Thursday 22 August, 2019

Social Enterprise brings traditional Jamaican food to Kingston Kitchen

Doneille Derrett, an employee at the JTFA, (right) sells a slice of her enterprise's traditional sweet potato pudding to an attendee at Kingston Kitchen.

Doneille Derrett, an employee at the JTFA, (right) sells a slice of her enterprise's traditional sweet potato pudding to an attendee at Kingston Kitchen.

The Jeffrey Town Farmers’ Association (JTFA) brought traditional sweet potato pudding to food show Kingston Kitchen at Hope Gardens in Kingston recently.

The JTFA team from St Mary shared information and samples of their pudding with curious attendees at the event. 

The revenue earned from the enterprise's sweet potato pudding mix and other products like gluten-free flours made from cassava, breadfruit and sweet potato, is used to support the JTFA's mandate, which includes the use of agriculture to support community development, job creation and other opportunities.

Regarding the association's work, one of its Directors, Ivy Gordon, said, "Since we were established, the JTFA has been about self-reliance and sustainable advancement of not only the members of the association but St. Mary on the whole. We recognise that there is a need for employment, and support for the farming community in the parish, and this is why we have been so focused on

collaborating through the JTFA to find solutions that can address these challenges.”

The JTFA’s products are currently available at Hilo Food Stores, Lee’s Food Fair, Select Grocers, and John R Wong supermarkets in Kingston.

 

 

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