Apple Hole Farm Rock Sound Eleuthera
The Apple Hole - Rock Sound Eleuthera

Eleuthera means freedom and independence…

Edrin Symonette, Rock Sound, Eleuthera

Q - I notice you also have some drinks there as well. You have your lemon drink?

A - We produce a lot of citrus, so the deli is really the marketing tool for us. So what we do is sell limes and also what I call limeade. It's called lemonade in other places, but here over the years, growing up as a boy, we always called it limeade. So we produce the limeade from the limes we produce on the farm. We mainly market our limeade through our deli. None of the other drinks, mainly what we produce and limeade.

Q - I always ask this when I interview people from Eleuthera… who are your favorite musicians in the Bahamas and here?

A - K.B. from Freeport and Dr. Seabreeze. I like his music, that old folk music. I'm old school and I like that old music.

Q - What is your favorite thing about Eleuthera?

A - Freedom, independence. I think Eleuthera can give a lot more of our people independence if we were to take advantage of a lot of the opportunities that I see are here.

Q - You are very passionate about your work and you have a great love for what you are dong with agriculture. I assume this is something you are going to do for the rest of your life then?

A - I'm in it for the long haul. There's no turning back now. I think if I was going to turn back it would have been before now. This is a lifetime development for me as a person, and really a development for agriculture in this country. Especially Eleuthera. There's so much potential on this island for the development of agriculture. I don't think we've really touched the surface. If you look at the history of agriculture here, we produce food for the whole Bahamas, we used to do it before and I think we can do it again. I think we can do it in some different ways and some different products in agriculture.

Q - If somebody wants to contact you about your farming or your deli, how would they get in touch with you?

A - I have an email address which is .

Q - Do you have a phone number for Apple Hole Meat Mart and Deli?

A - 242-334-2612 or cell 242-467-9454

Q - We really appreciate you spending time with us today, Edrin.

A - I appreciate you being here.

Special thanks to Edrin, his Family and the fine folks at the Apple Hole for showing us, once again, it is its people that make the island of Eleuthera so warm and wonderful.

Edrin Symonette farming Eleuthera