We're from New Orleans
where the first box of creole tomatoes are auctioned for charity. So tomatoes are a big deal but growing them onboard would be somewhere between difficult and impossible. However, buying
tomatoes is another thing entirely.
We've sailed much of the Caribbean
and found great tomatoes lots of places during much of the year. Go to the markets not the grocery stores.
Western Caribbean Guatemala
we found great markets in Fronteras, Guatemala
and Southern Belize
, especially Dangriga. Northern Belize
sources mostly from Mexico
and markets aren't as prevalent though Ambergas Caye isn't too bad.
depends on the season, Port Antonio, Jamaica
has a great market with local produce from the island.
The Southern DR has good produce but markets are harder to find. Their produce is shipped to PR and further down island.
Look for the Rasta farmers' markets they have the best local, organic products. Even St Thomas has one.
Until 2015 and TS Erica you could really depend on the produce from Dominica
. But since then the farms have been hurt and its more difficult.
Once you are finally in the Southern Bays of Grenada
season you can access "Jenny's Farmers Market" for great organic produce and products. She goes to the different marinas
on different days of the week. Grenada
has Rasta farms that send produce to the other Grenada markets and, of course, Trinidad has tons.
Eat locally, eat what's in season and you'll find tasty things everywhere.