We have launched a new web site and includes a series of photos that accurately reflect the daily life in a cocoa farm. The facility and personnel are well qualified to produce world class Superior cocoa beans. In 2010 our farm, Fazenda Venturosa, was honored to receive a "Certificate of Excellence" at Salon du Chocolat in Paris. We have been invited to participate in the 2011 event and it will be our pleasure to visit with you at the Brazilian Exibit. It should be a great opportunity to get to know Brazil's cocoa beans and the producers. Look for Lola Lucas, she will be happy to host one and all.
When is the next cacao festival in Ilheus? June 2012? Let's see if we can organize a group of TCL members to join the celebration ... and visit the Fazenda Venturosa.
Good to hear from you. In 2012 Brazil will host a Salon du Chocolat in Salvador rather than the regional show in Ilheus. The details escape me at this moment but I'll send information later. It would be a pleasure to have you visit our farms and bring friends.
Congratulations on your "Certificate of Excellence" and very nice job on your website. I like the use of donkeys. I never see donkeys in Nigeria, just motorcycles.
May I suggest you annotate your slide show? It would help it come to life.