Canasta Viva: A Basket of Local Organics Delivered to Your Door
Canasta Viva mentioned in the environmental Issue of Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa magazine "Another Day in Paradise".
April 2010 - "Another Day in Paradise" - Zihuatanejo, Ixtapa, Juluchuca.
To read this and other articles in "Another Day in Paradise" click here
Playa Viva, an environmentally-conscious resort and sustainable boutique hotel, located 30 minutes south of Zihuatanejo, has been working with the local organic farmer, Francisco "Paco" Chavez, in developing a basket (<canasta
) of local organic produce for weekly delivery in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. This community supported agriculture (CSA) program launched February 25, 2010, with a small group of local residents interested in serving and eating healthy and delicious food. included in the canasta
are tomatoes, melons, radishes, chiles
, onions, carrots, cilantro, beans, basil, watermelon, cucumbers and seasonal surprises. Members of the CSA sign up for 8 weeks of delivery in May, when the farm will begin producing. If you are going to be away until the high season, sign up to receive Canasta Viva now, as Paco needs to plan the harvest in advance and you don't want to be left out. For more information go to www.playaviva.com/campaign/canastaviva
or email Morgan at PlayaViva.com.
Other Eco Initiatives at Playa Viva include:
An onsite Turtle Sanctuary, for hatching and release of endangered sea turtles, with solar power equipment; a Mangrove Restoration program, they have planted and protected hundreds of mangrove trees; a Costal Forest Restoration, reforestation program that has planted 10,000 native trees; an Onsite Farm for autoconsumption and local distribution, and a sustainable boutique hotel. For more information go to www.PlayaViva.com