ARTfarm Monday: Q & A with Farmer Luca

Q&A Monday with Farmer Luca

Q: What is your favorite fruit?
A: As of this very moment right now, FIGS. 20140224-111435.jpg

Live in the now! Today, from 3–6 p.m. on South Shore Rd.: Microgreens, sweet salad mix, teen spicy salad mix, teen arugula; TOMATO MADNESS with cherry tomatoes, big tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes in GREAT ABUNDANCE; radishes, onions, carrots, cooking greens, garlic chives, cilantro, parsley, hot chili peppers various types, farm fresh eggs from the ARTfarm chickens, and cute, cuddly, irresistible Mediterranean figs! And a new batch of I-sha vegan coconut milk ice cream in sweet, delicious St. Croix fruit and veggie flavors!!

ARTfarm Saturday: Tomato Vortex

Big tomatoes, little tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes… Yellow, orange, green, purple and classic red tomatoes. Ridiculous, innumerable, vine-ripened, juicy, intense, sweet South Shore ARTfarm tomatoes. Fed nothing but homemade compost and collected rainwater. Eat them!!

To go with your tomatoes: Sweet salad mix, spicy salad mix, baby spicy salad mix, baby arugula, cucumbers, carrots, onions, radishes, kale, collards, baby fennel, dandelion greens, kang-kon (asian water spinach), broccoli, bodhi beans, eggplant, sweet bell peppers, hot chili peppers, cilantro, recao, rosemary, thyme, flat leaf parsley, Italian basil, holy basil, Thai basil, lemon basil, lemon balm, lemongrass, a sprinkling of Mediterranean figs, passionfruit and fresh-cut zinnia flowers. We grew it for you!! Open 10 AM – 12 noon down the South Shore. Between Hapenny Beach and the Boy Scout camp. See you at the farmstand, and bring your galoshes! 20140125-090640.jpg

ARTfarm stand open today Monday from 3 – 5:30pm – MORE TOMATO MADNESS!

Closeup of a red-tipped head of green sweet lettuce grown at ARTfarm.
We grow many varieties of sweet lettuce at ARTfarm. Enjoy a head of lettuce or pick up a bag of our freshly made salad mix with six varieties of sweet lettuce!

Slicer tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, mild spicy mix, arugula, lettuce heads, beans, Chinese cabbage, kale, escarole, holy basil, italian basil, lemon basil, garlic chives, two types of cilantro, dill, lemongrass cut to order, sweet green peppers and papayas.

We might be a little bit low on our usual rainbow of zinnia flowers today, as we hosted a very beautiful wedding on Saturday night at the farm! Congratulations Amy and Justin!

All organically grown with extra love, for you! Happy Monday!

ARTfarm Wednesday 3-5:30pm – C is for Cukes!

Okay folks, in a word, CUCUMBERS!

If that wasn’t enough, we are also getting seriously close to Crazy Tomato Time. Luca and our three year old harvested the first heirloom slicers today and the cherries are gaining critical sweetness and ripeness.

And what goes better with tomatoes than crispy sweet juicy cucumbers? Starting now we’ve got some of your old favorite green slicers AND some fanciful new varieties, including a white cucumber Christina likes to call “the manatee.”

Please come out and enjoy these in smaller early-season quantities, plus our salad mixes to provide the perfect foil: ARTfarm microgreens, baby spicy, baby arugula, big arugula, sweet mix and spicy mix. One bag of greens makes several meals and will last a loooong time in the fridge!

As always, we’ll have freshly cut herbs including dill, cilantro, garlic chives, lemongrass, tulsi, galangal and basil, and cooking greens, including kale, collards, italian greens, and asian greens.

Fruits for Wednesday’s stand include fresh coconuts, sweet papaya and nesple (aka mesple, aka brown sugar fruit!). And Wanda’s local honey for your bush tea, and Alisha’s amazing chocolates to put you over the top!

In the beauty department we have gigantic, ridiculously cheery zinnias, pineapple plants, and gorgeous native trees.

Take a little break and come see us! We got what you need!