|CFFI helping farmers deliver their beans to the collecting station|
Wednesdays are cocoa collecting days here in Victoria Grenada. Farmers travel for more than 5 or 6 miles to sell their cocoa beans to The Grenada Cocoa Association. And this is where "Fear Not" our trusty van comes in...farmers call us and we meet them to pick up their product. This farmer was lucky enough to find us while he was walking along the road with his daughter. Can you imagine walking 2 miles with all these wet cocoa beans? Well, that's what they were doing and they sure were happy to see us coming along!
Wet cocoa beans
Farmer George was not so lucky- he walked from his farm to the collecting station with 10 lbs on his head and 10 lbs in each hand. Next week we will make a point of getting up to his farm.
|One of the first trees planted is already bearing cocoa|
The "Buy A Cocoa Tree" Campaign is going really well. Thank you everyone for the support! We have sold well over 100 trees. People are starting to purchase them as holiday gifts (we are sending out cards with these purchases).
Just a reminder...if you are in the Vermont area CFFI will be featuring their crafts at The Cotton Mill Open Studio & Holiday Sale. Great art, shopping,performances food & fun!
And on Monday The Ruggles & Hunt Bi-annual Fashion Show will be held at The Burdick's Restuarant- it is always a blast!