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Big Announcement: Love City Fresh Farm & Picnic Opening Thanksgiving 2020

Big Announcement: Love City Fresh Farm & Picnic Opening Thanksgiving 2020 1

There is a very exciting announcement regarding the property above Colombo Smoothies on Centerline Road!

The name of the property is Love City Fresh Farm & Picnic. The basics of the property is that it is farm, picnic area, with food truck on site.

There was a launch video posted to the Facebook Page that you should see after reading this post.  But first check out the pictures of the property.

The best part is definitely the views, especially at sunset, as seen above.

You can see Maho Bay from one side of the property and Coral Bay from the other side.

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Most importantly, there is a Freight Farms indoor hydroponic growing container with the capacity to grow over 8000 plants at a time.  This will include many different types of greens for area restaurants, mint for drinks, and also a program for residents and tourists to participate.

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The property also has dozens of fruit trees such as lemon, lime, orange, mango, and papaya, as well as rows of pineapple.

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The container farm will provide the island with a source of fresh greens even in the case of storms.

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There is a food truck that will be offering tacos cooked to order and some of the coolest tables you have ever seen.

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One of the unique features of the property is that after you purchase your produce from the food truck you may use one of the onsite BBQ Grill tables to heat your kabobs to your preferred temperature in the picnic area.

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Love City Fresh plans to open the property to the public Thanksgiving of  2020.

Please remember to check out their Facebook page for further updates!

(these pictures were taken at a private event prior to the surge in covid)

Business Spotlight: A Day on the Beach at Bikini’s

Business Spotlight: A Day on the Beach at Bikini's 8

Are you currently dreaming about lying in a hammock in the shade with a Painkiller in your hand, Caribbean blues lining your landscape and sand between your toes?  Maybe the faint sound of music and laughter in the background and the smells of barbeque on the grill?  Then, the next time you are on St. John, take a drive or a hike to Bikini’s Bar & Grill at Honeymoon Beach and live out your daydreams!

Read moreBusiness Spotlight: A Day on the Beach at Bikini’s

Real Estate Spotlight: Condo Complex in Cruz Bay with Great Income History!

Real Estate Spotlight: Condo Complex in Cruz Bay with Great Income History! 10

Has the thought of moving to paradise ever crossed your mind only for you to dismiss it? What would you do for a living? Where would you live? How could you possibly afford to live here? Well, for those of you shopping the market right now, this newly listed, income producing property might be the answer to all of these questions!

Read moreReal Estate Spotlight: Condo Complex in Cruz Bay with Great Income History!

Business Spotlight: Shop On-Line at the Honeymoon Beach Boutique

Business Spotlight: Shop On-Line at the Honeymoon Beach Boutique 12

One of my favorite things about visiting the BVI are the little beach boutiques! Soggy Dollar Bar, Foxy’s and Sydney’s Peace and Love all have really eclectic shirts, cups, stickers and other merch that I have accumulated over the years and always remind me of a great day on the water! I’m happy to say that several little boutiques like this have popped up in the USVI. So you can get your souvenir shopping fix during a great day on the water right here on St. John.

Read moreBusiness Spotlight: Shop On-Line at the Honeymoon Beach Boutique

Business Spotlight: A Fun Day for the Whole Family on Salt Deck!

Business Spotlight: A Fun Day for the Whole Family on Salt Deck! 13

I’m sure that everyone has been wondering what’s going on with the British Virgin Islands….Well , right now they stand as CLOSED until at least September 1.  But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t plan to get out on the water while you’re here.  And one of St. John’s newest boats, The Salt Deck, offers a unique experience in and of itself!

Read moreBusiness Spotlight: A Fun Day for the Whole Family on Salt Deck!

Real Estate Spotlight: Seagrass Villa and New Site Navigation!

Real Estate Spotlight: Seagrass Villa and New Site Navigation! 16

Good Morning and a happy weekend to you all!  This morning, we are sharing the amazing Seagrass Villa info with you once again in order to highlight some fresh changes we have made to the site.  Now you can find all of the Real Estate info in one place!

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New Real Estate Listings tab^^ Click through on the photo to go straight to that page.

Additionally, we have added tabs in the navigation bar for Vacation Rentals, Local Livin’ Profiles, Bars and Restaurants, Boat Charters and Virus Updates.  We have sorted the most recent stories under each of these categories for easy viewing of YOUR favorite topics!  But don’t worry, they will all still be found on the main NOSJ page as we release the most current posts.

For more information on Seagrass Villa, contact Tammy Donnelly via email at 340 Real Estate!

We will be making continual updates to the site in order to help improve the overall reader experience.  Thank you to all for your continued following of this page and for sticking with me while I’m getting the hand of things 🙂  I hope you all have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Business Spotlight: Island Roots Charters

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Looking for a day on the water while you’re visiting St. John?  Well, Captain Jason Siska and his company, Island Roots Charters, is a great option if you really want to get to know St. John and her surrounding waters!

Captain Jason was born on St. John and has spent most of his life exploring our local waters and the BVI.  A VI Fire Fighter and First Responder, as well as a previous contestant on the hit reality TV show, Survivor, we’re confident he’ll make sure you have a safe, informative and exciting day in the VI!

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Captain Jason on Survivor!

Now, let’s talk about this gorgeous vessel!  Island Roots is a 32 foot World Cat with ample, comfortable seating for up to 12 guests.  The extended Bimini is perfect for catching some shade on the rear seats while the wrap around bow seating is ideal for upping your daily dose of Vitamin D.

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Comfortable seating in the sunshine on Island Roots.

A state of the art Bluetooth stereo system lets you customize your soundtrack for the day.  The swim platform and oversized boarding ladder in the back allow for easy re-entry after a perfect snorkel or float.

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And as far as unique snorkeling experiences are concerned, Captain Jason and his team has you covered!  Island Roots is ONE OF SIX tour operators with permitted access to the Coral Reef National Monument waters.  That includes Hurricane Hole on St. John’s East End, voted into the top five places to snorkel in the Virgin Islands in 2020 by “Outside Pursuits.”

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Underwater exploration – Photo by Steve Simonsen.

Much of the over 18,000 acres of protected, submerged lands within the National Park and Monument’s waters are only accessible by boat.  The Island Roots team and Captain Jason’s YEARS of experience in our waters will definitely help you discover some new favorites to explore!

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Hurricane Hole.St. John.U.S. Virgin Islands

Looking for more than snorkeling?  They’ve got you covered there too!  Island Roots is home to an array of water toys!  If you want to try your hand at kitesurfing, the boat has training kites for the beginners and they know some of the best spots to take you to catch the breeze.  Looking to add to your underwater exploration?  They carry Subwings for a fast underwater ride and lion fish hunting spears and lobster snares if you want to return from the day with a fresh caught dinner.

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Saving the underwater world, one Lionfish at a time!

Cliff jumping stops and numerous land based excursions further extend adventurous offerings you’ll enjoy on Island Roots.  If you’re a first timer at any of this, the crew, backed with years of in and on the water experience, will happily show you the ropes.

If you’re simply in search of a relaxing day of floating and sipping, you can do just that on one of Island Roots’ oversize pool floats.  Zip out to Christmas Cove and float the day away with a slice of pizza in your hand.  Or, cruise over to Coral Bay to do the same with some tacos and tequila from Lime Out.  Between those and MULTIPLE land based bars and restaurants accessible by water, you can experience the fun of a day spent bar hopping on Island Roots without ever leaving the USVI.

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Float away with Island Roots.

Take advantage of their current summer specials! Contact Captain Jason today to customize your perfect day on the water with Island Roots for an unforgettable experience in the USVI.

Check out their website for more information or to book directly online or contact Island Roots Charters directly at  340-643-5000 or [email protected].  Want to keep up on their adventures?  Follow them on Instagram and Trip Advisor to see the full guest experience!