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Happy Spring!

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 Circus

Kiki and the Flaming Gypsies Chef Jamison Pollitt

Crucian farm-raised “steam pit” pig roast & vegan farm fresh dishes!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

6:30-11pm

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

http://www.ridge2reef.org

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!

TOMATO JAM
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!”
HIGHLIGHTS:
Slide Presentation on Tomatoes
Grafting workshop (limit 20)
Optional Lunch
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


Happy Sunday!
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!

VI Locally Grown market 2/17/13


Good morning!
After waking up to a refreshing rain shower in the rainforest, Ridge to Reef farm is here at Agri Fest, along with many of the other market growers. Stop by and say hello! We hope to see you at the ag grounds, and at Polly’s on Wednesday!

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Good morning St. Croix,

We have just finished our first week of CSA, and the farm is feeling great! We pulled hundreds of bunches of radishes, turnips, and greens, harvested dozens of pounds of beans, and even sampled the first of our tomatoes which will be available on the market soon! This week we have the first of our amazing cucumbers available for sale. Come check it out!

V.I. Locally Grown - Week of 1/27/13


Good Afternoon!

This marks the first week of Ridge to Reef Farm’s winter Community Supported Agriculture program! We’re bursting with fresh, organic produce. Check out our new offerings, like multi-colored radishes, tatsoi and romano beans. Be sure to look at all of our growers’ delicious local fruits, vegetables and value-added products! Hope to see you at the market.

VI locally grown week of 1/20


Howdy Ya’ll! The market is open for business. Come get the best produce in the the territory — it’s only a click away!

VI locally grown week of 1/13


Good night St. Croix! This week we’ve rearranged and consolidated the categories on the market to make it easier to find the products you’re looking for. Our growers have a lot of delicious produce and value added goods for sale this week. Take a look!