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The Market is Open!


We now enter another season change in our local food culture. Nice cooler temperature, change in fruits of the season. Sorrel is in full swing, guavaberries are ripening.

This week we highlights the locally made FIRE Cider on the market. As we enter the cold and flu season, now is a great time to incorporate immune boosting ingredients into our diets. And it’s a real treat that we have access to locally made of fire ciders.

Haven’t heard of a Fire Cider before?
If you’re into herbal medicine, this item would be considered a real special find to have in your medicine cabinet this December. It’s very good for boosting your immune system. It is kind of like drinking fire because of the Apple cider and horseradish base. Fire ciders are really great for warming your Chi energy during these colder months.

Some other great buys this week: kombuchas, scallions, bok choy, local jams, breads and locally made moisturizing soaps!

More on Fire Ciders
https://www.wellandgood.com/benefits-of-fire-cider-apple-cider-vinegar/

https://stayfitandyung.com/2016/04/health-benefits-of-fire-cider/

https://www.foodiewithfamily.com/fire-cider-health-tonic-and-homeopathic-remedy/

Get in your order before market closing in an hour


Dear Foodies!

Haven’t placed your order for pick up tomorrow! You’ve got one more hour and a few mins! Market closes at 5pm!

The Market is open!


Happy weekend of Farmers Markets! Check out the Locally Grown site for what’s available this week from your local producers!

Some really nice treats for your overall health and well being:

Locally crafted soaps by Virgin Islands Creations
Sorrel Fire Ciders by The Neighborhood Apothecary
Beeswax Wraps by Queen Caribee

Some great fresh ingredients:

Scallions by Que Sera Farms in partnership with a local Mandahl farmer
Collard greens and Cellery by Drina Farm
Lemongrass bundles by Greenridge Guavaberry Farms
Sugarcane by Gongolow Gardens

And much more…

Carpe Diem,
Your Market Coordinators

The Market is open!


Happy weekend of Farmers Markets! Check out the Locally Grown site for what’s available this week from your local producers!

Some really nice treats for your overall health and well being:

Locally crafted soaps by Virgin Islands Creations
Sorrel Fire Ciders by The Neighborhood Apothecary
Beeswax Wraps by Queen Caribee

Some great fresh ingredients:

Scallions by Que Sera Farms in partnership with a local Mandahl farmer
Collard greens and Cellery by Drina Farm
Lemongrass bundles by Greenridge Guavaberry Farms
Sugarcane by Gongolow Gardens

And much more…

Carpe Diem,
Your Market Coordinators

Weblog Entry


It’s the week of Thanksgiving! Try your hand this week at some local recipes, local ingredients, local gifts, and more! Island Thanksgivings are a really treat!

Welcome to the market: Virgin Islands Creations, carrying locally made soaps with ingredients they grow! I’ve tried them and they are very moisturizing yet cleansing for the skin! A nice break from harsh detergents used in commercial soaps. Especially after all this hand sanitizer we’ve all been using.

New one the market: locally crafted Beeswax Wrap clothes, an eco-friendly substitute for foil paper and seran wrap over your holiday dishes on the kitchen counter. This is really cool that a local beekeeper is making their own beeswax cloth wraps available to the VI community!

SORREL!!! This is your chance to bring a sorrel drink or dish to Thanksgiving as a true island touch! If you haven’t used it before, you can treat it like cranberry. Very tart and sour raw, but amazing when cooked in sugar. Try make a sorrel sauce fo the Turkey this year! And the color!!! Oh my. Here’s some sorrel recipes to try.

https://virginislandsrecipes.com/sorrel-drink/

https://gracefoods.com/recipe-a-z/recipe/4663-sorrel-drink

Yours Truly,
Your Market Coordinators

The market is open!!


Happy Saturday! The market is open!

Welcome to Kbee Kombucha of St Thomas now providing locally brewed Kombucha on the market!!!

Welcome AyAy Farms of St Croix, now providing on the market sorrel for this week’s pickup!

Pick up is this Wednesday in Frenchtown again between 3-5p!

Thanks for shopping local!

Market is open!


We loved the Frenchtown Location! It worked out really well. We’ll see you in Frenchtown again this week.

New on the market: Sorrel! Taste the season change with this wonderful edible flower!

We are happy to welcome another St Croix farm we know, AyAy Farm, providing locally grown sorrel to the St Thomas community. Special note for this one: it’s only available until Monday night for ordering so that this farm can harvest in time to go on the boat on Tuesday to get to us Wednesday morning.

Check out the market and we’ll see you on Wednesday!

Your Truly,
Your Market Coordinators

Weblog Entry


Happy Farmers Market Saturday!

We have some great buys on the market available this week. We have some new growers joining the market too. And we also have a big market change!

Farmers Market update:
This Wednesday’s pick up location is going to be in Frenchtown!

In efforts to grow the market, get more producers on the market, and to help more customers find the market, we are partnering with the Frenchtown Fishermen to use a portion of their pavilion close to the sea for the market pick up location.

This will help support more customers being able to get to the pick location by foot as well as by car. And, this will help support the farming community as we build stronger food networks of land producers and sea providers.

Where in Frenchtown?
So pick up will be same format, drive through style. You’ll drive through the little parking lot turn around by Bella Blue restaurant, Hook Line n Sinker will be in front of you, turning left, the market tables will be there under a covered area. Market coordinators will be there to hand you your order or place them in your car for you and help keep you moving as needed.

We hope you are up for trying out this new location with us and that it will expand your shopping options on the market! Thanks so much for being a customer of these local producers!

Delivery option Update:
We’ll be ready to start offering delivery options by mid-November! Stay tuned for this as we’ll be making it more convenient to shop local, shop healthy, and to shop fresh!

You inspire us to grow more every week!

Yours Truly,
Your Market Coordinators

Online Farmers Market is open!


STT Locally Grown Online Farmers Market is open!

Excited to add to the market this week: local chives, banana slips from St Croix, Arugula, etc! Keep in mind some farmers are adding more inventory after some of their farm stands close this morning so check back again later this afternoon and even tomorrow.

Market Updates:
One of the big ones is that we are entering the winter months and during this time (even though you’re asking what winter), chickens naturally slow down laying to conserve energy. So we’ve begun to see some of our egg providers reduce number of eggs available. In case you were wondering, that’s what’s going on in our seasonal changes in our food cycles. On a tastier note, beginning around January everyone picks back up in egg production and we’ve been in contact with 2 major chicken farmers whose 100s of chicks will be coming of egg laying age by then so boy are we gonna have strong local egg production in St Thomas soon! The major part of the inspiration has been you! Your consumer trends of wanting more local eggs has motivated many producers on the market to increase their operations. So thank you for shopping on the market! You play the most important role in growing a strong healthy local resilient agriculture every time you eat local! Shelli want to give all of you a medal of Sustainable Agriculture drivers 2020! We’re not sure how as yet but we’re sure she’ll find a way! :)

Thanks again for shopping local and shopping seasonal!

Yours Truly,
Your Market Coordinators

St Thomas Locally Grown Online Farmers Market is Open!


The market just opened!

Check out what’s available from several local producers in the Virgin Islands!

We are surprised and pleased to announce we have our first St Croix producer, a beekeeper, to send over products to us to make available to the St Thomas community. We welcome beekeeper and jam maker, Toni Downs of Queen Bee Caribee. Check out her great jams, jellies, and soaps she makes.

We have an October Special:
The Farmers Market Mystery Box, Small and Large!

This is a great way to try new things you wouldn’t normally venture out to try. Its also a way to spice things up in the kitchen, try out a new recipe. We’ll put together a box of ingredients for you with some recipe cards.

Happy October! May your kitchen be filled with yummy, healthy, local ingredients from your growing community of local producers!

Yours Truly,
Market Coordinators.