ARTfarm Wednesday: 3–6 p.m. So Many Salads To Choose From!

We grew it here, tender, crispy and moist, on the dry and arid south shore of the island, just for you! All organic growing methods and just sweet stored rain water for irrigation. You can taste it in the food! Sweet, baby, regular spicy, and baby spicy salad mixes; baby arugula, arugula, a few cucumbers, onions, beets, radishes, purple yard long beans, cilantro, dill, parsley, garlic chives, Italian basil, cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, sweet tree-ripened Mediterranean figs, and from our partner I-Sha we have all-homemade coconut-based vegan local fruit ice cream in a handful of fantastic flavors. We have spoons, or you can bring your own.

A single ivory-colored egg rests in a patch of dry grass in a pasture.
A mysterious lone guinea hen egg rests in dry grass in a pasture at ARTfarm. Guinea hens lay social nests with 40 or more eggs, so this is either the start of a nest, or a discarded mongoose snack!

Wednesday Bounty 3-6pm! Come Shop Local!

We've got beautiful big beets with tops ready for cooking or juicing! Yum!
We’ve got beautiful big beets with tops ready for cooking or juicing! Yum!

 

Some sweet little rain showers at night have perked up the South Shore and quickened the pace of lettuce and veggie production. We are open today from 3–6 p.m. to share with you what the rain has brought: sweet salad mix, baby arugula, teen spicy salad greens, beautiful crispy cucumbers, lots of beets, lots of cherry and slicer tomatoes, kale, escarole, endive, baby bok choy, bunched onions, scallions, Italian basil, Thai basil, holy basil, lemon basil, garlic chives, dill, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, recao, ginger, Bodhi beans, and fresh cut zinnia flowers.

The sweet salad mix in winter is especially crispy and sweet when we've had a bit of rain. Triple washed and ready for the salad bowl!
The sweet salad mix in winter is especially crispy and sweet when we’ve had a bit of rain. Triple washed and ready for the salad bowl!

 

Around New Year’s Eve we had a pair of stray feral dogs show up at the farmstand early one morning. Some of our customers may have noticed them quietly hanging around at the farmstand that weekend and the next. We posted about them on the St. Croix Lost and Found Pets Facebook page and the STX Animal Welfare Center’s Facebook page immediately, but in the bustle of the holidays we neglected to post about them here on our own blog.

Two black and white fuzzy dogs on the farm.
Two stray dogs turned up in December 2014. They’d been running loose since at least October. Anyone know who they belong to?
Unlike most feral strays which we take directly to the Animal Welfare Center, this pair was unusually well behaved. We reported them “found” at the AWC and had them checked by a vet but they had no RFID tags. They are currently still living at the farm. We’d like to post their picture in case anyone knows their history. We did learn after posting their picture online, that they had been living wild since at least October 2014 along the industrial sites of the south shore of St. Croix (Diageo and Molasses Pier). If you have any information or recognize them, please let us know.

 

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Saturday Morning Farm Love

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Your farmer loves you! Armloads of purple yardlong (Bodhi) beans! And the beautiful, sweet, juicy ripe tomato season isn’t over yet!!

Saturday morning ARTfarm stand starts at 10am: Sweet mix, spicy mix, arugula, microgreens, tomatoes (cherries and slicers), pumpkin, Bodhi beans, sweet peppers, hot peppers, beets, cooking greens, garlic chives, lemongrass, the four basil flavors, flowers, vegan ice cream, local honey, pineapple, bananas!

ARTfarm Wednesday Stand: Purple Yard Long Beans & MORE

A happy face on a bed of orange sungold cherry tomatoes is made from pink zinnia flower eyes, a sweet green pepper nose, and purple long bean smile.
Purple long beans are sweet crunchy stringbeans. They're great marinated and then chopped into a salad! Chef Eric "Dreads" Nielsen from Savant Restaurant sometimes circles the veggie curry plate with a few!
Today, 3-5:30pm good people: Microgreens, yard-long purple bodhi stringbeans, sweet mix, spicy mix, baby spicy mix, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, slicer tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet green peppers, onions, kale, collards, chinese cabbage, lettuce heads, endive, escarole, italian basil, holy basil, lemon basil, sweet east african basil, garlic chives, cilantro, dill, korean mint, zinnia flowers.