ADE's organic Blackberry Farm
ADE sold its organic blackberry jam and shakes at the annual Strawberry Festival, along with the annual strawberry jello-eating contest and strawberry war which aired on national tv. ADE is also selling jams at local stores.
Using asset-based development model, ADE obtained the blackberry seeds from the national university, University of Costa Rica, with the purpose of cultivating organic products in the region and tried to start a co-op with local neighbors. The fruits of the ADE farm hopefully will encourage others to cultivate organic blackberry as an alternative to the heavy pesticide strawberries.