Characters of the Caribbean: Farmer / Beekeeper Grantley Samuel

Photo Credit: Ted Davis

Photo Credit: Ted Davis

1. What is your favorite place on St. Croix and why?

My farm (GLG Plants & Produce mid-island in Lower Love) because I’m at peace there . . . nothing is wrong.

2. What is the most memorable experience you’ve had living on-island?

Winning Agriculture’s “Farmer of the Year” award in 201237307_466033907836_1258381_n

3. In what ways do you enjoy giving back to your island community and which non-profits do you most like to support?

Sharing my passion with kids and school students.  Teaching them the importance of farming and agriculture.

4. What is the best piece of advice you can give someone new to St. Croix about making the leap to island life?

Enjoy the most local stuff you can get.  Get everything the island has to offer.  Take advantage of what St. Croix has locally from food to music.

5. Finish this sentence, “Caribbean Life is _______________.”

Caribbean Life is one of the most awesome experiences you can have.  The culture the people on St. Croix are unmatched.  I love it here . . . the laid back attitude, beaches, sights.

Grantley Samuel is the owner / operator of GLG Plants & Produce (340-332-3932) and a professional beekeeper.  In his spare time he enjoys miniature golf at Divi Carina Bay with his son and participating in local events.  He is involved with the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) serving on the advisory council and as a formal representative.  Samuel has lived on St. Croix for almost 50 years and originally hails from Antigua.  He is a graduate of Central High School on St. Croix and Apex Technical School in New York with a degree in HVAC.  Samuel previously worked at The Buccaneer hotel and HOVENSA oil refinery.  

If you’re ready to enjoy fresh, locally sourced food in year-round ideal growth conditions, Caribbean life may be for you.  Let Chris and Kerri Hanley help you find the perfect home or condo on St. Croix or St. Thomas.  As the top broker on-island year after year, Chris is the authority on Virgin Islands real estate.  Contact him today and download his free St. Croix event guide.

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