Lecheria Las Lapas (Green Macaw Dairy) is a family owned farm located on the foothills of Mount Turrialba, in the province of Limon, Costa Rica. My brothers and sisters and I started the project in 2003, newly immigrated from the United States and eager to practice our Pennsylvania Dutch agrarian talent on the fertile soil of the volcanic mountain region.
Now in its tenth year, Lecheria Las Lapas is managed by my husband Mauricio Espinoza and myself, along with several employees, visiting students, and family members of Mauricio’s. The milk from our herd of 30-some adult cows is processed on the farm, in a small simple factory that turns out over 500 liters a week of yogurt and ice cream, plus fresh milk, cheese and sour cream. We deliver to homes and businesses from the Atlantic coast to the Central Valley. Fresh products are available to visitors here at the farm. Additionally, we offer educational and recreational tours of the farm and facilities.
Mauricio Espinoza, Barbara Lapp, Hannah Lapp