Farmers, fishermen to be allowed to resume roadside selling
Farmers and fishermen will now be allowed to sell produce from roadside operations, Government announced last night.
It comes in the wake of complaints by farmers and a petition calling for regulations to be changed to help farms and fishermen during the stay-at-home order.
The announcement was made as the Premier, David Burt, gave an update on Covid during a live press conference and according to a Government spokeswoman come into effect now.
In a statement later, the Ministry of National Security said it would now permit farmers to sell local produce at certain roadside stalls or their home bases from 7am to 7pm.
“An exemption letter is required. Any commercial farmer requiring an exemption letter should contact the Ministry of National Security at email@example.com,” said a spokeswoman.
She added that a registered commercial farmer may sell with payment being pre-paid or on-site payment, as well as delivery of product at the following sites:
Westover Farm (Ritchie Bascome), Farm Base, Daniel’s Head, Sandys
J&J Produce (Roland Hill) - Farm Base, Astwood Park, Warwick
Wadson's Farm (Tom Wadson) - Farm Base, Lukes Pond Road, Southampton
Amaral Farms (Carlos Amaral) - Farm Base, Bleak Farm, Watlington Road, Devonshire
Windy Bank Farms (Malcolm Smith) - Farm Base, Windy Bank, Middle Road, Smiths
Hideaway Farms (Hans Olander) - Farm Base, Jacob’s Point Road, St. George’s
DeSilva Farms (Manuel DeSilva) – Farm Base, Marguarita Lane, Middle Road, Devonshire
Pacheco & Sons (Roger Pacheco) – Farm Base, Locust Hall, Devonshire
Powell Farm (Michael Powell) – Farm Base, Watlington Lane, Devonshire
Commercial farmers may operate a roadside stand to sell fresh local produce between the hours of 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.
J&J Produce (Junior Hill) - entrance of Melville South, Devonshire
Amaral Farms (Carlos Amaral) – opposite Garthowen Est., Middle Road, Devonshire
Raphael Barnett – Court Street, Pembroke
Benjamin D’Estrella – Burchall’s Cove, Hamilton Parish
Smith’s Farms (Milton Williams) – opposite White Hill Field, Sandys
Dill Pickles Farm (Jevaughn Dill) – Rubber Tree, near Warwick Post Office; grass field just south of MAWI; Government Health Clinic, Hamilton
Saleem Madyun – Rockaway, Southampton; Tivoli Park, Warwick
Scratcher Farms (Audley Shepherd) – between Barnes Corner and Frank’s Bay, Southampton
Gardiner Fruits & Vegetables (Wilbur Burt) - Farm Base, Cedar Ave, Pembroke
D.R. Farms (Daniel Renaud) - Pond House Road, Smith’s
Jones Farm (Sheldon Jones) – Devon Springs Road, Smiths
Roots Gardening, (Brian Swan) - Abbot’s Cliff, Hamilton Parish
Wadson’s Farm (Tom Wadson) – CSA pick up, Seabright Ave, Paget
R Barnett - Court Street
The spokeswoman added: “Sites will be monitored for compliance by the agriculture officer, the Bermuda Police Service and Royal Bermuda Regiment.”
In addition, the Ministry of National Security will now also permit fishermen to sell fish at certain roadside stalls or docks from 7am to 7pm.
Any fisherman requiring an exemption letter should contact the Ministry of National Security at firstname.lastname@example.org. They are asked to include a copy of thier Fisheries ID and the expiry date.
The list of approved vendor sites is as follows:
Mangrove Bay, Sandys Parish
Ely’s Harbour Public Dock, Sandys Parish
Scaur Hill Dock, Sandys Parish
Robinson’s Marine Station, Sandys Parish
Jews Bay, Southampton Parish
Trimingham Hill, Paget Parish
Ducking Stool, Pembroke Parish
Palmetto Road, Devonshire Parish
Devonshire Dock, Devonshire Parish
Devonshire Bay, Devonshire Parish
Burchall Cove, Hamilton Parish
Bailey’s Bay Public Dock, Hamilton Parish
Kindley Field, St Georges Parish
Mullet Bay, St Georges Parish