What does your slogan Farm to Family mean?
We often get asked that, good question. Farm to Family means that the family and friends in Colombia that farm and harvest the Companion whole foods products package and send the product directly to us and straight to you! From their family farms to your family table.
Its great that these are free/fair trade products but are they Organic?
I say indeed they are. I travelled into the jungles and mountains of the South Western Colombian Andes and met the farmers, friends and families that create these healthy Companion Whole Foods products and they use single origin seeds, grow in the natural rich volcanic soils and natural composts that the sun, rain and Gods good provision provides. The only thing that is not Organic is the thousands of dollars that "designations" charge these poor farmers to give you the feeling of doing right.
If I order online how do I get my products?
If you live in the Vancouver area, they will be delivered by myself or one of my colleagues. If you are far away, I can call you and decide on the most efficient and cost effective mail solution you agree to..
Who is Gildardo Jurado and what is Wayco?
Gildardo is a dear friend and partner. The Jurado family and friends are Indigenous family farmers who live in Samaniego Narino Colombia. Wayco describes the Valley surrounded by rivers, sheltered by great mountains, blessed by mild weather that where when seeds fall to the ground they germinate and become a source of provision and life. There was born Wayco the land which is our wealth!!
I am Vegan can I eat whole Cacao like beans and nuts everyday?
These nutrients found in raw chocolate have been linked to a number of health benefits:
1) Raw chocolate can lower blood pressure & improve circulation
Flavanols, theobromine, and other components found in cacao may lower blood pressure and enhance circulation by promoting dilation, strength, and health of blood vessels
2) Raw chocolate can promote cardiovascular function & health
The antioxidant power of flavonoids and essential minerals and vitamins found in cacao can support healthy heart functioning by lowering blood pressure, improving blood flow, lowering LDL cholesterol, and reducing plaque buildup on artery walls.
3) Raw chocolate Can Neutralize free radicals
High levels of antioxidants protect the body from a buildup of free radicals from sun exposure, pollution, cigarette smoking, etc., which may damage healthy body tissue giving rise to cancer and cardiovascular disease.
4) Raw Chocolate can improve digestion
A sufficient amount of fiber delivered with each serving of cacao supports digestion while cacao stimulates the body’s production of digestive enzymes.
5) Raw chocolate can enhance physical and mental well-being
There are many components of cacao including alkaloids, proteins, beta-carotene, leucine, linoleic, lipase, lysine, and theobromine, that all work together to improve physical and mental health. For example, theombromine helps to stimulate the central nervous system, relax smooth muscles, and dilate blood vessels, giving the body a boost of energy; “bliss” chemicals found in cacao help to increase circulation and availability of serotonin and other neurotransmitters in brain, improving mood and combating depression.