Jumby Bay Farm
There is nothing quite like enjoying food freshly picked from the earth. It is the natural order of life – to sow a seed and reap the crop which is then served at your own table to feed your family and friends. In a world of infinite import possibilities food has a carbon footprint too enormous to really comprehend. Returning to this natural order as much as possible should be a priority.
In the Caribbean, where most fresh produce must be imported from the United States, South America and Europe, Jumby Bay Island stands out. Jumby Bay is becoming increasingly self-sufficient having created an on-site farm which provides an important competitive and quality edge in providing its island residents and resort guests with the finest of highly nutritious, flavorful “Jumby grown” vegetables, herbs and fruits.
A wonderful space has been created in the middle of our 300 – acre island and the farm has become a space full of verdant growth and natural vitality. Peppers, cucumbers, beans, watermelons, lettuce, tomatoes, kale, spinach and aubergine are available along with fresh herbs – cilantro, basil, parsley, lemon grass, mint, rosemary, thyme and chives. Orchard trees bearing lemons and limes, mangos, papaya and bananas are being grown and there are now two dozen chickens providing fresh eggs daily.