All posts tagged: Local food

Introducing Farmer’s Friday

  To keep things fresh, I am starting a new series on the blog called “Farmer Friday’s.”  My goal is to spotlight local farmers in Cayman as well as discuss the benefits of supporting local and sustainability every Friday.   Why is supporting local farmers important?   1.  Practicing sustainability is beneficial for the environment. 2.  Helps our local economy.   I have always been baffled by the amount of produce our small island imports when we have the ability to grow a variety of fruits and vegetables.  Our island is blessed with pretty good weather all year long, which allows us to be in position where we can grow our own produce.  I often wonder could we reduce the amount of food waste if we were more supportive of our local farmers?  Picture the overwhelming amount of food every supermarket on the island imports of fruits and vegetables alone.  There is no way all of that is consumed, I’m confident a large portion is wasted on account of not being bought.  Don’t get me …

Eco Eats: The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse is a wonderful treasure here in Cayman for all the environmental and diver enthusiasts.  Located at Lighthouse Point, (571, NW Point Road, West Bay) just before the Cayman Islands Turtle Farm.  The Greenhouse resides amongst a spectacular panoramic view of the always inviting Caribbean Sea.  One of my best friends introduced me to The Greenhouse and it was an instant favorite place to eat. I love being immersed in an eco friendly atmosphere.  The food is delicious, with so many healthy options!  The menu caters to those who are looking for Gluten Free, Paleo friendly and allergy friendly options.  One of my favorite dishes is the Brie Personal Pizza! Yum! For drinks it is always a toss up between the ever refreshing Lemongrass Moringa Tea (Locally Brewed by James Pedley) and the Banana Caramel Smoothie.  My advice, have both, you won’t regret it! The food is just one of the many reasons you will fall in love with this place.  The eco friendly mantra of The Greenhouse is admirable.  The are very supportive …