Saturday marked Cayman’s 2nd Annual Mango Festival! Isn’t that exciting?
I couldn’t get to Lower Valley fast enough knowing what mangolicious treats waited at the Agriculture Grounds. And what treats there were!
Mangoes are a staple ingredient in Caymanian cooking. Besides being mouth-wateringly delicious, mangoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, C and potassium. They’re also high in fiber. As soon as we got into the back of the pavilion, we could smell the Mango Festival display where they were handing out the freebies.
There was mango ice cream, mango slices, mango cake, mango bread, mango bread pudding, mango chutney and mango juice. I had two of everything.
But a tummy full of mangoes wasn’t the only thing I left with that morning. After buying some mangoes, tomatoes and rosemary bread to take home, Clark Kent and I made a pit stop at Mr. Eden’s truck.
Mr. Eden grows sugar cane on his farm in Lower Valley. Mmm…fresh cane juice! It was fantastic. Having satisfied my mango cravings with more mango than one human should probably consume, I was in far less of a hurry to drive back to town. This gave me an opportunity to pull over in Savannah and snap a picture of one of my favorite parts of the island at the best time of year.