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We are a small artisan bean-to-bar chocolate making and import company located in Centre County, Pennsylvania, near the Penn State University main campus.
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Sombra Buena LLC
1199 Halfmoon Valley Rd.,
Port Matilda, PA 16870
Looking for a place to live with a sustainable food and farming focus?
The beautiful old stone farmhouse here on our property has rooms available for young professionals and students of food science, sustainable agriculture, CSAs or other food-related business. Contact us at email@example.com for an application. We ask applicants to submit a resume and professional references along with filling out our standard rental application.
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Sombra Buena LLC founder Jennifer Chesworth has a background in agricultural field extension work in the coffee sector, or capacitación técnica en el cafetal. She is an IOIA-trained Independent Organic Inspector, also trained in FDA-required Foreign Supplier Verification and in Preventive Controls for Human Foods (HACCP-based).
Jennifer's work in extension is all about farmer advocacy, and facilitating market access, without concern for politics, religion, or ideology. She does, however, promote organic certification, which is an ideology at its heart, as well as a potential economic advantage. For the Earth y Para el Bosque.
Jennifer makes small-batch and mirco-batch chocolate at her certified organic lab in Pennsylvania.
Jorge Betancourt has a long and distinguished career presence in the Honduran conservation community, and was instrumental in helping to establish thousands of hectares of National Forest and Bioreserve lands in Honduras. He has served as former Director, Natural Resources Division of the Peace Corps in Honduras, former Director of Municipalities of Lago de Yojoa, and as a director of the Biodiversity Fund in Honduras. He and his wife Sagrario live in Tegucigalpa, and are also active in their church and at their coffee finca in Yoro.