THE CHEAPSIDE MARKET in Bridgetown was a hive of activity from early this morning.
It’s the last shopping day before Christmas and residents were out in their numbers getting fresh vegetables for the holiday meals.
Among the must-haves were green peas for the traditional peas and rice; but they were in short supply. Some vendors indicated a combination of bad weather and pests had affected this year’s crop.
Householders bought sweet potatoes which are in abundance; as well as tomatoes, cabbage and lettuce.
The supermarkets have also seen a surge in early morning shopping this week.
Yesterday, shoppers had to wait outside Popular Supermarket in Spooners Hill, St Michael for the crush inside to ease and to get a trolley, while reports indicate that Emerald City Six Roads, St Philip, which opened at 6:30 a.m. today, also had a large volume of shoppers. (TS/SAT)