Each village has it's designated Sunday which falls on the same Sunday each year. The village holding Harvest when we were there on the 1st Sunday of May was called 'Belle Garden'. There is no set number of families taking part, its just if you want to you get together with other family members and cook large pots and cauldrons of food, stock up the fridge with local beer and soft drinks
The Sunday we were in Tobago we (Mr R and I) were invited to a family's home in Belle Garden.
When recipes call for coconut milk no one opens a can but in true Caribbean style they grate the flesh from the coconut, put it in the blender with water and blitz. Next you strain the milk from the pulp and use that in your recipe. Nothing is wasted though as the pulp will be squeezed out and used in cakes and sweet breads.
As well as the large pots cooking there were several of the women in the family in the small kitchen cooking what the locals call 'provisions' - a mixture of plantain, dasheen, casava and sweet potato.
We came to this village as strangers and left as friends with hugs all around and a promise that I will come back the first Sunday of May next year and help with the cooking! It's a date!
I was a guest of the Harvest Sunday celebrations in Belle Garden. I was not required to write a positive post and as usual all photos are my own and are not to be reproduced without my written permission.