopping the farmshare distributions after this Saturday, May 8th for the summer, and shift to occasional and irregular pop-up stands for any remaining bursts of produce. We are full speed ahead on our World Central Kitchen grant project for now, to make the farm more efficient and storm resilient! Wednesday and Saturday distributions are curtailed for now, should resume in Fall 2021.

Finding farm email subscriptions or pre-orders confusing? Check out our help page for some DIY tips, or contact local techie teen Wyatt B., to help you troubleshoot any email or ordering issues. You got this!!

Still not open for retail. If you’re new to ARTfarm or haven’t been to see us since the COVID-19 pandemic began, please read on to familiarize yourself with our new socially distanced pre-order arrangements. We are not holding regular retail farmstands at this time.

Masks are STILL mandatory. Please help us protect our at-risk family members and customers!

New to ARTfarm pandemic procedures? Welcome. Here are the details:

It’s not the usual farmstands at ARTfarm during the pandemic. No walk-ins, no farm tours, no crowds, no long conversations. We are only accepting pre-sized pre-orders called ‘farmshares,’ plus add-on items, with pre-reserved pickup time slots for a minimum of waiting or mingling in this COVID-19 season. (We know you’d prefer to set your own schedule and shop for just one or two items, and we’re sorry for the inconvenience. This system is to prevent our typical long tightly packed customer lines and to protect you and us, the farmers and our family, from exposure, while maximizing distribution of healthy food to the community.)

Farmshare choices for Saturday, May 8th, 2021:

Pineapples are typically a spring-summer treat that appear on the harvest list as the tomatoes begin to wane in the heat!

We will have just 5 small farmshares, 10 large farmshares, and 5 greens farmshares available for scheduled pickup Saturday. You can also order and specify a neighbor, friend or family member to pick up your order. The minimum order is one farmshare, and you CAN order more than one size farmshare. Add-ons and extras are not currently available independently of a farmshare purchase; to minimize community contact during the pandemic.

Large farmshare, $26, will include:
  • 2 bags of sweet salad mix
  • 1 bag of arugula
  • 1 lb. mixed small heirloom and slicer tomatoes (some unripe)

Small farmshare, $11, will include:
  • 1 bag of sweet salad mix
  • 1 lb. mixed small heirloom and slicer tomatoes (some unripe)

Greens farmshare, $15, will include:
  • 1 bag of sweet salad mix
  • 1 bag of arugula

(Add this on to another share if you like!)

Additional Limited Quantity Reservable Add-Ons*

(please add to your total)

1 bag of sweet salad mix: $7
1 pint cherry tomatoes: $6
1 bag fresh ginger: $4
1 bag red Hawaiian turmeric: $4
1 bag white/mango turmeric: $4
1 bunch extra garlic chives: $2
1 bunch extra Italian basil: $2
1 bunch extra Thai basil: $2
1 bag no-heat seasoning peppers: $2
1 bunch of nine bright assorted color zinnia flowers: $5

*(if these are sold out on the order form – or you’d like more than one of an item – there are often additional extras available at the time of pick-up, so if you can’t reserve, leave a note in the comments, bring some extra cash or wait to write your check total. Bring a pen.)

Extra Add-Ons (no reservations)

(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):

  • the first PINEAPPLES of this season: $3/lb. as marked
  • sweet SALAD GREENS: $7
  • beautiful Italian heirloom PUMPKIN slices: $3/lb.
  • lots of extra ONIONS fresh harvested with green tops: $5/bunch
  • sweetest you ever tried PAPAYA: $3/lb. as marked
  • DANDELION and Swiss CHARD: $3/bunch
  • HERBS bunch: $2
  • extra TOMATOES of all types: prebagged, as marked
  • pineapple slips to grow-your-own: $2
Herb bunch choices for this distribution

(Available as EXTRAS, not included in farmshares this time.)

  • Garlic chives
  • Italian basil
  • Thai basil
  • Kaffir lime leaves
  • Rosemary
  • Lemongrass

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!