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Thursday, July 24, 2008

ORGANIC FERIA - FOODS (VEGETABLES, FRUITS & MORE) & DELIVERY IN COSTA RICA

ORGANIC FERIA - FOODS & DELIVERY IN COSTA RICA
VEGETABLES, FRUITS & MORE

ESCAZU (CENTRO) ORGANIC & NATURAL FERIA / FARMERS MARKET
WHEN: Wednesdays from 8-11am
http://BuenaTierraOrganicMarket.blogspot.com / BuenaTierra.organica@gmail.com
Organizers Honey (she organizes the Montezuma, Malpais/Santa Teresa/Playa Carmen, Tambor ones on Saturdays) / Fiona (BuenaTierra@hotmail.es) / and Laura (LauraBarra@hotmail.com) with Buena Tierra Organic Produce bring you the Centro Escazu ORGANIC & NATURAL FERIA / FARMERS MARKET!!! They have THE BIGGEST & MOST BEAUTIFUL, LUSCIOUS-LOOKING organic veges and fruit I’ve EVER seen!!! When I’ve been there, I found most veges were around 400-c each (like bokchoy, herbs, various lettuces, cucumber) to 800-c+ and WORTH IT (these were better than most pumped up veges I've ever seen!) and they’re Certified Organic! Carola sells exquisite goat and cow yogurts and cheeses made in her farm in Coronado. Maria Fernanda delights us with her body and face soaps, creams, essential oils all made from organic herbs. Ena and Jaguar bake uncomparable bromate free brown bread flavored with organic herbs, seeds and nuts. Otto and his wife Melanie offer excellent biodegradable, ecological cleaning products. They even now have chocolate!!! Come support this AWESOME endevour (especially if you want to see it succeed!!), love your body & make some new friends with other like-minded people!!
LOCATION: Escazu Centro - Behind the playground/basketball court next to the Biblioteca de las Damas Voluntarias Library - across the street from the Red Cross - 50 mts North of the Cemetery.

Laura with the ESCAZU (CENTRO) ORGANIC & NATURAL FERIA / FARMERS MARKET is now offering a ORGANIC FOOD DELIVERY! Request an order form from her at buenatierra@hotmail.es Send your order in BY Monday morning for delivery on Wed. Delivery is currently only in the West end of the Central Valley)!! The delivery fee is 1,000-c within Esaczu & 1,500-c in the Santa Ana/Rohrmoser area (inquire for Cuidad Colon and other areas).
THIS DELIVERY SERVICE HAS BEEN CANCELED SINCE THEY ARE OPENING THEIR OWN MARKET IN JANUARY UP IN ESCAZU CENTRO!!


The largest ORGANIC FERIA:
San Jose - PASO ANCHO -
HOURS: Sat. 6am-till they run out (which can be VERY early!!)
There are about a 20 vendors. Note it’s hard to park & crazy!
LOCATION: 400 mtrs from catholic church/iglesia.


AROUND & ABOUT IN COSTA RICA
Honey - the organizer of the Escazu Organic Feria also does the:
PUNTARENAS AREA:
Tambor - Sat. 8am-noon
Montezuma - 10am-noon
Mal Pais - 3pm-sunset



DELIVERY

NATURA STYLE ORGANIC FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE
(http://NaturaStyle.com / 235-7654 / 8-886-0092 sylvia.escalante@naturastyle.com )

They have the broadest selection of products from Organic fruits/veges, baked goods, snacks, vitamins, herbs, meats, plants – even organic dirt +++. They carry MANY other "healthy" things - not just fruits & veges!!)
Order BY Thurs. for delivery Sat. (tell Sylvia that "Vallarta Vicki" referred you!)

I used to use them when I did, I was overall pretty happy (except in rainy season when MOST veges/fruits aren't that pretty/plentiful anyways!!). I find their website VERY EASY for me!

Check out their products in English at http://naturastyle.com/en/productos.asp

Vegetables & Fruits (organic & not but it’s indicated. Some hard to find & unique things).
Dairy Products like goat milk/products (including goat cheese with herbs, pasteurized OR raw goat’s milk & yogurt, goats ricotta cheese, goat’s raw soft cheese & flavored goats yogurt; heavy cream; pasteurized mozzarella cheese; buttermilk, organic infertile eggs, pasteurized, sesame seed OR raw butter, sour cream or milk.
Cereals - by Bioland & Nutresol –Amaranth, barley powder, granola, oatmeal, wheat germ or bran & whole oats.
Grains, Beans & Seeds – Amaranth, barley grain, black or red beans; brown rice (non-organic [booooh]); millet; wheat berries; soy & mung beans, chan, flax, sesame & sunflower seeds.
Dry Fruits & Nuts - Almond (non-organic); dehydrated banana; cashew nut; dehydrated prunes; raisins; walnuts (non-organic [booooh]).
Flours & Misc. - Soy OR whole wheat flour; Agar algae gelatin; ground coconut (non-organic); wheat gluten
Misc. – Corn tortillas (with or without cheese); Pastas - like carrot or spinach; pineapple empanada
Bakery goods like breads (sold by the piece) - Brown breads with goodies added like figs, orange, spice OR banana; chocolate, oatmeal or ginger cookies (all organic!!) ; banana cake (though I didn’t taste much of a banana taste) OR fruit cake
Salts & Sugars - Organic pure brown sugar; sea salt; organic sugar candy/tapa dulce
Honeys & Jams - Honey – plain, with ginseng OR lecitin; black berry, guava, mango/tomato, mango/ orange OR tomato/organic organic marmalade; molasses, peanut butter; strawberry jam
Oils – Coconut or sesame
Sauces, Vinegars & Pickles - Brown rice; hot pickled peppers; salad dressing; soy sauce, tomato sauce
Soy Products - Soy milk – plain or with carob; soy protein
Snacks - Bars – Amaranth, cereal (traditional or organic), chocolate bar –with peanuts OR vanilla (non-organic), original or with coconut, ginger, guarana or mint organic, crunch chocolate, oat, sesame (MY FAV!!) OR sunflower (Katrina’s fav!). Cookies with whole oats (regular OR with orange), sweetened with carob OR soy. Crackers – Sodiet (soda?) OR wheat bran. Rice cakes. Sesame seed nachitos; sesame seed sticks.
Organic Meats - Chicken – organs, thighs OR breasts; calamari; congrio fish; pinki shrimp; sailfish; sea bass; small shrimp
Wine - Setsobua – Cabernet/sauvignon, shiraz or white Mezza luna.
Teas & Coffees - Teas – Basil, organic black tea, juanilama, lemon grass, linden, mixed – juanilama & lemon grass OR digestive. Organic Coffee (grain or ground). Corn drink coffee substitute.
Algae - Long strip kelp or nori/laver/porphyra seaweed.
Supplements & Medicines - Algae capsules; aloe capsules; bee pollen; brewers yeast; EM (some powerful stuff!! “efficient micro-organisms); flax fiber; ginseng syrup OR capsules; lecithin capsules, Noni extract; Pro-B; royal jelly capsules; spirulina capsules; aloe gel.
Personal Care (I’m not going to list everything here but they have crystal OR natural deodorant; organic soaps; cleansing creams; creams; shampoos & rinses; clay masks (we did that the other day – REALLY tightens up those pours!!!) & body soap; hydrating cream; facial cream; organic sun block (8-85 & 45 AND for kids) & tanning oils.
PLANTS (all organic so you could even grow your own!!!):
Herbs (organic) - Aloe; basil, celery; lemon grass; mint; oregano; parsley; peppermint; rosemary; sage; tarragon; thyme.
Plants (organic) - Bougainvillea; croton; guava; lemon; mandarin (more like real lemons); mango; noni; orange; plantain herb; rose; rue; violet; weeping fig; wormwood;
Even earthworms; Compost; organic soil!
Remember this is NOT dealing directly with A farm - they are a delivery service so OF COURSE it's going to be more expensive on many things (though I’ve been shocked at their MUCH LOWER prices on many things you can find in the market) as they get all the products together for you so you're not having to run all over town & back, searching, etc. You're paying for the convenience (WELL worth it to me!!! The delivery fee is just 1,2000 colon).

2 comments:

GASITUP said...

Great blog. Do you have any idea how to get to the organic market on Saturdays in Paso Ancho?

HyunChard said...

oh, really thanks for the info. But I hope there will be organic food delivered to my place for my family.