We approach food with the same passion and care as we do all of our services and facilities, and strive to please every palate, while also serving mother earth and the health of our guests with respect and honor. We strive to ensure our restaurant is serving up the very best quality dishes by selecting local and seasonal ingredients, and working with area farmers and vendors that share the same vision. Whether we are sourcing raw cacao from our neighbours farm, or freshly pressed coconut oil from our local friend and supplier, we look to our community for close to home and healthy fare.
With a year-round growing season, it was a natural next step for us to create our very own organic finca (farm) here on the land. In line with our mission to cultivate vibrancy and vitality for all, we know that including fresh and local ingredients in our raw juices and primal meals will take our guests’ nutrition to the next level. In January 2018, we officially completed our 400 square meter hydroponic green house.
With a goal of being 80% self-sustainable, it is our hope to produce enough greens to fuel our restaurant and also operate a small market so that we can share our harvest with our local community, providing the highest quality produce possible. Less travel time, means more nutritious and delicious food for everyone! To know what we are currently growing please write to us to [email protected]
Since our menu is primarily vegan and plant-based, our busy kitchen produces a lot of organic food waste! We choose not to use packaged food as much as possible, therefore eliminating paper and plastic trash. We also reduce what food waste we do have in various ways, like repurposing fruit and vegetable juice pulp to make dehydrated crackers, and leftover almond meal from making our own dairy-free milk becomes the sweet base for raw desserts. When we have to, we send the rest back into the earth via several large and highly functioning compost heaps.
A main ingredient in many of our smoothies and menu items, coconuts have a hard to break down casing that used to litter our compost area. Using a specially built oven, we now torch the husks into an ash that when combined with a precise mix of chicken manure, calcium, salts, and rock phosphate, becomes a perfectly potent time-release fertilizer that just may be the secret to our plant success here in the jungle! This unique system aids in the ongoing need for nutrient dense mulch required to maintain the garden beds, while at the same time solving the issue of coconut husk carcass collection.