The Promised Land - to us, at least - is 40 acres of poison-free Mangoes and several hives of bees in Pine Island, FL on Florida's gorgeous gulf-coast. We are BTO - Better Than the Others (Including Organics!) and believe in farming the way God intended it - pure and simple.
Update: November 4, 2013: Promised Land Mangoes has been busy in the off-season! We are officially open for the Winter season and will be at the grove every Saturday. Are you on Pine Island any other day of the week and can't possibly live without our Mango Honeys (3 varieties now!), Mango Preserves, and Jellyjam? Call us to set up a time when you can meet us at the grove while we're working.
And have we been working! Our friends from past seasons will be pleased to see that not only do we have a second farm building, but we are building a deck! Soon our Mango Maniac friends will be able to lounge on the deck, enjoying the delights of a mango grove in winter. Very soon the trees will be in bloom and the grove will be a sight to behold!
Speaking of winter, Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner! No Holiday table is complete without Mango Chutney for your Hams, Turkeys and Tofurkeys or Mango Blossom Honey for your rolls. And don't forget to grab some extras as gifts. Nothing spreads holiday cheer like a jar of delicious, chemical free Mango goodness!
Weekly Mango Trivia
Allergic to mangoes? Maybe not. Many (but not all) people react to the chemical called Urushiol found in mango tree sap and the peel oil. It is the same compound in Poison Ivy and Poison Oak which makes people itch. How to enjoy your mangoes without a pesky rash? Use gloves when handling and cleaning fresh mangoes and don't get too close to mango trees or pick fresh mangoes. That sap is known to squirt! If you do come in contact with the unsavory Urushiol, dish detergent and 1% Cortisone cream works like a charm.