What better way to complement island life than to enjoy fresh locally grown produce, meats, and seafood? Just as Christiansted is experiencing a renaissance, agriculture in St. Croix has seen tremendous growth over the last few years.  More farmers are practicing sustainable agriculture and reducing our dependence on imported foods into the territory.  Many grocery stores now sell local produce and meats.

The Nature Conservancy created the Reef Responsible program to celebrate restaurants that support local fishers and make conscious decisions about the seafood that they purchase, prepare, and serve. This October students in the Virgin Islands enjoyed more local produce as part of National Farm to School month.  Organizations such as the Ridge To Reef Organic and Permaculture Farm host internship programs geared towards the delicate craft of sustainable farming.

Our local farmers understand that the key to sustainable agriculture is finding the right balance between food production and preservation of ecosystems. Sustainable farming will benefit the islands for generations to come. Here are just a few sustainable farms, located on St. Croix:

Saturday morning is the most popular day and time to shop the farms and markets. Go early and come with a basket full of  healthy deliciousness.

Photo Courtesy: Cruzan Organix Farm

St. Croix: It’s one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean. And its location means that for U.S. citizens it’s a very convenient place to buy a vacation home or move. St. Croix has many special attributes. Americans find comfort in the fact that it is a US territory and so much is familiar and easy to navigate because of that. It is also very beautiful, with crystal clear blue waters, a wide variety of flora and fauna and elevations. We have excellent restaurants and supermarkets. It’s a very warm and welcoming community and people find that it’s easy to get settled there.

Read more: http://www.caribjournal.com/2016/12/19/buy-home-st-croix/