Farmer Girl Jessie’ Wants Market For Her Cabbages Harvested
The St Elizabeth woman recalled travelling to the Charles Gordon Market in Montego Bay, St James, with her mother to sell farm produce when she was 13. 'Farmer Girl Jessie' was 15 when her mother died. She began sending herself to school, through farming and selling at the market, but dropped out after she became pregnant.
"Being a mother at the age of 15, having a child, having to think about school, and assisting in taking care of my two younger siblings, it was too hard. So what I did was that I just focused on farming," said the Woodland woman as she looked at a heap of cabbage that is awaiting a buyer.
Sherika Braham may be contacted via telephone at 876-851-7323