Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Atitlan Organics Product List

We will be working with Atitlan Organics in Tzununa, near Santa Cruz la Laguna,  and I am pleased to post their product price list. We will probably have deliveries twice a week here in Panajachel, so put your orders in early! Call us at 7762-1004 or email: info@PanajachelOrganics.com. 

We will add on a small amount to cover cost of delivery to and in Pana.

Atitlan Organics Product List (Prices do not include delivery)

- Organic Salad Mix- Contains mixed Baby Lettuce Varieties, Sorrell, Cranberry Hibiscus, Arugula, Daikon leaves, and various edible flowers. Triple Washed in filtered, potable, spring water.

- Organic Stir Fry/Cooking Greens Mix- Contains Several Kale Varieties, Amaranth leaves, Green and Red Mustards, Sweet Potato Leaves, and Daikon Leaves.

Prices for Salads and Cooking Greens:
- Retail (washed and bagged in 4oz bags): Q40 per pound
- Can do individual items from mix above at the same price, upon special order.

- Organic Raw Goats Milk- From happy, pasture raised goats, very clean and nutritious.
- Organic Goats Yogurt- Thin and very rich in probiotics, this yogurt is great for smoothies and with granola. Helps against parasites and other stomach illnesses.

Prices for Goats Milk and Yogurt:
- Retail (Half Liter Glass Bottle): Q20

We also have eggs, honey, honey wine, probiotic ginger beer, turkeys in season, goat meat in season, various medicinal and culinary herbs, and other things, but in smaller quantities.

Plus delivery: probably around Q10 to Q15 per order.

Organic Cotton Thread and Yarn for Sale in Guatemala

Here's an email I received today, and there might be many people interested:


Organic cotton in Guatemala
2 messages

Nancee Neel <nanceen@bellsouth.net>Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 7:49 AM
To: "catherinetodd2@gmail.com" <catherinetodd2@gmail.com>
Hi Catherine,

Just came across your information in one of your blogs.

My business partner and I began working with Mayan weavers and natural dyers in Tecpan area several years ago, starting a fair-trade business, nansuhome.  We have imported 10/2 organic cotton yarn from both Peru and the US.  For personal reasons, we have decided to sell the business and inventory, and have about 500# of yarn now in Tecpan.  We would love to find buyers in Guatemala for the yarn, rather than bringing it back to the States to sell.  We have natural, vicuña, sage, cafe, and naturally-dyed indigo and grey.

If you have any ideas of potential purchasers, please let me know.

Many thanks,
Nancee Neel

Email Update:  7 Oct 2014

Hi Catherine,

Thanks for the quick reply and suggestions!

To answer a few questions:

We do not have fabric, just yarn for weaving.  Prices vary from $12-$30 per pound, with the color grown ones being more expensive.  We are willing to sell it at a better price if bought in quantity.

And yes, we are selling the business as well.  Price is very negotiable, and we are willing to work with anyone interested on the terms.  The business consists of the yarn inventory, product inventory (which is in the US), logo, printed materials, website, and introduction to weavers and dyers who work with us.

Either I or my business partner, Susie Strauss, will send you a more specific description, and will also post on your blog in the next few days.

Again, thanks for the help!!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Distribution ~ List Your Products with us!

October 2014

So much has happened over the summer, and I am just finding time to write a new post.

We have a growing schedule and a price list we will email to any interested parties, and we of course do "custom plantings" for anything we don't have listed on our sheet, as long as we can find the seeds  or cuttings for whatever it is that people want. I will post our new price list here and we are working on an online catalog. We do not have a large garden area, so are working with other people who grow around the lake in an effort to be able to provide produce year-round and supply all your needs!

We are considering becoming a Distributor for the many people and groups growing organic vegetables, meat, poultry, eggs, and those who make natural products around the lake. 

There are so many fine cooperatives doing this, from aloe shampoo to natural home made soaps to natural dyes for fabric and threads. The problem has been marketing and distribution, as far as I can see. Products have to be delivered by launcha (boat) across Lake Atitlan or by bus or camionneta in the case of things coming from San Lucas Toliman, which has no direct boat service. If we set up a regular weekly delivery service from all around the lake, perhaps we could pay a boatman to make pickups once a week and get everything to Pana  or elsewhere, wherever the customer wants it.

I've seen many fine products displayed at various ferias and festivals, but I've never seen one store that promotes all of them all of the time. While we don't have a storefront yet, we do have a distribution sales sheet and can easily include your products too!

Anyone who has something organic or natural to sell contact me at info@PanajachelOrganics.com or call 7762-1004 to set up a time we can meet at your place or at ours here in Panajachel.

Looking forward to it!

Sincerely, Catherine Todd, PanajachelOrganics.com (English) or Cristian, our manager (Spanish)

Gracias amigos!