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Agriculture Updates Response to COVID-19, Gives Alternatives to Farmers’ Markets

DOA recognizes the importance of production within its local food system, especially at this critical time, and it wants to be as supportive as possible while maintaining the highest food and health safety standards.

Cooking in the Time of Corona – Simple White Bean Soup With Spinach

With restaurants shut down and people home sheltering, there has never been a better time to cook. The other consideration is that good health is the best defense at any time.

Environmental Health Cancels All Town Halls on ServSafe Certified Courses

V.I. Department of Health will host a series of town hall meetings to discuss the implementation of Food Handler Training and ServSafe Certified Food Protection Manager certification courses and changes within the Division of Environmental Health.

Medical Center Responds to Controversy About Senior Leadership Salaries

Dr. Luis Amaro, who will effectively serve as Interim CEO of Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) starting Feb. 1 along with District Governing Board...

Clean Sweep to Plant Seeds for More Local Produce in Frederiksted

On Jan. 21, Clean Sweep Frederiksted will launch the Urban Garden Workforce Development program, a free program that promises to teach participants the fundamentals of urban gardening and farming.

DPNR Reopens Harvesting of Queen Conch Beginning Nov. 1

Harvesting of queen conch is allowed from Nov. 1, 2019, and will remain open until midnight, May 31, 2020.

Chef Taj Siwatu Wins Trophies at National Buffalo Wing Contest

Chef Taj Siwatu, owner of Buddha Sushi Sake Bar & Grill, won first place in the “Creative Sweet Wing” category and third place for “Best of Show” at the 18th Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival.

King of the Wing Winner Taj Siwatu to Compete at National Wingfest

The Restaurant Division winner of the 2019 King of the Wing (KOW) at the annual competition at Magens Bay, Chef Taj Siwatu, owner of Buddha Sushi Sake Bar & Grill, will be competing at the 18th Annual National Buffalo Wing Festival taking place in Buffalo, N.Y.

Craft Beer Tourism Brings the Brews Cruise to Frenchtown

“Small and independent craft brewers are part of the DNA of their communities. They are becoming mainstay attractions for travelers.”

UVI Announces Winning Cooks of Afternoon on the Green 2019

Approximately 80 cooks donated some 120 dishes to this year’s Afternoon on the Green. Cora Thomas-Cranston received the “Overall People’s Choice” award after getting the most paper ballot and text votes. She prepared assorted cup tarts and won a Samsung tablet, compliments of AT&T.

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