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Re opening – slowly.

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Lime Tree Farm will re open, but not as soon as the rest of Jamaica. We are provisionally assessing the possibility of early November and we will be watching closely how the return of tourists and foreign travelers will impact Jamaica.  Our plan is to re open for guests in stages, initially offering two cottages only (separated at each end of the property). In line with protocol set down by the Jamaican Tourist Board, we prefer to assess the effectiveness of measures implemented before opening fully. Lime Tree Farms’ location, has the advantage of its’ remoteness and small local population, it is possible to hike locally and not meet another person, local or tourist – real social distancing! Rather than take the Corona virus epidemic as a setback, we are seeing this as an opportunity to set Lime Tree Farm on a new path.  Watch this space as plans unfold.

Less coffee and more veg.

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We are a working coffee farm, though for a number of years the price payed to the farmer for the raw cherry berry has been depressed (which is depressing!). With the deepening crisis due to the corona bug we have decided to turn over a large section of the farm to increase our production of vegetables, (organic of course), partly for our own consumption, partly to bring in a little revenue. There is a big island wide push to grow more locally grown produce to supplement imported produce. Stay safe and healthy.

That virus.

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Following the arrival of the Corona virus in Jamaica, we initially cancelled bookings for the remainder of March and closely monitored the situation. Given the deepening crisis, we have now taken the decision to  cancelled all bookings for the foreseeable future. We plan to use this time to upgrade the property, making improvements that were not possible while we were busy with guests. Stay safe and healthy.