Schooner Bay’s Organic Farm

Schooner Bay’s Organic Farm

A really wonderful feature of Schooner Bay is the organic farm that is at the entrance to the property.  It has a new owner and a new name:  Driftwood Food Company.  Delicious, fresh fruits and vegetables are available to the public.  The restaurants at Schooner Bay take full advantage and feature the fresh produce!

January 7, 2017 Update:

The Schooner Bay Harbour General Store hours this week:

Monday (9th), Wednesday (11th), and  Thursday (12th):  10am-1pm.

Tuesday (10th): Holiday: Majority Rule Day

Next week (Mon., Jan 16th– Fri.,20th) will be: 10am-1pm opened.

Farm will be open on Mondays and Thursdays for Terran to harvest your orders:  8:00am-1:00pm

  • Please make sure if you want anything from the farm and you won’t be there harvesting days to e-mail Tracy ahead and she will ensure you get your orders.

Farm closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday:   They are happy that many would like to tour and see the hydroponic farm.  Feel free to look around, but we ask to please refrain from picking when they are closed, and you welcomed to  get produce when opened.

What is available at the farm (January 7, 2017):     Salad Mix ($5), Romaine (heads-$4 or leaves- $5), Green Beans ($5), Heirloom Tomatoes ($2 per lb), Lunch Box Peppers ($4), Grape or Cherry Tomatoes ($4), Parsley- flat & Curly, Basil ($4 each spice), Broccoli  ($5 per lb), Edible Flowers ($5) , and Arugula ($5) ; Farm Eggs ($6.00 a doz & $3.00 1/2doz).

A really wonderful feature of Schooner Bay is the organic farm that is at the entrance to the property.  It has a new owner and a new name:  Driftwood Food Company.  Delicious, fresh fruits and vegetables are available to the public.  The restaurants at Schooner Bay take full advantage and feature the fresh produce.

This is an old flyer from February 2015 – but I am keeping it for the pictures:

Driftwood Food Company February 2, 2015

The farm utilizes a vertical hydroponic system, so it takes up much less space than conventional in-the-ground farming.  Of the 8 acres currently being farmed, about ½ is vertical.  It is a flexible system that is ideal for island climates.  The light-weight towers with Styrofoam pots can be moved to a protected location when damaging hurricanes or high winds are expected.

The watering is controlled, and the pots contain media made up of coconut coir and perlite that keeps the roots moist and aerated, so the plants are not missing out on any nutrients that are needed for flavor and health.

Stop by the farm and improve your health by adding fresh, organic produce to your meals.

Here is a closer view of some of the delicious produce from the farm:

Salad Mix - ready for picking!

Salad Mix – ready for picking!

Tomatoes!

Tomatoes!

Salads made with the fresh, organic produce from Driftwood Food Company are THE BEST ever!!! ….just picked…and fresh on your table!

 

 

Heirloom Tomatoes - Perfect for sandwiches, sides, and salads.

Heirloom Tomatoes – Perfect for sandwiches, sides, and salads.

A beautiful head of Romaine!

A beautiful head of Romaine!

School Children learning about growing organic fruits and vegetables.

School Children learning about growing organic fruits and vegetables and the importance of a healthy diet.

The owners, Glen & Tracy Kelly, are very community minded and are happy to offer tours of the farm to school children – encouraging learning and healthy eating.

Produce display at the Driftwood Market

Produce display at the Driftwood Market

 

 

Driftwood Farm Produce Display

Driftwood Farm Produce Display

 

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