ARTfarm Farmshares Saturday 1/22/2022, 11AM-12:30PM: Preorder your Farmshare, Reserve your pickup slot!

Saturday morning at 11 we’ll start distributions for 35 pre-order customers with fresh greens and more listed below… Once again for your safety and ours we have returned to our pandemic preorders with scheduled customer pickup timeslots this week in order to keep crowds of more than ten customers from forming. Grateful for life!!

Enjoy the art installation of farmer/teacher/artist Francis Capone at Café Christine in January and February, 2022! He has filled the space with his fantastical flowers and thought provoking blind creative process.

Available farmshare listings below. Click the link at the bottom to open the online form and reserve your pickup time and items. Check for your confirmation email before hitting the road… if you can’t find the email, check our help page… Please wear your mask and keep plenty of social distance at pickup!

Our amazing friend-of-the-farm Francis Capone opened his art exhibit at Café Christine last night! Stop by the Café over the next month or two and check out his beautiful drawings and relax with some coloring. Crayons provided! Enjoy amazing lunches with lots of ARTfarm produce by Chef Lisa at Café Christine! Outdoor seating, 11:30am-2:30pm Tuesday-Friday

We are still serving our customers in our most breezy and open space on the farm: the parking lot. Looking forward to the day we can return to our farmstand! We applaud everyone’s continued patience and compliance with our COVID-safer distribution methods.

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 THIS PAGE to familiarize yourself with our new socially distanced pre-order arrangements. We are not holding regular retail farmstands at this time. In a nutshell:

Order at least one farmshare (minimum purchase) ahead on our website; check for your confirmation email so you know your name will be on the list! Please practice all the protective measures possible: Sanitize hands in your car before approaching the table, Maintain social distance between yourself, farm staff and other customers; Masks up; Let the farmer handle the produce for you; Wait to bag until we’ve totalled your items; Bring change, cash or check and pen; drop payment in the bucket, we will not handle cash. Masks are STILL mandatory. Please help us protect our at-risk family members and customers!

Farmshare choices for Saturday, January 22nd, 2022:

We will have 35 timeslots/farmshares available for scheduled pickup Saturday. You can also order and specify a neighbor, friend or family member to pick up your order and theirs. The minimum order is one farmshare, and we are rationing one size farmshare per customer at the moment. Add-ons and extras are not currently available independently of a farmshare purchase; to minimize community contact during the pandemic.

Slicer farmshare, $22, will include:
  • 1 bag of sweet salad mix
  • 1 bag of teen arugula or spicy mix (mesclun-ish: arugula, mustard greens, radish greens etc.)
  • 1 lb. slicer tomatoes
Cherry farmshare, $20, will include:
  • 2 bags of sweet salad mix
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
No Additional Limited Quantity Reservable Add-Ons this time
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):

Unpeeled ARTfarm pineapple slips are priced according to size. From four dollars for the very largest down to one dollar for the smallest slips. These slips, unpeeled, can be stored for several weeks before planting. They are quite tough and hardy. These shown are $3, $2 and $1 each.
  • early birds:
  • CHERRY tomatoes: $6/pint
  • WATERMELON: $2.50/lb. as marked ($7-12)
  • CARROTS, long GREEN BEANS: $3 per bunch
  • DANDELION greens, KALE: $3 per bunch
  • plenty:
  • slicer and heirloom TOMATOES: $5/bag 1lb.
  • SWEET salad mix: $7
  • ZUCCHINI/summer squash: $3/bag 1lb.
  • CUCUMBERS: $3.50/bag 1lb.
  • BABY BOK CHOY: $3-4 per bunch
  • assorted HERBS bunches: $2 each
  • baby GINGER/TURMERICS: $3.50/bag ($7 half pound)
  • Zinnia flower BOUQUETS: $5
  • PINEAPPLE slips to grow-ur-own: $2-3 each as sized
Herb bunch choices for this distribution

(Available as EXTRAS)

  • Garlic chives
  • Kaffir lime leaves
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Lemongrass
  • Hot peppers incl. serranos, jalapeños, thai chiles

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!

ARTfarm Farmshares Wednesday 1/19/2022, Preorders 4:30-6:30PM: Reserve your pickup slot!

Your rain dancing is working, little showers coming our way! Come out tomorrow as we may not be open Saturday. Wednesday afternoon at 4:30pm we’ll start distributions for 50 pre-order customers with fresh treats listed below… Once again for your safety and ours we have returned to our pandemic preorders with scheduled customer pickup timeslots this week in order to keep crowds of more than ten customers from forming. Grateful for life!!

Come out for ART Thursday this week in Christiansted at Apothecary Hall and support farmer/teacher/artist Francis Capone! He has filled Café Christine with his amazing visions of the South Shore.

Available farmshare listings below. Click the link at the bottom to open the online form and reserve your pickup time and items. Check for your confirmation email before hitting the road… if you can’t find the email, check our help page… Please wear your mask and keep plenty of social distance at pickup!

Don’t forget that the Art Walk (aka Art Thursday) is this week! And our amazing friend-of-the-farm Francis Capone has an exhibition opening at Café Christine! Come check out more visions of the South Shore and beyond!

Every zinnia flower petal has a seed at the center. Enjoy your flowers and change the water frequently; when the bloom leaves the flowers, toss them in your garden or carefully plant the seeds, and they’ll grow for you!

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 THIS PAGE to familiarize yourself with our new socially distanced pre-order arrangements. We are not holding regular retail farmstands at this time. In a nutshell:

Order at least one farmshare (minimum purchase) ahead on our website; check for your confirmation email so you know your name will be on the list! Please practice all the protective measures possible: Sanitize hands in your car before approaching the table, Maintain social distance between yourself, farm staff and other customers; Masks up; Let the farmer handle the produce for you; Wait to bag until we’ve totalled your items; Bring change, cash or check and pen; drop payment in the bucket, we will not handle cash. Masks are STILL mandatory. Please help us protect our at-risk family members and customers!

Farmshare choices for Wednesday, January 19th, 2022:

We will have 50 timeslots/farmshares available for scheduled pickup Wednesday. You can also order and specify a neighbor, friend or family member to pick up your order and theirs. The minimum order is one farmshare, and we are rationing one size farmshare per customer at the moment. Add-ons and extras are not currently available independently of a farmshare purchase; to minimize community contact during the pandemic.

Hungrier farmshare, $30, will include:
  • 1 bag of sweet salad mix
  • 1 bag of teen arugula or spicy mix (mesclun-ish: arugula, mustard greens, radish greens etc.)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 lb. cucumber
  • 1/2 lb. slicer tomatoes
  • 4 chile peppers
smaller farmshare, $14, will include:
  • 2 bags of sweet salad mix
No Additional Limited Quantity Reservable Add-Ons this time
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):

Unpeeled ARTfarm pineapple slips are priced according to size. From four dollars for the very largest down to one dollar for the smallest slips. These slips, unpeeled, can be stored for several weeks before planting. They are quite tough and hardy. These shown are $3, $2 and $1 each.
  • early birds:
  • CHERRY tomatoes: $6/pint
  • extra bag TEEN SALAD GREENS (spicy or arugula): $10
  • WATERMELON: $2.50/lb. as marked ($7-12)
  • BUTTERNUT squash: $3.50/lb. as marked
  • TURNIPS, RADISHES: $3 per bunch
  • DANDELION greens: $3 per bunch
  • plenty:
  • slicer TOMATOES: $5/bag 1lb.
  • extra bag sweet SALAD GREENS: $7
  • ROMAINE lettuce heads: $3
  • CUCUMBERS: $3.50/lb. 1 lb. bag
  • ZUCCHINI/summer squash: $3/lb. 1 lb. bag
  • BABY BOK CHOY, KALE: $3 per bunch
  • long GREEN BEANS: $3 per bunch
  • assorted HERBS bunches: $2 each
  • GINGER/TURMERICS: $3.50/bag ($7 half pound)
  • Zinnia flower BOUQUETS: $5
  • PINEAPPLE slips to grow-ur-own: $2-3 each as sized
Herb bunch choices for this distribution

(Available as EXTRAS)

  • Garlic chives
  • Kaffir lime leaves
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Lemongrass
  • Hot peppers incl. serranos, jalapeños, thai chiles

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!

ARTfarm New Year’s Eve’s Eve’s Eve Farmstand! 4:30 – 5:30pm Wednesday 12/29/2021!

Dystopian Hybrid Mongoose. Sumi ink and gouache on paper, 6″ x 6″. ©2021 Marina Gasperi

Happy couple last days of 2021! Here’s hoping next year will morph into something magical and highly adaptive. We are back to weekly (socially distanced) farmstands: ARTfarm will be open every Wednesday afternoon 4:30–5:30pm. For now these will be first-come, first-served socially distanced distributions, but we may revert to the online pre-order system and longer open hours/days soon for safety. Your feedback is always welcomed.

Wednesday afternoon 12/29/21 might be your last chance to see Farmer Luca this year… in the breezy parking lot once again: Sweet salad mix, baby spicy salad mix, BABY ARUGULA’s back kids!, cucumbers, long green beans, summer squash, red and white turnips, radishes with cookable green tops, cilantro, dill, garlic chives, Italian basil, baby ginger, baby turmeric, chili peppers, Swiss chard, kale, dandelion greens and zinnias… plus a few early bird specials… shhhhhhh…

and 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.

The painting above is an original artwork by Marina Gasperi recently shown in her exhibition, “Small Life” at Café Christine Tues-Fri 10am-2:30pm. The exhibit is officially closed now as the collectors are picking up the purchased works, but we’ll leave a few pieces up through January 11th or so, and this painting and many others are still available at the Café as high quality art print cards. Marina has also created some adorable Chicken vs. Mongoose holiday ornaments out of recycled irrigation supplies. Please visit the Café in Christiansted over this holiday time and enjoy this ARTfarm production!

Love, ARTfarmers

ARTfarm Holiday Farmstand! Bells On! 4:30 – 5:30pm Wednesday 12/22/2021!

Two egg carton labels with merry winter holiday drawings of anthropomorphic mongooses celebrating
Mongoose & Zinnia Holiday Egg Carton Labels. Gouache and mixed media on watercolor paper, 7” x 12” ©2021 Marina Gasperi. We’re short on eggs lately at the farm, but we have lovely egg carton labels!!

Happy Winter Solstice today! And merry holidays to all! We are back to weekly (socially distanced) farmstands: ARTfarm will be open every Wednesday afternoon 4:30–5:30pm. For now these will be first-come, first-served socially distanced distributions, but we may revert to the online pre-order system and longer open hours soon for safety. Your feedback is always welcomed.

Wednesday afternoon 12/22/21, visit Farmer Luca in the breezy parking lot for a whole lotta harvest: fresh sweet salad mix, BABY SPICY MIX!!!!, CUCUMBERS ooooh boy, long green beans, green and yellow summer squash (aka zucchini), baby bok Choi, Swiss chard and dandelion greens, tantalizing turnips, ravishing radishes, cilantro, dill, garlic chives, Italian basil, baby ginger (super thin skin no fibers), green hot chili peppers, sorrel in 8oz bag from Farmer Bob, gorgeous happy zinnia flowers that all the bees have crushes on, and 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 will have a few extra tomato slips ready for transplanting into your garden or container: Black plum and Hawaiian slicer tomato varieties. 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.

The painting above is a new original artwork by Marina Gasperi recently added to the current exhibition, “Small Life” showing at Café Christine Tues-Fri 10am-2:30pm, now through December 26th. Marina has also created some adorable chicken holiday ornaments out of recycled irrigation supplies. Please visit the Café in Christiansted from now until January 26th, over this holiday time and enjoy this ARTfarm production!

Love, ARTfarmers