News fresh in from the Amazon
Our Sam is currently out in Brazil, cruising along on a big canoe and making sire we get the best acai berries for our pomegranates, blueberries and acai berries recipe.
She didn’t manage to take our special camera along (humidity issues) but she did manage to send us a brief update and some pictures of her trip so far.
I so wish that we had taken the web cam - we have to find a way of setting this up for future fruit trips.
The Amazon, where we source our acai berries an incredible place. The light, sounds of the jungle and just the sheer size and scale of the river is unbelievable. (Forgive me if you've been there before…)
Yesterday, we walked into the jungle for about 20 minutes to find fruit of the right maturity.
‘That’s hardly very far’, I hear you cry, but trust me, in this humidity, it felt like a marathon.
One of the acai farmers I met was Fernando and his son, Isaias. They both rise at 5am each day, locate the fruit and then pick berries for 3 to 4 hours for as many days of the week as they wish or need to.
Then they retire to their hammocks once the day’s picking is done. Life is so simple and peaceful here.
Fernando and his family rely on the river for everything and their diet is super healthy - shrimps, acai and pretty much every other tropical fruit you can think of...
Looking forward to sharing more when I get back
Lots of love for now,
More on Sam's trip when she gets back from the jungle.