Meet Anabel, Alfredo, and the organic farm Tungasuk. From the farm to the table, and incredible stories in between
“Tungasuk is an organic farm in the pursuit of a more sustainable way of living” So describe it Anabel from Nicaragua and Alfredo from Peru, founders and architects of everything that grows there. Of course, they don’t do all by themselves. They have the help not only from relatives and employees but also from volunteers eager to get to know the farm. Some years ago, this multicultural couple decided to leave France, where they resided. Thus, Tungasuk was born as a project of life in Cuba. This will be a culinary journey, where the bike is simply the way. “From the farm to the table” This is the principle of Tungasuk’s menus. You will undoubtedly learn about sustainable agriculture. Also, you will taste the results: A delicious menu prepared with an authentic touch. Take this excursion for a unique experience!
Cycling to TungasukThis bike tour takes a path to the west of Havana along the sea, crossing towns such as Jaimanitas, Santa Fé, and Baracoa. Later, we go inland, alternating paved streets with dust roads, in the direction to Artemisa, the province next to Havana. During the tour, you will get to know semi-rural communities that are barely in contact with travelers. Tungasuk farm is located in the municipality of Caimito. It is on top of a small hill, near an artificial lake, and about 800 meters away from the highway.
What we will do on the farmOn the farm we are awaited with water, coffee, and fresh juices made of collected fruits. The shade on the farm is abundant, so there will be where to rest after the trip. Later, the hosts will gladly give us a tour on the farm. Meanwhile, you will be able to listen to their incredible story. What brought them from Paris to this country? Why investing their lives and saves in the Farm Tungasuk? Also, how they apply their background traditions, together with the local knowledge, in order to improve the results of the products they grow. Swimming in the lake is also possible, as an extra activity for those who prefer it.
Lunch time, great time!Finally, we will have a delicious lunch. Alfredo and Anabel, among many things, are excellent cooks. You will not taste something similar at all in Cuba. The combination of recipes from their countries with national ingredients results in an explosion of unique flavors. Anabel’s certification as Chef from the prestigious French institute Ferrandi, could also explain this. Tungasuk farm is definitely an excellent example of tenacity and passion that you will not forget. To learn more about this beautiful family project, visit www.tungasuk.com.