We've said it before, but we'll say it again...
We grow for flavour because we love food! So what better way to remember history, to maintain our culture, to get a diverse palette than to grow the original guys (heirloom seeds)?
We love receiving and sharing seeds with elders from villages, and are always looking for more!
What is Heirloom?
Heirloom vegetables are old-time varieties, open-pollinated instead of hybrid, saved and handed down through multiple generations of families. They are often more flavourful and higher in nutritional content- people saved the seeds for a reason! Because they are open-pollinated, we can save seed and share seed, and don't need to rely on others to grow our own food.
Much like our philosophy on growing, we consider heirloom vegetable varieties (yes, the original guys!) to be important in saving the regional ecosystem and in keeping history alive.
Many of the heirloom or indigenous varieties we have chosen to grow originate in the Yucatán. This means they were meant to grow here and they love it here! Not only does this help us with pest and disease control, as they are naturally acclimatized, but it also means the people of this great land sustained themselves on these beautiful plants once too! Eat Belize, BE Belize!