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Working on a cocoa farm

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Ariella Shapiro May 31, 2013. 9 Replies

Hi All,I'm traveling down to Costa Rica this October, and was wondering if anyone knew of any working cocoa plantations, farms or coops I could possibly work on for a few weeks.Thank you for your…Continue

 

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Sarah Ariella Shapiro replied to Sarah Ariella Shapiro's discussion Working on a cocoa farm
"Thank you all for your responses!"
May 31, 2013
Peter Kring replied to Sarah Ariella Shapiro's discussion Working on a cocoa farm
"Hi Juan Pablo,  Sarah, I can definitely recommend Finca la Amistad.  It is in a wonderful rural area of Costa Rica.  The farm is well run and the cacao produced is first quality.  Peter "
May 20, 2013
Peter Kring replied to Sarah Ariella Shapiro's discussion Working on a cocoa farm
"October is the main cacao harvest time in Costa Rica. It is NOT the wettest time in the cacao growing areas. It is wet in October in areas that have the longest dry seasons and thus not that great for growing cacao. The weather should be good all…"
May 18, 2013
cheebs replied to Sarah Ariella Shapiro's discussion Working on a cocoa farm
"Sarah, just be aware that October is THE absolute wettest month of the year in Costa Rica.  With that said, I can suggest at least one place where you can ask if they will have you.  If interested, contact me privately."
May 14, 2013
Sebastian replied to Sarah Ariella Shapiro's discussion Working on a cocoa farm
"Great area.  Lots of red and black 8)"
May 10, 2013
Sarah Ariella Shapiro replied to Sarah Ariella Shapiro's discussion Working on a cocoa farm
"Thank you so much for your input. I am absolutely flexible. Please let me know more specific details if you have them."
May 10, 2013
Gifford Laube replied to Sarah Ariella Shapiro's discussion Working on a cocoa farm
"If you wanted to change your destination (slightly), there are options here in Nicaragua for this kind of thing. Matagalpa (they call it the North, but it more like the center of the country) has a lot of cocoa production and some interesting things…"
May 10, 2013
Michael Bodner replied to Sarah Ariella Shapiro's discussion Working on a cocoa farm
"Visited Costa Rica last month and had the opportunity to tour a couple of outstanding cacao farms while I was there.  I would be glad to share that experience and contact information.  Both were quite rustic and might be challenging for…"
May 9, 2013
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May 7, 2013
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Working on a cocoa farm

Hi All,I'm traveling down to Costa Rica this October, and was wondering if anyone knew of any working cocoa plantations, farms or coops I could possibly work on for a few weeks.Thank you for your help,SarahSee More
May 5, 2013
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