First Monthly St. John Farmers Market Scheduled for June 12

Don’t miss the chance to stock up on local, organic produce at the first monthly St. John Farmers Market.

A monthly farmers market is coming to St. John starting in June.

Karen Samuel started organizing the event after a huge crowd turned out for Department of Agriculture farmers market in the V.I. National Park ball field this winter.

“Everyone who came out to the Department of Agriculture’s farmers market said we should do this more often on St. John,” said Samuel.

That’s all it took for Samuel to get organizing. Starting Sunday, June 12, farmers from the St. Thomas cooperative We Grow Food along with individual farmers, will set up their produce at the lower parking lot of the Lumberyard, near the V.I. Water And Power Authority’s old office.

Stop by the market between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on June 12 and then on the second Sunday of each month to stock up on organic, locally grown produce and value added items like baked goods, jams and jellies.

Samuel is starting the monthly market with St. Thomas farmers, but is also hoping to interest St. John farmers to come out and even set up another market day, she explained.

“If there is more interest and St. John farmers want to come out, we could host a market on a different Sunday,” said Samuel.

For more information or to inquire about selling at the market, call Samuel at 776-6706.