What do the USVI...
 
Notifications
Clear all

What do the USVI's need?

(@Iris_Tramm)
Posts: 681
Honorable Member
 

We need fewer chickens.
😎

Affirmative. A Rooster Removal Service would be most welcome.

Or, say, an annual coq au vin cooking competition?

 
Posted : April 11, 2013 11:03 pm
(@STXBob)
Posts: 2138
Noble Member
 

Oh - $8 for half a gallon of milk? Please tell me there is sarcasm in that statement...

None whatsoever. Welcome to Paradox.

Where do find milk at $8 for half a gallon, and what kind of milk is it?
On STX, we pay $5.99 for a gallon of run-of-the-mill skim milk at Pueblo or Plaza Extra.

 
Posted : April 12, 2013 2:07 am
(@speee1dy)
Posts: 8867
Illustrious Member
 

that could be the organic milk

 
Posted : April 12, 2013 12:51 pm
(@Jamison)
Posts: 1037
Noble Member
 

I buy bulk almonds and make milk when I need it. It's cheap and much healthier.

We just need more people who are selfless and enjoy being "helpers" of others. People who will pick up garbage, instead of yelling at the person who threw it. Somebody who brings a cup, instead of just complaining about the Styrofoam. People who appreciate locally grown food and don't get mad because the premade garbage at the store is super expensive.

 
Posted : April 12, 2013 1:03 pm
(@Iris_Tramm)
Posts: 681
Honorable Member
 

Oh - $8 for half a gallon of milk? Please tell me there is sarcasm in that statement...

None whatsoever. Welcome to Paradox.

Where do find milk at $8 for half a gallon, and what kind of milk is it?
On STX, we pay $5.99 for a gallon of run-of-the-mill skim milk at Pueblo or Plaza Extra.

A half-gallon of organic Horizon at Food Town costs $7.99. A lot of the other milk sold in the VI is reconstituted. Guess it depends on how much you care about what you put in your body.

Pine nuts? Something like $15 for a tiny bag. That's why you'll never see real pesto. They sell something called "walnut" pesto. Guess what? Walnut pesto is NOT pesto.

 
Posted : April 12, 2013 2:53 pm
(@VIsnorkeler)
Posts: 551
Honorable Member
 

SERIOUSLY, need fewer chickens. I remember, soon after our arrival, telling my friends back home that the road kill here isn't dogs and squirrels, it's chickens and iguanas.

 
Posted : April 12, 2013 2:55 pm
(@BeachcomberStt)
Posts: 1018
Noble Member
 

On Stt, Dankin (run-of-the-)milk's price increased from $5.99/gallon to $6.58/gallon or $3.88/half gallon at Pueblo.
Don't know prices at Stt Plaza Extra or at Stx Pueblo or Plaza Extra. .

 
Posted : April 12, 2013 2:57 pm
(@Iris_Tramm)
Posts: 681
Honorable Member
 

I buy bulk almonds and make milk when I need it. It's cheap and much healthier.

We just need more people who are selfless and enjoy being "helpers" of others. People who will pick up garbage, instead of yelling at the person who threw it. Somebody who brings a cup, instead of just complaining about the Styrofoam. People who appreciate locally grown food and don't get mad because the premade garbage at the store is super expensive.

To that end, let me offer a shout out to the Ridge to Reef Community Supported Agriculture program. They run a FANTASTIC farm and produce some of the best produce on the island. All local. All good. And not terribly expensive. A 12 week share ends up running around $30 a week. They now do deliveries to STT as well as STX, where they are located.

Website: www.ridge2reef.org

 
Posted : April 12, 2013 3:05 pm
(@the-oldtart)
Posts: 6523
Illustrious Member
 

Or, say, an annual coq au vin cooking competition?

I wouldn't waste the wine on those scrawny old 'tings.

One gallon of "FarmFresh" whole milk was $6.49 at STT CULess yesterday.

 
Posted : April 12, 2013 3:07 pm
(@Iris_Tramm)
Posts: 681
Honorable Member
 

Or, say, an annual coq au vin cooking competition?

I wouldn't waste the wine on those scrawny old 'tings.

One gallon of "FarmFresh" whole milk was $6.49 at STT CULess yesterday.

Heh. Yeah. They'd need a lot of wine. But that's the fun part.

Again, a lot of the "cheap" milk isn't really "farm fresh" milk. It's reconstituted. To each their own.

 
Posted : April 12, 2013 3:11 pm
(@Andrea266)
Posts: 114
Estimable Member
 

We need midwives and/our doulas. I know plenty of women who want to have home births, but there is just one midwife operating in the STT-STJ district.

 
Posted : April 12, 2013 3:17 pm
(@Jamison)
Posts: 1037
Noble Member
 

I buy bulk almonds and make milk when I need it. It's cheap and much healthier.

We just need more people who are selfless and enjoy being "helpers" of others. People who will pick up garbage, instead of yelling at the person who threw it. Somebody who brings a cup, instead of just complaining about the Styrofoam. People who appreciate locally grown food and don't get mad because the premade garbage at the store is super expensive.

To that end, let me offer a shout out to the Ridge to Reef Community Supported Agriculture program. They run a FANTASTIC farm and produce some of the best produce on the island. All local. All good. And not terribly expensive. A 12 week share ends up running around $30 a week. They now do deliveries to STT as well as STX, where they are located.

Website: www.ridge2reef.org

STJ too. I'm getting on the CSA list if I can next time. It's pretty full though. Monday night I'm the guest chef doing the vegetarian dinner (vegan actually).

 
Posted : April 12, 2013 5:04 pm
(@speee1dy)
Posts: 8867
Illustrious Member
 

what is reconstituted milk

 
Posted : April 12, 2013 6:48 pm
(@LiquidFluoride)
Posts: 1937
Noble Member
 

what is reconstituted milk

his statements are not accurate, most that milk is NOT any more reconstituted than any other milk.

reconstituted past participle, past tense of re·con·sti·tute (Verb)

Verb

1.Build up again from parts; reconstruct.
2.Change the form and organization of (an institution).

Basically they would dehydrate or seperate the milk then put it back together

though it most certainly is not "farm fresh" either (though what really is, horizens certainly isnt)

 
Posted : April 12, 2013 7:01 pm
(@speee1dy)
Posts: 8867
Illustrious Member
 

i like crowleys milk the best

 
Posted : April 12, 2013 7:23 pm
(@ca-dreamers)
Posts: 445
Honorable Member
 

SERIOUSLY, need fewer chickens. I remember, soon after our arrival, telling my friends back home that the road kill here isn't dogs and squirrels, it's chickens and iguanas.

Coyotes love chicken!

Bring some with you.

CD

 
Posted : April 13, 2013 12:17 pm
(@loungestx)
Posts: 191
Estimable Member
 

Private police force?

 
Posted : April 13, 2013 5:59 pm
(@speee1dy)
Posts: 8867
Illustrious Member
 

sheriff joe would be nice

 
Posted : April 13, 2013 8:05 pm
(@divinggirl)
Posts: 887
Prominent Member
 

sheriff joe would be nice

(tu)

 
Posted : April 13, 2013 10:11 pm
(@sunshinefun)
Posts: 681
Honorable Member
 

Burger King...and an oil refinery.

 
Posted : April 16, 2013 12:25 pm
(@speee1dy)
Posts: 8867
Illustrious Member
 

dunkin donuts, del taco

 
Posted : April 16, 2013 12:50 pm
iguanabanana
(@iguanabanana)
Posts: 72
Trusted Member
 

I've seen lot's of folks say there is a huge need for grant writers, but coming from a very successful grant writer who was not able to find a grant writing job (after many many inquiries) I took what I could get and am now having my soul sucked dry in retail... It seems to be all about who you know here, despite qualifications and achievements (not much different than the states, but much more pronounced and obvious).

I would say we also need people who advocate for individuals with disabilities - home health, independent living, etc.

Also, a neurosurgeon.. I am pretty sure we don't have one on STT.

 
Posted : April 18, 2013 2:26 pm
 lc98
(@lc98)
Posts: 1250
Noble Member
 

I've seen lot's of folks say there is a huge need for grant writers, but coming from a very successful grant writer who was not able to find a grant writing job (after many many inquiries) I took what I could get and am now having my soul sucked dry in retail...

Oh, there is indeed a huge need for grant writers here -- but nobody wants to pay anything even close to what their services are worth!

 
Posted : April 18, 2013 2:44 pm
(@alana33)
Posts: 12366
Illustrious Member
 

I was under the impression that grant writers got a percentage of the amount of the grant given.
Seems a waste not to pay someone to bring money in rather than to not get any at all. Just my opinion.

 
Posted : April 18, 2013 4:04 pm
Page 2 / 2
Search this website Type then hit enter to search
Close Menu