June is Caribbean American Heritage Month! Many foods and beverages originated in the Caribbean. For instance, Chocolate milk originated in Jamaica and Barbados is considered the birthplace of rum.
The Caribbean plays a large role in U.S. agriculture and economy. According to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, Puerto Rico, with its 8,230 farms and 488,000 cuerdas produced $485 million in agricultural production and the Virgin Islands’ 565 farms and 9,324 acres had $3.3 million in sales.
Read the full article on the USDA website here.