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fresh fish and veggies

pennsylvania
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fresh fish and veggies

hi

we are staying at cinnamon bay - and wondering where is the best place to stock up on veggies and fruit - we fly in to st thom and get a jeep

thanks kathleen

Hollis, New...
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1. Re: fresh fish and veggies

If you're renting your jeep at the airport, you might have a look at this thread (I have to break the URL because the editor doesn't allow words of more than 140 characters, so combine the two lines):

http://www.tripadvisor.com/

ShowTopic-g147409-i432-k1648071-l10134247-Best_grocery_shopping_on_St_Thomas_en_route_to_Red_Hook-St_John_U_S_Virgin_Islands.html

For food shopping on St. John, there are a few markets in Cruz Bay. The ones I've been to are Dolphin and Starfish. Both have a decent selection and high prices (typical for most shopping of any kind on an island). Many people say you can save significantly by shopping for food on St. Thomas, which is why I'm thinking of giving it a try on our upcoming trip.

The only fish I've bought (other than in restaurants) was some tilapia from the market at the Fish Trap. It was quite pricey, but very good. I've recently read some posts here indicating that you can buy right off the boats in Cruz Bay, but I haven't had that experience.

A couple of years ago I asked in this forum about places to buy fresh local produce, and I was told that the only farm-stand-type place was Coral Bay Garden Center. I did go there, and it was a fun and rewarding experience, and I got some delicious greens. Although I would be surprised to learn that Josephine is no longer in business, I find that one of the Web sites I visited at the time seems to be defunct. However, you can look here:

http://www.onepaper.com/stjohnvi/?v=d&i=&s=Business%3ASt.+John&p=1105683784&f=p

and/or Google the name of the place to get more information. I believe you can also find some of her stuff for sale in the Cruz Bay markets. But it's more fun (and presumably a bit less expensive) to go to the farm. There wasn't a huge selection, though. You might be best off going early in the day--we were there near closing time, and I think the supply was low.

Have a great time. Cinnamon Bay, for my money, is the finest jewel on the island, though I must confess I'm a long way from having seen them all.

Hollis, New...
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2. Re: fresh fish and veggies

Well, I see my links got messed up. There must be a better way to do this, but I haven't been able to figure it out,

For the link to the topic about food shopping on St. Thomas, combine these lines:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic

-g147409-i432-k1648071-Best_grocery_

shopping_on_St_Thomas_en_route_to_Red_Hook-

St_John_U_S_Virgin_Islands.html

For the Coral Bay Garden Center link:

http://www.onepaper.com/stjohnvi/

?v=d&i=&s=Business%3ASt.+John&p=1105683784&f=p

NC
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3. Re: fresh fish and veggies

Just a tip - don't head out to Markets on the weekend - they usually get clobbered! I do know that Tuesday is produce day for Starfish!

Have a blast in STJ!

bev
maryland
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4. Re: fresh fish and veggies

josephine's in coral bay has wonderful green stuff, which is organically grown locally - no fruits when we were there

Virgin Islands
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5. Re: fresh fish and veggies

Nature's Nook is open again in Cruz Bay...good prices on fruit and vegetables and sometimes locally grown items. This is also the area where fresh fish may be available-- usually sold on the street as it comes off the boat--ask the people at Nature's. Josephine's is very much open, a bit of a drive to Coral Bay, but worth it--much cheaper there then the same stuff at Starfish.

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