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Win a Trip to Costa Rica!

By Rebecca Joerres, September 15, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Rebecca Joerres
Do you like tropical adventures, delicious bananas, sustainable agriculture, long walks on the beach, Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain? Then this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss! We’re teaming up with EARTH University to give you a chance to win a trip to Costa Rica to visit EARTH University in Guácimo, Limón. Five winners will embark on a seven-day Costa Rican adventure where they will:
  • Experience, first-hand, how EARTH University is preparing young students to become tomorrow’s leaders in sustainable agriculture, responsible business and community development.
  • Visit with the farmers who produce the rich and creamy EARTH University bananas and learn how their innovative growing methods are helping to save our planet’s precious resources.
  • Explore vibrant Costa Rica, relax on the majestic beaches of Puerto Viejo, sample local cuisine and cruise along the island’s southern coast in search of dolphins.
EARTH University is a nonprofit, international university dedicated to the sustainable development of the tropics through education, research and outreach. Whole Foods Market started selling fresh EARTH University bananas in 2007, then added their fresh pineapples, and was excited to begin offering the new frozen EARTH University Pineapple and EARTH University Banana Chunks in early 2011. The sales of these fresh and frozen fruits help fund scholarships, and finance research and investment in organic and sustainable agriculture. All of Whole Foods Market’s EARTH University offerings are part of our Whole Trade® Guarantee, which ensures fair prices are paid for products, better wages and working conditions for growers and sound environmental practices. Visit the contest page on our website for more details and be sure to enter on that contest page (not in the blog comments) by September 30th, 2011. No purchase necessary!

 

263 Comments

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Lisa says ...
This would be GREAT! I could use a lovely trip.
09/22/2011 8:01:37 AM CDT
pierre Thavong says ...
thank you. what a wonderful story!
09/22/2011 8:05:09 AM CDT
Lois Stewart says ...
I am looking forward to the Farmers Market on Friday at the 21st store. I will be there. Love the blogging.
09/22/2011 8:09:29 AM CDT
Debbie Stolte says ...
Becoming healthy is a new priority. Whole Foods is the new leader on that front. We all need to learn about good health and making better choices so we can teach our children. Whole Foods is changing the world one family at a time. We are ready.
09/22/2011 8:19:35 AM CDT
Diane Perry says ...
I'm ready for my Costa Rican experiences and adventure
09/25/2011 10:19:39 AM CDT
Shawn Lee says ...
A topic near and dear to my heart. Would love to experience it in Costa Rica.
09/22/2011 10:29:39 PM CDT
Josie Scappaticci says ...
Would love to visit Costa Rica!
09/26/2011 9:40:16 PM CDT
KS says ...
Please pick me!
09/22/2011 1:05:14 AM CDT
M. Gonzalez says ...
I am packing my bags & will be ready to go in a heartbeat!
09/22/2011 5:27:46 PM CDT
Loreydean Sullivan says ...
What a wonderful opportunity! I am very conscious of our food industry and an avid learner about how our food is grown, not just for myself but to share with others. Thank you for the opportunity.
09/23/2011 11:42:37 PM CDT
phyllis andrews says ...
We have been married 51 years as of Sept. 2 and this would be a great Anniversary celebration for us.
09/22/2011 4:11:26 AM CDT
carole g says ...
What anabslutely wonderful way to finally go back to school !!! Thank you !!
09/22/2011 3:05:50 PM CDT
Rosamaria Peralta says ...
I would love to have a chance to expose my sweetheart to the beauty of the rainforest and the Latin American culture, the food, the people, the fauna and the flora...
09/22/2011 8:16:45 AM CDT
Steve says ...
I cannot think of a better way recieve a great education than amongst the Costa Rican rain forrest.....
09/22/2011 9:11:09 AM CDT
Maryann says ...
What an amazing trip this would be. I would love to learn more about earth university and the Whole Trade Guarantee.
09/22/2011 1:00:49 PM CDT
Rob says ...
COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE !!!!
09/22/2011 1:15:37 PM CDT
Lj Norton says ...
~ My "Why Whole Food is good for you" story ~ By Lj Norton My BFF and I love whole foods and eat them regularly. We both think the best restaurant for miles around is right at our own local W.F.Grocery store. We like the convenience of it being already prepared and with zero waiting time. The quality and freshness in both the hot and cold foods have been consistent, even in its temperature. Greatly appreciated! After dining... we roam around the colorful isles scouting for the best food op's. Then... bring a bag or two of food home. Whomever saves the most money wins and gets dinner paid for on the next visit by the other. Fun! Good excuse to just keep visiting again and again... over and over. So...> Eat whole foods and hang with your bud. Lets you live longer, happier! Thanks Whole Foods~
09/24/2011 11:05:24 PM CDT
Vivian says ...
I would love to experience this beautiful country along with gaining insight into Earth University.
09/24/2011 2:31:55 AM CDT
Sarah says ...
I believe that is important to know where the food comes from is the source and root for our health.. I am interested in learning more about organic farmers and visit Costa Rica - never been there before. I hope I can win this!
09/26/2011 8:40:51 AM CDT
christine raymond says ...
I have dreamed of travelling to Costa Rica for years. This trip would be be beyond everything I could conjure up in my mind. Amazing university that contributes to the future of our planet!
09/22/2011 3:37:43 PM CDT
diana Mitchell says ...
Always interested in other cultures.
09/22/2011 4:23:25 PM CDT
Andrew Di Gangi says ...
I would love to win a trip to Costa Rica. I have always wanted to go see a rain forest and the other attractions in C.R. It would be wonderful to win a trip because that is the only way I would get to fulfill the dream of going to Costa Rica.
09/25/2011 8:40:37 AM CDT
muriel miller says ...
Love Whole foods, lots of food samaples, pleasant people and good wholesome food.
10/06/2011 7:49:52 AM CDT
Anthony V. Ponzio says ...
Would love a vacation to one of the Latin American Countries in the Fall, 2011.
09/21/2011 5:09:42 PM CDT
DeWitt Henderson says ...
I am interested in EVERY aspect of this trip! I've long wanted to visit Costa Rica, always love the beach, am always interested in sustainable/organic farmers, farms, initiatives, and perhaps most importantly in this case, a university which prepares young people to become leaders in this field.
09/21/2011 5:07:29 PM CDT

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