Photos: Bermuda Onion Day At Carter House

May 14, 2016

Bermuda Onion Day was celebrated today [May 14] at Carter House in St. David’s, featuring historic displays and, of course, Bermuda onions. The event featured onion delicacies including onion soup, onion quiche, sandwiches, pulled pork and more, while Larry Mills offered historical talks.

Introduced to the island in the early 1600s, the sweet and succulent Bermuda onion was first exported to the east coast from St. George’s in 1847.

Onions quickly became Bermuda’s major export crop, with hundreds of farmers realising the market potential. By the middle of the 19th century, Bermudians became known as “Onions” and Bermuda itself was widely referred to as “The Onion Patch.”


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  1. Jane Spurling says:

    Thank you Bernew!
    from all at Carter House!

  2. wahoo says:

    I wish I had know that this was going on.

  3. overboardhope says:

    We had a wonderful day! Thank you.