Saturday ARTfarm Stand 10 AM – 12 noon!

Happy Saturday everyone! We are open regular hours today, 10 AM – 12 noon. Today’s harvest: Lots of salad greens! Sweet salad mix, lots of microgreens, arugula, teen arugula, spicy salad mix, cucumbers, onions, beets, carrots, watermelon radishes, the beginning of the end of the cherry tomatoes, medium sized tomatoes, a few pounds of baby sweet potatoes, radicchio, escarole, dandelion greens, sweet potato greens, ginger, Serrano chili peppers, Italian basil, Thai basil, cilantro, parsley, thyme,  zinnia flowers, and from our partners:  limes and sour oranges from Spring Gut Gardens, and I-Sha’s vegan fruit ice creams to cool you down during these hot, dry days before the rainy season.

"South Shore Dragon", 9 x 12" watercolor (c)2015 Luca Gasperi

“South Shore Dragon”, 9 x 12″ watercolor (c)2015 Luca Gasperi

Last night was the opening reception for “Men Of Industry”, a new art collection from Mike Walsh and Luca Gasperi at Walsh Metal Works Gallery here in St. Croix. So many of our wonderful farmstand customers and fellow artists came out to support Luca and Mike’s creative efforts, and we appreciate all of you who were able to make it last night! It was really packed!

If you missed it, or you’d like to go back and enjoy it without quite so many people there, the exhibition will run through May 9, 2015. Call the numbers listed below for exhibition open hours, or to make an appointment. For those of you off island who cannot attend in person you may view each piece through the link below! And if so inspired, purchase artwork by phone. The link is through the WalshMetalWorksVI.com website. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the information about the art exhibition and pieces for sale.

http://www.walshmetalworksvi.com/#!art

The phone numbers to call are:
Office: 340-773-8169
Barbara: 340-332-2504
Mike: 340-332-2682

Please note, all credit card purchases will have a 4% service fee added to the price listed with the work. Shipping arrangements can also be made with The Walsh Metal Works Gallery.

The muse for the painting. An outlier early-season dragonfruit ripens on the vine at ARTfarm.

The muse for the painting. An outlier early-season dragonfruit ripens on the vine at ARTfarm.

 

ARTfarm Saturday Deluge 10am – 12 noon

Thanks, all of you who did such a heartfelt raindance. Unfortunately the quantity and velocity of the precipation over the last few days has cost us some lettuce production.

On offer for Saturday morning: Microgreens, mint, garlic chives, lemongrass, thyme, zinnias, a few cucumbers, and treats from partner farms: creamy, fiberless Nam Doc Mai mangoes from Tropical Exotics, dragonfruit from Solitude Farm, local raw honey from Errol, and beautiful avocados from Smithen the Cane Man!

All this rain makes it a sensible time of the year to plant. We have pineapple slips and various native trees for sale — also a few vegetable starts.

ARTfarm 10am Mangoes! It’s November!

Shhhh… Soft re-opening of ARTfarm 10am this morning…in the lovely drizzling rains of November…

Small but very fresh quantities of: mint, chives, recao, thyme, radishes, zinnias, passionfruit, kafir limes, baby arugula, baby spicy salad mix, sweet potato greens and young cucumbers.

Fresh frozen cuts of grass-fed lamb, please ask…

From the grow-your-own department: cherry tomato plants, pineapple slips, rare native trees. From our partners: raw local dark honey from Errol and creamy, citrusy sweet late-season Malika and Nam Doc Mai mangoes from Tropical Exotics.

We are looking forward to seeing you! Hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween!

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ARTfarm Saturday: Herbacious! 10am-12noon

Lots of tender younger greens and a large sampling of herbs today! Teen spicy salad mix, teen sweet salad mix, baby arugula, baby spicy mix; radishes, beets, white carrots, escarole, dandelion greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, soursop; zinnia flowers, Wanda’s honey. Herb garden haul: Recao (aka culantro, mexican coriander, shado beni), frilly cilantro, garlic chives, scallions, sage, dill, lemongrass, Italian basil, Thai basil, lemon basil, kefir leaves, kefir limes!

A pile of several dozen freshly harvested beets and their greens, a bunch of scallions, and a pile of white carrots with their greens rest on a stainless countertop at ARTfarm.

Juicy red beets, scallions, and white carrots freshly harvested at ARTfarm

Slicer tomatoes have been spotted ripening, soon come but not today…

A farmer in a large straw hat squats down to weed a row of young tomato plants, with a banana tree, green hills and a blue sky full of puffy clouds behind him.

ARTfarmer Luca tends to young tomato plants.

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