Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Greening of Grand Bahama

via Paula's Paradise:    It's the last Saturday of the month—and that means it's time for Grand Bahama's Farmer's Market, known as "Da Farmer's Market" at the Bahamas National Trust Rand Nature Centre from 9 am to 1 pm each month (and possibly more often during the warm winter season!). You'll find a small assortment of organically grown produce, fresh herbs, seedlings, fresh-from-the-henhouse-eggs, plus homemade jams, jellies and sweets.
Organic.Goodies.A.4.28.13Even exotic fruits can be found, such as these locally-grown Dragon Fruit, which have a marvelous fuchsia color and taste mildly sweet, like a kiwi fruit:
The market also has a small selection of ever-changing locally made arts and crafts ...
handpainted stones by artist Shanin Hughes
handpainted stones by artist Shanin Hughes
The Farmer's Market is just one of the signs that Grand Bahama is becoming greener. I'll tell you more about local entrepreneurs who are providing fresh green menus, vegan foods, and even a local organic farm in another post …. right now I'm ten minutes late for the opening of "Da Market" … see you there!
—Paula Farrington
SCHEDULING NOTE -- Da Farmer's Market is usually the last Saturday of the month but was moved up in December because of the holidays—so it's not today! Check "Da Farmer's Market" on Facebook for dates in the coming months …. looking forward to more green goodness here in our warm winter tropical paradise!—Paula