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newbe
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Does STX have a farmer's market or produce farm?

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Topic starter Posted : May 11, 2008 12:26 pm
Betty
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Today Creque Dam Farm has a little farmers market that will be open today at 1pm. They usually have an ad in sundays paper with directions. Southgate farms (by Cheesburgers) is only open a couple days a week. And about a dozen or so house farmers set up booths on the side of the roads. I'm sure some of the gardeners on this board will know more.

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Posted : May 11, 2008 12:30 pm
limetime2
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Every Saturday morning there is a farmers market in La Reine, between the abandoned fish market and the La Reine Chicken Shack. It is an awesome place and I try to go at least once a month. Fresh produce by various vendors, lots of plants to purchase, locally made hot sauces, chutneys and such. It is small but well worth a visit. I love talking to the local farmers and supporting the fantastic effort they make on island. (If you are a gardener its a great place for herb plants, etc... as well as of course the Dept. of Agriculture nursery).

UVI has a little produce store and sell fresh Telapia. Don't know the hours.

The little roadside stands all over the island are great too, make sure and stop at them when you see somthing nice on the tables. There is also a tomato farmer at the C'sted side beginning of North Shore Road. I think his name is Pente and he is norwegian, swedish or something. He has been growing tomatoes and other produce for years on island and sells out of his home (follow the tomatoe signs).

There is a great produce market east way by Cheeseburgers - Southshore Farms... open Wednesday mornings.

'Coming Soon'... like in a year or so hopefully... there will be another farmers market in the Hermon Hill/Beeston Hill area.

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Posted : May 11, 2008 1:48 pm
newbe
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Thank you for the great replies. It is the "little things" that make for a good quality of life. Thanks you for helping us all through your replies.

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Topic starter Posted : May 13, 2008 1:51 pm
danieljude
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Hello there! There is a farmers market opening across from the Beeston Hill Medical complex with hundreds of acres of sustainable crops to be grown and sold. Very exciting as it is so close to both C'sted and Mid-island. Also, all farmers will have to have health cards, and food will be grown predominantly organically.

Best wishes,

Dan

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Posted : May 14, 2008 4:45 pm
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