ARTfarm Winter Roots Saturday! 10am – 12noon

This Saturday we’re open 10am – 12 noon. We have lots of beautiful root vegetables, herbs, cooking greens and pumpkins for your winter menu; with refreshing, juicy summery watermelon, ripe tomatoes and baby salad greens just to remind you you’re in the tropics! Here’s the full list (and a yummy drink idea from a friend at the end):

Starting at 10am down the South Shore we’ll have lots of tomatoes, lots and lots of cherry tomatoes, teen spicy salad mix, teen arugula, sweet salad mix, lots of various lettuce heads including large romaine type, just a few cucumbers, seasoning peppers, green bell peppers, a few Serano peppers, red and yellow-fleshed watermelons, lots of winter squash, various varieties. Farmer Luca’s favorite Tahitian pumpkin is now ready, also lots of large butternut winter squash sliced in smaller portions.

Baby carrots, onions, radishes, beets, lots of various cooking greens including three kinds of kales, dandelion greens, cilantro, dill, parsley, Italian basil, Thai basil, lemon basil, garlic chives, holy basil, sage, thyme, lemongrass, lots of baby ginger, lots of baby turmeric (which freezes beautifully and then is handy and easy to microplane into whatever dish you’re cooking), lots of colorful zinnia flowers, and fresh figs. We will have two cash registers set up for speedier service!

Amaranta’s Winter Anti-Ick Herbal Tea

Are you feeling icky and jacked? This rooty brew will soothe the savage icky beast within. (Probably can’t say the same for the ones without.)

A thumb or more fresh grated turmeric

A thumb or more fresh grated ginger

Couple pinches black pepper (activates beneficial things in turmeric)

Three quarts water

A splash of 1/2 & 1/2 (or non-dairy substitute)

2 tsp honey

Bring water to a boil. Add ginger and turmeric. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Pour into cup(s), add 1/2 & 1/2 or whatever non-dairy thing you want, and honey. Stir. Sip. Be happier than you were 20 minutes prior.

ARTfarmers make this adding a bunch of fresh lemongrass in the water. Heavenly warm or cold. And makes your house smell amazing, this.

ARTfarm Saturday Slaw-Breakers

Summertime is time to make slaw. Here is our list for Saturday’s stand, recipe follows! 

10 AM to 12 noon: Bunched sweet potato greens, red and yellow seasoning peppers, garlic chives, recao, basil, rosemary, loads of sweet potatoes in all sizes, sweet red pumpkin. Julie mangoes, Haitian Kidney mangoes, Viequen Butterball mangoes, plus lots of dragonfruit and sweet papaya, a few pineapples and passionfruit. Bethany’s amazing goat cheese, super fresh!

A sweet and sour raw Asian slaw salad of refreshing green fruits cools and delights the palate and is a great complementary foil for barbecued or grilled meats or other salty foods. 

Here’s Christina’s all-ARTfarm recipe:

Law-Breakin’ Slaw

2 green mangoes, peeled

3-4 large green papayas, peeled and seeds removed

1 lb. raw sweet pumpkin (yes, Yvette Browne!)

2–3 small red onions

Quarter cup or so of fresh raw peanuts, chopped and dry roasted with salt (yes, we have been experimenting with peanuts!)


Three small limes, juiced into a bowl

2 Tablespoons honey. Dissolve in lime juice

Few drops of potent pepper sauce or half a fresh chili pepper, diced


Grate the mango, papaya and pumpkin on a box grater (great upper arm workout) or using a food processor. Slice the red onions thin. Toss all together in a large bowl.

Mix together the dressing. Pour over and toss. Refrigerate. 

Roast the peanuts and sprinkle over top or reserve on side for garnish. 

Can also add blanched green beans, cucumber slices, a few cherry tomatoes. Or, in season right now, a bit of cubed mango or other sweet ripe fruits. 

Look for Luca at Mango Melee on Sunday! In the new farmer section!

ARTfarm Wednesday…Pumpkins! 3-6pm

Wow zinnia! Photo by Farmer Jennifer Valiulis

We are open today, 3–6 p.m.! Some special treats today… It is pumpkin harvest time at ARTfarm this year! Pumpkins are one of those versatile vegetables that can be used in desserts and entrées alike. They are perfect in soups and stews, ravioli and gnocchi, they are wonderful halved and roasted in the oven, they go into pies and soufflés and cheesecakes and tarts, they can be puréed and added to many dishes to give them extra richness, thickness and sweetness.

Maybe we are biased, but we think that our pumpkins are incredibly beautiful, each one with a unique shape and color pattern. We suggest you buy a couple of whole ones and display them in your home for a couple of days before enjoying them.

Pumpkin and goat cheese are a great match. We have beautiful locally made goat cheese medallions today from the VI’s Alpine Dairy Goat herd, Fiddlewood Farm!

Sweet salad mix, baby arugula, cherry tomatoes, slicing and heirloom tomatoes, loads of beautiful onions, loads of red serranos and red Indian chili peppers, green bell peppers, garlic chives, parsley, cilantro, Italian basil, holy basil, lemon basil, three types of radishes, assorted beautiful pumpkins, and loads of zinnia flowers!

Delicious Saturday: 10am – 12 noon

It’s the height of tomato season and the time of year where we have the most variety! Swing South on your way to your weekend and get some beautiful locally, sustainably and organically grown produce straight from the farmer!

Sweet salad mix, spicy and baby spicy salad mix, arugula, baby arugula, cucumbers, beets, carrots, yard long beans, all sorts of tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, kale, dandelion greens, escarole, endive, radicchio, onions, pumpkin, radishes, ginger, Italian basil, lemon basil, Thai basil, holy basil, garlic chives, dill, cilantro, parsley, passionfruit, a few bags of fat fresh Mediterranean figs, fresh cut zinnia flowers!

Our pumpkins were petite but incredibly flavorful this year. They have a very pungent, dry flesh that holds up beautifully to cooking. By the slice!


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