Honey Tangerine

2019 Honey Tangerines Florida experiences many environmental close calls, during the crucial months between late autumn and early spring, when the blossoms for the following year and the fruit for the current year appear. Occasionally, there are years of frozen devastation. In 1989, for example, the cold weather virtually destroyed all citrus crops. Since then, […]

Yankee Ingenuity

Rent Mother Nature is gift program that connects consumers with American family farms, wherein farm fresh products are delivered directly to the gift recipient’s door at harvest time.  We have been doing it for 39 years with a variety of crops (see www.RentMotherNature.com). The other day a woman called us to place an order for […]

Valentine’s Day Cocoa Tree Gift

Give someone you love the harvest from a cocoa tree. Hernando Cortes discovered the bitter drink (xocolatl) used by the Aztecs and sent the beans and recipes back to King Charles V. The Spanish refined the recipe adding sugar and heating the ingredients to improve the taste. By the end of the 18th century, Mexican […]

2019 Coffee Bean Harvest

We, at Rent Mother Nature, are proud to be working with a family-owned farm in the high mountains of Jinotega, Nicaragua that produces some of the finest coffee beans grown using the most sustainable methods. When one first sees a coffee tree, it is hard to understand how those bright red beans (called cherries) can morph […]

Maple Syrup Harvest

2018 seems to be another year of extremes. We (Rent Mother Nature) had a day in January that was 30F below zero with wind chills taking it down to minus 50, followed by several days in a row well above freezing and melting most all the snow (not a good situation). Sap began to flow […]

2019 Mineola Tangelos

Mother Nature was good to us this season with ample rainfall and very little irrigation needed during last summer. The quality of the fruit appears to be outstanding. The Mineola Tangelo -AKA the honeybell- is known for its sweetness and shape–a cross between a Duncan Grapefruit and a Dancy Tangerine. In 1931, three gentlemen named […]