Living in a sustainable community is becoming a priority to people across the world. The impetus of climate change and economic uncertainty is driving smart, sustainable development, particularly where food systems are concerned. With more consumers choosing organic, local diets produced in their very own backyard or community garden, the adage of “you are what you eat” is transforming into “you are where you eat.” In a recent article by the Natural Resources Defense Council they describe a CSA in Idaho that is making this concept a reality for area residents who are enrolled in the program and enjoy the harvests they help produce. (Read the article here.)
Tierra Pacifica Green Communities takes the concept one step further. Residents and visitors of Tierra Pacifica will soon learn that one of our best amenities is the organic farm incorporated into the green zone of the development. The farm, appropriately called “Mi Tierra (My Land)” is managed by a local Costa Rican farmer who cultivates fresh, organically grown produce as a way to earn a living for his family. The Mi Tierra brand has grown to incorporate other local food products from our valley, including sustainable eggs, delectable jams, and honey that funds reforestation. Not only do Tierra Pacifica homeowners and visitors eat well, but when they do they are providing sustainable jobs for local residents while keeping our development and valley green.
Come taste the link between our green community and sustainable food production in Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica. Schedule your organic farm tour today.