Open 10 AM – 12 noon on South Shore Rd. this morning, ARTfarm has, organically grown for you: Salad mix, microgreens, small quantities of pineapples, tomatoes, and cucumbers. We have beets, scallions, mature bunched arugula, Ethiopian kale, Italian basil, mint, zinnia flowers, local honey from Errol Chichester, and admission/raffle tickets for the Caribbean Dance show next weekend! No Wednesday stand this coming week, so come out to the farm today…
We are changing our schedule to reflect the weather patterns. The drought is really affecting our ability to grow crops at this point. It also seems like a natural pause to tackle some big farm projects we’ve been wanting to get to. So, we have decided to curtail our Wednesday farmstands until we get some rain or production picks up again. We will be open today and next Saturday as well, and we will play it by ear after that. Mango season is coming, but it also may be a bit delayed by the dry spell we are all in.
The Caribbean Dance School‘s 38th annual performance is Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30 at Complex (the high school across from the UVI campus). We have tickets ($15 donation, includes entry into raffle for plane tickets and more) available at the farmstand or you can purchase them at the door! Show time is 7:30 PM. There are adorable tiny ballerinas in the show but also a number of accomplished student and professional dancers — the show is family-friendly and highly entertaining! The closing number in the show features rousing carnival music and traditional calypso dancers, and includes over 30% of the ARTfarm workforce! So come see your farmers in action and support all our local talent in the arts! The Caribbean Dance School and Company is an important cultural institution in the Virgin Islands, founded in 1977 to tour the world and share our island culture, and is still operated by the original artistic directors! It is also an enduring nonprofit organization engaging thousands of students over the years, promoting health, self-esteem, and self discipline. The arts are an important and vibrant part of Virgin Islands culture, help improve our communities in countless ways, and are woefully underfunded. Please come out and show the students you care.
Plus, you’ll get great inspiration for choreographing your own rain dance! 😉
When it’s this hot, you’ll want to cool down with a nice green salad for dinner. May be a little fruit salad with some fruity ice cream on the side for dessert. Something light and cool.
Freshly harvested before sunup this morning, and ready for your table: ARTfarm sweet salad mix, microgreens, a few tomatoes, a few cucumbers, beets, radishes, onions, Italian basil, pineapples, serrano peppers, and zinnia flowers. From our partner, I-Sha, local fruity ice cream.
Come out and keep Farmer Luca company!
Don’t forget this Friday: there will be a closing fete at Walsh Metal Works Gallery. If you have not seen “Men Of Industry”, or would like to talk to the artists about their work, now is the time! Friday, May 8, from five till 8 PM. Peters Rest behind the Coca-Cola plant.
Sweet salad mix, bunched arugula, a few cucumbers, tomatoes, beets, carrots, radishes, scallions, a few onions, Italian basil, mint, sage, rosemary, serrano peppers, pineapples, zinnia flowers, eggs from Marti Gotts’ hens, and ice cream from I-Sha.
Coming up next weekend, May 8th, from 5pm-8pm – the closing of the Men Of Industry show at Walsh Metal Works Gallery featuring Mike Walsh and Farmer Luca’s work. There’ll be a little Q&A session with the artists. Come enjoy a glass of wine and a last look at these works in the gallery!!
If you haven’t seen your farmer’s latest watercolors and mixed media paintings at the Men Of Industry exhibition at Walsh Metal Works, it’s open for a few more weeks so be sure to check it out! (340) 332-2504
Today’s harvest: Sweet salad mix, arugula, lots of microgreens, a few cucumbers and tomatoes, radishes and beets with leafy green tops, a few Serrano peppers, bananas, sweet potatoes, basil, carrots, onions, and zinnia flowers.
From our partner I-Sha we have vegan dairy-free ice cream – bahn’ya – made from local coconuts in completely local fruit flavors.
This Friday, 5–8 p.m., please come to the Walsh Metal Works Gallery in Peters Rest for an exhibition of Farmer Luca and Metalworker Mike’s interior lives, expressed in watercolor and steel. The art exhibition will run through May 9, but the fun and festivity is to be had on the opening night!
Today’s haul for the farmstand, 3–6 p.m.: Sweet salad mix with a touch of colorful radicchio, teen arugula, teen spicy salad mix, kale, onions, carrots, long beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, Italian basil, cilantro, dill, beets, zinnia flowers, dandelion greens, a few dozen eggs from ARTfarm pastured hens, and from our partner I-Sha amazing handmade vegan ice cream in a varied selection of local fruit flavors.
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Finally! Luca is painting again! An exhibition of new works from Farmer Luca Gasperi and Metalworker Mike Walsh, titled “Men Of Industry”, is opening on Friday April 10th 2015 at 5pm, so save the date!
The boys had a good time capturing the stoic image Christina had envisioned for the exhibition poster. Official ARTfarm Photographer Heather Maynard asked for “Blue Steel” and got some great shots. Let us know if you think we should extend this into a full twelve-month calendar! Here are a couple of outtakes.
We tried a few different locations.
Come out to the show and bring your checkbook in case some piece of art moves you! Mike is about to go big, driving his prices up, and who knows when Luca will have time to paint again in this decade!!?