North Coast Times Taste of Jamaica Article

A St. Ann based tour company has been giving visitors and locals alike a Taste of Jamiaca through a 360 degree tour in the Garden Parish.

The tour brings together a mix of visits to places of interest, sightseeing spots, historical locales and farms. As the tour swings through iconic spots in St. Ann, guests on tour are also given an explanation and analyses of plants by the roadside, the naming of significant herbs and pointed to features of the landscape.

North Coast Times was among guests on Wednesday, April 12 when the first stop on the tour was the ecologically rich Fern Gully, at Colegate. Later there was a stop at historical Walkerswood before the team swung up to Golden Grove with a scheduled stop at Golden Grove Basic School. Then it was on to farms at Claremont where there was interaction with coffee farmers and also with potato growers. Then it was on through agricultural communities, including Higgin Town, Lime Hall and back to coastal St. Ann’s Bay where the history of the police station was laid bare and the home of Jamaica’s first National Hero, Marcus Garvey visited. Then it was back to Priory/Richmond where guests had lunch of traditional dishes and a menu of local foods, served in gourdies or calabash. There was also live dancing and Drumming.

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