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 Open Saturday! Same Time Same Place!

Yes, it is Ag Fair weekend on St. Croix. Many of us will be headed over to the fairgrounds over the holiday for some fun and shopping.

In the interests of fuel (and human) efficiency, and as our staff has shrunk over the years, we have found that it is most manageable for us to stay open at our farm, instead of moving our operation to the Department of Agriculture for the weekend. So we will be open our usual time and place on South Shore Rd. from 10 AM to 12 noon tomorrow, Saturday.

You will see us later in the weekend, blending into the holiday crowds and enjoying all the sights and sounds and smells of our wonderful Agriculture and Food Fair! We particularly enjoy: sampling the callaloo soup, listening to some of our island’s musical groups, watching the quelbe dancers, getting a horseback ride, engaging with some of our agriculture researchers and educators in their various booths, taking note of interesting fashion choices that have clearly been custom-made for the weekend, exploring the 4H displays and petting zoo, seeing what the schools have been working on for the fair, catching up with our farming colleagues, and shopping for trinkets and handmade crafts and fruit trees!

Saturday’s farmstand: sweet salad mix, spicy salad mix, baby spicy salad mix, baby arugula, teen arugula, microgreens, cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, onions, radishes, kale, broccoli, bodhi beans, eggplant, sweet bell peppers, ginger, hot chili peppers, cilantro, recao, thyme, flat leaf parsley, mint, dill, Italian basil (limited amounts), lemon basil, thai basil, holy basil, lemongrass, figs, black sapote and fresh-cut zinnia flowers. And from a friend’s orchard, we’ll have key limes, kefir limes and leaves, sour oranges and more white star apple! We will also have I-Sha’s vegan coconut-based ice cream and bread from Tess. 20140214-163153.jpg

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