If you are traveling on the A1 between Ocha Rios and south sides of the island, you can go in a short way and drive through the city Linsted, in the parish of St. Catherine, Jamaica, famous bustling fresh produce market and popularized in the Jamaican folk song, Linsted market.
The most famous and biggest market products Jamaica – is Coronation Market in the center of Kingston. But with Linstead & # 39; the market was still in the 19th century, when coffee and pimento wholesalers conducted business here. Peasants from neighboring villages would come to this central place to sell their products. Once it was one of the most popular markets on the island and around the city grew Linsted.
This region is very rural, and peasant birth difficulties folk song Linsted market. "Carry mi acca, Linsted go to market and sell catty, read in the evening, not to bite, to see on Saturday night." Today we sing it in perfect tempo mode, not realizing that it was a sad weeping mother, who could not sell in the market is enough to feed the children. This lady is not the market to earn money, as even it quits not sell products (kvatsi was a British penny a cheap, small copper coin of very small value), and she was going home empty-handed after selling all Saturday night. Jamaican folk song is included in the rate of discharge Dink which are designed to encourage anyone and to improve the situation with a bad situation (eg, death).
While Linstead market decreased, since many Jamaican towns and villages now have their markets, it still has one of the best places to get fresh produce. You can find sellers who sorted out any type of product that grows in Jamaica, but now there is a wide variety of other subjects, such as herbs, spices, clothing, shoes, soap, etc.
Therefore, go to the market in Linstede and while you're there, check out the beautiful churches of the city. Most of them destroyed several hurricanes and earthquakes, but have been repaired or rebuilt. The original Anglican church was built in the 1600s. Jericho Baptist Church dates back one thousand eight hundred thirty-five year.