35th Agriculture and Food Fair Set for Nov. 30/ Dec. 1

Fresh locally grown and packaged items such as fruits, vegetables, nursery plants, fruit trees, vegetable seedlings, pepper sauces and fruit stews will be for sale.

The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture (VIDA), in collaboration with the St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture Fair Board along with community partners, announces the 35th St. Thomas – St. John Agriculture and Food Fair. The annual two day event will be held on from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, Saturday, Nov. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Bordeaux Farmers Market, St. Thomas. Daily entrance admission for adults ages 13 and above is $3; admission for children ages 11 and under is $2.

Attendees can expect an experience that includes, but is not limited to, access of fresh locally grown and packaged items such as fruits, vegetables, nursery plants, fruit trees, vegetable seedlings, pepper sauces and fruit stews. Additionally, there will be local arts and crafts, local culinary delights and more. Live entertainment, educational displays, livestock competition, student engagement award opportunities, workshops and youth activities are added features for this community event.

Vendor applications and guidelines can be retrieved by contacting the Department of Agriculture at 340-774-5182, or the Cooperative Extension Services at UVI at 340-693-1080.

Locally grown quash, plantains and bananas fill a vendor’s colorful table.
Locally grown quash, plantains and bananas fill a vendor’s colorful table.

The theme is “AgriCULTURE is AgriFUTURE,” which creatively highlights the relevance of agriculture (locally and globally) as an essential part of human culture, with agriculture being the cornerstone of sustaining all life forms from the beginning of time leading into the future.

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For further updates about the St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture and Food Fair, follow on Facebook at USVI Department of Agriculture.

The Department of Agriculture aims to support and promote the territory’s agricultural industry while protecting consumers and the environment, through education, development, implementation and communication of sound agriculture policies and programs.

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