Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#208395 - 01/27/02 06:57 PM Health Food in Bulk and Organic Produce
SusanB Offline
Is this available in Belize, incl. island?
Thank you.

Top
#208396 - 02/13/02 11:54 PM Re: Health Food in Bulk and Organic Produce
mauigal Offline
Aloha! You posted way back then, looks like there is not one around...that will tell you you have to start a health food store...that is the question i was going to ask also...that would be a great business down there.....organic gardening to sell your produce to the markets and order things from the states....

Top
#208397 - 02/14/02 01:32 AM Re: Health Food in Bulk and Organic Produce
SusanB Offline
Yeh right! That is a big factor in my living in A.C.
Mahalo!
~Susan

Top
#208398 - 02/14/02 04:41 PM Re: Health Food in Bulk and Organic Produce
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
A number of jungle lodges, such as Blancaneaux, have gardens to supply their own restaurants and many operate more or less organically. There also are a number of small herb and other kichen garden growers who sell in small quantities to restaurants.

Traditional Maya slash-and-burn agriculture was essentially organic and the subsistence farming practiced by Mayas in Belize today remains that way, out of necessity as much as anything (they can't afford expensive fertilizers and pesticides.)

By contrast, the Mennonites, who provide most of Belize's commercial agricultural production, generally rely heavily on chemicals.

I don't know of any true health food/organic stores in Belize, though it's possible there is something in Belize City.

There might be a market for such a business, selling to expats, vacationers and more health-conscious Belizeans (though Belize is the land of fried chicken, potato salad and Fanta). There are four or five areas in Belize that would be markets for this, but these areas are spread out all over the country -- Placencia, El Cayo, San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Belize City and Corozal Town. In a better world, Belize City would be the obvious place to locate, but with the crime situation there your profits would go to pay for armed guards.

--Lan Sluder www.belizefirst.com
_________________________
Lan Sluder/Belize First
http://www.belizefirst.com

Top
#208399 - 02/15/02 04:07 PM Re: Health Food in Bulk and Organic Produce
SusanB Offline
Thanks for your reply Lans. I'm interested in A.C. since it's low crime and no cars (cars and pollution really bothers me).Hopefully there's organic supply there and ofcourse I could do some of my own gardening and have stuff shipped.
Getting passport this week!!
Regards,
~Susan



[This message has been edited by SusanB (edited 02-15-2002).]

Top
#208400 - 02/21/02 01:49 AM Re: Health Food in Bulk and Organic Produce
silkpainter Offline
There are 2 restaurants on Caye Caulker that specialize in organic foods and cater to vegans. Cindy's Cafe has reopened next to Trends on Front Street and Cocoplum Gardens which is on the back street on the road to the airstrip also specialized in organic and natural food. Both restaurants make their own yoghurt, and Cindy's offers soy milk. Her website address is www.cybercayecaulker.com/cindy.htm
I know that Gallon Jug Coffee is not certified organically grown, that both Cocoplum and Cindy's get their organic coffee from a supplier in Melchor, Guatemala. However, now you need an import license and special permit to bring coffee in from Guatemala.
--Silk
_________________________
-Lee Vanderwalker-Alamina
http://www.caribbean-colors.com
http://www.caribbean-colors.blogspot.com

Top

Links
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker
Chronicles

PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
December
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
2 registered (2 invisible), 30 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,670 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,015 Topics
462,188 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 07:16 PM




AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.