ARTfarm Saturday Farmstand

Sweet Saturday! Open 10 AM – 12 noon on the South Shore. Lots of goodies, despite the dry dry weather: Sweet salad mix, spicy salad mix, baby spicy salad mix, baby arugula, microgreens, kale, collards, mustard greens, large bunched arugula, radicchio, dandelion greens, Chinese cabbage, broccoli, broccoli leaves, Bodhi beans, carrots, beets, onions, fresh ginger root, cilantro, Italian basil, Thai basil, lemon basil, holy basil, dill, garlic chives, recao, epazote, mint, thyme, sage, rosemary, lemongrass, fennel, figs, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, slicer tomatoes, pineapples, passionfruit, sweet corn, lettuce heads. We will also have vegan coconut-based ice cream from I-Sha, raw local honey from the Jolly Hill Apiary, and fresh local eggs, from Marti Gotts.

Lots of things are flowering (including our passionfruit vines) and the bees are going crazy! An eco-friendly way to get rid of a swarm of bees that are not desired in your home or yard is to call a beekeeper. They have special equipment and can remove the swarm safely to another location where they will happily continue to pollinate plants and make our world a sweeter and greener place. Purchase local honey, and you’ll always have the phone number of a nearby beekeeper right in your kitchen! 20140426-084259.jpg

ARTfarm Saturday Tomato Attack Continued! 10am This Morning!

A yellow sunflower with a whorled center pattern faces the early morning light at ARTfarm on St. Croix.
A yellow sunflower with a whorled center pattern faces the early morning light at ARTfarm on St. Croix. Fresh cut sunflowers are a cheery and long-lasting addition to your home or workplace!

Today we’ve got the usual INSANE rainbow assortment of gorgeous, sweet, vine-ripened tomatoes from the gargantuan ‘puppy-sized’ heirloom down to the diminuitive cherry; sunflowers and zinnias for sale, along with cucumbers, sweet peppers, hot peppers, spicy salad mix, pumpkin, purple long beans, cooking greens, and lots of fresh herbs for salads, cooking and bush tea; and probably a few other things I forgot to mention. Broccoli, arugula and sweet mix, and papayas, will be available in short supply today.

ARTfarm Saturday Morning… Eat Us!

A honeybee collects pollen from a large pink zinnia flower among other brightly colored zinnias.
Do like this little honeybee is doing - fill your shopping bags with healthy, local, natural fare for making meals at home that will nourish your body and your family!

Eat healthy! Here’s this Saturday’s big list, getting bigger every week:

Microgreens, sweet mix, spicy mix, arugula, endive. Broccoli rabe, chicory, kale, collards, holy, lemon and italian basils, garlic chives, dill, cilantro, lemongrass, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, a few large slicer tomatoes, papayas, and coconuts…and giant colorful zinnias! Don’t forget the chocolate, including Alisha’s new revamped Sweetface coconut truffles with the purple raffia… they are little clouds of joy!

Don’t forget about our native trees! Don’t we all have a spot in the yard that needs a little carbon sequestering?

Put in an appearance at ARTfarm on Saturday morning! 10am – 12 noon tomorrow!