Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Day in Paradise

Last weekend I was invited to go to Paradise Farms in Homestead which is about 1 hour South of Miami. It was beautiful tour of their farm and getting to see the way the grow everything organically and with so much respect for the land.


I worked with the at a charity event I participated in a few months ago and fell in love with some of the great products they offered including freshly picked oyster mushrooms and watermelon radishes. 

 One of their delicious edible flowers and fresh rosemary

One of the great things they do at the farm is that they reuse and recycle everything... nothing goes to waste. they even reuse things that they get from other places like the race track so they can decompose it and use it as fertilizer.

Delicious longans(a type of lychee) ripening under the sun

The fruit that will become the spice known as mace

I would really love to go back during the growing season so I can see all the other products that they have like the rest of the edible flowers and a vast array of greens for salads. 


If you know of any farms around your area take some time to go and visit them. It is very important to support these places that work hard at bringing healthy products to our tables and do so much to preserve our environment... on top of all that you get to enjoy some delicious food!!!

Have a great day and remember to eat your veggies!

13 comments:

  1. The lychee plant is so cool looking!

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  2. I've never even thought of visiting a local farm (other than to pick berries) but that sounds amazing. You are my guiding light to loving nature.

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  3. What a great place that they recycle everything. I am not so sure there is a farm near me that would be this great, but I should look into it!

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  4. Great shots! I'm so glad they're striving to take care of the earth.

    (Like the no cigarettes line. There's a guy at the music festival I am in who smokes so much... sigh)

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  5. My that place is Paradise! I want to be there right now!
    xo

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  6. Oh what a great place to visit! I love organic stuff too (I'm a little (lot) fanatic about it.

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  7. Visiting (and picking fruit) at local farms is one of my favorite things to do over the summer, but somehow I haven't done it yet. Thank you so much for the reminder -- and the eye candy!

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  8. what a funny sign - ha; enjoyed my stop by today.

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  9. Wow, such gorgeous photos! I love the lychee - my mouth watered a little bit ;)

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  10. What a wonderful farm and with so much delicious and organic produce! Love the sign...too funny! I wish we had a farm like this in my area-I'd visit for sure.

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  11. I have been to Homestead many times and I wonder how I missed this wonderful place. Thank you for bringing it to our attention!

    I couldn't agree more, it is so important to support our local farms. There are (not surprisingly) many in Maine and the produce is superb.

    Thank you for stopping by!

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  12. what a great day! and longans are my favorite!

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  13. longans in miami!??! amazing!!! i think i need to go there...
    j.

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