Support sustainable agriculture in the Virgin Islands, and shop at the farmer’s market. Place your order by Tuesday, 4 PM. View the products at VILocallyGrown.

The St Croix Lime mentions “60 tastes of St. Croix, like the mango and carambola jams from Love Shack Farm and Creque Dam Farm’s organic fruits and asian greens mixes. The featured crop this week is Chaya -the Yucatan’s wonder green. Known as the spinach tree, its delicious perennial leaf (which must be boiled to neutralize toxins) delivers a powerful punch of protein, antioxidants, calcium, and iron. The best part is that this tree is easy to grow, and it holds soil in place for years, making it a highly sustainable and healthy item to make part of your weekly diet. Find it in the market year-round.”

Fall Weekend Workshops will provide training for local farmers, home gardeners, and craft makers. Here are some which are scheduled – visit the Lime for more and to register.

Aug. 29 – VISFI Open House, 10-2

Sept. 5 – Slow Cooking: Tempeh Making, 9-1

Sept. 12-13 – Seasonal Vitality Weekend

Sept. 19 – Introduction to Permaculture, 9-1

Oct. 3 – Fruit Trees, 9-1

Oct. 10 – Home Garden Pest Management, 9-1

Oct. 17 – Bamboo Propagation, 9-1

Oct. 24 – Primitive Survival Skills, 9-1

Oct. 31 – Natural Costume Making, 1-4

Support Sustainable Agriculture on our islands. Visit VISFI for more information.