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A mature breadfruit is near ready for picking. (Source photo by Kelsey Nowakowski)

Interest is Growing in Commercial Use of V.I. Breadfruit

Commercial interest in the nutritious, bulbous breadfruit has been growing across the Virgin Islands. The buzz is partially driven by the increasing demand for gluten-free foods worldwide, and partly by rising interest in specialty foodstuff items.

Rosenberg, Compton Top Classes at Inaugural St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational Regatta

Twenty-one boats, with skippers hailing from all three U.S. Virgin Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, USA and Sweden, completed 10 races total.
Brian Zehring of V.I. Staffing Solutions has funded hot meals for seniors through the St. John Community Foundation.

On STJ, Multiple Free Meal Programs Fight Hunger

Church groups on St. John have been providing meals for at-risk residents on St. John, but the threat of hunger resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has individuals and community groups teaming up to fight hunger.

Home Gardens Have Bloomed Thanks to COVID-19

As U.S. Virgin Islanders return to work, some may have noticed a change right in their back yards. During the quarantine period, some have discovered a green thumb they never knew they had.
Allen Stewart volunteers at the VIFA booth during Agrifest 2020. (Photo submitted by VIFA President Nate Olive)

V.I. Farmers Unite to Fight for a Voice

A group of the territory’s farmers have created the Virgin Islands Farmers Alliance to fight for their voice amid big agriculture and local government, but they say they need the public’s help.
David Wallis, left, of the Limetree Bay Refinery Logistics Team, takes receipt of the first order of Breadfruit Alcohol Surface Sanitizer from Master Distiller Art Wollenweber of Mutiny Island Vodka. (Submitted photo)

Limetree Bay Collaborates With Mutiny for Sanitizer for Facility

Limetree Bay received its first delivery of a locally produced alcohol-based sanitizer last week, a delivery that will help clean the facility in light of the shortage of disinfectants.
Todd Manley with kettles for making vodka at the Sion Farm Distillery. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Mutiny Ready to Make Sanitizer if Government, Hospitals Need It

Sion Farm Distillery, maker of Mutiny Island Vodka, has another mission during this time of COVID-19 – making alcohol sanitizer from breadfruit, in case the Virgin Islands government or hospitals run out.

V.I. Agrifest Coming This Weekend with Theme: – ‘Agriculture: Trendy in 2020’

The 49th annual Agriculture and Food Fair is set for Saturday through Monday at the Rudolph Shulterbrandt Agricultural Complex in Estate Lower Love, St. Croix. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: Trendy in 2020.”
The crowd enjoys the food, music and more at Saturday's grand opening of the Mutiny distillery. (Source photo by Susan Ellis)

Mutiny Distillery Holds Grand Opening for the Public

An estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people flocked to free festivities Saturday afternoon and early evening as Mutiny Vodka Distillery celebrated its grand opening at Estate Sion Farm.
St. Mary's College students Emily Geckle and Joona Kielek record a building foundation in an excavation as Steve Lenik looks on. (Photo by Steve Lenik)

Archaeologists Search for STX’s Enslaved Ancestors

During a study tour that began in July on St. Croix, archaeologist Steve Lenik, historian Garrey Dennie and nine students from St. Mary’s College in Maryland unearthed findings of the enslaved families who lived in the long row houses at Estate Bethlehem.

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