Larry Jacobs and Sandra Belin’s co-op has trained over 400 Mexican farmers and their families in organic growing, administrative skills, and farm technology since the program’s conception in 1985. The Del Cabo co-op is devoted to helping small-scale subsistence farming communities prosper and become competitive in international markets. Jacobs and Belin believe in social and environmental responsibility, using recyclable and post-consumer waste based packaging as often as possible. They also help the children of their growers to understand the basics of the organics industry through activities like their “Safety on the Job” art contest.
Snap peas are a sweet, crisp pea with edible pods that are very enjoyable raw, or cooked in stir fry. </br></br> Sugar snap peas contain many vitamins that offer benefits for the entire body. They are a source of vitamin K, which activates osteocalcin and helps keep calcium in bones. They also contain vitamin B6, another vitamin that improves bone health by reducing the buildup of molecules that can cause osteoporosis. Sugar snap peas are a source of vitamin C, a nutrient that protects DNA structures from damage and improves the immune system. Folate is also found in sugar snap peas, which helps to improve heart health.