VI Locally Grown Market 5/19/13
Good Morning St. Croix!
We’re pleased to present this week’s bounty of produce, local foods and crafts.
Basil is plentiful right now, don’t miss the opportunity to make some pesto with offerings from Bijou Farm, Ridge to Reef Farm, RAs and Queen Caribee.
Get it while it lasts – Miracle Fruit, the natural sugar-free way to make sour foods taste sweet! Only from Ridge to Reef Farm.
Have a wonderful day,
The folks at VI Locally Grown
VI Locally Grown - Over 100 local, sustainable food and crafts from STX!
Good morning and happy Mother’s Day!
We are bringing at your fingertips over 100 local and sustainable food and craft items, all produced on St. Croix from the top sustainable growers around.
Please support our growers and the products they are listing! There are so many useful items that can save you from scouring the island to find your local needs.
Try out some cold-pressed coconut oil and ditch the vegetable and olive oil for a week!
See what the moringa madness craze is all about, by picking up some bundles of organic moringa leaves for tea and salads, or pods for a new super-nutritious steamed vegetable!
Check out the many vegetables available and for ideas on how to use them, visit the Ridge to Reef CSA recipe page at: http://www.ridge2reef.org/recipes.html
Also, we have announced the opening of the Ridge to Reef CSA program registration for the summer and fall seasons. There are pick-up locations on all three islands, and two in St. Croix for your convenience. Pay up front for a season and get a box of organic goodies plus recipes every week! Memberships are over half taken, so if you want to participate, click here and register soon before they are all sold out! http://www.ridge2reef.org/csa-registration-page.html
Thanks for joining us in our mission to provide a stable source of local organic food in the territory. Without you, and your dollars voting for local food, we could never succeed!
The bounty is here for you,
VI Locally Grown market 4/28/13
We’d like to welcome some new local producers to the market — Permalife STX, with natural coconut oil, and JahBliss Baked Goods, offering vegan breads and cakes made with local ingredients (like banana, pumpkin, & ginger).
Also, don’t miss out on Ridge to Reef Farm’s delicious peppers! Choose from Sweet Italian red peppers and spicy Jalapenos.
See you Wednesday!
VI Locally Grown market 4/21/13
We’re pleased to announce a bounty of recent additions to the V.I. Locally Grown market!
These include Sweet Peppers and Jalapenos from Ridge to Reef Farm, bamboo kitchenware from Cozy Creations, a delicious lettuce variety (new red fire) from Queen Caribee, celery and chlorophyll from RAs Sonrise Daughter Stand, and lemongrass from Pleasant Vale, plus many more!
Hope to see you this Wednesday.
VI Locally Grown market 3/31/13
Check out this week’s Locally Grown offerings.
See you Wednesday!
Check out this week’s locally grown offerings – some new products include Cruzan Easter Lily plants from Bijou Farm, pumpkin juice from RA’s Sonrise Daughter Farm Stand and Basil bouquets from Ridge to Reef Farm.
Be sure to try the heirloom and slicing tomatoes from Ridge to Reef Farm! Here are some comments we’ve received from our customers-
“The one tomato in my order last week made me cry it was so delicious! Thank you!!”
“Thank you for providing aswesome local food!”
“I didn’t know tomatoes could look like that – I thought it was an apple at first! So good!”
If you’re around the rainforest today, stop by Ridge to Reef Farm for our Pig Roast (details below).
FARM-B-QUE w/ LIVE BLUEGRASS
A Stress-Free Event
at Ridge to Reef Farm
under the waxing moon
w/Seven Handle CircusKiki and the Flaming Gypsies Chef Jamison Pollitt
Crucian farm-raised “steam pit” pig roast & vegan farm fresh dishes!
Sunday, March 24, 2013
A Fundraiser for the VI Community Supported Agriculture program!
$20-30 suggested donation at door (volunteer positions also available)
WHAT: A cookout and concert on the lawn to support our activities as a farm! Our organic farm has a 97 shareholding members and growing in our Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA)! We are delivering fresh organic food territory-wide for families and top restaurants. The off-grid solar powered farmstead is a great place to escape the city lights and enjoy the moonlight with sweet bluegrass from Seven Handled Circus, a group of guys who simply kill it! Also Kiki and the Flaming Gypsies will be by the Fireball lighting it up! Chef Jamison Pollitt and Troy Hollebeke will be serving up some tasty eats right out of the garden! This evening is a donation event to support our CSA program.
WHEN: Arrive as early as 6pm to tour the farm, buffet-style food and music starts 7pm, island time, come a little earlier to help out or walk around.
HOW: Suggested $20-$30 donation for entertainment, local BBQ and all organic farm fresh salad, and organic farm trimmings (vegetarian & vegans included)!
Bring blanket or folding chair for the lawn, and a re-usable cup for your beverage of choice.
We provide compostable plates that will go in a special receptacle for compost materials
If you bring your beer, please bring cans so they can be recycled:) Pack it in, pack it out!
WHERE: Ridge to Reef Farm, Community Center Lawn
Our road is in decent shape (bumpy pot holes) and we suggest coming up Creque Dam Road from Frederiksted by the waterfalls! Directions: http://www.ridge2reef.org/map—directions.html
WHAT ELSE: We will have a pre SIGN-UP list for our Spring/Summer 2013 COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA) program, spaces are limited! Tomatoes, calabash craft, and other farm products will also be available for sale.
WHO: The Band, the farmers, and YOU (family friendly)
*RAIN or SHINE (We hope for rain!!!),
Please return this Email to RSVP:) not required, but helpful so we know how much food to harvest;)
See you here,
Ridge to Reef Farmers
Ridge to Reef Farm / Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute
2011 EPA Environmental Quality Award Winners
VI Locally Grown market 3/17/13
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Hope everyone enjoyed the festivities yesterday. We’re bursting with tomatoes at Ridge to Reef Farm – if you’d like to make a trip to the rainforest today, come by for our event Tomato Jam (details below) @ the farm!
Make sure to check out the fresh local offerings this week – basil, parsley, tomatoes, chlorophyll, mustard greens, plaintain chips, tropical flowers, and more!
Don’t miss out on our bulk tomato specials – order a case of tomatoes for canning, preserving, salsa making and more!
Hope to see you this Wednesday!
A Stress-Free Event
at Ridge to Reef Farm
Sunday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day
11-4pm (gate opens at 10:30)
FREE (lunch and produce sales sold separately)
“GET YOUR GREEN THUMB ON AT THIS SPECIAL MID-DAY MINI FEST RIGHT WHERE THE RED FOOD GROWS!”
Slide Presentation on Tomatoes
Grafting workshop (limit 20)
Live Acoustic Music
Tomato and other Organic Crop Sales (while supplies last)
Cooking and Preserving Tomatoes Demo
with acoustic musical guests Waller Band!
& other special guests
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The tomatoes are back! We are celebrating with sort of a last-minute mini-mid-day festival about our favorite annual fruits!
PLEASE RVSP for workshop and lunch, as slots are limited. We are trying to make better quality tomatoes a normal thing for the Virgin Islands! This event could be small or big, wet or dry, who knows? We know there will be tomatoes until they are all gone!
Email us back to RSVP:)
For more details and directions, check out the event invitation.
VI locally grown week of 3/10
Good morning St. Croix!
Tomato season is in full gear! Get your ripe, delicious heirloom, slicing, and cherry tomatoes fresh from our vines! And check out all the new crafted products from our local artisans while you’re at it.
See you on Wednesday!
VI Locally Grown market 3/3/13
It’s March, and things are starting to seem a bit more like springtime. Check out the VI Locally Grown market for farm-fresh produce, eggs and more! We hope to see you this Wednesday!
VI Locally Grown market 2/24/13
Check out this weeks offerings from the VI Locally Grown market! Some new additions include Organic Sungold cherry tomatoes from Ridge to Reef Farm, and tropical flowers from Mt. Victory Camp. Look forward to seeing you at the market this week!