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Friday, February 23, 2024


USDA Awards VIDA $2.7 Million Grant to Improve Local Agriculture Infrastructure

The USVI has been awarded $2.7 million by the US Department of Agriculture's American Marketing Service Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Program to build two commercial kitchens in the territory and engage the underprivileged population in sustainable agricultural practices.

District School Food Authority to Begin Training for 2023-2024 After School Snack Program

The program will operate from Nov. 20, 2023, through May 17, 2024. Training will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the School Food Authority District Office

Registration Now Open for UVI’s Beginner Culinary Program; Deadline Is August 17

The six-month certification program for beginners allows students to benefit from a blend of learning techniques to nurture their passion and potential as they hone practical skills that can be applied in a wide range of culinary settings.

King of the Wing Winners to Represent the USVI at National Buffalo Wing Festival

Chef Isaac Buckner and his team from The Tap Room / St. John Brewers will now be attempting to bring home another trophy, this time from the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Orchard Park, New York.

UVI CELL Culinary Program Celebrates Closing Ceremony for First Cohort

Led by renowned Executive Chef Kerish Robles, the UVI CELL Culinary Program is a six-month beginner-certified fundamental cook program designed to provide students with comprehensive training in the culinary arts.

UVI ‘Afternoon on the Green’ Awards Scholarships to 2 H.S. Students and Prizes to Winning Cooks

Cooks, volunteers, supporters and fun seekers who numbered in the thousands turned out at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Afternoon on the Green fundraiser on Sunday, March 19, on St. Thomas, to raise money for college scholarships.

AARP Applauds Passage of Bill to Appropriate Funds for the V.I. Agricultural Plan

AARP in The Virgin Islands advocated for funding to support the local farming industry in the Virgin Islands, in particular the Agricultural Plan.

Packaged Food/Beverage Manufacturers Have Opportunity to Grow With Three Queens Ventures

Women business owners in the U. S. Virgin Islands can build viable, resilient businesses that will have a global market presence.

Ridge to Reef Farm to Hold Slow Down Dinners on Oct. 29 and Nov. 12; Senepol Exhibit to Open Oct. 29

The first Slow Down Dinner will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29, at Ridge to Reef Farm (R2R) (Creque Dam Road) hosted by Nate Olive.

St. Croix Farmers in Action to Hold 6th Annual Crucian Coconut Festival in December

St. Croix Farmers in Action to Hold 6th Annual Crucian Coconut Festival in December

UVI Launches Culinary Arts Program on Orville E. Kean Campus

The University of the Virgin Islands is launching the Culinary Arts Program to provide a foundation for residents to embark on a career in the industry.

Chef Digby Featured in Nissan’s Hispanic American Month Celebration

Digby Stridiron of St. Croix was recently selected to participate in a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month by automobile manufacturer Nissan.

Cory Baker of Barefoot Buddha Restaurant Wins 2nd Place at National Buffalo Wing Festival

Chef Cory Baker of Barefoot Buddha Restaurant won "Media Best in Show" at the 20th National Buffalo Wing Festival held at over the Labor Day weekend in Buffalo, NY.

Fill Out Agrifest Survey, Get $5 ‘Good Food Bucks’

The $5 “Good Food Bucks” voucher can be used to make minimum purchases of $5 from participating vendors, selling plants, produce, and goods in the Farmer’s Market Pavilion.

St. Croix Filmmaker’s New Documentary Focuses on the Importance of Agriculture

St. Croix filmmaker Ramon Richardson recently released a documentary about the importance of agriculture on his home island.

DOH Reminds Food Establishments, Public of Health Permit Requirements

The V.I. Department of Health’s (DOH) Division of Environmental Health (DEH) reminds food establishments and the public of the following permitting requirements:

World Central Kitchen Relaunches Volunteer Agritourism Program Across Caribbean

Locals and visitors seeking fun and safe outdoor experiences will once again have the opportunity to visit and support food producers in PR, USVI and The Bahamas through the Food Producer Network.

Watch Virtual Holiday Crucian Cooking Show This Week

Crucian cultural cuisine will be highlighted every day through Christmas with a virtual cooking series at 11:30 a.m. on the Department of Education's Facebook page.

Department of Health Temporarily Changes Health Card Schedule

The Virgin Islands Department of Health has implemented new temporary hours of operation for processing of food handler/health cards.

Special Event Health Permits Needed for All Food Sale Events

All persons working at an event who will be handling and serving food, beverages or food service items must have a current Food Handlers Health Card.


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