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A trip to the beautiful Caribbean Island of St Lucia, in the cold, dark days of early February 2003. This was the inspiration, or 'middleaged meltdown' that led to me, (Farmers Wife, Mother and 3 times a Grandma, born and bred in rural Lincolnshire) and........ looking for something 'exciting' to fill the gap, left by the family all finally leaving the nest!

 

To think that maybe, it would be 'fun' to see if it would be possible, to start importing the fantastic clay bbq's, that had so impressed me on my Island holiday. April 2003, and a return trip,is swiftly booked! Julia, whose home is in the village of Balata , is happy to let me stay again! Moses her neighbour and friend, to help and advise me.

 

We drive to Choiseul , to meet Mary and her daughter Alicia, makers of the beautiful pots.

Arrangements for 200 pots, to be made asap please! The ladies are more than happy with this, as previously, they sold a few each week, at the market in Castries .

Arrangements for 200 pots, to be made asap please! The ladies are more than happy with this, as previously, they sold a few each week, at the market in Castries .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This market is amazing! Alive with noise, pounding reggae music, laughter, banter and fun! Glowing with colour, sights and smells.... glorious fat orange pumpkin, squashes, aubergines and plantains, rainbows of peppers, huge lumpy, bumpy tomato's, full of juicy flavour. Mountains of mango's,and green coconuts, filled with sweet refreshing 'water'.

 

Wonderful spices...fresh nutmegs,huge and wonky ginger roots, rolls of cinnamon bark, looking like fat cigars.

Almost everyone, has a small back yard or plot, where vegetables, salad and fresh herbs, are carefully tended, the surplus, sold either in the market or by the roadside, is always fresh picked. With all this lucious bounty of produce, creating delicious tasty meals is a delightful pleasure. (got a bit reminiscent and carried away here) back to the story!!

St Lucia Coalpot Co.

Barn Farm,

South Heath Lane,

Fulbeck,

Grantham.

Lincolnshire 

NG32 3HX

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