Fresh from the St. John farm

Whether it will be held again, you can't be sure.  But they had a Farmer's Market last Friday in Cruz Bay Park. On an island where most folks think Josephine Roller is the only 'farmer,' several other people brought their organic wares to sell.

One highlight of the event, sponsored by the VI Agriculture department, was honey.  The story about the fair highlighted St. John Source's Athena Swartley who explained the flavor of her honey is directly connected to the plants her bees frequent. "Genip, mango, guavaberry, starfruit, Christmas Palm," she explained. Other island residents offered lemon grass while St. Thomas farmers sold dozens of their eggplants.

  • Full Source story about the Farmer's Market here
  • More about Josephine's Green's here
  • Kathryn Wagner's photo essay of Josephine here

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