Breadfruit Fes’ At Barnes Ghaut

By: Curtis Morton

(Barnes Ghaut-Nevis)–It was the turn of the Barnes Ghaut Community to host its Community Day on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Led out in no small measure by Center Manager, Miss Alexa Lawrence, the activities were held at the Barnes Ghaut community Center.

She was ably assisted by Chesley Faro Davis and Ras Iroy, Community Development Officers for St.James and Cotton Ground respectively. She also received assistance from some of her colleagues at the department of Community Development. Arguably, Barnes Ghaut is still known as ‘Breadfruit Country’ with its closest rival being Rawlins Village in Gingerland. Despite the fact that breadfruit are not plentiful at this time of year, the focus and emphasis was placed on the life saving food item which some persons refer to as a fruit, while others refer to It as a vegetable.

The main items on display were all made from breadfruit.

These included: Breadfruit sticks; breadfruit flour; breadfruit chips; salad; breadfruit chutney; breadfruit wine; breadfruit chips; breadfruit casserole and breadfruit drinks.

Some of the items were made locally in Nevis and others originated out of St.Kitts. Another display room featured old time artifacts including the old fashion type writer; an ancient radio; sewing machines; beds and farming equipment. The main visitors included villagers and a huge contingent from the St.Thomas’ Primary school who made notes as they were educated on various issues.

They also received a rare treat, as they were able to sample some of the goodies on display.

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