The farm has over 8000 cacao trees, about 1000 coffee bushes and a variety of other fruit trees for use in the restaurant and also to attract birds. As members of the Toledo Cacao Growers Association we are committed to organic farming practices, so that all produce we grow for the restaurant is also wholly organic
Chocolate tours can be arranged - once you have tasted real chocolate you will know why it is called the food of the gods. Learn about the harvesting, fermenting and drying process and then see how authentic Mayan chocolate is ground on a stone matate into a paste, add sweetener to taste and enjoy.
We also grow yellow ginger (turmeric) and use it in our restaurant. This is a new project and while we wait for our own crop to mature, we buy locally grown and processed organic turmeric from farmers in the Toledo District.
Our small flock of layer chickens provides eggs for the restaurant, and all the other domestic fowl encountered around the farm area are pets, so not destined for the pot. Their patrols around the buildings take care of some of the jungle critters with more than four legs!
A variety of medicinal plants grown on site or occurring naturally in the jungle are also used for herbal teas.
At The Farm Inn we respect nature and try to keep activities on the farm as unintrusive as possible. No hunting, logging or other invasive activities are permitted on the property and every possible effort is made by us all to uphold and maintain this approach. Organic and sustainable farming procedures are followed and where possible recycling of waste material is utilised.