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GOOD & PLENTY
This edible guide will have you feeling like gold, evoking some inner balance and visiting local
organic farms to commune with Mother Nature as you pick your own tasty treasures.
T E X T BY F R A N CE S C A C R UZ
HANNAH & HER SISTERS
Located in the heart of The Redlands, Three Sisters Farm is a 5-acre organic food haven just south of Florida’s
Agricultural District. Growing a large variety of tropical fruits, roots, spices and vegetables year-round and
using only natural farming techniques, it’s the optimal example of what a flourishing natural food system
looks like. They grow tropical treats such as black sapote, purple star apple, jaboticaba, cas guava, guanabana
and jackfruit. They also host weekly farm dinners from Jan.-May, where you can BYOB and skip the cork fee.
Dinners run $100 per person; ThreeSistersFarm.com.
Lured by the tropical life and exotic vegetation in South Florida, the pioneering Burr Family moved to Florida
in the late 1800s. Today, it’s still run by family members, and their popular U-Pick has been operating
since 1965. You can get on your hands and knees and dig your fingers in the soil while picking plump, juicy
strawberries or you can opt for their hydroponic vertical growing system. It’s a romantic affair, or an ideal
family bonding experience. Open from Dec. through early May, it’s a wonderful opportunity to experience
farm to table…or rather, farm to basket; BurrsBerryFarm.com.
Teena’s Pride is the sustainable farm to visit for sumptuous heirloom tomatoes, tantalizing arugula, fresh
spring lettuces, aromatic herbs, heritage eggplant and an array of delicious vegetables found at farmers’
market tables across the city. The farm also grows micro greens, edible flowers, sunflower sprouts, wheatgrass
and other specialty edible plants. Teena uses a balanced holistic approach to farming that protects the
natural resources. At her monthly seasonal open houses, you can take a tour of the farm, buy fresh produce
and even try dishes made by chefs. It’s a full organic experience and culinary affair you have to try at least