80.3 F
Charlotte Amalie
Monday, August 15, 2022
HomeNewsArchivesIsland Flavors Abound at Cultural Fair

Island Flavors Abound at Cultural Fair

April 30, 2009 — In anticipation of J'ouvert and other Carnival parades this week, St. Thomians and tourists alike stocked up on delicious island food and drink Wednesday at the annual Cultural Fair in and around Emancipation Garden Park.
Vendors representing individuals and groups served up the flavors that make these islands unique — everything from goat water to tamarind sweets, stew whelks to bull foot soup.
Unique among the boiling pots and sizzling fry pans were booths for health and self-sufficiency. Ras Bobby barely kept up with the lines of locals snatching up herbal remedies for everything from a sore back and swelling to unmentionable disputes with one's bowels.
West End farmers also sold and displayed their organic harvest of everything from legal herbs and savory spices to pumpkins the "size of truck tires," according to an enthusiastic man drinking maubi near the post office.
Leading the farmers were the enthusiastic green-thumbed youth of Glady's A. Abraham Elementary School's Garden Club, which has "a bunch" of members, according to 11-year-old treasurer Thaina Garcia.
She and others sold pepper plants, cashews, bamboo and many other green things in between the squalls that made the morning interesting and damp.
Emancipation Garden and the rest of downtown will clear out Thursday to make way for the annual J'ouvert romp, which begins sometime before or after sunrise and heads east to Carnival Village until … well, until it ends.
Back Talk Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.

FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
19 hours ago
Virgin Islands Source

Host Adisha Penn recaps the week's biggest headlines while Consider the Source correspondent Christopher McDonald sits down in the studio with Education Commissioner Nominee Dionne Wells-Hedrington. ... See MoreSee Less

Load more
April 30, 2009 -- In anticipation of J'ouvert and other Carnival parades this week, St. Thomians and tourists alike stocked up on delicious island food and drink Wednesday at the annual Cultural Fair in and around Emancipation Garden Park.
Vendors representing individuals and groups served up the flavors that make these islands unique -- everything from goat water to tamarind sweets, stew whelks to bull foot soup.
Unique among the boiling pots and sizzling fry pans were booths for health and self-sufficiency. Ras Bobby barely kept up with the lines of locals snatching up herbal remedies for everything from a sore back and swelling to unmentionable disputes with one's bowels.
West End farmers also sold and displayed their organic harvest of everything from legal herbs and savory spices to pumpkins the "size of truck tires," according to an enthusiastic man drinking maubi near the post office.
Leading the farmers were the enthusiastic green-thumbed youth of Glady's A. Abraham Elementary School's Garden Club, which has "a bunch" of members, according to 11-year-old treasurer Thaina Garcia.
She and others sold pepper plants, cashews, bamboo and many other green things in between the squalls that made the morning interesting and damp.
Emancipation Garden and the rest of downtown will clear out Thursday to make way for the annual J'ouvert romp, which begins sometime before or after sunrise and heads east to Carnival Village until ... well, until it ends.
Back Talk Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.