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Adventures in Bean Harvesting – Costa Rica

Posted by Sara Dent on March 04, 2014

Maarten Dankers is a BC-based freelance writer and young agrarian. Last year he founded Vanley Fresh Foods market garden and CSA in Langley. He’s currently winding up a three-month-long internship at Villas Mastatal in Costa Rica and is looking for landsharing opportunities for the upcoming growing season in BC. Rice and beans, aka Gallo Pinto, the staple of the Costa Rican diet. It’s such a source of national pride that the normally peaceful country has waged a war of culinary excess to claim its dominance over the dish. In 2009, Costa Rica was awarded the world record after cooking up … Continue reading Adventures in Bean Harvesting – Costa Rica