The Public Entity Saba will celebrate World Food Day on Saturday, November 25, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at its hydroponics farm in Rendezvous. Everyone is invited to come. There will be various products for sale from our local farmers at the event. These include eggs, goat meat, microgreens and fresh produce (herbs & vegetables). There will also be seed potatoes for sale by the PES’s Department of Agriculture for those who wish to start growing their own potatoes at home.
This year’s theme for World Food Day is “Water is life, water is food. Leave no one behind.” This theme highlights the importance of water in our daily lives, especially in the production of the food we eat. The rainwater we collect in our cisterns and in the greywater cisterns around the island is used to grow fruits and vegetables. This water is also used in the keeping of livestock for egg and meat production. While this event is being carried out to celebrate World Food Day, it is also an opportunity to acknowledge our local farmers and fishermen and showcase the products that they have available to the island community. Their commitment to producing local food helps in making Saba more self-sufficient.