The Department of Agriculture is wrapping up National Agriculture Week with a sale of organically grown seedlings from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the newly renovated Sanderilla Thomas Bungalow at Market Square.
Agriculture Commissioner Louis Petersen said the day will also include two mango grafting demonstrations at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. by farmer Derek Hodge.
The square will be blossoming with produce from the local farmers, who are happy to be back home after several months at Emancipation Garden while the Square was under construction. It reopened last week.
Everything from fresh eggs to breadfruit, avocados, lettuces, tomatoes, pumpkin, plantains, papaya and johnny cakes will brighten up the early morning market. And that’s just a short list.
University of the Virgin Islands stalwart Albion George of the UVI Extension Service will be available to tell folks anything they could possibly want to know about the seedlings, which include kale, hot pepper, sweet pepper, celery, parsley, rosemary, tomato and basil on sale for a minimal price.
The same bounty was offered Wednesday on St. Croix at an open house at the Rudolph Schulterbrandt Agricultural Complex.