ARTfarm Healthy Lifestand 10am – 12noon

Seasoning peppers are pungent little packages of intense fruity pepper flavor with no (or extremely mild) heat. They look like scotch bonnets, and some folks assume that’s what they are, but these things have all the fragrance of the scotch bonnet with none of the pain factor. They ‘taste like the Caribbean’, as Farmer Luca likes to say. They are amazing to add to all kinds of dishes and sauces, and impart a smoky kind of flavor.

One of the great secrets to really tasty food preparation is just to start with really good fresh ingredients. If you do that, you can keep things very simple and they will taste incredible.

This Saturday’s farmstand, 10am – 12noon: welcome to February! Tomato incredibleness continues, with even more heirlooms (please don’t squeeze), loads of fresh sweet salad mix, teen arugula, baby ‘almost micro’ spicy salad mix, tons of figs, beautiful seasoning peppers, sweet bell peppers, assorted spicy hot peppers, no-peel baby ginger and turmeric, lettuce heads, various cooking greens, dandelion greens, endive, Italian basil, lemon basil, Thai basil, holy basil, cilantro, dill, garlic chives, a few bunches of parsley, sage, French breakfast radishes, baby carrots, butternut squash, Thai pumpkin (so so so good with edible skin), and zinnia flowers.

Early birds will also choose from a few bunches of scallions and onions, some watermelon, some cucumbers, and the first of our Hawaiian sweet corn.

See you in the morning!

Holiday Sweet Corn Flash Mob! 3pm Today!!

This afternoon from 3 – 4:30 PM, we will be creating a piece of performance art called “Holiday Corn Flash Mob” OPEN, due to a bumper crop of beautiful organically grown SWEET CORN, plus sweet salad mix and red and yellow watermelon. Hope you’re tuning in, Dan and Fran!

We will also have a few bunches of scallions, cilantro, green Serrano chilis (add watermelon and corn for an amazing salsa) and Italian basil.

Join us TODAY 3-4:30pm and celebrate the bounty! Early birds can help choreograph the flash mob. There will be plenty of corn for everybody!

Friday Special Holiday Farmstand (closed Saturday) 3-5:30pm

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Santa’s little helpers gave Farmer Luca a hand bringing in the giant watermelons last night! Come and get ’em!

Whatever December holidays you may be celebrating, we wish you ALL the building of wonderful, fond memories and stronger bonds with your families and community; and peace, health, creativity and prosperity in the new year to come.

Early birds today will be treated to the first of our sweet corn harvest and a limited supply of slicing and cherry tomatoes.

Here’s the list: Sweet salad mix, teen arugula, teen spicy salad mix, crispy cucumbers, loads of watermelons, a few pints of cherry tomatoes, a couple of slicing tomatoes, cooking greens, escarole, dandelion greens, radishes, carrots, onions, scallions, sweet potatoes, a few ears of sweet corn, Italian basil, holy basil, lemon basil, cilantro, dill, recao, beautiful spicy baby ginger, papaya, passionfruit, sweet Japanese mini melons, and cut flowers.

Best wishes from our family to yours! We appreciate all you wonderful, loyal supporters!

Love, Luca, Christina, Marina, Katie, Jen, Kiko, Valeria, Heather, Augustus, Matthew, James, Daryl, Ginger, Spicy, Moonlight, Mrs. Grove, Little Spotty, Whoopsie Pie, Polly, Mr. Nibbles and all the many, many other creatures great and small…

Salad, Tomatoes, Fish and Wanda! 10 AM – 12 noon

A peaceful sunrise floods the pastures at Longford.

Life is good, people! Wanda the Bee Lady’s back! Oh gosh and Ryan and Kim will be on hand at 10am with fresh caught mahi! And we have tomatoes and sweet corn again, and arugula, and Bethany’s fresh goat cheese and Feel-I and Shalima’s ice cream! WOooooooOOOOOOOO!! Join us, 10am – 12 noon on the South Shore!

Lots of ARTfarm goodies at this bustling time of year…

 

The bell peppers have been plentiful this season!

Here is the full list for today: Sweet salad mix, baby spicy salad mix, baby arugula, teen arugula, sweet corn!, cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, wild cucumbers, summer squash, loads of pumpkin, green and red bell peppers, yellow seasoning peppers, red serrano peppers, red Indian chilies, Italian basil, holy basil, lemon basil, Thai basil, garlic chives, cilantro, dill, parsley, rosemary, loads of onions with green edible tops, ginger root, lettuce heads, kale, carrots, multiple types of radish, a few figs, and loads of zinnia flowers, cosmos and marigolds!

From our partners we have Wanda’s local honey meads (smile and song included), fresh mahi from Ryan and Kim, local goat cheese from Fiddlewood Farms, and I-Sha’s locally made vegan ice cream!

Enjoy!

Presidential Farmstand, 3-6pm Today

“It will not be doubted that with reference either to individual or national welfare, agriculture is of primary importance.” – President George Washington

“Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most wedded to its liberty and interests, by the most lasting bonds.” – President Thomas Jefferson

“The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” – President Franklin D. Roosevelt from the Letter to all State Governors on a Uniform Soil Conservation Law (February 26, 1937)

ARTfarm is open today at our regular Monday 3-6 time and place on South Shore Road: Sweet salad mix, spicy salad mix, arugula, microgreens, sweet corn, loads of cherry tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, chili peppers, sweet peppers, Italian basil, holy basil, garlic chives, cilantro, fresh ginger root, loads of Julie mangoes, and loads of sweet Mediterranean figs!

From our partner we have I-Sha’s vegan coconut cream ice cream in local fruit flavors!
IMG_8276.JPGWe hope everyone has spent some enjoyable time at the Ag Fair this weekend! The fair is still open today if you haven’t had a chance to get your local-flavor-farm-groove on yet! Go, ride the rides, eat yummy local foods, enjoy the great wares and crafts of artists and vendors, look at all the school projects, get your groove on with some great local bands, ride the soul train, pet baby animals, smell the pigs, and check out all the plants and produce!

Wednesday’s Corny Joke – Open 3-6pm Today!

We hope you’ll agree with us that an excessively corny joke can never be in truly poor taste. Well, you be the judge: ARTfarm Theatre presents “A Radish Walks Into a Bar”.

It’s true, all of the featured actors in the presentation above are available for purchase at today’s stand, along with other fresh items: Sweet salad mix, arugula, spicy salad mix, sweet corn, loads of tomatoes and cherry tomatoes (all types), beans, Italian basil, holy basil, lemon basil, Thai basil, parsley, cilantro, garlic chives, radishes, beets, onions, scallions, chili peppers, a few mangoes, black sapote (chocolate pudding fruit), passionfruit and a few bags of fresh Mediterranean figs!!

We still have plenty of freshly made refreshing vegan coconut ice creams in a rainbow of natural fruit and vegetable flavors from I-Sha.

Hey, don’t forget the salsa ingredients!IMG_8205.JPG

And…an exclusive for our subscribers, a behind-the-scenes look at our film studio…IMG_8207.JPG

ARTfarm Wednesday 3-6pm

Come south to our little oasis after work this afternoon and beat the Saturday crowds: Sweet salad mix, baby spicy salad mix, baby arugula, cucumbers, lots of tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, last of the sweet corn, Italian basil, kale, radishes, beets, escarole, dandelion greens, chili peppers, dill, cilantro, parsley, garlic chives, mint, recao (culantro) and zinnia flowers. All organically grown with rainwater irrigation.

IMG_7853.JPGJen’s fingers are coated in the magic green fairy dust of tomato plants after a long afternoon picking.

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