Cayman Islands prepare for 51st Agriculture Show

At the Agriculture Pavilion on Agricola Drive, in Lower Valley, everyone is getting ready for the 2018 Agriculture Show. This year the annual event will be held for the 51st time. The show, one of the largest community events in Cayman, usually attracts more than 10,000 people and the organizers are expecting at least that number this year.

It opens at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Agriculture Grounds in Lower Valley.

Claudette McKenzie, agronomist at the Agriculture Department said: “In preparation for the big day, we have lots of fruit trees -over 250- for sale. We have East Indian, Julie, Nam doc, Valencia, Jakarta, Nelson, Duncan [mangoes]. We also have tomato, Scotch bonnet, sweet peppers, bell peppers and big sun peppers, an assortment of mints, breadfruit, avocado, soursop, naseberry – a huge variety of local plants for sale.”

The Cayman Compass reports how the show will feature a number of themed areas, and it will have more than 400 exhibitions and this year, focusing on sustainable agriculture in a changing world.

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