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Permaculture Farm on the Caribbean
A bit about me:
Our farm is a permaculture / Natural Farming farm growing fruits and spices on the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. We grow black pepper and vanilla commercially along with several exotic fruits: rambutan, mangosteen, durian, salak, charichuelo, araza and more. We recently started growing salad greens. We sell at our local farmers market and to several local restaurants and stores.
In my farm kitchen I make various fermented products: kimchi, kombucha, saurkraut, tempeh, vinegars which we also sell. I also produce jams and preserves and seasonal baked goods for the market too. It's a really good life.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
The farmer cooks all our evening meals. His style is mediterranean / asian fusion. Delicious.
Currently reading:
I'm taking the RAUF course on Urban Agriculture.
Currently listening to:
frogs and crickets
My latest DIY project:
Covered raised beds for salad greens
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The Durians are here!

Our durian harvest has begun. We have two trees, an older one of about 15 years which is roughly 18 meters tall, and a 5 year old which is maybe 6 meters in height. The young tree has her first fruiting this year, last year she gave flowers but they all dropped. I'm happy she's fruiting.

Durians are beautiful trees large yet somehow delicate with smaller leaves which are a mossy green above and a subtle golden bronze below. The flowers are fist sized and shaped rather like a bell… Continue

Posted on August 16, 2009 at 11:38am

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