A visit to the village of Paramin in Trinidad is as much a community tour as an agricultural tour. Local residents serve as guides, accompanying visitors through the mountainous village, where farmers grow a wide range of vegetables, fruits and herbs. These range from chives to chadon beni, a leafy green similar to cilantro. During the tour, visitors meet the farmers, who discuss their growing methods and offer up a taste of their fresh produce.

The Tobago Cocoa Estate is located in the southeastern region of the island. Driving can be tricky along narrow roads, so a guide is recommended. A tour of the estate focuses on cocoa production, with a few sidesteps along the way to observe the fruits, vegetables and herbs grown on the estate, which include mangoes, soursop, and the spice, achiote.

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