Each year President’s weekend brings a celebration of Caribbean agriculture to the Big Island. Agrifest is the largest country fair in the Caribbean showcasing local produce, livestock, food, music and more.
Once known as the bread basket of the Caribbean, St Croix’s rolling green hills and fertile lowlands have recently rebounded with an agricultural renaissance. Nowadays, farm stands can be visited 365 days of the year offering locally grown seasonal fruits and vegetables. Many also offer fresh, free-range eggs and meat. Growers like Sejah Farm and Ridge to Reef Farm have led the charge to meet the demands of local restaurants and consumers. In the main building you’ll find farmers from across the island and throughout the Caribbean selling plants, fresh produce, jams and jellies, hot sauces and seasoning, fresh local honey and more.
Vendors also offer handmade items made locally in the Virgin Islands and across the Caribbean.
Like any country fair, it’s a chance for 4-H, farms and others to showcase their livestock.
But my favorite part is, of course, the local food!
Agrifest happens each year over President’s weekend from Friday through Monday. It’s a terrific event to plan your trip around!