Coconut Cream mango tree is loaded with flowers 🌺. One of my favorite mangos. We are planning to add more of this patented variety to our little farm. The mangos are amazing, sweet, fiberless - melt in your mouth - like mango candy with a hint of coconut. We have trees available to purchase as well.
What a beautiful load of greens for your local farm to table Gulf front dining experience @thesandbarami. The greens are so tender and tasty right now. Try to make it out to Anna Maria Island to check them out! #freshgreens
Here is the ripe Hua Moa. It is pretty much the color of a cream sickle in the middle. It starts with a blondish outside, moving towards orange in the center. The flavor is a bit tart, mild sweetness, very firm texture and a bit of a crunch. It’s actually delicious and reminds me a lot of the Dwarf Orinoco. Would make a wonderful cooking banana, but it is delicious eating it ripe too! 💯🍌#huamoa#freshbanana
Breaking my 16 hour intermittent fast today with fresh fruit. Partial homegrown, mostly local and 💯 delicious. Who else is intermittent fasting and how do you typically break fast? #intermittentfasting
Ain’t life grand?!?! I settled in for some much needed mental, physical and spiritual health time. Don’t neglect the most important part of living in this world. Down time for spiritual regeneration with our Heavenly Father. #meditation#listentoyourheart#listentoyourbody
Here’s a close up of my favorite lady bird today. All of our chickens are happy and healthy right now, although we did lose one in January. The egg production is not exactly 💯 but it’s consistent. How are everyone else’s hens producing right now?
Hua Moa Bananas, Hua Moa was originally from southeast Asia but was carried to the South Pacific in canoes and rafts to the Marquesas Islands and then on to Hawaii. The fruit can be eaten fresh or cooked, when the skin is either green (under ripe) or dark brown (ripe). This variety can not tolerate cold and is an endangered variety. #huamoa#endangeredfruit
Our loquats (Japanese Plums) are fruiting right now. This variety is the “Bradenton Loquat” which is exciting for all my hometown peeps. If anyone knows the history behind this variety and how it got it’s name I’d love to hear the tale. #bradenton#bradentonloquat
Nice haul of veggies this week. I’m so proud of our team and our production. This is Spinach, Chard, Broccoli, Kale, Green Onion, and other herbs. Stay tuned as we planted 500-1000 veggie seeds this week so we should have some good stuff happening. 😊🙏🏻❤️
Good morning! You already know what’s coming! Scroll right to see progression this morning from harvest to breakfast. It is a great day to be alive, no matter what you are going through remember that you are valuable, you are here at this place and time for a special purpose and you are deeply loved. This I know to be an eternal truth. So be joy, be gentle on others, and take care of yourself today. Easy does it. 🙏🏻❤️🙌🏼
Processed a blender full of sapodilla pulp to freeze for making banana/Sapodilla ice cream. The Alano and Silas Woods Sapodilla trees are still loaded. Still a few more fruits on the Tikal too. The trees really thrive here in Sarasota and always have flowers or fruit on them. January and February have the most ripe fruit from these trees. The flavor is so rich and delicious. The trees will get a heavy pruning this season to hopefully eliminate the issues we have with branches breaking from the weight of the fruit. We have several varieties of grafted sapodilla trees available now - Alano, Molix, Morena, and Silas Woods.
When looking at these pigeon peas today, it struck me how perfect of a design all of nature is. If you look closely, something as simple as this pea is so complex and perfect. Truly amazed by God’s creation. 🙌🏼🙏🏻 #pigeonpeas
After picking ripe off the tree 'Tikal' sapodilla and gathering passion fruit off the ground, there was no more room in the apron for starfruit. Last night we made fruit leathers out of 15 sapodilla. Fruits picked today will be frozen for mixing with bananas. Valerie plans on making starfruit lemonade too.
It’s Moringa Tea day!! I chopped herbs (holy basil, lemon grass, cuban oregano), stripped all the leaves of the Moringa branches and added edible hibiscus flower. Brought to a boil, then turned off heat and steeped for about an hour. Then lifted basket out stirred in raw honey until melted. Nice refreshing drink iced or great afternoon hot tea for generally well-being. ❤️🙌🏼🙏🏻 #teatime#moringatea
Quick shot of my messy desk full of flower goodness from @floretflower ✨💐🙌! I began the course yesterday and was surprised by how much it spoke to me emotionally. Erin tells the story of her first flower sale, and it hit so close to home. My family has, for years, sold fruit at farmers’ markets and we have slowly become part of people’s lives. And I tell a lot of stories about cranky or difficult customers because they get more laughs, but the really beautiful stories (ones worth telling more often) are those where a certain type of fruit evokes this feeling of nostalgia in someone. Suddenly a total stranger is telling you how their grandmother used to have a sour cherry tree in her backyard and they once ate so many they got sick, or how she would make the most amazing pies. It’s pretty magical how quickly these little reminders you’ve grown can bring someone right back to a beautiful memory and it’s also lovely how willing and eager they are to share that piece of their life with you.
Busy morning. The bag O greens converted to 2 1/2 gallons of smoothies that should last for a few days. Today’s recipe mixed greens, banana, strawberries, raw almonds, raw honey, raw turmeric, and cracked black pepper. Have a blessed day! 🙌🏼❤️🙏🏻
I’m trying real hard to get back in the smoothie routine. The top is the super greens with longevity spinach, kale, collards and broccoli leaves. The bottom is carrot and turmeric. I haven’t been happy with my blood pressure lately so I’m trying to double down on the smoothies and increase my water consumption. I switched from coffee to green tea in the morning 7 days ago and that was V E R Y challenging. Hoping the tea and greens and water consumption increase I can drop my blood pressure by 15-20 points. Be blessed. 😊🙏🏻🙌🏼