The Island Farm and The Buccaneer are both open again.

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Great news this week that the Island Farm and the Buccaneer are both open again. So we can have lovely fresh greens and goodies from the farm – no fresh baked bread until the week of Thanksgiving . The farm also now sells a great selection of beers, wines and spirits as well as a fridge full of great items.

The lovely Rea Bethel stocking the shelves with a great rose wine....
The lovely Rea Bethel stocking the shelves with a great rose wine….

This week I bought some of their delicious home made hummus and a couple of things I had not tried before – the Onion and Turmeric Sauerkraut is delicious and also very good for you. Fermented foods seem to be the very popular at the moment and I am looking to consume anything that claims to boost the immune system.

A fridge full of goodies.....
A fridge full of goodies…..

Also delicious is their Bok Choy Kraut – and it is a delight to look at the list of ingredients and see only ingredients that you recognize – Bok Choy, cabbage, onion, celery , garlic, grated horseradish, sea salt and hot pepper flakes. No chemicals or preservatives just honest to goodness food !

Lovely fresh produce
Lovely fresh produce

One of the other things I was delighted to notice was that they are selling re-usable bags to take you purchases home in. The use of plastic bags continues to blight our island as well as much of the rest of the world. I have been banging the – bring your re-usable shopping bags – drum for a long time and will continue to do so. I have gifted bags to various people which I think is a good way to get people on board.

The special denim tote .....
The special denim tote …..

My particular favorites are the BAGGU bags – various places sell them but here is a link to Amazon which sells them ….. I pick them up wherever I see them and always have 3 in my handbag – they fold up into their own little pouch and take up very little space and no weight at all….

And the Lutra re-usable bag
And the Lutra re-usable bag

At the farm they are selling the Lutra bags for  $6 donation as well as some swanky Island Farm denim bags which are a great reminder for those of you away from the island as to what is here for you. These sturdy totes are $30 and worth every cent ! Of course these would have to be picked up on a trip here – but in the meantime do try to get in the habit of refusing plastic bags…..

The lovely shaded seated area at the farm where you can enjoy a coffee whilst shopping....
The lovely shaded seated area at the farm where you can enjoy a coffee whilst shopping….

And the Buccaneer is open again – yippee ! This is a great place to stop by and enjoy a meal – whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner. The staff are friendly and the food is always well cooked and presented. Plus the outside deck is a great place to sit and watch the goings on while enjoying a drink……

Seat on the deck anyone ?
Seat on the deck anyone ?
Bob in a fond embrace with the fabulous Pat Bethel.....
Bob in a fond embrace with the fabulous Pat Bethel…..

News next week of Tippy’s opening as well as the usual Halloween shots from Colman Towers…..

But in the meantime Bacchus Fine Foods kick off Happy Hour season again with a Halloween Special. Please note – Happy Hour will now be on  Wednesday evenings instead of Fridays.

This is the best sign I have seen in a long time !

Fantastic !
Fantastic ! – at Bacchus Fine Foods of course ……

Sorry that this is right at the bottom – I just wanted to say that of course we are delighted at our favorite places opening up again – but a HUGE cheer to Bacchus Fine Foods and 1648 for staying open all through the quietest time on the island.

We really appreciate you doing that – thank you…….

 

7 thoughts on “The Island Farm and The Buccaneer are both open again.

  1. Goodness! I’m not sure which photo I like best…the one of Bob & Pat is special! Food YES…Way to go Kathy with the Bag effort. Little starts make big smarts. Cardboard not Styrofoam too.
    Donna xo

    1. Yes – very happy that Stephanie and Johnathan at Sweet and savory Food Truck have committed to cardboard not styrofoam…..

  2. Oh! So homesick for all the new activity! Looking forward to seeing beloved Tippy’s!

    Hope you are feeling better every day!

    XX Camilla

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