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Moringa….the Food of the Future !!

We heard about Moringa ( Moringa oleifera ) recently, but the infos we get are so incredible that we immediately got involved..we bought some seeds and planted them, after one week we had the first little plantules in our pots and from last week we transplanted them in the ground, for our first experiment with it….

We will post pictures of this first attempt with this incredible plant soon, in the while, if you are thinking to became the Owner of a Tropical Micro Farm, start seeing this video, and we we will talk about a piece of land that would work for you, here, in the Osa Peninsula

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Why Micro Farming in the Osa Peninsula – Costa Rica

The variety of environments that composes the Osa Penisula is really impressive and makes of this area an unique combination of soils, exposition to sun and breeze, kinds of natural coverage, pollinating animal species, availability of fresh water from creeks and rivers, mountain springs, and lowland marshes with small chalk streams, offering so many possibilities for the Micro Farmer for to find the best location, for  the specific production is planned to be the main activity of the Micro Farm.

The main activity, for decades, in the Osa Peninsula, had been the cattle breeding, based on the extensive livestock farming that needed aggressive deforestation with the technique of the slash and burn for to create enough surface for to raise the number of animals necessaries for the surviving of families that were involved in this activity.

Normally a medium cattle farm was, depending by the quality of the soil and, consequently, of the forage, sizing from 5-10 hectares up to hundreds, with an average of 20-40 hectares, that is still the actual average size of the lands available for to develop a Micro Farming Project.

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Organic-Fruits-Produced-in-a-Small-Eco-Organic-Micro-Farm-in-the-Osa-Peninsula-,-Costa-Rica-copy

 

Nature is quite generous here, with a temperature that never goes under the 20 Celsius degrees, and never over the 32, with an average rainfall precipitation of 5000 millimetres and a very predictable cycle of dry, wet and strong rain seasons, that allow local farmers  to calculate when to start the necessaries practices for the different cultivations.

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Organic–Bananas,-Sugar-cane-and-Manioca-Produced-in-a-Small-Eco-Organic-Micro-Farm-in-the-Osa-Peninsula-,-Costa-Rica-2-copy

 

Depending by the main production or agricultural practice that will be the core of a Micro Farm, the choice of the size of the land, the distribution of it, the kind of soil and  the amount of water, the presence of existent trees coverage, the orientation and altitude, the availability of electric grid and easy road access, are all factors that must be analyzed with attention and wisdom.

 

Here is where the knowledge and support of our group of local small farmers with decades of experience with local production of vegetables, fruit, grains and farm animals, is making the difference between a project with some possibilities of success and one with a full success granted.

 

 

Depending by the main production or agricultural practice that will be the core of a Micro Farm, the choice of the size of the land, the distribution of it, the kind of soil and  the amount of water, the presence of existent trees coverage, the orientation and altitude, the availability of electric grid and easy road access, are all factors that must be analyzed with attention and wisdom.

 

Here is where the knowledge and support of our group of local small farmers with decades of experience with local production of vegetables, fruit, grains and farm animals, is making the difference between a project with some possibilities of success and one with a full success granted.

 

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The-Cleanign-of-the-soil-around-an-Organic-Papaya–in–a–Small-Eco-Organic-Micro-Farm-in-the-Osa-Peninsula-,-Costa-Rica-2-copy

 

There are hillside properties that had been dedicated to cattle breeding until few years ago, and now the abandoned pasture lands are covered by a fast re-growing vegetation dominated by small bush and few pioneer tree variety, that would be great for to start some kind of plantation of fruit trees that need some little-medium shadowing for the first step of their life, or just cleared and utilizing the existent vegetation as a base for the humus needed for some vegetable cultivation.

There are lowland properties with a soil deposited there by centuries of river flooding that has an high percentage of sand and organic debris, that is more apt for the production of  several kind of potatoes and Yucca ( Manioca ) that, often, reach record sizes.

 

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Organic-Manioca-(-Yucca-),-harvested–in-a-Small-Eco-Organic-Micro-Farm-in-the-Osa-Peninsula-,-Costa-Rica-2-copy

 

 

Forest lands too, offer interesting opportunities for to start some very specific cultivation of plants that need medium or deep shadow, as some variety of semi-wild coffee, forest fruits, Cocoa, medicinal plants, etc. etc.

 

Cocoa Trees need the shadow of dense and semi-dense forest for to grow and produce their fruits, a great cultivation for an Eco Forest Micro Farm
Cocoa Trees need the shadow of dense and semi-dense forest for to grow and produce their fruits, a great cultivation for an Eco Forest Micro Farm

 

So, the choice of the land that will be a new Micro Farm, is depending by a lot of different factors that, often, are difficult to be analyzed by a person that doesn’t has too much experience with farming, but the good new is that, here, in the Osa Peninsula, there is for sure that land that is perfect, or the closest is possible, for any Micro Eco Farm Project, and our group of experienced small farmers, Bio and Eco specialists, Architects and home builders and  Realtors with 20 years of life in this area, are available for to make real the dream of owning and running with success an  Eco Micro Farm with the goal of obtaining a full food self-sufficiency and, possibly, be able to sell the surplus on the local market.

 

No budget is too small, just contact us and tell us what is your dream, and we will find a solution for to make it real.

Call us at : ++ 506 2 735 56 26 or email us at : info@theosapeninsulaproperties.com

 

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The Perfect Escape from The Perfect Storm

In the Past years the idea that “…big is Beautiful and Good…” was the dominant concept about almost every field of our lives, including Osa Peninsula Real Estate, and everybody was looking for huge properties, with exotic features, often with no relation at all with the kind of use it was supposed to have.

After the 2008 Wall Street crash, the world is no more the same.

So now nine over ten inquiries we receive at The Osa Peninsula Properties,  are about small pieces of land with basic features as road access, electric grid, title, possibility of build a simple house and , if possible, some fruit tree already producing.

Fruits of Mamon Chino o Rambutan ( Nephelium lappaceum L. ) in a Micro Eco Organic Farm in the Osa Peninsula
Fruits of Mamon Chino o Rambutan ( Nephelium lappaceum L. ) in a Micro Eco Organic Farm in the Osa Peninsula

 

Oceanfront Properties are now at the end of the list of inquiries, while Ocean View or Forest View Properties, are still considered an interesting feature, but only if they offer  good land for to plant fruit trees, vegetable, grains for the chickens  and there is some good source of freshwater inside the property

What does this means?  It means that a lot of people tired of fighting against a bad economy, rising social and interpersonal problems, more inquisitive rules that reduce everybody freedom, are thinking to  a possible escape to all this jazz and are looking for a small piece of paradise where to live and produce all, or the most of what is necessary for a simple, healthy, rural lifestyle , before that the Perfect Storm will erase everything.

The good new is that, due to the same world recession, the prices of small lands and medium farms have decreased sensibly.

In this moment, for example, we area able to offer a piece of fertile land of 2.3 hectares ( almost 6 acres), on the hills close to Puerto Jimenez, with good water, a creek running on the lower border of the property, a small but sturdy house, gentle breeze for a relaxing sleeping, great forest view, a good road that need 4WD only during the Rainy Season and more available land on one border, for the really bargain price of 50.000 USD

 

6 acres of fertile land good for a Small-Eco-Organic Farm with a simple house in  the Osa Peninsula
6 acres of fertile land good for a Small-Eco-Organic Farm with a simple house in the Osa Peninsula

This Property, located at less than 20 minutes from Puerto Jimenez Downtown, offers the opportunity to start immediately a project of Micro Farming with the possibility of live in the same property from the very first day, using the existing small, but sturdy house, all built with tropical hardwood collected in the same property by the former owner.

The land around the House had been used for to produce fruits and vegetables in the past ten years, and it is ready for to receive new seeds and give food enough for to easily sustain a family and chickens, some pig, rabbits, goats, etc.

 

So, if you have a budget inside the 100.000 USD for to buy a piece of land for to start your Micro Eco Farm, considering, maybe a 50.000 for the land and another 50.000 for the House building, here we are offering you an unique opportunity for to  save 50.000 USD for a fresh start, and use the saved money for to improve the existent house or the farm set-up.

Call us at our office phone : ++ 506 2735 56 26

or email us at  : info@theosapeninsulaproperties.com

You will never find a better opportunity for a Perfect Escape to the Perfect Storm that is already over us.