The Greening of Grand Bahama

It’s the last Saturday of the month—and that means it’s time for Grand Bahama’s Farmer’s Market, known as “Da Market” at the Bahamas National Trust Rand Nature Centre from 9 am to 1 pm each month (and possibly more often during the warm winter season!). You’ll find a small assortment of organically grown produce, fresh herbs, seedlings, fresh-from-the-henhouse-eggs, plus homemade jams, jellies and sweets.

Herbs.Seeds.Closeup.4.27.2013

Organic.Goodies.A.4.28.13Even exotic fruits can be found, such as these locally-grown Dragon Fruit, which have a marvelous fuchsia color and taste mildly sweet, like a kiwi fruit:

Dragon.Fruit.in.Crate

Dragon.FRt.cut.open

The market also has a small selection of ever-changing locally made arts and crafts …

handpainted stones by artist Shanin Hughes

handpainted stones by artist Shanin Hughes

The Farmer’s Market is just one of the signs that Grand Bahama is becoming greener. I’ll tell you more about local entrepreneurs who are providing fresh green menus, vegan foods, and even a local organic farm in another post …. right now I’m ten minutes late for the opening of “Da Market” … see you there!

DA.Market.4.27.2013P.S. SCHEDULING NOTE OOPS:  If you’re reading this on December 28th before 1 pm and thinking of heading out in your car, hold off until next month! Da Farmer’s Market was moved up a week because of the holidays … still happy to spread the word and hope you’ll check Facebook under “Da Farmer’s Market” for updates and reminders of upcoming markets–and hooray for all the luscious green goodness that swirls through Grand Bahama all through our warm winter!

Explore posts in the same categories: cool stuff, favorite things, Garden, Grand Bahama Island, little luxuries, making a difference, The Bahamas

Tags: , , , ,

You can comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.

3 Comments on “The Greening of Grand Bahama”

  1. Marina Gottlieb Sarles Says:

    Great Post Paula! I think you should put this up on Jamie’s too. It’s so beautiful, simple and informative. Love you Mwah!

  2. Paula's Paradise Says:

    Thanks, Marina! Great minds think alike … I put it right up on Taste of Grand Bahama too–and then found out they’d moved it from the last Saturday because of the holidays! Have added an addendum to both and will re-post it next month .. really was craving some fresh green stuff today though! :-) Green hugs & love to you!!! xx

  3. Elizabeth Says:

    The butterflies are lovely!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 83 other followers

%d bloggers like this: