Nothing grows on Bonaire, So We Introduce To You: Our Greenhouse!
Vegetables are a scarce rarity on Bonaire. Did you know that? The Caribbean island is mainly stone and coral and plots of soil are barely – if at all – existent. For this reason, the food culture developed around fish and goat, or iguana meat. For the same reason, while traveling around the island, it’s special to see a big lush tree. Bonaire is a big extensive steppe. And what grows in steppes? Well, basically nothing.
This makes the imported vegetables very expensive, but also quite lacking in quality, as most come to then island frozen. That’s why Sorobon Beach Resort decided to invest and build our very own greenhouse on the premises!
The small greenhouse requires much care and consistent daily attention – just a bit too much sun with too little water and half of the greens will start withering. Our gardener Adrien is the diligent caretaker of our baby spinach, mint, basil, peppers and more!
The best thing about our personal greenhouse? The veggies, greens, and herbs are harvested every day! Which means that the salad you taste during lunch or dinner was still lounging in soil under the sun in the morning before it could reach your table just a few hours later! This is the true definition of vitamin-fueled cuisine we so persistently offer!
Want to find out what veggies and greens we grow? Visit this page.