Today I’m doing a little recap of our last amazing event. The Three Sisters Farm organic brunch and farm tour with Miami Bloggers Media.
It was such a GORGEOUS location and the food, well I don’t even know where to start…
OK, I do know where to start, with my stomach. So many fresh fruits were available to try. Many I never even saw or heard of before. I still cannot believe we can grow this much food organically in South Florida.
The Three Sisters Brunch Spread
The most local organic brunch in South FL. Guests have a tour of our 5-acre organic farm and sit down for a deluxe all you can eat brunch buffet on the top deck of a beautiful tropical tiki with panoramic views of the farm. From ackee and saltfish with green banana and dumplings to roasted yuca homefries and farm egg frittatas to vegan banana pancakes and tons of veggie side dishes, the brunch has something for everyone. This one of a kind brunch features mostly ingredients just harvested from the farm, organic tropical jams from the farm, herbal teas and juices from the farm, organic coffee and more.
First, let’s talk about the food. Amazing! The seasonal brunch at Three Sisters Brunch is $50 per person and $25 for a child (7-18 only), under 7 is free. For the price, you expect to be fed well. You totally are! Truth be told I was about 15 minutes late. The spread was already attacked. They were constantly working hard refilling every single item. It was overwhelming and delicious.These neat little black berries are Jabuticaba. I was first introduced to them in my Try The World Brazil box. I was so happy to find they grow here and get to taste them fresh. Keep on reading to see what the tree these babies grow on looks like! The omelet was delicious. We saw many chickens running around happy. Organic eggs must be hiding out everywhere. Tears of joy! Black Sapote Waffles taste JUST LIKE CHOCOLATE. Only it’s a fruit. I’m all over Ebay trying to find one of my own to put in my backyard. You have to try this for yourself. I cannot do it justice. I just cannot.
It’s a cute little farm stand tucked away on the side of the road. The sweet woman working the farm stand told us to head down the jungle-like path. We wound up at a beautiful treehouse tiki hut. Up the beautiful winding wood steps to the most unique and gorgous location in South Florida.Picture a tropical jungle, the laid back feeling of a vacation, and the wonderful cool breeze from being so high up in the trees.
The farm tour began at several times to allow you to pace yourself at the brunch. It was very educational and fun to smell and sample things as we walked along. The perfect time to ask questions to Rachael Middleton, our tour guide.
The Original Thrid Sister
Rachael Middleton is the “original third sister”. She has been farming on this land since 2002 when the Middleton family operated Three Sisters Farm. She gave us our tour and knows everything about the farm and crops.
Kale In South Florida
So good news you can grow kale in Miami. It’s kale season and a full head of kale takes only about a week to grow here in South FL. Since it’s about as cool as Miami is going to get, you can also grow bok choy. Bok choy takes take 45-50 days to mature.
The Amazing Jackfruit
The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), also known as jack tree, jakfruit, or sometimes simply jack or jak, is a species of tree in the fig, mulberry and breadfruit family.
It is native to parts of South and Southeast Asia and is believed to have originated in the southwestern rain forests of the Western Ghats in the Indian subcontinent. The jackfruit tree is well suited to tropical lowlands, and its fruit is the largest tree-borne fruit, reaching as much as 35 kg (80 lb) in weight, 90 cm (35 in) in length, and 50 cm (20 in) in diameter. Here I found some dill and was showing it to Alice of Alice Marie Designs.
This cool tree has the most amazing fruit. Jabuticaba, tastes similar to a lychee. They are great to eat whole, but has only 3-4 day shelf life. Excess is best turned into jam. Three Sisters Farm sells some of this awesome jam and it is available at the brunch. I’m considering growing one of these cool trees in my yard. Just deciding on a location. The tree is a slow-growing evergreen that can reach a height of 15 meters if not pruned. It has salmon-colored leaves when they are young, which turn green as they mature. The tree prefers moist, rich, lightly acidic soil. It is widely adaptable, however, and grows satisfactorily even on alkaline beach-sand type soils, so long as they are tended and irrigated. Its flowers are white and grow directly from its trunk in a cauliflorous habit. In an uncultivated state, the tree may flower and fruit only once or twice a year, but when continuously irrigated it flowers frequently, and fresh fruit can be available year round in tropical regions. Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a species of Hibiscus native to West Africa. This is used to make Jamaican Sorrel. It can be made with or without alcohol. Naturally, I prefer without alcohol. The version that I like best is this recipe HERE.
Bananas For Days
Bananas are more than just the ones we commonly find in the grocery store. There are so many varieties of bananas, it could blow your mind. You can sample of few varieties right here on the farm.
I was finally able to try an Ice Cream Banana. I recently bought a small tree of this variety, but I’m still waiting for it to fruit. Sugarcane! Yes! Rachael, from Three Sisters Farm was nice enough to gift me a cutting of their sugarcane. I just put it in my backyard and it’s already got new growth. That was crazy fast!
Final Thoughts On The Three Sisters Farm Brunch and Tour
Three Sisters Farm is really the only truly organic farm to table experience in South Florida. I for one found it amazingly filling and full of unique never-before-tasted discoveries. Other than their brunch be sure to check out their farm stand. You can reserve sampler boxes directly on their website or call ahead to set aside something specific. I recommend trying the brunch to get an idea of what the offer and how you can use it. Definitely, try the black sapote for your waffles and desserts at home 😀
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