If you ever pass through the beautiful parish of St Mary, you have entered JP territory and you can’t help but notice the massive banana farm that stretches for miles. Over the years, I have consumed their banana, plantain and cassava chips. I inhale their banana bread, and I love to engage with their banana vendors, whom I often see at traffic lights across the island.
For 90 years, Jamaica Producers Group (JP) has been synonymous with quality and excellence, expanding to territories outside of Jamaica. It has created jobs and opportunities for many and they also launched a feeding programme in schools last year (which I hosted).
To celebrate this amazing homegrown brand that continues to reinvent itself and help build Jamaica AND to observe the dress code that was FARM CHIC, I opted for a locally made dress (the colour of JP’s logo and 🍌) and boots!
Due to the torrential downpour that day, the planning team had to scramble last minute to rearrange everything to ensure that all the equipment stayed and guests were as comfortable as possible. Luckily, they had a great team that got everything done just in time. Problem solving, critical thinking, agility, creativity, adaptability and team work MUST NEVER be underestimated when it comes to execution.
Despite the terrible rain, I committed to bringing the sunshine. The party went on and we had a great time. Besides, we were on a farm and rain is always welcomed there.
Here are a few photos from the event.