(East End Garden & Gifts)
When Britta first moved to the Cayman Islands in 2006, she worked at Ocean Frontiers in East End. The next door neighbors just happened to be Patrick’s parents with Patrick living across the street. Little did they know that years later they would become close friends, supporting each other’s business as they grew. Look out for big things with these two collaborating.
Patrick turned a what had only been a landscaping business to include the food-growing business. His passion for and nutritional knowledge of the produce he offers is inspiring. Patrick is known for his spicy salad mix, herbs, peppers, and tomato selection.
Joel Walton has one of the most beautiful and functional properties on-island, in our opinion. With the plantation-style house and outdoor kitchen, it is the perfect space for the edible yard he’s created. The space is a great source of inspiration and amazement, as he has everything from the delicious Nam Doc & Carrie mangoes to the fragrant ylang-ylang tree to rare specimens in Cayman, such as coffee, cacao, and dates.
Plantation Organics is represented by farmers Joy and Billy at the farmers market. You can always count on a great variety, the best pumpkin, the sweetest East End white guavas, and a gorgeous selection of herbs.
Though Clarence is most recent on the scene in Cayman as a farmer, his farm is perhaps the largest with much potential. Britta has had a relationship with Clarence from day one of her arrival in the Cayman Islands, with him being her landlord. Though their business relationship has changed, they are both very happy doing what they clearly love.
Clarence is known for the most abundant and sweet coconut water, jelly, and meat to be had. As the exclusive supplier to many businesses, he does offer coconut water by the gallon, but you have to get on the list! His shade houses, fresh water source, and nutritious soil allow him to offer a beautiful selection of fruits and veggies.
Mr. Hamlin is a humble and experienced farmer. His modest farm has expanded to accommodate the ever-growing demand for local kale and tomatoes. He is a steady supplier of three varieties of kale for a variety of local business, from Saucha to restaurants, to new green smoothie delivery business, Green2Go. Mr. Hamlin and his team of farmers have a dedicated kale-growing field to attempt to accommodate the high demand. You will always see people lined up at his stall to try to get their lettuce, kale, and tomatoes before they are all gone.
Willie’s has had a juice stand by Hurley’s Marketplace before the farmers market gained popularity and enjoyed regular consistency. With their amazing selection of mangoes, guavas, naseberries, breadfruit, cassava, and other Caribbean treasures, it is clear that North Side has some of the best soil on island.
You will get to know Jasmine at Saturday’s Market at the Grounds and Charlie at Camana Bay and by Hurley’s Marketplace. He’ll also make you the freshest fruit smoothies with whatever fruit you choose.