ARTfarm July 10th Summer Fruit + Salad Greens Pop-up This Saturday, 11am–11:30am.

A July pop-up stand! Red dragonfruits are so sweet!! Come see us and stock up because you never know when the next pop-up will be! First come first serve starting at 11am Saturday til’ the line is done. Come stock your fridge with fresh permaculturey produce from your friendly local regenerative soil-building farming nerds!

Heavy basketloads of fresh ripe dragonfruits at ARTfarm

Farmer Luca will greet you Saturday to provide lots of sweet summer salad mix, lots of red (inside and out) dragonfruit, and for the early birds we’ll have a few fresh pineapples, small amounts of Thai mangoes and sweet papaya. Also available: lots of ginger and turmeric, plus seasoning peppers, baby bok Choi, garlic chives, lemongrass, and kaffir leaves… and Pineapple slips (baby pineapple plants for growing your own pineapple). (Text ahead if you want more than half a dozen pine slips so we can prep them for you, they are $2-4 per plant depending on size.)

Farmer Luca swore the ginger and turmeric were done last month but then he discovered a forgotten patch while planting out next year‘s crop. So we have some beautiful freshly harvested ginger and turmeric, surprise!

We look forward to seeing you — once again please, from the bridge of your nose to your beautiful forehead! We are still wearing masks and require that you do the same during our transactions. Kindly please maintain social distancing in the line, as everyone has their own comfort (and immune) level. You are awesome!

Love, ARTfarm

ARTfarm June 26th Salad greens Pop-up This Saturday, 11am–11:30am.

Another quick June pop-up stand! First come first serve on Saturday starting at 11am. Come stock your fridge with fresh permaculture produce from your friendly local organic farming nerds! Once again,

Rainwater drip irrigation means crispy juicy lettuce in dry times!

plenty of ARTfarm sweet summer salad mix, papaya, last of this season’s ginger, turmeric, seasoning peppers, Italian basil, garlic chives, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, Thai chili peppers, assorted cooking greens, zinnia flowers, a few mangoes and pineapples… and Pineapple slips (baby pineapple plants for growing your own pineapple).

If you think you want more than half a dozen pineapple slips, please drop us a text message with your name and how many slips you want at 340-514-4873 and we will box them up for you. They are between two and four dollars each depending on size.

These are some pretty big heads we got here at ARTfarm!

We look forward to seeing you — once again please, from the bridge of your nose to your beautiful forehead! We are still wearing masks and require that you do the same during our transactions. Kindly please maintain social distancing in the line, as everyone has their own comfort (and immune) level. You are awesome!

Sweet-n-Spicy Saturday 10am-12noon

Saturday farmstand: Lots and lots of farm fresh goodies with two checkout lines set up to serve you. We have such insane amounts of stuff that you can easily sleep in and come at 10:30am and still select from of 95% of our offerings.

Loads of sweet salad mix, lots of baby arugula, and lots of baby and teen spicy salad mix; slicer tomatoes, salad tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, sweet yellow cherry tomatoes, lots and lots of yellow and pink and red watermelons, beautiful sweet mini white bell peppers with thick flesh (use raw or cooked), cooking greens, bok choi, radishes, lettuce heads, Serrano peppers, Indian hot peppers, Thai chili peppers, Italian basil, Thai basil, lemon basil, cilantro, dill, garlic chives, baby ginger and turmeric, a few bunches of onions, a few bunches of carrots, a few cucumbers, lots and lots of figs, and lots of cut flowers.

On our Hurricane Maria recovery fundraising front, we’re up to $24,282 out of $44,000 total funds needed to restore farm buildings including our seedling house and gallery building, and ensure resilience for future events. Check out and share our GoFundMe page at gofundme.com/artfarmllc …and a huge thank you to everyone who has donated!

Love, ARTfarm

Gratitude Season – OPEN Wednesday Nov 21st, 3pm

The epic rains of early November 2018 brought epic rainbows. In this case, leading to the arresting sculpture of Niarus Walker.

Halloween flew by like a tropical bat, Diwali brought us its hopeful message of good defeating evil, and the elongated election season is nearly over; it is time to turn our thoughts back to family, gratitude, the simple things.

We are thankful for the many dedicated customers who are eager for ARTfarm to reopen! And for eleven inches of rain that fell over the first two weeks of November, decisively ending our water shortage – but also destroying the first lettuce crop of the season and creating some other setbacks. (We’re seeing major damage to melon vines and papaya trees and possible crop failures on ginger and some of our tomatoes.) But staying grateful that some of our gardens are recovering from all of the drenching!

We will be open for a special holiday farmstand on Wednesday, November 21st, 3pm – 5:30pm with a bumper crop of beautiful cucumbers and smaller quantities of a few other things including a limited supply of salad greens. Here’s the full list:

  • Lemongrass, garlic chives, Italian basil, rosemary, spicy radishes, two types of cucumbers, some teen spicy greens, baby arugula, a few bags of sweet mix, green papaya, wild cucumbers, some small bulb onions with large green tops (use like scallions), a few marigold and zinnia flowers. And ARTfarm turkey and chicken eggs! Super fresh!
  • Need a thoughtful gift for the holiday? This is a great time of year to get plants in the ground. We’ve got pineapple slips, fig trees, and native drought resistant shade tree saplings available for sale!
  • Tomatoes will come in around December 15th.
  • Grandma’s Fabulous Cucumber Salad that Luca loves (as told to Christina)

    There is no recipe for this.

    First of all don’t measure anything.

    Mandolin a cucumber into thin slices and thinner than anything you’ve ever experienced in your life. Paper thin. Then cover them in water and add an unspecified amount of too much salt. Then go away and do other stuff. Come back in a couple of hours.

    Rinse the heck out of them when you come back from your other activities and make sure they’re not too salty.

    Rinse them again and again and squeeze them to get the salty water out.

    Let them drain in a colander for even longer. Do other things.

    Chop up a couple of scallions.

    Add a big spoonful of mayo per cuke. Dress with vinegar and basil. Toss.

    So just make sure you have:

    • Maybe about half a cucumber per person
    • A bunch of scallions (green onion tops or garlic chives work too)
    • A generous handful of salt
    • A few spoonfuls of mayo
    • A little basil (could be dried if you don’t have fresh)
    • A little vinegar
    • Fun people to share it with!

    We finally got one of our chicken tractors rebuilt after the hurricane. The hens are thrilled with their more comfortable quarters.

    Bok. Bok.