All posts tagged: sustainability

The Importance of Sustainable Farms

Happy Farmer Friday! A short but sweet post.  I came across this great little video discussion about the future of sustainable farming.  The video draws attention to important points to consider when comparing small farms and big farms.  It is quite insightful and worth spending a few minutes to watch.  Enjoy! Eco Fact: “Currently, 2 Billion people rely on smallholder farms for their food.”   Have a lovely weekend! with love, from one tree hugger to another, xo    

Sustainable Farming

It’s Farmer Friday! Today’s post is a short but sweet one.  I came across a pretty insightful TEDx Talk about sustainable farming and why it matters.  It is definitely worth checking out! I was never really one for economics, was not my favorite class in University by any means, but I got through it… The beginning of the talk gets into the economics but stick with it, the analogies are good and make a lot of sense.  Overall, a really good Tedx Talk about sustainable farming. Enjoy! Sustainable Farming Please support your local farmers and buy local whenever possible.                 Have a lovely weekend! With love from one tree hugger to another, xo

Farmer Friday’s: Farm Fresh Eggs

A while back you may have read “Got Eggs? Local.  Organic.  Sustainable.”  a feature on the Cayman Egg Farm run by brothers Shanan and Pasmore Harrison.  Today I will be updating you on their lovely, not-for-profit, Cayman farm. The Harrison brothers  have been pleasantly overwhelmed with growing support from the community and are doing their absolute best to meet the demand for their locally organic farmed eggs.  The strong support from the community has allowed them to continue maintaining their farm, providing excellent care for their hens, with an additional 25 hens, all of which are layers and don’t require a rooster. The proceeds continue to go towards Shanan’s ministry which has started a series of cooking classes for the youth and adults.  The cooking classes have been well received, and have been a blessing to both Shanan and the individuals who come to his cooking classes.  The youth are very enthusiastic and keen to learn.  There is a lot of educational value for them as they not only acquire lifelong practical cooking skills, but …

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 …

Apples + Pumpkins

October is my favorite month of the year! I just love fall it is such a beautiful season, the leaves changing into rich earthy colors, burnt orange, gold, and rustic shades of red.  Part of all the fun, is its that time of year to go apple picking or searching out for that rich pumpkin to make your delicious Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Pie! (Love, Love, Love Pumpkin Pie + Thanksgiving Day).   These simple joys in life I get to take advantage of in the lovely city of Toronto.  In Cayman, we are richly blessed with our trees lush green all year long.  My favorite time during fall back home, is that change in the air when hurricane season is over, and the nor’wester starts rolling in… The sea breeze becomes cooler and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore is my memory of fall/winter back home. Apple Picking is such a cool experience!  It is very humbling, not everyday do you get a chance to walk in the shoes of a farmer, …

Totally Fresh Cayman’s Moringa Lemongrass Is My Cup Of Tea….

For all you tea lovers you are in luck! Totally Fresh Cayman produces and brews the finest Moringa Loose Leaf Tea on the island! My personal favorite is the Moringa Lemongrass Iced Tea.  James Pedley, the owner, grows Moringa on his farm.  He has two signature teas Moringa and Moringa Lemongrass.  Due to limited supply herbs such as mint and basil can be requested by special order.  James is dedicated to growing the finest ingredients for his high quality island tea.  Coming soon are new tea flavors, herbs and produce.  Just this year James introduced his line of Moringa Loose Leaf Tea and Iced Tea at Camana Bay’s Farmer’s Market.  It is quickly becoming an island favorite.  Additionally, the Greenhouse Cafe was one of the first restaurants to begin serving his Moringa Lemongrass Iced Tea as a staple part of their drink menu.  It was there that I was first introduced to this delicious tea! Moringa Tea is becoming widely popular, due to its rich antioxidants properties.  Moringa Trees have been coined as a “miracle …