Located at 47 Beechwood Avenue, Kingston 5, WROC is an non-governmental organisation that provides support to inner-city and rural communities through a number of programmes.
Their guava sauce came out of one such programme in St Thomas. WROC began working in St Thomas in 2001, after one of the many tropical systems that batter the island annually. They worked with the communities of Johnson Mountain, Spring Bank, Somerset, Trinity Villa and Mount Vernon. Since 2008, with funding from the European Union and Christian Aid, the WROC sought a new sustainable source of income for ex-banana farmers. The answer, guava.
Marketing Officer Alexis McDavid and WROC board member Kathleen Goldson-Clarke told Food that guava is a very resilient crop found in abundance in the parish. The season for the fruit is usually three months, and there are two seasons each year.
This is an excerpt from an article published in the Jamaica Gleaner on Thursday September 1, 2011 - read the entire article.