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A Visit to Tactic

In early January, Casey’s daughter, Monica, along with Houweling’s team member Tara Tashiro, had the opportunity to visit Tactic, Guatemala, the site of Houweling’s Seeds of Tomorrow project. Their experience and the profound impact it had on them is shared below. (Editor’s note: total donations raised to date = $53,830 including the matched funds from Houweling’s. Thank you to all who have generously donated and we look forward to exceeding our original $60K goal)

Having arrived back from our trip to Tactic Guatemala, we can honestly say the journey has changed us as human beings. … Read more

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Tomato Horseradish Relish Recipe on Team 1040

A special thanks to Chef Tyrell Brandvold of Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar in Vancouver who prepared a delectable Tomato Horseradish Relish to accompany fresh shucked oysters. With Super Bowl around the corner, Canadian Sales Manager Carol Glancy, along side Richard Chew owner of Chewies stopped by the Team 1040 Vancouver Sports Saturday show with Bob “The Moj” Marjanovich & Chris Burns to share the creation and talk fresh, local ingredients and appetizers for the big game.Read more

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Seeds of Tomorrow Project – Guatemala Greenhouse Update

At the same speed 2012 ended, the new year is flying by! From a business perspective, our locally grown tomatoes are in demand, as consumers continue to increase the value they put on local produce. While our tomato growing focus is local, thanks to some of our international partners, the Seeds of Tomorrow Project Guatemala Greenhouse is in production.

As I’ve mentioned in this space before, Kubo Sustainable Greenhouses and their network of partners in Holland have been incredibly generous in supporting the Seeds of Tomorrow project.… Read more

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Seeds of Tomorrow Project

Changing the Cycle of Child Hunger in Tactic, Guatemala

Well, I guess this blog is the ceremonial first seedling of our Guatemala Project as I can announce we have formally commenced our fundraising efforts and dubbed the program the “Seeds of Tomorrow Project”. As of this morning the donation pages administered by Impact Ministries are up and you will be able to receive a government tax receipt for your generous donation (US Donations * / Canadian Donations *) and remember to select “Seeds of Tomorrow Project” in the drop down menu to ensure the funds are earmarked for this project.Read more

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7 Wonder Facts of our Tomato World

Facts are funny. You want them to help with decision-making. But sometimes, the more facts you have on the table, the tougher it is to make the decision. Consider a single fact; I’ve seen plenty of examples where that fact is used to support or oppose the same argument.

You’re probably wondering what I’m getting at – frankly, nothing more than serving up some wonder (some mind-boggling) facts about my world of tomatoes.  … Read more

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