Hope Town is known for its supportive community which constantly hosts fundraising events for either the Elbow Reef Lighthouse, Friends of the Environment, Hope Town Primary School, Abaco Rage or helping to raise medical funds of those we love and know.
Therefore, on Saturday, May 9 locals and visitors from both Hope Town and all over Abaco gathered in HG Christie Park and held the very first Farmers Market in Hope Town in support of local producers.
Orchestrated by Neil Aberle of HG Christie, he had brought in numerous vendors such as Abaco Neem, Bahamas National Trust, Om Grown Greens for the sprouts and green smoothies, Down Deep Island Seafood, Hope Town Primary School selling their new children’s book, locals with homemade goods, breads and home grown herbs and produce.
Along with other well known local farmers like, Chiccharney Farms, Summer House Herbs, and Wild Pigeon Farm, handmade Jewelry and local art were also featured at the market, with live painting exhibits held by a local artist also.
Wildcat Touring was present offering information about the new air services from Marsh Harbour to Florida. Bliss Coffee House, which recently opened up in Marsh Harbour, brought in baked goods, lobster quiche and the Bliss Ladies made bo ba tea’s and flavoured frappes per request which were quite refreshing since it felt like a summer day in early May.
To say the least it was a fun filled Saturday in the quaint village of Hope Town.
The Hg Christie Park is located on the harbour front, in-between the newly renovated library and Harbour’s Edge. Canopied by the native cork trees creating natural shade and then the views of the harbour and Elbow Reef Lighthouse it gave the perfect ambiance of it being the first Fresh Farmer’s Market.
If you missed this ‘Hollywood’ event don’t fret, since it was such a success they will be hosting Farmer’s Markets now every other Saturday from 9am until 2pm. Word of advice get there early to make sure you get the goods before they all run out!