Market Day on St. John Set for March 16

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The VI Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, farmers, the Department of Tourism, and the UVI Cooperative Extension Service, invites the general public to join in the celebration of National Agriculture Week March 14 to 18.

Market day on St. John will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, at the National Park Ball field in downtown Cruz Bay.

 

The theme for this year’s observance is “VI Agriculture: Your Food — Your Farmer.” This celebration seeks to promote awareness of the importance of agriculture, and bring attention to the many areas of professional work in the industry.

 

Throughout the territory, a series of activities have been planned, including radio program interviews, market days and open house activities.

The market day and open house activities will feature the sale of fresh commodities, value added products, grafting, beekeeping, and box garden demonstrations. The open house program will also offer displays and presentations by the various VIDOA divisions, including hay baling and land preparation.

The VIDOA and its partners encourage students, teachers, and the general public to come out and celebrate National Agriculture Week. Learn about the agricultural services and programs available to producers in the territory while purchasing fresh, nutritious wholesome food from our farmers.

For more information contact Audrey Browne at 778-0997 ext. 228 or audrey.browne@doa.vi.gov.