We neglected to acknowledge two important community milestones; Juneteenth happening tomorrow — a day too often overlooked in our schools and society — and in the middle of Pride Month, which intersects in many ways and culminates on Pride Day, June 28th. We encourage everyone to learn more about the history of both.
Thanks to all in our community who are continuing to do the difficult, exhausting work of exposing social justice issues, and pushing us all to look inside and understand our ONE humanity. It is a necessary step toward solving many of our other species-threatening challenges on our one planet. Big shoutout to the angels at Theater Of the Oppressed VI, Come To The Table, VI Good Food Coalition, the St. Croix Environmental Association, the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix, and others who help us hold respectful space for justice, communication and finding solutions. We support and celebrate you!
ARTfarm represented on Art Thursday last night at the Peachcan Gallery with work from both Christina and Luca sharing the wall with several other artists! The “Rebirth of the Spirit” show will hang for several more weeks, including for tonight’s FFAM festival block party (Food, Fashion, Art and Music) in Christiansted.
Saturday 10am farmstand list: sweet salad mix, a few cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes and heirlooms, some onions, a few watermelons, a few papayas, lots of seasoning peppers, Serano peppers, scallions, garlic chives, Italian flat leaf parsley, Italian basil, dill, a few bunches of cilantro, a few bunches of cooking greens, zinnia flowers, lots of ginger and turmeric, turkey eggs and native trees plus rosemary plants and basil plants.
Potentially happy farm news, our dragonfruit vines are starting to form buds. This means the potential for dragonfruit in the future!!
We want to give a great big thank you to all of the people who have made our lives possible and made them better. We are grateful that we have a place to farm, and the tools and supporters to make that happen.
If you are doing some holiday shopping this weekend, consider an ARTfarm gift certificate for your loved ones. We also have beautiful one-of-a-kind monoprints and original artwork available through our gofundme fundraising efforts to rebuild our seedling house and art gallery that were destroyed by Hurricane Maria. We’ve raised nearly $4,000 of the $23,000 needed, GIVE THANKS!! Visit http://gofundme.com/artfarmllc to donate and get an original piece of ARTfarm art!
A special thank you Bob Boyan and our other super farmer volunteers.We’re grateful that there are amazing customers and chefs who appreciate the stuff we grow and the work that goes into it, and regularly buy our produce. We are thankful for the family members and volunteers that have been helping us with removing debris, weeding gardens, rebuilding fences and demo-ing our destroyed buildings.
The farmstands have been very slow, we know that many of our loyal regular customers are off island right now. We are dividing our time between fundraising, rebuilding, and producing food and art, with the hopes that people will come back in a month or so to be here for the holidays and eat our food!
Enjoy the holiday season! We will see you soon! Love, ARTfarm
Sweet salad mix, bunched arugula, a few cucumbers, tomatoes, beets, carrots, radishes, scallions, a few onions, Italian basil, mint, sage, rosemary, serrano peppers, pineapples, zinnia flowers, eggs from Marti Gotts’ hens, and ice cream from I-Sha.
Coming up next weekend, May 8th, from 5pm-8pm – the closing of the Men Of Industry show at Walsh Metal Works Gallery featuring Mike Walsh and Farmer Luca’s work. There’ll be a little Q&A session with the artists. Come enjoy a glass of wine and a last look at these works in the gallery!!