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Say Yes to Fresh and Support our Local Farmers

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Our Tourism sector is at an all time low, so our farmers have not been able to sell their produce to hotels. The Government of Jamaica has been assisting our farmers to market their produce. According to the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries made an immediate injection of $240 million for the purchase of excess produce from farmers! #SugaSnaps

RADA is currently active in the fields identifying farmers with excess produce. Trade Winds Citrus in Bog Walk, St. Catherine pioneered this charge by utilizing their excess produce of tomatoes in the National School Feeding Programme.

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Trade Winds Citrus in Bog Walk, St. Catherine (Instagram Photo: @radajm)

Bellefield Restaurant and Bar in Montego Bay not only has Lunch Specials, Curbside Pick up and Delivery, but a commendable, hassle free service, marketing fresh produce in ‘Bellefield Curbside Bundles’ to support our local farmers who can no longer sell at the market or to the hotels. Curbside Bundles also include value packs from Best Dressed Chicken!

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Grow What We Eat, Eat What We Grow

Help our Farmers to stay encouraged despite the challenges being faced during COVID-19 #FarmFresh #SupportLocal

Interested in purchasing Agricultural Produce? Please Contact:

Ansel Golaub: 876-383-8428
Glastonbury Purveyors: 876-381-0203
Fruits & Veg Basket Deal: 876-482-8921
Farmers at your Steps: 876-895-2447

RADA

Instagram: @radajm

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Bellefield Restaurant and Bar

Location: Bellefield Great House, Fairfield Ave, Montego Bay

Ph: 876-952-2382

Instagram: @bellefield876

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Edited By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TGIF to this Raspberry & Rosemary Grilled Cheese Sandwich that will be at Kingston Kitchen Tomorrow!

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Hope Gardens will again come alive and be transformed into a giant kitchen tomorrow, July 27th from 4pm – 11pm.

The list is out as to which of your favourite Chefs, Caterers, Bakers, Farmers, Food Entrepreneurs and Artisans will be there! There are so many great options, so how do you choose?! Stay tuned to Suga Lifestyle’s Instagram stories (@sugalifestyle) to be reminded of the top picks, but here is Suga’s guide and a few tips!

Try someone NEW!

If you are a true foodie, you have hit many places on the list more than once, so give someone new a try, but be very selective.

> 2 Yutes (Shawarmas and loaded fries)
> Tacodon
> All Spice Catering & Events’ Food Truck (Their Chicken & Waffles and Pulled Pork Fries look good)!
> Nice cream

***Gambles, but willing to try if menu, food and prices look good***
> Cafe Hibiscus
> Sheriff Gourmet BBQ

NEW Kids on the Kingston Kitchen Block to try if you haven’t tried them at other Events

> Outland Hurders Creamery and Farmstead

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Outland Hurders will have a Raspberry & Rosemary Grilled Cheese Sandwich that looks salivating!

> Dream Bowls Ja (Delish Acai fruit bowls)

Places that are usually a hit and worth a try if you haven’t experienced their food before or you just can’t get enough of them!

Spicy
> Lucky Strike Seafood Bar and Grill’s Seafood Bucket
> Jabba’s Peppa Swims
> Stush in the Bush’s Blow Fyah Pepper Sauce

For Curried Goat,
> Chillin’ Restaurant
> Lyming at Walkerswood

Cafes and Coffee,
> Cannonball
> Cafe Dolce
> Deaf Can! Coffee

Fun bites,
> Chilitos JaMexican

Sweet
> Kuk Up Kreations (They now have Salads!)
> It’s Rolly Polly

The leading duo for Vegetarian Gastronomy, STUSH IN THE BUSH will be there and it is a no brainer to stop by and see what they have to offer!

Small servings that are a bit pricey, but good

> Fromage Gourmet Market
> Pink Apron Ja

***Ladies, wear your fanny packs or a crossover bag and comfortable shoes***

Go early and travel with Cash! Enjoy with your friends and family!

#FortheLoveofFood #EatGood

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Save the Date Foodies!

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Save the Date, Saturday, July 27th at 4pm – 11pm for when Hope Gardens transforms into a giant kitchen!

Stay tuned to see which of your favourite Chefs, Caterers, Bakers, Farmers, Food Entrepreneurs and Artisans will be there and you can follow Kingston Kitchen’s Instagram page, @kgnkitchen.

#FortheLoveofFood #EatGood

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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AgroFest 2016 tomorrow at JC!

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AgroFest 2016 will be held this Saturday on the Jamaica College grounds from 8am to 8pm for its 20th staging. The entry cost is $500JMD for Adults and $100JMD for Children.

You should expect to see and/or buy some of the best Food crops and Livestock produced by our Local Farmers, specifically from Kingston and St. Andrew.

AgroFest is not only a Farmers’ Market though, it is a Family event that will have entertainment for everyone, food and drinks on sale and of course, kids should be able to pet some of the animals.

Entertainment will include the Police Mounted Troop Exhibition, Guardsman Canine Display and Competitions such as the JAS ‘Eat Jamaican’ Cook-Off Competition, Farm Queen Competition and more.

Also keep in mind that it is not only important to bring the kids for fun and games but to let them have a look around to develop an interest in our local agriculture, broadening awareness that it can be a considerable Career option for them in the future.

Agriculture consists of a variety of skilled areas to be considered other than being a Farmer. There is the Scientific option involving manufacturing and production of Fertilizers and Pesticides, as well as Hybridization (Merging crops/plants together to change in size, colour, shape etc.), Tissue Culturing (Multiplication of Plants) and more. There is the Manufacturing/Engineering option with Agro-Processing and Technology providing opportunities in constructing and/or engineering greenhouses and irrigation systems.

So come on out to AgroFest tomorrow! Help Jamaica to use our own products to become more independent.

‘Grow What We Eat, Eat What We Grow’