Local herbs are also used to make various teas and old-time remedies - bush tea for a bad cough or a cleansing, ginger and garlic for a sore throat. A grandmother's cure is potent and guaranteed to work fast for any ailment that might betide.
Locally grown are some of the finest and yummiest fruits and veggies, much tastier (and cheaper) straight from the field than the heavily-preserved imported versions. (Though you will of course find the non-homegrown stuff as well.) Sweet potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce, okras, peppers, squash, plantains, and breadfruit abound, just to name a few . . . as well as indigenous fruits of every kind - mangoes, sugar apples, passion fruit, guavas, mammee apple, pawpaw, grapefruit, Bajan cherries, limes, coconuts - you get the point. Then there's things you won't find in the supermarkets - breathing heaps of produce arranged on trays and liberated from their plastic prisons - fresh pulses, snake gourd and bitter karela, mauby bark, breadnuts (in season), buffets and shaddock. Anybody up for a market trip?