ARTfarm First 2022 Farmstand! 4:30 – 5:30pm Wednesday 1/5/2022!

ARTfarm early winter season! Yellow and green zucchinis, cucumbers, sweet corn and long beans. We’ve also got plenty of salad mixes and herbs, and a few tomatoes starting!

Here we are in 2022! We are back to weekly (socially distanced) farmstands: ARTfarm will be open every Wednesday afternoon 4:30–5:30pm. This week our farmstand will be a hybrid of first-come, first-served socially distanced shopping, and 15 online pre-reservable farmshares for pickup at 5:15pm. Your feedback is always welcomed, and we are always experimenting to maximize your convenience. Saturdays will be added at some point later in the season…

Wednesday afternoon 1/5/22… Starting at 4:30pm, we’ll have sweet salad mix, baby and teen spicy salad mixes, baby and teen arugulae (pretty sure that’s the plural for arugula right?), cucumbers, long green beans, summer squash, scarlet turnips, radishes with cookable green tops, cilantro, dill, garlic chives, Italian basil, baby ginger, baby turmeric, chili peppers, Swiss chard, kale, baby bok choy, dandelion greens, SWEET CORN and a few SLICER TOMATOES, and zinnias…

If you don’t want to wait in the seasonally lengthening line on Wednesday afternoon, there will be 15 large ‘late bird’ farmshares, reservable for pickup at 5:15pm Wednesday. $44 will include:

LATE BIRD farmshare – $44, 5:15pm pickup, reserve online:
2 bags sweet
1 bag baby arugula -or- baby spicy
1 pint cherry tomatoes
2 lbs. cucumbers
1 lb. summer squash (zucchini)

No reserved add-ons for these boxes, but there’s a good chance we will still have some extra special goodies off the main list for our late birds, so feel free to bring extra cash or wait to fill in your check. Traffic has been a little slow this winter so far.

Click below and fill out a short form to reserve a farmshare. You must receive a confirmation email to know for sure that we got your reservation. If you can’t find the confirmation email, please read these tips and do some extra searching before you contact us!

Mongoose & Zinnia fresh pastured eggs! The rainbow comes from the diversity of handpicked heritage breed hens, all of whom are talented foragers and help the gardens with both fertility and pest control. They also help close nutrient loops by eating plenty of discarded salad greens and other ARTfarm byproduct produce!

We’ll have eggs from Mongoose & Zinnia (still just one or two cartons, as our chickens are STILL on a laying strike). And…

Looking to grow some food at home? Farmer Luca still has a few extra Black Plum tomato slips ready for transplanting into your garden or container (this is a cherry-sized oval shaped sweet, flavorful and rich tomato for eating and cooking). We’ll also have pineapple slips available. If you want seedlings, please text us ahead so Farmer Luca can prep them and bring them up to the gate ahead of time for you. Text your name and number, variety and quantity to the farm phone at (340) 514-4873.

Ms. Eurythrma Mongoose in her Finery, ca. 1889. Mixed media on paperboard, 10” x 12.5” ©2021 Marina Gasperi.

ARTfarmer, mongoose documenter and chicken wrangler Marina Gasperi recently had a solo art exhibition, “Small Life” at Café Christine Tues-Fri 10am-2:30pm (call for holiday open days). The exhibit is officially closed now as the collectors are picking up the purchased works, but we’ll leave a few available original artworks up through January 11th or so, and high quality art print greeting cards are still available. Marina has also created some adorable Chicken vs. Mongoose holiday ornaments out of recycled irrigation supplies. We are working on her website where her art can be viewed, coming soon! Please visit the Café in Christiansted over this holiday time and enjoy this ARTfarm production!

Love, ARTfarmers

Cover photo: We are a three generation family farm. Luca’s dad has farmed on this spot since the late 1960s, although when he was in charge it was a Senepol cow pasture! Nowadays in 2022, salad and radishes for all! And hoping for rain… the grass is slow to grow in these drought conditions!