Men Of Industry: Luca and Mike @ Walsh Metal Works Gallery!

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Luca and Mike are both local artists and Men Of Industry on St. Croix. Please come to their exhibition of new works on Friday, April 10th, 2015!
Luca and Mike are both local artists and ‘Men Of Industry’ on St. Croix. Please celebrate their inspiration and perspiration – come to their exhibition of new works on Friday, April 10th, 2015!

Finally! Luca is painting again! An exhibition of new works from Farmer Luca Gasperi and Metalworker Mike Walsh, titled “Men Of Industry”, is opening on Friday April 10th 2015 at 5pm, so save the date!

The boys had a good time capturing the stoic image Christina had envisioned for the exhibition poster. Official ARTfarm Photographer Heather Maynard asked for “Blue Steel” and got some great shots. Let us know if you think we should extend this into a full twelve-month calendar! Here are a couple of outtakes.

Between takes.
Between takes.

We tried a few different locations.

If they decide to start an 80s cover band, this will make a great album cover.
If they decide to start an 80s cover band, this will make a great album cover.
Mike has a James Bond thing going; Luca is doing his Wolverine face.
Mike has a James Bond thing going; Luca is doing his Wolverine face.

Come out to the show and bring your checkbook in case some piece of art moves you! Mike is about to go big, driving his prices up, and who knows when Luca will have time to paint again in this decade!!?

I’m Your DreamVegetable…Saturday 10 AM – 12 noon!

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These cucumbers at ARTfarm may be both talented and beautiful, but they are not Divas*!

This season’s Caribbean Community Theater musical Dreamgirls has been sold out nearly every show and is being held over for this weekend! Christina went to see it last Saturday and raved about the incredibly spot-on casting, seriously flamboyant performances, costumes and wigs! Lots of laughs as well as some thought-provoking themes and plot points, CCT recommends this show for mature audiences (ages 13 and up). Support the arts in our community and enjoy this and other excellent theatrical productions at CCT!

Saturday’s farmstand will feature triple-threat cucumbers as well as: sweet salad mix, spicy salad greens, arugula, baby arugula, microgreens, loads of heirloom and slicer tomatoes, loads of cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, long beans, ginger, baby bok choy, collards, kale, Italian basil, holy basil, Thai basil, lemon basil, cilantro, parsley, dill, chives, onions, scallions, collards, thyme, endive, escarole, carrots, a few petite bell peppers, assorted chili peppers, passionfruit, sweet potato greens, zinnia flowers and a few early bird ripe Mediterranean figs.

From our partner I-Sha we have vegan ice cream. Next week we’ll have Errol Chichester’s honey again!

*A “Diva” is a variety of cucumber. Oh, we got jokes on the farm.

Wednesday’s Corny Joke – Open 3-6pm Today!

We hope you’ll agree with us that an excessively corny joke can never be in truly poor taste. Well, you be the judge: ARTfarm Theatre presents “A Radish Walks Into a Bar”.

It’s true, all of the featured actors in the presentation above are available for purchase at today’s stand, along with other fresh items: Sweet salad mix, arugula, spicy salad mix, sweet corn, loads of tomatoes and cherry tomatoes (all types), beans, Italian basil, holy basil, lemon basil, Thai basil, parsley, cilantro, garlic chives, radishes, beets, onions, scallions, chili peppers, a few mangoes, black sapote (chocolate pudding fruit), passionfruit and a few bags of fresh Mediterranean figs!!

We still have plenty of freshly made refreshing vegan coconut ice creams in a rainbow of natural fruit and vegetable flavors from I-Sha.

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And…an exclusive for our subscribers, a behind-the-scenes look at our film studio…IMG_8207.JPG

Love is in the Air… Dragonfruit in Love

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Here is your Dragonfruit horoscope for today: Sometimes a juicy dragonfruit will split open right on the vine, giving the appearance of a smiling dragon head. This delicious, juicy wonderment elicits a deep passion within many people. If you happen to be a dragonfruit, look out for the affection of others… It can be all-consuming.

We have a huge box of locally grown dragonfruit (pitaya) for your holiday weekend today! Like revenge, they are a dish best served cold, so grab some and put them in the fridge to chill! (Yes, that is Farmer Luca singing in the video, and Christina on human beat box. Sweet!)

Saturday summer farm stand at ARTfarm, 10 AM – 12 noon: salad mix, microgreens, cucumbers; beets, radishes and onions with their beautiful edible green tops; Italian basil, recao, mint, thyme, papaya, passionfruit, pineapple, and Julie and kidney mangoes from ARTfarm. From our partners: Dragonfruit from Solitude Farm, fresh bread from Tess, raw local honey from Errol!