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Tenth Annual Bordeaux Farmers Food Fair Set for This Weekend

Jan. 19, 2007– Fresh produce, delicious vegetarian dishes and local crafts will all be featured this weekend at the 10th annual Bordeaux Farmers Rastafari Agricultural and Cultural Food Fair, which will be held at the Bordeaux tennis courts on St. Thomas.
Saturday's events kick off at 10 a.m. and end at 7 p.m, while Sunday's events run from 10 a.m. through 11 p.m.
The official opening ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Other events during the day include musical performances by All-Stars Steel Orchestra, along with a "Home Grown Concert," with Dap Band featuring Junior P.
An African fashion show by Divinely Yours is also scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
On Sunday, there will be a presentation by the Ethiopian African Black International Congress, followed by poetry and drumming by the local spoken-word group, Echo People. The Prophecy Elementary School Quadrille Dancers will also make an appearance during the day, which concludes with another "Home Grown concert" scheduled for 6 p.m.
The annual Honoree Ceremony, which recognizes the efforts of several local farmers, is also scheduled for 1:15 p.m. on Sunday. According to the schedule of events, this is the first year the "Farmer of the Year Award" will be given to a woman — "Sista" Monica Smith.
Farm and dam tours will be conducted at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. There will also be numerous demonstrations, where those attending the fair will be able to learn broom making, pepper bottle making, live-food preparation and grafting.
The fair, which is hosted by the Bordeaux farmers' collective, We Grow Food Inc., is also funded in part by the V.I. Council on the Arts. Admission is $2 for adults. Children enter for free.
For more information on the fair, call 774-4204.
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