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Here's JahB's Subsistence Farm
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Organic Farming In Jamaica
By Wellesley Gayle

A few days ago, I got an email from my pal, patron and ardent subscriber, Cherri Black, 'showing off' her husband's freshly reaped fruits and vegetables!

They were absolutely beautiful, even against the fact that they are 100% organic  no chemical fertilizer and no pesticides!

And so an idea popped! 
I should take a trip to the farm and walk with JahB!

And so, with their acceptance, I did! 

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It was quite an educational tour for me, trust me.

Yes, I could relate to many of the vegetables (and fruits), but there was a number of new learning for me, including...

  1. The 'rat ears' plant
  2. The health benefits of water-grass
  3. How turmeric is grown
  4. Some of the differences between yams
  5. Two popular types of bananas in Jamaica
  6. What a nutmeg tree really looks like, and even,
  7. How to reap a plantain, without removing it from the field :-)

A Wide Array Of Jamaican Fruits And Vegetables 

It is supposed to be a subsistence farm, but with well over twenty five vegetables, fruits, spices and medicinal herbs, I started to wonder if its time for him to export!

Well that was a joke, but he certainly has more (an even more when the harvest full comes) than his immediate family might be able to consume on a normal basis.

There was an abundance of bananas, particularly lacatan and gross mitchell, but there were a number of other growing plants, including...

  1. Sorrel
  2. Gungo peas
  3. Callaloo
  4. Pineapple
  5. Cucumber
  6. Yam
  7. Okra
  8. Sugar Cane
  9. Dasheen
  10. Sweet Potato
  11. Otaheite Apples (Jamaican Apple)
  12. Corn
  13. Breadfruit
  14. StarApple
  15. Coconut
  16. Plantain
  17. Turmeric
  18. Ackee
  19. Lime
  20. Susumber
  21. Pear (Avocado)
  22. Bird Peppers
  23. Scotch Bonnet Peppers
  24. June Plum
  25. Papaya
  26. 'Rat Ears'
  27. Cerasee &
  28. Water Grass herbs

Pictures From JahB's Farm

Here now are the a few of the clips!

farming_plantains_in_jamaicaGreen (Mature) Plantains
farming_in_jamaica_cucumberCucumber Vine
sweet_potato_farming_in_jamaicaSweet Potato Plant
yam_farming_in_jamaicaA part of JahB's Yam Farm
rasta_farm_in_jamaicaJahB Guiding The Yam Vine
planting_corn_in_jamaicaYoung Corn growing (At Center)

Herbs, Spices & Sweet Treats

fresh_tumericarming_in_jamaicaTumeric Plant
tumeric_farming_in_jamaicaTurmeric Root
bird_pepper_farming_in_jamaicaBird Peppers
farming_in_jamaica_scotch_bonnet_peppersScotch Bonnett Peppers
farming_in_jamaica_nutmeg_plantJamaican Nutmeg Plant
farming_in_jamaica_sorrel_plantBaby Sorrel Plant
june_plum_farming_in_jamaicaBaby June Plum Tree
sugar_cane_jamaicanJamaican Sugar Cane
pineapple_farming_in_jamaicaMore Pineapples
ripe_bananas_farming_in_jamaica_wellesley_2020Your Truly With A Bunch Of Ripe Bananas

I Should Tell You...

There is a little river that we had to cross to get to the farm and during my visit I noticed a few ducks drifting downstream, and then back up... seems they just came down to say hi to me, but that was beautiful.

duck_farming_in_jamaicaDucks In River

Here's The Video! 

The full YouTube Video, with highlights of my farm tour is below.
Just click the PLAY button below and enjoy!

Contact Info For JahB's Farm

If you are interested in getting more information about JahB's farm, or perhaps a tour, simply complete the form below and him, or his wife Cherri, will get back to you promptly, usually within a few hours.

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

You may also reach them at:


(215) 856-4524 (Magic Jack, free from U.S.);
(215) 882 4351 WhatsApp;
(876) 779 3692 Jamaica


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