June-ity Community🌻

Love is love. (c)2021 by M. Gasperi. Do not copy, print or reproduce without permission.

We neglected to acknowledge two important community milestones; Juneteenth happening tomorrow — a day too often overlooked in our schools and society — and in the middle of Pride Month, which intersects in many ways and culminates on Pride Day, June 28th. We encourage everyone to learn more about the history of both.

“Our Nature” (C)2006 by Luca Gasperi. Do not copy, print or reproduce without permission.

Thanks to all in our community who are continuing to do the difficult, exhausting work of exposing social justice issues, and pushing us all to look inside and understand our ONE humanity. It is a necessary step toward solving many of our other species-threatening challenges on our one planet. Big shoutout to the angels at Theater Of the Oppressed VI, Come To The Table, VI Good Food Coalition, the St. Croix Environmental Association, the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix, and others who help us hold respectful space for justice, communication and finding solutions. We support and celebrate you!

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!