Farmers Market Sundays.
AGRICULTURE remains a critical driver to the Saint Lucian economy and CapellaMarigot Bay Resort and Marina has added a unique thrust to the sector through the enabling of the resort’s very own Farmers Market.
Sunday mornings come alive at CapellaMarigot Bay as Saint Lucian farmers bring their local produce into the Marina Village to create a vibrant, wholesome shopping experience for visitors and locals alike. This week, we highlight some of the farmers who help to make this a memorable experience by sharing the fruits of their labour.
Christina Gaston and AlberthaHippolyte are not only farmers, but sisters. Between them, they have been involved in the business for more than 45 years, planting and harvesting fruits and crops such as pumpkin, tomatoes and papayas. While they describe the business as being “fruitful,” they recognize the challenges brought on by water scarcity during the dry season; flooding during the rainy season, and pilferage. Despite this, they love the land, a value that has been handed down to them from their parents and grandparents.
HyacenthDwarikasingh is another young energetic farmer who has been farming for over two decades. She underscores the role of the weather in the final product, and is very keen to see how the industry can grow, especially with initiatives such as our Farmers Market.
CapellaMarigot Bay Resort and Marina has the opportunity to become a part of Saint Lucia’s agricultural system through the purchase of produce for use at the resort’s restaurants as well as through the Farmers Market events
Anyone interested in attending the CapellaMarigot Bay Resort and Marina Farmers Market can join Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Marina Village.
CapellaMarigot Bay Resort and Marina is located alongside Marigot Bay, once described by the legendary American author James Albert Michener as “the most beautiful in the Caribbean.” After an extensive multi-million dollar renovation, the resort re-opened in December 2014.
The resort features 124 rooms that include 57 suites (most with their own private hot tubs) with spacious balconies and extensive views of the bay or lush tropical gardens. New and exciting food and beverage concepts include an upscale casual restaurant, The Grill at 14*61* which offers breathtaking views of the Marigot Bay cove area and an intimate Rum Cave which houses specialty local rums for connoisseurs to savour in a space reminiscent of an authentic distillery with a touch of elegance and warmth.