Photo by Bill Mortley
Going Local at Zion Lion Farm
Spend the day hanging out with a Saint Lucia local at Zion Lion Farm. Owner Paul Clifford leads visitors through his property's organic garden, then follows the tour with a farm-to-beach outdoor clay-pot cooking session at Carib Beach Bar on Anse L'Ivrogne (also known as Sevoigne). This stretch of beach is a secluded part of the Pitons Management Area, accessible only by boat or on foot, so you'll probably see only fisherfolk and locals. Clifford prepares fresh fruits, herbs, and vegetables selected from his garden—sweet potatoes, bell peppers, tomatoes—and grills freshly caught tuna, all the while sharing the history and food culture of the island. Ambitious visitors can combine this experience with a hike up Gros Piton from the trailhead right off the beach.
By Lebawit Lily Girma, AFAR Local Expert
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