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Did you know that nearly ALL the food on St. Croix (approximately 99%) has been imported? Imagine the journey your food has taken to get to your plate. The boats, planes, and trucks that carried it from farm to warehouse to grocery store or restaurant. How long ago was your produce picked? Where did it come from? Buying local produce and products eliminates all these middle steps and a whole lot of time and resources. Buying local means enjoying fresh foods from farm stands on the day they were picked. It means knowing where your food is coming from. It means eating produce when it's at is freshest, tastiest, and most nutritious.


Why Buy from Local Farm Stands?

  • To Support the Local Economy! When you spend your money on local produce and products, you are providing stability to our local economy by keeping the money on St. Croix.
  • To Save Natural Resources! Buying locally cuts out the middle men - the shippers and distributors. Without these added steps, resources like fossil fuels and packaging materials are spared. Bonus: Excess packaging materials don't end up in our landfill.
  • To Support a Way of Life! The number of small farms in the United States has decreased significantly over the last decade. By buying locally you can help to preserve an honest and worthy means of making a living.



Where to Buy Local:

ARTfarm: Estate Longford (South Shore Road) halfway between Camp Arawak and Ha'penny Beach. Wednesdays from 3pm-5:30pm, and Saturdays from 10am-Noon; (340) 514-4873

VI Locally Grown: Order online at www.VI.LocallyGrown.net (Orders accepted Monday - Tuesday). Pick Up at Estate Little LaGrange, Home of the Carl & Marie Lawaetz Museum on Mahogany Rd, Frederiksted. Wednesday from Noon - 5:00 pm

La Reine Farmer's Market: Estate La Reine (Mid-Island) West of La Reine Shopping Center. Saturday 6:00 am - Until

Christiansted Farmer's Market: Company Street between the downtown Christiansted Post Office and balter. Saturday 10:00am - Noon

Southgate Corner Farmer's Market: Southgate Corner (East End). Saturday 8:00 am - Noon; (340) 332-3932

Tropics Hydroponics: Estate Glynn (North Shore). Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday 8:00am - Noon (when gate is open); (340) 227-5546

If you miss the farmer's markets...

Quality Food sells seasonal produce from local farms and locally made products at their Q Market located at 96-97 Castle Coakley (across from the old Tropical Plumbing building). Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; (340) 778-1234