Our Values

Preservation through Cultivation…

Our Commitment to Sustainability

We are privileged to be stewards of this beautiful space. For that reason, we focus on the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, conserving water and electricity wherever possible, and sourcing as much of the fruits and vegetables consumed by our guests and locals from the property. The local Belizeans who tend the farm apply organic and sustainable agricultural practices. The small lot of cattle on the farm are part of a project to improve local stock by using English Hereford bloodlines. We drive the farm-to-table ethos by providing most of the meat, coffee, fruits, and vegetables that is served at Chan Chich Lodge. There is absolutely no logging on property and re-planting of trees by staff is done annually.

Our Commitment to Community

Nestled in our 3,000-acre organic farm, is our little quaint Casey Community Primary School that provides elementary education to the children of our Gallon Jug Farm staff. In addition to academic learning, the students get hands-on learning in sustainable practices, organic gardening and even have their own medicinal plant trail in the rainforest. Bowen and Bowen, the holding company of Gallon Jug Estate, offers scholarship opportunities for our students to pursue secondary and tertiary education. Every bag of our Artisan Coffee and bottle of our handmade sauces sold directly supports the educational opportunities of our community school and the preservation of our surrounding rainforest.

Our Commitment to Preserving Belize’s Rainforest

In 2021, Gallon Jug Estate partnered with more than a dozen other organizations to protect the Belize Maya Forest, 236,000 acres of rich biodiversity and home to hundreds of endangered species such as the jaguar. These 236,000 acres expand from Belize to Mexico and Guatemala forming a corridor known as the Selva Maya Region (translation: Mayan Jungle.) Indeed, guests at Chan Chich Lodge, nestled amid the conservation area, are often surprised by quick glimpses of roaming pumas and jaguars – a sure sign of hope for the future of these magnificent creatures and the ecosystems they inhabit.

“This property has always been an important piece of Belize’s history, and thanks to The Nature Conservancy and their local and international partners, this forest will always stand for the people of Belize, the conservation of critical habitat and as an example of what a focused public-private partnership can accomplish.”

Michael H. M. Bowen, CEO, Gallon Jug Estate

Space For Brand Video

Watch the video

Due to its protective measures, all visitors must obtain a Visitor's Pass for traveling through the Belize Maya Forest reserve.

Our testimonials

What They’re
Talking About

Meet the Team

We’re Leader in Agriculture Market