The Farms

Turmeric & Ginger

 
Freshly Harvested Turmeric
Freshly Harvested Turmeric

Lin Mael holds up freshly harvested turmeric on Pumamarca Farm in Ocobamba, Peru.

Fresh Turmeric
Fresh Turmeric

The turmeric will be separated, washed, and sorted to start the process of dehydration.

Washed and Cleaned Turmeric
Washed and Cleaned Turmeric

A washed and cleaned turmeric tuber.

Setting Turmeric Out to Dry
Setting Turmeric Out to Dry

Placing the turmeric tubers in the sun to begin the long process of dehydration.

Ginger in the Ecosystem
Ginger in the Ecosystem

The ginger provides ground-cover and helps with potential erosion problems in areas with steep slopes.

Harvesting Ginger
Harvesting Ginger

Lin Mael wild-harvests ginger on his farm.

Washed and Cleaned Ginger
Washed and Cleaned Ginger

The cleaned ginger sets in the sun to dry off.

Fresh Ginger
Fresh Ginger

Fresh ginger curing in the sun.

Working on Farms Throughout the "Eyebrow of the Jungle"

On the "food forest" farms of Peruvian Amazon and Andes, we harvest and process coffee, cacao, turmeric and ginger.