Team Peru 3 visit an Organic Farm

Week 2 came to an end and we started to get excited for our weekend trip to a local organic farm. #ibmcsc peru

During week 1 we interviewed a few of the Associates from the Chamber of Commerce and we were lucky enough to speak with Señor Alcides J. Goicochea Cruz, the President of AHORA la Libertad. He also owns three restaurants and an organic farm and he invited us to visit.

Not wanting to keep this experience for ourselves, we asked if the whole team could come. We also asked if Nick and the team from Wind Aid could join us as this would be a great opportunity to discuss sustainable energy.

Alberto and Josef did a great job of sorting out all our transport for the afternoon. After first meeting at the restaurant in the city, introducing Senor Alcides to the team, and enjoying yet another amazing mixed fruit juice, we headed off to the farm.

Beautiful fruit juice from the organic farm
Beautiful fruit juice from the organic farm
Our wonderful host Señor Alcides J. Goicochea Cruz
Our wonderful host Señor Alcides J. Goicochea Cruz
Los Herrajes
Los Herrajes

Senor Alcides gave us an excellent guided tour, showing us the most amazing fruit. He is so passionate and such a lovely and generous man. Everyone had a wonderful time. I’ll leave you to guess what the fruits are, but they include Lucama, Maracuya (Passion Fruit), Guava, Tuna (Prickly Pear), Palta (Avocado), Lime, and Guanabana.

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Flowers

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Chilli

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Señor Alcides J. Goicochea Cruz is very proud of his farm
Señor Alcides J. Goicochea Cruz is very proud of his farm

Beans

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Flower

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House

On Sunday we took a trip out to a local leisure park, El Mirador. Again, Alberto did an amazing job sorting the trip for us, arranging taxis and organising the meal. It was a great place to relax and spend time with the locals, doing what locals do best: eat, drink and dance. Of course we had to try the speciality, Ajiaco de Cuy. I’ll let you look that one up.

Ajiaco de Cuy
Ajiaco de Cuy

There was a little zoo where we saw a couple of Alpaca. I’m looking forward to seeing them in more natural surroundings.

Alpaca
Alpaca

There were some amazing views to the mountains. Doug asked about climbing/scrambling, but most people just look at us as if we’re mad. One guy did say we should bring a big stick to beat off the dogs!

Mountain view
Mountain view
The same mountain view
The same mountain view
The same mountain view again.
The same mountain view again.

Here are a few more shots from today:

Hernando, Laetitia and Doug (thanks Saurabh for the photo)
Hernando, Laetitia and Doug (thanks Saurabh for the photo)
No idea what flowers there are, they they're lovely.
No idea what flowers there are, they they’re lovely.
Cactus
Cactus
A lovely yellow finch
A lovely yellow finch
Sugar cane growing by the side of the road.
Sugar cane growing by the side of the road.
Carla and Alberto. We all joined in the dancing later
Carla and Alberto. We all joined in the dancing later
Sophie and Hang Li.  Sophie takes the best selfies.
Sophie and Hang Li. Sophie takes the best selfies.

Series - Corporate Service Corps

  1. Corporate Service Corps – In the beginning I had a plan…
  2. CSC – From Application to Acceptance
  3. Team Peru 3: Final Week of Preparation
  4. Team Peru 3 meet in Trujillo
  5. Team Peru 3 get down to work – Cámara de Comercio y Producción de La Libertad
  6. Pyramids in Peru
  7. Trujillo Montage
  8. Team Peru 3 visit an Organic Farm
  9. A ‘Smarter Cities’ Community Day in Trujillo
  10. A cheeky weekend to Cajamarca
  11. Our time in Trujillo comes to an end…

3 thoughts on “Team Peru 3 visit an Organic Farm”

  1. I have been at Los Herrajes vivential and have tasted delicious food there. Besides it is a lovely place and Alcides and his parents are very nice people that make your staying at their restaurant a memorable one.

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