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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

Photos & Video: J&J’s Pick Your Own Pumpkin

Photos & Video: J&J’s Pick Your Own Pumpkin

J&J Produce is hosting their ninth annual ‘Pick Your Own Pumpkin’ event, which kicked off yesterday and continues today [Oct 13], being held from 9.00am to 3.00pm at Astwood Park in Warwick, allowing people, young and old, to come and pick their own pumpkins in advance of the Halloween season. The 10-minute live video replay is below:... Read more of this article

J&J & Wadson’s Farm To Host Pumpkin Picking

J&J & Wadson’s Farm To Host Pumpkin Picking

J&J is getting set to host their 9th annual Pick Your Own Pumpkin on Friday [Oct 12] from 3.00pm to 6.00pm and Saturday [Oct 13] from 9.00am to 3.00pm at Astwood Park, South Road in Warwick, while Wadson’s Farm will also host their annual Pumpkin Picking on Saturday, October 20 from 9.00am to 2.00pm. Related StoriesPhotos &... Read more of this article

Protecting Our Natural Environment, Resources

Protecting Our Natural Environment, Resources

“Bermuda’s natural environment is its biggest asset,” according to Andrew Pettit, the Director for Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Mr Pettit has a full slate of responsibilities which include fisheries management, agriculture, recovery and protection of protected species, marine heritage, nature reserve management, pollution... Read more of this article

Charitable Farm Aid Concert Set For August 2

Charitable Farm Aid Concert Set For August 2

A Farm Aid event is set to be held during the Cup Match holiday, with a concert taking place on August 2 with its proceeds going directly toward “enhancing the Bermuda farming industry.” The event will be presented by Island Restaurant Group, Green Land Dairy, Amaral’s Farm, Westover Farm and Wadson’s Farm in association with Seymours... Read more of this article

BNT Welcomes Minister’s Decision On Lease

BNT Welcomes Minister’s Decision On Lease

The Bermuda National Trust said they welcome Public Works Minister Lt/Col David Burch’s “decision to renew the lease of the Bascome family at Westover Farm, Sandys and of his intention to extend all lapsed agricultural leases of Government land to 21 years less one day.” “The Trust believes that the preservation of arable land as... Read more of this article

Minister Apologizes To Carlos Amaral & Board

Minister Apologizes To Carlos Amaral & Board

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch offered an “unequivocal apology to Mr. Carlos Amaral, Chairman of the Board of Agriculture and the entire Board” for a statement he made last week, explaining that the “Farmers Association has been advocating for a regularization of leases as far back as 2016 based on the correspondence I... Read more of this article