farm to table
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One of the most rewarding experiences at La Loma is touring the jungle farm, learning about the permaculture process, and tasting the wide variety of tropical fruits we grow here. It is educational as it is inspiring as it is delicious.
We strive to grow and produce the majority of the ingredients for our meals directly on site, and you'll taste the difference.
Below is the main table at La Loma, beautifully set with fresh picks from the farm.
Cacao and Chocolate Processing
Walk amidst thousands of chocolate (cacao) trees as you learn about this sustainable tropical forest crop, native to the Americas, which thrives under the jungle canopy in compost-rich soil entirely free of pesticides and fertilizers. It’s a favored food of White-faced capuchin and Western Night Monkeys who romp through the groves feasting on the pods. Unsurprisingly, chocolate works its way into many of our dishes, too.
From the vibrantly coloured pods to the fragrant fresh beans that are fermented, dried and roasted, you’ll be able to see up close the process of producing 100% pure chocolate.
Our Cacao and Permaculture tour is also open for outside visitors. On the tour you will walk through the permacultura and cacao farm ending with a demonstration of cocoa processing. The tour also includes lunch and it lasts approximately 3 hours.