A harvest of fall foods, fun

Camana Bay’s quarterly evening
market will once again transform Market Street on Wednesday, 27 October.

The busy market will be open from
3.30-8pm on Camana Bay’s Market Street and will likely attract visitors who are
interested in experiencing a ‘farmers market’ type ambience with several stalls
and  vendors, many of whom also sell at
the weekly Market at the Grounds in Lower Valley.

This month’s Evening Market will
feature more than 35 vendors selling their farm-fresh  produce, 
as well as a range of homemade goods from preserves and pickles to
cakes, ice cream, bread, sausages and pepper jelly. There will also be a
selection of native plants on sale, alongside handicrafts such as jewellery,
handbags, woodwork and traditional arts, giving shoppers a flavour of most
things Caymanian.

As well as the ‘farmers market
basics’ each Evening Market is designed with a particular theme, to open it up
to a wider audience and give people additional reasons to attend. This month’s
market will have a fall theme to celebrate the season, and there will be a kids
craft area with lots of activities designed to interest young minds.  Activities include decorating recycled planters
(made out of old half-gallon plastic milk containers), which they may then
plant them with seeds provided by the Department of Agriculture, and fall photo
frame craft.

Musician Earl La Pierre will play
from 6–8pm lending the market a truly Caribbean vibe.

The date for the Christmas Evening
Market is Wednesday, 8 December. The last Evening Market of 2010 will showcase
many of the islands’ much-loved traditions. Crafts will be developed to help
organised Christmas shoppers who want to finish shopping early, and organisers
are promising that there will be live music to set the mood and keep the market’s
patrons shopping until it closes.

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