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Food Markets, Jamaica

Food Market in Kingston, (Jamaica, Library of Congress Print Collection)
In Jamaica, planters set small parcels of land aside for their slaves. Enslaved Africans raised vegetables and animals such as chickens, goats, and hogs. What they did not use to supplement their rations they sold on Sunday, the traditional market day and a free day off for the enslaved population. Cassava was one of the items they grew in their gardens and sold in local markets. Cassava is a versatile plant that can be steamed and eaten like a baked potato with sea salt, pepper, and butter, made into a tasty potato chip, and made into wonderful baked bread. Here is a recipe for cassava bread. 

Jamaican Cassava Bread Recipe: http://www.islandflave.com/recipes/66-jamaican-recipes/366-cassava-bread

Jamaican Foodways and Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Jamaica

Food Markets, Fishermen, and Taxes

How Grandma Bought Her Store