Guatemala and Honduras January 2019
We are in the planning stages of trips to Guatemala and Honduras. The Guatemala trip can include a week of one -on - one Spanish language study. It's a great way to work on your Spanish no matter what skill level you are. This is a great opportunity to travel off the beaten trail.
Travelers pay their own airfare and expenses and $250 to Farmer to Farmer. Approximate trip costs: Airfare appr. $1,000. daily expenses appr. $75. More information? email us
Honduras Coffee Origins Trip
In January Farmer to Farmer will once again be sending a delegation to visit the farmers and families of the Comayagua Mountain Coffee Cooperative. These visits are very important for the farmers because through these visitors they can get a real sense of where their coffee ends up. More than that it is great for us to meet each farmer and their family and find out what life is like for them. Every time we visit, we find out more about how to deepen our relationships and how to better support the people of the cooperative. Honduras has been feeling the impacts of climate change, with more intense storms and harsher droughts. In addition climate shifts may have been factors in outbreaks of disease and insects in recent years. These farmers are on the front lines of climate change. We need to witness and report back. The trip is scheduled for seven days during the first and second week of January. Exact dates TBD. Please contact Andy Gaertner if you are interested in this trip or have questions.
Andy Gaertner has been working with these family farmers since his Peace Corp days in the 1990's. Traveling with Andy in Honduras is an opportunity to experience the people and country far off the tourist trail. For more information email Andy or call him at 715-928-1155
Guatemala - Culture and Coffee
This 10 day trip will start in Antigua, the UNESCO world heritage city, seeing the town, the market, and more. From there we will travel to beautiful Lake Atitlan where our time will be spent visiting the Tzu’tujil Maya families of Farmer to Farmer. We will be giving out school scholarships to the students, visit some families, and other places of interest around Santiago Atitlan.
We will then travel into the mountains of Huehuetenango to visit the Mam Maya members of the coffee cooperative where our Farmer to Farmer coffee is grown. We will visit farms and spend time getting to know the people that grow our coffee, specifically the women coffee farmers.This is a small group trip that will be tailored to individual interests within the group. Limited to 10 people.
Trip leader Jody Slocum has been leading tours with Farmer to Farmer for 15 years. This is a great way to experience Guatemala up close and personal.
For more information email Jody call her at 541-510-8889