Little Cayman invites all for second annual Ag show

| 16/03/2012

Little Cayman  Agriculture Show-Exhibit 082 (286x300).jpg(CNS): The last and smallest of all of Cayman’s agricultural shows will take place next weekend on Little Cayman. This will be the islands second show and will be held on Saturday, 24 March at the Museum Grounds. Linton Tibbetts' family has allowed his property to be used and despite being small organisers say it will be nonetheless entertaining and is expected to attract several hundred visitors. Highlight of include tractor rides on  Sonny Johnson’s historical 70 year old tracker  as well as the coconut toss and the popular dog show will return and residents will once again have a chance to enter their pets in the various categories, including best trick and best dressed.

The agricultural displays will mainly represent produce from backyard farming which is in keeping with Minister O'Connor-Connolly's vision for Agriculture of making Agriculture everybody's business.“Little Cayman residents are committed to a sustainable lifestyle. Most residents grow something – mangoes, pumpkins, callaloo, peppers, tomatoes and all the resorts’ chefs have gardens. This is what this show is all about,” Chairperson of the Little Cayman Agriculture Show Debbie Truchan said.

Last year, the Little Cayman Agriculture Show attracted 19 vendors who displayed a little bit of everything – arts, crafts, jams and jellies and Ms. Truchan noted that the organisers were expecting a similar turnout this year. There will be a variety of foods on sale including local specialties, BBQ and jerked chicken. The Little Cayman Education Services will provide lemonade and coconut water.

Deputy Premier Juliana O’Connor-Connolly encouraged Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman residents to support the Little Cayman show.

“The show offers the usual extravaganza of colour, competition and showmanship along with displays, and is a great opportunity for social interaction in a close-knit community. The good thing about agriculture in Little Cayman is that just about everyone does their part. They understand the importance of backyard farming and rely on each other, with neighbourly support,” she said.

Tickets costs $5 for entry and $10 to include an entry into the raffle. The first prize is $1,000, with many other prizes.


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