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Red Associations Santuario is an association made up of 218 producers from the region surrounding the town of Santuario, Risaralda. Both land mass and production scale vary from producer to producer, and the altitude covered by the association as a whole sits between 1300 and 1900 MASL.
The municipality itself is located 1500-1700 MASL in the West of the department, 62 km from the region’s capital, Pereira, and anchored at the foot of the Tatama National Park.
Philip and James were lucky enough to visit the region, mill and the farmers involved in this association back in 2018. They got the chance to experience a traditional celebration ceremony, with songs, dance and food. This region has historically made their money from selling panela (cane sugar).