20 Belize Fruits and Vegetables from Chaa Creek’s Maya Organic Farm!

Here are 20 Belize Fruits and Vegetables from our very own Organic Farm!

mayaorganicfarmThe Lodge at Chaa Creek’s 33 acre Maya Organic Farm in Belize’s Macal River Valley produces fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, local dairy and meat products in soils that have an abundance of organic matter and natural nutrients.

 

Traditional Maya farming is used with more advanced systems of irrigated raised beds of composted soil fed with nutrients derived from natures store house.

Here are some of the many produce you will find at Chaa Creek’s Maya Organic Farm:

Papaya

Belize Organic maya papaya

Our guests start their day by indulging in a fruit platter with fresh papaya for breakfast.

 

Pitaya (Dragon Fruit)

Pitaya,Dragon Fruits

A signature cocktail is prepared from this colourful fruit, “Dragon Fruit Mojito”.  We are sure you will love this refreshing cocktail.

 

Cabbage

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This is used daily at our Mariposa Restaurant in fresh salads and soups.

 

Plantains

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When ripe, these are deep-fried to compliment an authentic Belizean plate, Rice and Beans.

 

Mango

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Chef Mario makes a mouthwatering mango sorbet. You don’t want to miss!

 

Soursop

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Once it is in season, you can enjoy a refreshing glass of our soursop juice.

 

Lettuce

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Our sister restaurant, The Guava Limb Café receives these freshly harvested lettuce to prepare delicious healthy and organic salads.

 

Green Bell Peppers

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These bell peppers are rich in taste and add a splash of colour to different  delicious plates.

 

Cacao

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This is mainly used in the bakery section to create guilt-free desserts.

 

Lime

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There is never enough lime at the lodge, these are used both for cooking and for drinks at our bar.  Margaritas anyone?

 

Coconut

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Our guests love when nutritious and refreshing coconut water is served by the pool side.

 

Flor de Jamaica (Sorrel)

Flor-De-Jamica

Upon arrival at Chaa Creek you will be greeted with a refreshing glass of sorrel juice and a cold towel. Welcome home!

 

Avocado

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In full season right now and ideal to make a delicious guacamole or to go along with your favourite salad.

 

Kale

Belize-Vegetables-KaleChef Mario adds fresh kale and cassava for a Snapper Fillet recipe to create a deliciously rich flavour.

 

Eggplant

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For our vegetarian guests we prepare a scrumptious eggplant lasagna.

 

Cilantro

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A key ingredient for soups and for that shrimp ceviche all our guests love.                                                                           

 

Chaya

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We highly recommend you to try a Chaya tamale!

 

Tomatoes

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A basic and necessary ingredient behind all those Chaa Creek’s great dishes.

 

Chives

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Sprinkled on potatoes or soups before serving for extra flavor.

Radish

Belize-Vegetables-Fresh-RadishesDelicious when eaten raw in a crunchy salad.

 

As part of our many onsite activities we offer guided horseback riding tours to the Organic Farm where our guests get the opportunity to experience traditional Maya farming. They are able to appreciate all the different fruits, herbs and vegetables that are grown and the different organic farming methods that are used based on a five-year rotation plan using Makuna beans and Lucina as nitrogen fixers.

We think it’s awesome that the Maya organic farm isn’t just an attraction, but also supplies Chaa Creek’s Mariposa restaurant, Macal River Camp and The Guava Limb Cafe with many of the fresh ingredients that make their food so exceptional.

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