The Chocolate Company grows from strength to strength following Mott’s untimely demise, the farmers and the factory crew have made more chocolate than ever in the last two years. Demand continues to outstrip supply of organic cocoa beans, and there are both opportunities and challenges moving forward in the future. We want to build on our successes and make sure that Mott’s legacy is protected, so this is why we recognise the need for a General Manager. If you know someone who might be interested please help us by spreading the word…
According to the New York Times,
Its slogan was “tree to bar,” but that did not capture the breadth of the endeavor. Working with small cocoa farmers in Grenada and as many as 50 factory employees during peak operations, all of whom earned the same salary — and probably more than he did — Mr. Green dried cocoa beans in the sun; built, maintained and powered the machinery to make chocolate; packaged the finished product; and cobbled together an international network of distributors, including volunteer cargo cyclists in the Netherlands.
The festival, now in its second year, has been hugely successful. All the events were very well attended and several hundred people took part during the 10-day long events. This year the festival received outstanding media coverage from the UK, particularly through social media, as well as regional and local media. The festival welcomed farmers, businesses, vendors, artists, families and persons with an interest in cocoa and chocolate and at the end, a silent auction held over the ten days raised EC$7,064. This money will be donated to Vendomme RC Primary School to assist with the purchasing of computers and to Mt. Zion Library in St. George’s to help improve the facilities there. The Grenada Chocolate Festival would not have been a success without the generous support you provided us. We deeply appreciate the willingness with which you have sponsored our efforts to celebrate the quality of cocoa and chocolate produced in Grenada, while contributing to the community. As you know, the festival depends on sponsorship and voluntary support of so many individuals, organizations and businesses and it is our sincere hope that you will join us again in 2016. We have already announced the dates for the 2016 chocolate festival (tentatively April 29th to May 8th) with the theme “Creating Generation Cocoa” and we plan to focus on developing the participation and creativity of the young people. We hope very much that you will be able to join us again in celebrating and raising the profile of Grenada’s cocoa and chocolate. Thank you once again.
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A trailer for a documentary that will explore the food security and health crisis faced in Grenada and the wider world cause by industrialization and import dependence by following a small dairy co-operative in our region which is bucking the imported food trend and striving to make sustainability a reality.
All About Bean To Bar May 11th
Special visit to Grenada Chocolate factory
via Grenada Chocolate Festival.
M4a (higher quality):
Dotun speaks to Chantal Coady, Marc Demarquette & Magdalena Fielding, founder of the Grenada Chocolate festival.
via BBC Radio 5 live – Up All Night, 28/03/2015.