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At Bush Cook, Chef Cook, Sejah Farm Promotes Self-Sustenance as Territory Continues to Import 95 Percent…

Ernice Gilbert | October 24, 2022

Twenty-five local and two guest chefs participated in Sejah Farm's Bush Cook, Chef Cook over the weekend, with the two-day event's main function being highlighting the need for food security in the territory, according to organizers. The first Bush Cook, Chef Cook effort kicked off in 2016, and the concept hasn't changed: chefs from around the island of St. Croix bring their goods and setup tents in a field at Sejah Farms located on Casper Holstein Drive north-west of the National Guard base in Estate Bethlehem. There, they prepare their food offerings using coal pots and other traditional methods of cooking. Dale Browne, co-founder of Sejah Farm, told the Consortium Saturday that the main focus of the event remains food security. "We want to let the Virgin Islands and everyone know that basically we’re striving to provide food for the Virgin…

Puerto Rico Loses $159 Million Worth of Crops as Hurricane…

Staff Consortium | October 19, 2022

While it may have been only a category 1 hurricane, Fiona exacted catastrophic damage on Puerto Rico…

Dept. of Agriculture Reminding Livestock Farmers of…

Staff Consortium | September 22, 2022

The V.I. Dept. of Agriculture is reminding livestock farmers about the increased threat of disease to…

Expert Staff and Mindset Change Needed to Transform…

Elesha George | August 20, 2022

The V.I. Department of Agriculture says that growing technical expertise in local agriculture will be…

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