Three Sisters Farm officially opening Saturday, October 13

 

Homestead's new "Agro-Tourism destination" debuting this month

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By Lesley Abravanel | Lank@aol.com

The much anticipated Three Sisters Farm in Homestead, owned and operated by NYC chef transplant Jonathan Gambino, is finally about to open on Saturday, October 13. Serving only what they grow--tropical fruits, heirloom vegetables, sugar cane, scotch bonnet, yucca, Jamaican sorrel, onions, bay leaf, salt sourced straight from the Keys and more--the farm will take reservations every Friday and Saturday.  A Farm Meal will include a multiple-course, family style dinner or lunch, farm tour and gift. Plans for the future include a steady Sunday brunch with sporadic brunches thrown in until then. Farm Meal is $85 and brunch will be $45. Student discounts give 25% off. The farm will be open to the public Friday and Saturday (with Sunday brunch TBD) October through May. It's BYOB and there's no cork fee. For reservation inquiries, email jon@threesistersfarm.com or call 305-209-8335.

About the menu. According to Gambino, "There is no menu. Everything changes and will be changing like the season. The farm meal and tour will include a taste of everything growing at any particular time. Part of the excitement of nature is the continual rotation. When I was a chef in a restaurant, I never liked working around a menu because it gets stale and boring."

For a few hints, however, here's a list of the crops growing on Three Sisters Farm right about now:
bananas
plantains
yucca
malanga
yam
sweet potato
oaxacan green corn
bokchoy
pigeon peas
jackfruit
mulberry
Carrots of many colors varieties:
paris market
danvers
atomic purple
scarlet nantes
amarillo (yellow)
heirloom tomatoes of many colors and varieties
sungold
cherokee purple
green zebra
brandywine
yellow pear
rosso siciliano
federle
san marzano
black plum
and many many more
sugar cane
scotch bonnets
papayas
starfruit
chocolate pudding fruit
mamey sapote
sour orange
keylime
kale
red cabbage
amsterdam green cabbage
snowball white and purple cauliflower
de cicco broccoli
detroit beets
onions
scallions
ginger
galangal ginger
celery root
lemon grass
kolhrabi
jaboticaba
chinese cabbage
cranberry hibiscus
jamaican sorrel
many types of lettuce
calamondin
jamaican cherry
barbados cherry
june plum
avocado
peaches
mysore raspberry
blackberry
passion fruit
edible flowers
herbs and more herbs
wild edibles
and much more

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