ARTfarm Wednesday, 3–6 p.m.: chocolate pudding fruit!

Black sapote fruit (chocolate pudding fruit, Diospyros nigra) is an unusual, seldom exported, island treat. A cousin of the persimmon fruit, they can be eaten sweet or savory out of hand, sliced or pureéd, or used in a multitude of places where you would want a rich fruit pulp.

Pick up a few and try them in smoothies. They can be combined with citrus as handily as with dairy and a pinch of sugar, so experiment and see how you like them best!

Black sapotes are generally the size of slicer tomatoes and grow on mid-sized trees with dark green foliage that resemble avocado trees, but are more resilient.

Today’s stand: Sweet mixed salad greens, teen spicy salad mix, teen arugula, microgreens, cucumbers, Bodhi beans, kale, broccoli greens, carrots, onions, basil, chili peppers, lettuce heads, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, farm fresh eggs, passionfruit, and ripe black sapote. 20140326-143324.jpg

Get Fresh on Valentine’s Day!

Tell your love you want them to live a long, long time: buy them some healthy organically grown delicious fresh sweet fruits and veggies! (Love yourself, too!) Pick up some fresh farm flowers, some valentine-red tomatoes, some sweet magenta-red beets, deeply purple mustard greens, red passionfruits, and other love treats at ARTfarm this afternoon to make your Valentine’s dinner an expression of true love!

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Delicious ARTfarm beets, freshly harvested from the gardens, ready for you to turn into a red-themed dish for your loved one on Valentine’s Day (or any day you’re feeling the love)!

If you’re heading out to dinner tomorrow night, ARTfarm has you covered! You can enjoy our sweet fresh produce lovingly prepared by our favorite chefs at Savant, Salud! Bistro, Tavern 1844, Dashi, Tutto Bene, Kendrick’s, Cultured Pelican, Duggan’s Reef, and the Terrace at the Buccaneer.

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Passionfruits have a sweety-tarty flavor that adds lift and life to all kinds of recipes! Popular for juice, delicious eaten out of hand or with a spoon… one of nature’s amazing gifts! Happy Valentine’s Day!

For today’s pre-Valentine farmstand, 3-6pm, ARTfarm is offering unconditionally: Fresh cut flowers, beautiful red tomatoes, cheerful cherry tomatoes, romantic Mediterranean figs, adorable hot pink radishes, tender teen arugula, sweet salad mix, spicy salad mix, beautiful fresh beets with their greens, crunchy cucumbers, purple long beans, onions, garlic chives, mustard greens, basil, sage, cilantro (frilly and flat leaf), dill, local honey, vegan ice cream!

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Hot pink, sweet and spicy little breakfast radishes make a tasty little salad for the love bunny in your life. Crunch crunch!