Category: Department of Agriculture

Watermelons cultivated on Nevis (file photo)

Dept. of Agriculture on Nevis to hold watermelon sale in Charlestown on Tuesday

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (AUGUST 14, 2017) – The Department of Agriculture wants the public to take advantage of its sale on watermelons on August 15, 2017. It will be held at the George Mowbray Hanley Market Complex (Charlestown Public Market) from 8 a.m. 
Eric Evelyn, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, says that an overabundance of watermelons cultivated on both private and Nevis Island Administration (NIA)-owned farms prompted the department’s Marketing Unit to have the sale.
Though the emphasis will be on watermelons, there will also be some cucumbers available at reduced prices. Evelyn says the cost of both items will be reduced by half the regular price.
“Watermelons will be going for only $1.00 per pound and… cucumbers for only $1.50 per pound so you will be able to take advantage of the watermelon and cucumbers…

Gary Griffin, Manager of the Department of Agriculture’s Abattoir Division showing off pork products ready for the Department of Agriculture’s 2nd Annual Pork Festival

Nevis Dept. of Agriculture’s 2nd Annual Pork Festival set for May 26

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (MAY 24, 2017) — The public is being asked to throw its support behind the Nevis Department of Agriculture’s 2nd Annual Pork Festival in the Square at the D.R.Walwyn Plaza on May 26, 2017.
Manager of the Department’s Abattoir Division Gary Griffin told the Department of Information on May 23, 2017, that patrons can expect quality products and discounted prices on select items from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Products he listed that will be  available include pork chops, burgers, ribs, legs diced pork, seasoned pork roast, smoked hams, spicy Italian sausages, breakfast pork sausage, ground bacon and ground pork which will be packaged in one pound portions. 
The festival forms part of the Department’s Agriculture Awareness Month with the theme “Embracing climate smart agriculture to achieve food security”. This year, it will be held in collaboration with the Department of Community Development’s Community Development Day.
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