Food almanac developed by BTA
A new booklet designed to highlight local food and produce has hit the market.
The Bermuda Food Harvest Almanac, developed by the Bermuda Tourism Authority with the help of farmers, fishermen and beekeepers, details when the best fish, fruit and vegetables will be available.
The free pocket-sized guide was launched at the Botanical Gardens’ Farmer’s Market on Saturday, and a digital version will be posted on gotobermuda.com along with an online survey.
Glenn Jones, the BTA chief experiences development officer, said: “As we roll out a food harvest almanac to the community, we want residents to tell us their favourite locally harvested foods by season.
“Through destination marketing efforts, we can lead visitors to the local harvests residents rank the highest.”
Mr Jones added: “We’re focusing on seasonal picks, because food helps articulate Bermuda’s year-round appeal.
“Some of our more distinct foods, like loquats and lobsters, harvest in winter — a time of year our tourism industry wants to make more attractive to visitors.”
“This will help elevate Bermuda’s food culture and sustainability practices, important to today’s travellers who are often willing to pay more for food sourcing that is green and food experiences that are culturally immersive.”
Mr Jones said that information from the online survey will be used to improve the almanac for visitors.
• The BTA will also use the farmer’s market to promote this year’s Bermuda Restaurant Weeks, which will run from January 16 to February 2. About 50 restaurants will take part
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