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Photos: Bermuda Onion Day At Carter House

Photos: Bermuda Onion Day At Carter House

Bermuda Onion Day was celebrated on Saturday afternoon [May 18] at Carter House in St. David’s, with people gathering to learn more about the onion and how it tied in with the island’s early settlers. Attendees took time out to enjoy the historical replica house, and chat while enjoying a variety of St. David’s onion dishes including the... Read more of this article

Minister Congratulates Grow Eat Save Graduates

Minister Congratulates Grow Eat Save Graduates

Last week, the Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch addressed the graduates of the 5th Grow! Eat! $ave! programme. Grow! Eat! $ave! is an initiative of Nutrition Services of the Department of Health with the aim of encouraging the public to eat more vegetables, teach sustainable nutrition and at the same time save money. It is offered to the... Read more of this article

Girls Auctioning Off ‘Box Garden’ For Charity

Girls Auctioning Off ‘Box Garden’ For Charity

An unsuccessful Ag Show Project has become a promising fundraiser for underprivileged families in Belize, as a box garden, grown as a School Garden entry for the 2019 Bermuda Agricultural Exhibition, is now up for auction to the highest bidder. Eden Furbert and Maya DaSilveira — who are both 11-years-old — created this food-producing container... Read more of this article

Over 300 Complete ‘Grow Eat Save’ Workshops

Over 300 Complete ‘Grow Eat Save’ Workshops

Over 300 residents have successfully completed the Grow, Eat, Save workshop since it was introduced by the Department of Health in March 2017. A Government spokesperson said, “His Excellency, Governor John Rankin and the Minister of Health, the Hon. Kim Wilson, JP, MP attended the Grow, Eat, Save workshop led by Chaplain Kevin Santucci. Over 300... Read more of this article

Photos: Farmer’s Market Held At City Hall

Photos: Farmer’s Market Held At City Hall

The ‘Farmer’s Market Eat More Vegetables’ event is being held today [April 10] at the City Hall, with the event part of this week’s observance of Public Health Week. Speaking at the launch earlier this week, Health Minister Kim Wilson said, “The theme of Public Health Week is ‘Commit to Change: Small changes, big results’. “Commit... Read more of this article

Health Dept Hosting Free Gardening Workshops

Health Dept Hosting Free Gardening Workshops

The Department of Health will be providing free gardening workshops for the public, starting on Thursday, March 14, and continuing every Thursday through to April 18. A Ministry spokesperson said, “The Department of Health will be providing free, six-session gardening workshops for the public, starting on Thursday, 14 March, and continuing every Thursday... Read more of this article

Ministry: Farm Nuisance Report Form Available

Ministry: Farm Nuisance Report Form Available

Area residents within close proximity and in the general neighbourhood of Greenland Farm are reminded that the Department of Health has an electronic form to submit concerns. A Government spokesperson said, “Area residents within close proximity and in the general neighbourhood of Greenland Farm are reminded that the Department of Health has an electronic... Read more of this article

Health Dept Issues Romaine Lettuce Update

Health Dept Issues Romaine Lettuce Update

The Department of Health issued an update on the E. coli outbreak in the US and Canada associated with romaine lettuce, and noted that locally grown romaine lettuce was not involved and there have not been reports locally to the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit regarding E. coli illness relating to romaine lettuce. A Government spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Warning

Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Warning

The FDA along with CDC are investigating a multi state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses likely linked to romaine lettuce, saying “People should not eat romaine lettuce until more is known about the source of the contaminated lettuce and the status of the outbreak”. Bermuda Department of Health officials say the warning does not apply... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Farmer’s Market Opening Day

Photos & Video: Farmer’s Market Opening Day

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda Farmer’s Market opened at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens today [Nov 17], with a wide variety of goods available for purchase, with the event offering local farmers, fishermen, gardeners and artisans a venue to sell produce, plants and locally-made crafts directly to residents and visitors. We will have additional information... Read more of this article

‘Bunch Of Imported Bananas That Were Infested’

‘Bunch Of Imported Bananas That Were Infested’

Yesterday the Plant Protection Section was “alerted to a bunch of imported bananas that were infested with two pests, scale and mealybug,” and the “infested fruit has been removed from the shelves of grocery stores and confiscated as a result of these insect pests.” Following this, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources... Read more of this article

Farmer’s Market Opening On November 17

Farmer’s Market Opening On November 17

The Opening Farmer’s Market event will be held on Saturday, November 17 from 8.00am to 1.00pm at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens. The event poster says, “Featuring fresh local produce, fresh soup, fresh fish, handicrafts, fish chowder, smoked meat, fresh juice, baked goods and much more!” “Bring the family and enjoy the best of Bermuda!” For... Read more of this article

Photos: Wadson’s Farm Pumpkin Picking Event

Photos: Wadson’s Farm Pumpkin Picking Event

Wadson’s Farm hosted their annual pumpkin picking event on Saturday [Oct 20] at their Southampton location with people, young and old, coming to pick their own pumpkins in advance of the Halloween season. There were free tractor hay rides with a pumpkin purchase, character cut-outs for photo-ops and the Wadson’s Home Farm Market was open... Read more of this article