Virgin Islands Message Board

Food Provisioning on Water Island

jvd2008
(@jvd2008)
Active Member

I will be staying on Water Island in June with a group of 12. Does anyone know of any food provisioning service?

Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated.

Quote
Topic starter Posted : May 19, 2014 10:17 pm
Future Islander
(@future-islander)
Prominent Member

There is a small (but expensive) market at the Crown Bay Marina.

Also, there's a Pueblo Super Market about 1/2 mile way (from Crown Bay Marina).

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 20, 2014 6:58 am
halfman
(@halfman)
Active Member

Call Grocery Goddess. They are good and experienced at provisioning houses on Water Island.

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 22, 2014 4:05 pm
jvd2008
(@jvd2008)
Active Member

Thank you. I will contact the Grocery Goddess.

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : May 22, 2014 7:16 pm
FL Barrier Islander
(@fl-barrier-islander)
Honorable Member

I second the recommendation for Grocery Goddess. http://www.grocerygoddesses.com/
Julie is very reliable and professional. Be sure to tell her which house you are renting and the name of the property manager. The property manager will meet her at Phillips Landing and take her and the provisions to the house then take her back to the ferry.

ReplyQuote
Posted : June 2, 2014 8:00 am
FL Barrier Islander
(@fl-barrier-islander)
Honorable Member

I also always recommend to my guests that they consider looking through their spices that they commonly use at home and put them into little "snack" sized ziplocs - mark the name of the spice with a Sharpe pen - and drop them in their carry-on or checked bag. The home you're staying will likely have salt, pepper, sugar, etc. and they might even also have oregano, garlic powder/salt, onion powder/salt, etc. But, I find that in a crazy short amount of time, the oregano turns dark, the garic and onion powder turns hard, etc. Spices can be pricey in the USVI and you don't really need a whole container anyway. So, consider bringing with you those spices that you commonly use to cook. Food for thought.

ReplyQuote
Posted : June 2, 2014 10:41 am
STT Resident
(@stt-resident)
Island Expert

FL Barrier Islander wrote: But, I find that in a crazy short amount of time, the oregano turns dark, the garic and onion powder turns hard, etc.

Hint for when you're on island and having this problem - divvy up your spices and herbs which turn quickly and store them in the freezer in small marked freezer bags. Just take out as needed. Works like a charm.

ReplyQuote
Posted : June 2, 2014 11:18 am
FL Barrier Islander
(@fl-barrier-islander)
Honorable Member

Good idea! Thank you STT!

ReplyQuote
Posted : June 2, 2014 11:59 am
ondeckvi
(@ondeckvi)
New Member

If you have not fund a suitable service please consider On Deck Provisioning. Originally reh service focused on provisioning for private yachts Or charter yachts and has expanded to resort and Villa provisioning.

Email for more info
[email protected]

ReplyQuote
Posted : June 3, 2014 10:16 pm
FL Barrier Islander
(@fl-barrier-islander)
Honorable Member

ondeckvi, I was not aware of your services. And, you also provide provisioning services for homes on Water Island? Do you have a web site?

ReplyQuote
Posted : June 5, 2014 8:54 am
2023 St. John Calendar