Feb. 26, 2004 – Farmers on St. Thomas' west end will be gathering on Sunday to celebrate and share the fruits (and vegetables) of their labors at the Bordeaux Farmers Sunday Market.
The market centers around the old Bordeaux tennis courts where the farmers, many of whom are members of the local Rastafarian farmer's cooperative "We Grow Food Inc.", set up shop the last Sunday of every month.
There, on St. Thomas' wild West End, visitors to the market will find a variety of fruits and vegetables for sale that were grown along the dramatically sloping hillsides of the surrounding acreage.
Typical produce on any given Sunday includes cucumbers, various lettuces, lemon grass, bush tea, herbs such as basil and oregano, limes, a variety of peppers ranging from mild to hot, as well as all manner of root vegetables like casava and squash.
According to a release from We Grow Food representative Jacinda Palmer, market-goers on Sunday can also expect a feast of prepared hot and cold dishes made West Indian and Rastafari-style. Ital, tofu and vegetable pates, local drinks and banana-carrot cake are among the specials listed by Palmer.
And in celebration of the close of Black History Month, Sunday's market will include an array of youth-centered activities sponsored by the Rastafari Improvement Association. Youths of all ages will be able to try their hand at pillow-making, learn the delicate art of transplanting flowers, and how to create art using locally available materials generously provided by mother nature.
Market hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For further information or for driving directions, call 776-3037.
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