What is Permaculture? Meet Perma Club's Sacha & Pamela.
To start off with, I would like to drop the exciting news that we will be...... sharing the harvest from Perma Club with you!
At Perma Club, it is now the cherry-harvesting season and Surinam Cherries (a.k.a. Brazilian Cherries) are ruling!
Care to know why those are taking the spotlight? These exotic Brazilian Cherries are tiny in Cinderella Pumpkin shapes with a glossy red peel. Or would they look like mini festive lanterns to you?
This variety is very juicy and has a medicinal herb-like flavor to it. They are undoubtedly very different from the commercially grown cherries inside-out and now that I have finally tasted some, another finger is taken down when it comes to 'never-have-I ever'.
Bless her heart, Pamela of Perma Club has generously shared her harvest with us and we want to pass on that unconditional love to all of you that are keeping up with FoodCraft's next move. For orders placed for Tuesday (May 10) delivery, we will include a free portion of the cherries (while stock lasts).
This is the Brazilian Cherry! Too cute to munch on!
I first met Pamela in our cooking class. With Pamela pointing at the kitchen scraps that I was collecting in a bowl, I clearly remember the conversation starter: "Do you compost here?". Yes, I knew about composting and almost immediately anyone would relate it to soil. FoodCraft does not have any soil in proximity. That was when Pamela taught me a technique called 'Bokashi' - which is actually a Japanese term! It is a method of composting in a double-layered bucket and you can totally do this in an apartment. (I'm not going into details about this today!)
Anyway, that was how I got to know about Pamela's passion for sustainability, food and Perma Club where Pamela and Sacha, her husband run a farm that is beyond organic. If you have heard the word "Permaculture", that is what they are doing. If not, keep reading.
They have a just-the-right-size beautiful garden and farm with an outdoor kitchen to enjoy the freshest harvest. If you have ever come across the farm-to-table experiences in Sicily, the South if Italy, you should know that Hong Kong surprisingly has the same to offer and to plan yours with Perma Club!
As we mentioned about the Brazilian Cherries, they are now doing a 'Cherry Jam Sesh' in May at their homey farm. Remember, harvests have seasons and this will not last forever!
To visit Perma Club, visit their website for more details.
Enjoy the days ahead to look forward to a visit to Freida Club's local sanctuary that will reconnect you with yourself and nature without stepping foot on a plane.
PS. This is the seed of a Brazilian Cherry - its big and the shell is soft! (wish technology nowadays would allow a 4D reading experience for the senses!)