Jade Mountain is one of the best and most exclusive hotels in St Lucia, but they also go above and beyond in the name of sustainability.
Their pride and joy is their wonderful Emerald Farm which is located approximately 20 minutes away from the hotel in the Soufriere Hills.
A visit to Emerald Farm can be combined with a tour to the Sulphur Springs and Botanical Gardens which all together will take about 3-4 hours.
Since 2007 Emerald Estate has been growing organic produce – from vegetables, micro greens, salads to fruits, spices, nuts and herbs- for the resort kitchens, under the supervision of consulting chef Allen Susser, taking the farm to table concept to a completely new level. Any produce that cannot be sourced on the farm is brought from the local markets to ensure that Jade Mountain is always giving back to the community.
There are over 1000 cocoa trees providing the cocoa beans used in the resort’s own chocolate production.
There is also a myriad of flowers and ornamental plants and soon, an orchid house. These flowers, especially the bougainvilleas are used for weddings, proposals and other special events around the resort.
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