Farmers and shoppers converged at the Carrot Bay Festival Ground on Tortola on December 28, 2019 for the first ever Christmas Market organised by the Cultural Committee of Carrot Bay.
Persons came as far as from the eastern end of Tortola to get their share of fresh local produce, cooked foods and decorative plants.
On sale were ground provisions, tarts, guavaberry products, fish, whelks, conch, souse, mauby, coconut bread and dumb bread, just to name a few.
By popular demand
According to Antia Smith, one of the organisers, the market day was a response to a popular call by farmers and residents alike.
"When we held the Farmers Market back in August of this year we promised to have it as a regular feature. The farmers have since been on our backs asking when again and so we decided to hold one during this Christmas season."
Among the many seen at the day's event, which was held from 7:00am to 4:00pm, were Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly Honourable Neville A. Smith (AL) and Deputy Governor David D. Archer Jr.
There was a range of entertainment, including fungi music and plait pole dancing.