I never thought I'd be growing potatoes. Too humble a starch that can feed crowds or lead to famines. Everybody is growing it.
One day we started growing potatoes. The ninth square of quinta minuvida's orchard had been cleared of construction debris and piled up tree branches, hydrangea roots and the like. We HAD to plant something in the now fertile soil. Yes, I had the random collection of tropical mangoes, passionfruit vines and Suriname cherries on the ground among the old growth oranges and lemons, but we had room for more.
So, the minuvida organic farm keeps growing. The humble square is now a thriving vegetable garden with its first crop of potatoes, zucchini as big as an arm, heirloom tomatoes, chilies galore, onions, peas, beans, watermelon and cantaloupe (I hope I didn't forget anything). They are all being featured during our breakfasts and special weekly dinners.
As minuvida settles into its second year of operation, we are evermore focused on providing you with a different type of travel experience. We want to be orchard to table, sustainable and conscious. You can pick your veggies and learn how to cook them. You can meditate among the corn (oh, yeah, I forgot that one). You can come back after a day of exploring to a welcoming, nurturing abode in harmony with nature.
We invite to be explorers, to Discover and Feel, right? Gone are the days of luxury, amenity focused travel and lodging (at least for us). So we want to pamper you with fresh local breakfasts with the stuff growing out there, instead of the same old Continental breakfast. We want to you immerse and live in harmony with nature -- and yes that means that you WILL feel nature. We spend too much time avoiding it sometimes. Everything is too convenient and at the distance of a switch or an app. Feel cold?; flip that switch. Feel hungry?; order online. I'll say no more.
We invite you to walk our gardens, even try your hand at gardening. We invite you to enjoy your vacation in the non-conventional ways. Meanwhile, I'll be thinking of new things I can do with those crates of potatoes for when you arrive.
"A thriving vegetable garden with its first crop of potatoes, zucchini as big as an arm, heirloom tomatoes, chilies galore, onions, peas, beans, watermelon and cantaloupe."