Kale, collards, baby bok choi, chinese cabbage; baby spicy mix, baby arugula, teen arugula, regular arugula, spicy mix, sweet mix, lettuce heads; italian and holy basils, lemongrass, garlic chives; papaya, local honey, and homemade Sweetface chocolates! Come dance in puddles with us!
Cool your jets this morning at ARTfarm, 10am-12noon. We’ve got freshly harvested Asian water spinach, tiny crispy microgreens, giant creamy avocados, buttery mangoes, lemongrass aka fever grass for the perfect cooling drink, basil and garlic chives. Try breadfruit (have you ever made tostones? YUM!), green papaya (makes an amazing slaw) and sugar apple. And sweet, potassium rich coconut water fresh out of the nut (delicious mixed with lemongrass tea – take home half a dozen precut nuts and fill up a pitcher in your fridge!). As always, we have Sweetface handmade chocolates in a rainbow of flavors, and Feel I’s Ital Ice Creams. Not much breeze these days, so why not utilize some of nature’s cooling tricks?
We are starting new shorter hours on Wednesday afternoons, as the summer approaches and we have a limited supply of greens on hand. Today’s farmstand features microgreens, mangoes, garlic chives, basil, kangkong (spinach), chocolates and honey!
Why no salad mix? The rain over the last month has destroyed the last few lettuce beds and the last of our tomato plants, so the sweet and spicy mixes we make with larger lettuces, and the tomatoes, will be but a fond memory until a few months from now. ‘Tis the season for mangoes, treating yourself to our tender baby and micro greens, and discovering the joys of hummus made with a delicious bunch of garlic chives blended in. Cool, refreshing summer treats! Feel I’s delicious ice cream will soon also return to the stand, we’ve been promised Beet Ginger for Saturday!
Things are pretty wet around here. Just when we think it is going to finally stop raining, it starts again. We had to cancel a school’s field trip visit to us today because it was just too muddy.
Hoping that the greens can tough it out and the abundant frogs locate the abundant caterpillars. We’ll be open for Saturday’s farmstand at 10am but it will be interesting to see what we can harvest! Hopefully it will dry out in the next few days.