The Saint Lucia Marketing Board has introduced curbside produce delivery as a means of creating a more convenient shopping experience for customers.
The service is available to the public at the Saint Lucia Marketing Board’s (SLMB) retail outlet in Castries. Only recently opened in the location which once housed Meats & More, the SLMB offers high-quality, fresh produce at affordable prices.
“We appreciate that while many Saint Lucians would like to eat healthily, they are extremely busy persons. Sometimes it is hard for them to head into the city, find parking in Castries, and shop from our shelves. This is why we decided to introduce curbside pickup for produce boxes, making the shopping process easier and making the experience more enjoyable,” notes Vincent La Corbiniere, General Manager of the Saint Lucia Marketing Board.
Historically, the Saint Lucia Marketing Board served as an outlet for farmers to sell their produce which was often subsequently exported.
After running into a series of challenges in past years, the new leadership of the SLMB is prepared to take the necessary steps to breathe new life into the entity.
“Since opening the SLMB’s new retail location in February 2023, we are really pleased with the public’s patronage. In fact, the store is not just popular with Saint Lucians, but among cruise visitors. We are priding ourselves on providing high-quality, seasonal produce in a comfortable shopping environment. This initiative is only the beginning, as we intend to roll out more exciting services. At the heart of every decision that we make are the farmers who expect to benefit from a working relationship with the SLMB,” shares Sunita Daniel, Chair of the Saint Lucia Marketing Board.
The SLMB’s retail outlet offers a wide variety of products including fruits and vegetables, ground provisions and agro-processed items including sauces and vegetable chips.
Individuals interested in utilizing the curbside delivery option for their produce boxes are asked to call or WhatsApp 1 (758) 285 5819 to place their orders ahead of time. Customers are encouraged to visit the SLMB’s social media pages for more information.
SOURCE: Export Saint Lucia
I used this place before any market. For me it was such a reasonable way to shop. The place also has cheap meat and fish u will not find in stores. So i enjoyed going there. One of the memories of st lucia. Every town should have a marketing board including soufriere and vieux fort. And no shutting down of such a vital place by people like chastanet.
Curbside delivery on a highway where no vehicles should stop. Hilarious this country. Are there any planning authorities here?
@Asking for a friend … you are so right! i recently shopped there, and found a few items quite “unaffordable”- as their prices were above those of the supermarket. Even St Lucian produced items were quite high! I will continue to “visit’, but only to compare prices!!
Asking for friend…..spot on! Castries is being raped from many angles….this is another subtle yet very disastrous way to disrupt mobility along the John Compton Highway. From storefront steps onto the sidewalk…to drainage grills in the middle of streets where people cross….to red railings along the Chausee that lead to a busy roadway…now this. No vision !!!!!