ARTfarm got Half an Inch of Rain!!! More ART! See you 4:30 – 5:30pm Wednesday!

Lignum Vitae Gathering. Sumi ink and gouache on paper, 6” x 6” ©2021 Marina Gasperi.

Smile and say “season”! We are back to weekly (socially distanced) farmstands: ARTfarm will be open every Wednesday afternoon 4:30–5:30pm. For now these will be first-come, first-served socially distanced distributions, but we may revert to the online pre-order system and longer open hours, as the season gets underway and crowd sizes increase. Your feedback is always welcomed.

Farmer Luca is finally smiling underneath his COVID mask, because we have finally gotten a few early morning rain showers on the farm this week. It hasn’t exactly replenished our reservoirs, but it is a reprieve from the drought conditions that South Shore farmers have been experiencing this season.

Wednesday 12/8/21, come see Farmer Luca in the breezy parking lot. He’ll have plenty of fresh sweet salad mix, lots of radishes and garlic chives, turmeric, and zinnia flowers! Early birds will also get pick of: dragonfruit, yellow summer squash, cilantro, dill, baby bok Choi, turnips, baby ginger (super thin skin no fibers), Thai basil, lemongrass, green hot chili peppers, and eggs from Mongoose&Zinnia (just one or two cartons, as chickens island-wide have been on a laying strike during the extra warm autumn months). And…

Looking to grow some food at home? Farmer Luca will have a few extra tomato slips ready for transplanting into your garden or container: Black plum, Black cherry, Hawaiian slicer, Cherokee green varieties. We’ll also have pineapple slips available.

Extra thanks and shout out to super customer Jennifer Larkum for her sharp eyes and memory, she was able to connect a stray cat that showed up on the farm with its relieved owner via a several-weeks-old Facebook missing pet post. Awesome detective work! PSA: Please, please bring lost, found or unwanted pets to a vet clinic or the animal shelter. Do NOT drop animals at a farm, it is an unsafe environment for them and stray animals cost the farmers a lot of time. They will wind up at the shelter anyway, so save us the trip please!

The painting above is a new original artwork soon to be added to the current exhibition, “Small Life” showing at Café Christine Tues-Fri 10am-2:30pm, now through December 26th. Please visit the Café in Christiansted over this holiday time and enjoy this ARTfarm production!

Love, ARTfarmers

Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend; Also, Regular 4:30 — 5:30pm Wednesdays!

Garden of Small Lives. Sumi ink and gouache on paper, 6” x 6” ©2021 Marina Gasperi.

Happy Saturday!

We are saying goodbye to a loyal farm employee who has been with us for 22 hard working years. She joined us at Southgate and travelled with us to the ARTfarm on the South Shore. She is a Kenmore refrigerator, fondly known for years as “Left Fridge”. We are in temporary need of a household refrigerator to cool produce in. If any customer has a spare working (ugly is fine) full sized refrigerator they would like to loan for a few months or donate to the farm, please let us know via text or call at (340)514-4873.

Thank you!

So it’s finally becoming a “thing:” we will be holding regular (socially distanced) farmstands Wednesday afternoons 4:30-5:30. For now these will be first come first served, but we may revert to the pre-order system and longer open hours as the season gets underway and crowd sizes increase.

Looking to grow some food at home? Farmer Luca will have a few extra tomato slips ready for transplanting into your garden or container on Wednesday: Black plum, black cherry, Hawaiian slicer, Cherokee green. We’ll also have pineapple slips available. A full list of available produce will be published and emailed before Wednesday afternoon.

The image above is original artwork from the current exhibition, “Small Life” showing at Café Christine Tues-Fri 10am-2:30pm. Please visit the Café in Christiansted over this holiday time and enjoy this ARTfarm production!

Love, ARTfarmers

Salad Greens Pop-Up 4:30 — 5:30pm Wednesday 12/1/2021

Ms. Eurythrma Mongoose in her Finery, ca. 1889. Mixed media on paperboard, 10” x 12.5” ©2021 Marina Gasperi.

Can you believe it’s December tomorrow? Wednesday afternoon pop up at ARTfarm, 4:30pm – 5:30pm. Lots of sweet salad mix, we will not run out of salad mix!!! you can come at 5:30 and still get it. Also radishes, fresh garlic chives, turmeric, dragonfruit and zinnia flowers. Pineapple slips for grow-your-own-ers.

Earlybirds will enjoy baby ginger (first harvest of the season, super thin skin no fibers), Thai basil, lemongrass, fresh Mongoose&Zinnia eggs, and green hot chili peppers.

First come first serve
Please wear a mask and keep social distancing
Bring change and smaller bills or a check

The image above is original artwork from the current exhibition, “Small Life” showing at Café Christine Tues-Fri 10am-2:30pm. Please visit the Café in Christiansted over this holiday time and enjoy this ARTfarm production!

Love, ARTfarmers

Pre-holiday Salad Greens Pop-Up 4:30 — 5:30pm Wednesday 11/24/2021

A merry illustration of three anthropomorphic mongooses at a dinner table engaged in cooking activities.
Mongooses Preparing a Pomegranate Cobbler at Home. Gouache and ink on paper, ©2021 Marina Gasperi.

For your holiday Gratitude Gathering we will have lots of sweet salad mix, hot and spicy pink radishes with edible green tops great eaten raw or cooked, garlic chives, turmeric, and pineapple slips for planting.

For early birds we’ll also have Italian basil, cooking greens, Thai basil, lemongrass, pomegranate fruits, and eggs from Mongoose&Zinnia.

First come first serve
Please wear a mask and keep social distancing
Bring change and smaller bills or a check

The image above is a painting from the current exhibition, “Small Life” showing at Café Christine Tues-Fri 10am-2:30pm. Please visit the Café in Christiansted over this holiday time and enjoy this ARTfarm production!

Love, ARTfarmers