Meet a Local Weird & Wonderful
Instrument of Torture?
Can you guess what this bright red contraption is for? If you look at the stick in the gentleman’s hand it may be a clue!
This is an old fashioned cane-press, which is used to squeeze the sweet, sticky juice out of sugar cane, just as it was done in the past.
There are a number of fresh cane vendors across the island, so keep your eyes peeled if you want to give it a try, although mostly you’ll see folks chowing down on a chunk of cane for that unique, natural sweetness.