ARTfarm Holiday Happiness Saturday 10am-12 noon!

The Christmas winds have brought rainbows, dramatic skies, sweet night time rains and excellent growing conditions to the farm.

For Christmas Third Day, we have freshly harvested for you: Sweet salad mix, spicy salad mix, cherry tomatoes, a few slicer tomatoes, a few early ears of sweet corn, cucumbers, radishes, escarole, spicy ginger root, purple yard long beans, lettuce heads, cilantro, recao, lemongrass, mint, garlic chives, dill, Italian basil, holy (Tulsi) basil, lemon basil, Thai basil, green chili peppers, and fresh-cut zinnia flowers. For your garden we have a few basil plants, tomato plants, and pineapple slips on offer.

From our partners we have avocados from a friend, local vegan fruit flavored ice cream from I-Sha, and local dark honey of complex notes from master beekeeper Errol Chichester.

Cooking greens such as collards, Chinese cabbage and kale, normally a big staple for us, have been struggling with pest problems this season. Check out the alternatives: the radish greens that come attached to our radish bunches are a delicious cooking green. Our escarole is doing well. It is a flat-growing lettuce-head-like crispy green that is commonly used in Italian wedding soup but makes a great addition to any cooking recipe involving vegetables. It can be sautéed or added to a pot. It has a strong and slightly bitter flavor when eaten raw. Bitter greens are a very healthy addition to the diet in moderate quantities.

The New Year is nearly upon us! We will be open regular hours on Monday: 3–6 p.m. On New Year’s Eve day, we will be open for our holiday (morning) hours: Wednesday from 10 AM – 12 noon.

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ARTfarm Pre-Holiday Joy! Saturday 10am – 12 noon

Start stocking up for Thursday! Fresh for you, Saturday morning at ARTfarm: Microgreens, baby arugula, sweet salad mix, sweet potato greens, French breakfast radishes, Japanese radishes, cucumbers, fresh mint, Italian basil, lemongrass, recao, garlic chives, thyme, rosemary, passionfruit, a few dragonfruit, zinnia flowers, vegetable starts, pineapple slips, native trees and some young thin-skinned ginger root!

From our partners: we have fresh Mahi from Ryan & Kim, vegan ice cream from I-Sha, honey from Errol, ridiculously amazing Nam Doc Mai mangoes and mamey sapote from Tropical Exotics, and avocados from Smithen the Cane Juice Man!!

Ripe, green skinned mangoes are piled in a tub for market.
5am mangoes harvested and ready for the farmstand!

 

 

ARTfarm Almost-summer Joy, 10 AM – 12 noon! Fresh fish and sweet corn

A Saturday of plenty at ARTfarm… Is it February? All the beautiful rain from last week has really caused some plant productivity. Microgreens, sweet salad mix, spicy salad mix, arugula, teen arugula, lots of beautiful crispy kale, collards, super tender greens, carrots, all four types of basil, chives, thyme, mint, onions, beets, sweet corn, scallions, figs, papaya, ginger, zinnias, passionfruit, pineapple, long beans, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, bread from Tess, eggs from Marti Gotts, fresh caught fish from Ryan and Kim!!20140517-091022.jpg

ARTfarm Saturday Soak, 10 AM – 12 noon!

It seems that the April showers (which bring May flowers) are right on schedule this year. The young pineapples are growing, the mango trees are abloom, and the bees are really really busy. The cool nighttime weather has given the lettuces a real boost!

Rain or shine, we are open 10 AM – 12 noon on Saturdays. On this particular soaking wet Saturday morning: Sweet salad mix, spicy salad mix, baby spicy salad mix, teen arugula, microgreens, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, slicer tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, Bodhi beans, carrots, onions, kale, collard greens, broccoli dreams, radicchio (tastes more like an escarole because of the tropical climate), cilantro, Italian basil, Thai basil, holy basil, lemon basil, thyme, mint, parsley, garlic chives, lemongrass, various chili peppers, passionfruit, fresh Mediterranean figs, and fresh ginger root! Cook up something healthy and delicious to support your vitality this weekend with local organically grown veggies!

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