Category: Naturally good

Quality Cacao – Nature Conservation – Forestry

  Osvaldo. On a recent cacao inspired journey to beloved Brazil this past May, I had the opportunity to visit Fazenda Taboquinhas. There I met Osvaldo de Brito, owner and farmer. I found a gracious host with a lively and generous spirit. He and his wife Laura welcomed me like family, with food, warmth, and hospitality. We had many laughs as I had to relearn Portuguese while he did satisfy my unquenchable desire for information […]

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EXPLORING THE WORLD OF COCOA

  Written by Daniela from Uruguay, a volunteer at Fazenda Taboquinhas. The world of cacao as revealed to me on Fazenda Taboquinhas. It is worth mentioning that it grows at a tree with large and glossy leaves. The blossoms are like small pearls, appearing on the thick rugged trunks covered with lichens. They are tiny beautiful white and pinkish flowers. Of these, in just one month, a fruit develops that increases rapidly in size. Colour […]

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Rainforest reserves around Itacaré

Tropical rainforest reserves as also found in the State of Bahia along the Atlantic coastline of Brazil are part of a greater forest ecosystem called Mata Atlântica. It original stretched out over 1.2 million square kilometers (about 25% of the Amazon). However, decades of deforestation for industrial timber use, cacao, cattle farming, sugar cane, coffee, and urban sprawl caused a decline of the Atlantic forest with more than 90 percent. Less than 100,000 square kilometers […]

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Taboquinhas farms – Rural hospitality.

[google-translator] You are welcome to stay with us. This is the first post for Fazenda Taboquinhas. It is about a Rural Accommodation for farm stays in a wonderful tropic world. A world full of fruits, vegetables,  herbs and flowers in an abundant nature with the sound of numerous birds and… silence. Peace of mind as the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. A breeze sometimes rushes through the leaves of plantations surrounded by Atlantic Rain Forest, […]

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