Support an independent grower by paying the HCP application fee. Bursary sponsorships are an ongoing opportunity for companies and individuals to support growers who are not sponsored by manufacturers, brokers, traders, etc and thus don’t have the financial resources to cover the dna testing for the Heirloom Cacao Preservation (HCP) Program should their trees be designated Heirloom. By covering a grower’s $1000.00 orchard visit and DNA collection, you can ensure that cacao from small farms and orchards have a chance to be evaluated through the HCP. If those cacao trees are determined to produce “heirloom” flavor quality then then they stand a much better chance of being propagated and preserved. By making this donation, you will be paired with a farmer or co-operative that has come to the attention of the HCP that doesn’t have the financial resources to pay the application fee. You will be able to follow the farmers’ samples through the HCP process and be made aware of the results and the future of the farmers you have supported. Thank you Bursary Sponsors:
Maya Schoop-Rutten – Chocolate Maya
Susan Scola Streckenbach – The Chocolatiers
Matt & Yelena Caputo – Tony Caputo’s Market & Deli
Dr. Jeff & Deborah Hurst
Dana Brewster & Mark DelVecchio – Millcreek Cacao Roasters