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The Grounds at Camana Bay

The Grounds

The Market at the Grounds will hold an evening market at Camana Bay on Thursday 30 April from 3:30pm to 8pm where an abundance of local produce and handmade crafts will be on sale.

The popular weekly Market at the Grounds, which takes place every Saturday from 7am to 12pm at the Grounds in Lower Valley, will set up for the Evening Market at Camana Bay on Market Street with over twenty vendors taking part. Produce from local farms includes fresh fruit and vegetables plus a range of homemade goods from preserves and pickles to cakes, ice cream, sausages and pepper jelly. There will also be a selection of native plants on sale, alongside handicrafts such as jewellery, handbags, woodwork and traditional arts, giving shoppers a flavour of all things Caymanian.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for the vendors of The Market at the Grounds to reach an even wider audience," said the Hon Kurt Tibbetts, the Minister in charge of District Administration, Planning, Agriculture and Housing. "We hope many of the tourists staying in the hotels and condos along Seven Mile Beach will come and sample some of the quality goods that are grown and produced here in Cayman. It will also be a good introduction for local residents who have not yet had a chance to visit The Market at the Grounds on a Saturday."

Adding to the Evening Marketís atmosphere will be performances by local band Swanky who will be playing their unique mix of traditional Caymanian, Caribbean and folk music which celebrates the islandís rich and diverse cultural heritage. Swanky will be joined by Dance Unlimited who will perform a quadrille, a traditional dance that has been enjoyed by Caymanians for many generations past. Visitors will also be able to enjoy authentic Caymanian cooking such as fried fish and fritters.

"We are excited to introduce our first Evening Market at Camana Bay in partnership with The Grounds," said Nikki Callender, Senior Events Manager at Camana Bay. "We very much hope that if this first evening market is a success, an Evening Market will become a regular fixture in our calendar of events."

Vendors at The Evening Market at Camana Bay include Carmen Conolly, Andy Ebanks, Plants and Things, East End Garden & Gifts, Caribos Ltd, Hamlin Stephenson, Willies Fresh Fruit and Jucies, Zelma-lee Ebanks, Sparkyís Farm, Browns Majestic Farm, David Gerfen, Ivarine Johnson, Ailaine Barnes, Whittakers Farms, Annieís Creations, Launa Batten, Eugene Christian, Maxine Bryson, Imagination, Cayman Sea Salt, Carlton West, Georgeanne General, Pepper Patch, Alvin McLaughlin, Ivy Thomas, Sarita Ebanks and Kirkland Nixon.

Anyone interested in having a stall at The Market at The Grounds should contact Mrs. Gina Bodden at the Department of Agriculture at 947-3090 or 916-1314.

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