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World Food Day Celebration Scheduled for Oct. 14

The St. Croix University of the Virgin Islands campus will play host to a World Food Day celebration from noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. For the culinary minded, there will be a “Youth Super Chef” Competition and a “Banana Splash” Competition for the public. There will be workshops on the banana family of fruits and vegetables, cassava and chicken.
For the hungry, there will be a food vendors’ court offering hot dishes with lots of fresh local ingredients and a farmers’ market to buy fresh local fruits and vegetables to take home for dinner.
The day will be fair-like, with tours of UVI’s Agricultural Experiment field facilities, a petting zoo, music by Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra, DJ Porter, and performances by the St. Croix Martial Arts and the Ay Ay Cultural Dance Company.
Participants attending the workshops will get free samples of dishes featuring these crops. Free vegetable seedlings will also be distributed.
There is no entrance fee – just bring a non-perishable food item for the food drive. Donations will be given to the local food banks.
World Food Day is sponsored by UVI Cooperative Extension Service, V.I. Department of Agriculture, UVI’s Agricultural Experiment Station, Home Depot and Plaza Extra.
For more information, call Clarice Clarke at 692-4060.

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