Welcome to Cinco Ramas spice farm
Come and see how and where we dynamically grow our organic spices
We would love to show you around the roughly 27 hectares (67 acres) of productive fields, agroforestry, and areas under conservation at the Cinco Ramas farm. Not only can you see all of our gourmet spices and how we produce them, but also the hundreds of medicinal plants, tropical fruits, rare plants and trees, or even spot the many species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians that call Cinco Ramas home. Vanilla is the star of our organic farm – we currently manage just over 6.7 hectares (16.8 acres) of vanilla which are grown on support trees that provide shade and vertical space for continued growth. You can also walk through the fields of black pepper, ginger, turmeric, lemon grass, along with other medicinal herbs and trees. You may even get lucky and spot the elusive tayra, or possibly an armadillo, badger, Capuchin and howler monkeys, or coati. We have also spotted caiman and turtles the size of car tires. Regular residents of the farm that are quite easy to spot are the plumed basilisk, the bare-throated tiger heron, toucans, parrots, and wood rails, among others. Feel free to just hang out in the shade near the marsh to wait for the next bird to visit while relaxing to the sounds of bamboo blowing in the breeze.
Our spices thrive on regenerative and organic management
We endeavor to use a variety of holistic practices at Cinco Ramas that promote a steady increase of organic matter and a healthy and diverse microbiome in our soils. By choosing nitrogen-fixing and rapidly-producing biomass species to plant alongside our crops, we are able to continually improve the health our our farm and not deplete our fragile topsoil. Additionally, we amplify mother natures ability to nurture productive systems by producing our own natural, plant and microbial-based foliar sprays that can boost plant growth as well as ward off unwanted pests that may rise to the level of crop damage. It is our mission to find the secret to true sustainability by observing natures own solutions and exchanging information with our fellow producers to keep outside inputs at a minimum and keep our products as pure as nature intended.
Spice up your recipes with our unique ingredients
What we eat each and every meal can be one of the most important decisions we can make. Not only does eating fill us with the sensory joys of flavors and textures, but inside our food lies the potential for so much more; to heal and nurture our physical bodies, connect us with others and share cultures, and by the act of choosing what we eat, influence our collective societies through thoughtful stewardship of land. Whether you are focusing on your diet in search of permanent solutions to improve your health in a positive way, or are simply interested in kicking your recipes up a notch, Cinco Ramas spices and produce are sure to make any discerning chef coming back for more. From vanilla to turmeric, black pepper or hibiscus flowers, we offer our spices in traditional tins for the home kitchen, or in bulk packaging for restaurant or industrial use. All of our spices are harvested and processed by hand to ensure our products are of the highest quality. Our powders are ground in small batches to maintain their fresh aroma and flavor and to take your recipes to the next level!