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Costa Rica Fresh is the brain child of Tricia Stapelton.
Tricia began this project of building a farmer network of small sustinable producers, selling cooperatively to discerning consumers of the Osa Penninsula in 2004. Since that time service has expanded to cover Chirripo to the Golfo Dulce.

Costa Rica Fresh is a small distribution network of local farmers and food producers working to bring the southern zone of Costa Rica our very best. We distribute fresh produce and other natural foods to restaurants, lodges and individuals in neighboring communities.
(SEE MARKETS. Our goals include providing sales opportunities for local small farmers, supplying our community with high quality, nutritious foods and promoting a local sustainable food system that conveys the quality, variety and value of Costa Rica’s harvest. We pledge to protect our land and water resources, treat animals with care and respect, and support a sustainable economy for the local community.
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Costa Rica Fresh and find out “Whats New” in our product line.

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Global Healing will feature Penny Livingston Stark an internationally recognized permaculture teacher, designer and speaker. Tune in Tuesday at 7am pacific time to listen to Global Healing on Voice America’s Health and Wellness channel. Voice America

Wikipedia says:

The word permaculture, coined by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren during the 1970s, is a portmanteau of permanent agriculture as well as permanent culture. Through a series of publications, Mollison, Holmgren and their associates documented an approach to designing human settlements, in particular the development of perennial agricultural systems that mimic the structure and interrelationship found in natural ecologies.

Permaculture design principles extend from the position that “The only ethical decision is to take responsibility for our own existence and that of our children” (Mollison, 1990). The intent was that, by rapidly training individuals in a core set of design principles, those individuals could become designers of their own environments and able to build increasingly self-sufficient human settlements — ones that reduce society’s reliance on industrial systems of production and distribution that Mollison identified as fundamentally and systematically destroying the earth’s ecosystems.

While originating as an agro-ecological design theory, permaculture has developed a large international following of individuals who have received training through intensive two week long ‘permaculture design courses’. This ‘permaculture community’ continues to expand on the original teachings of Mollison and his associates, integrating a range of alternative cultural ideas, through a network of training, publications, permaculture gardens, and internet forums. In this way permaculture has become both a design system as well as a loosely defined philosophy or lifestyle ethic.

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