Moacyr Dias Pereira and his wife have owned Fazenda Santa Clara since the year 2000. The farm itself was started in 1902 when Moacyt's father moved to the area in search of rich soil for coffee production. Santa Clara boasts a total of 400 hectares of land, of which 140 are dedicated to coffee production. As the Periera's have many different varieties at Santa Clara, they utilize both machinery and by-hand harvesting methods when it comes to picking coffee. A method of clean and proper pruning is utilized at Santa Clara, allowing for consistent volume in production and increased tree health. The family has deep concerns about the environment and leaves large areas of native forest and head waters well preserved. Other crops grown on the farm include bananas, corn, wheat, oat and soy, and they raise both dairy and beef cattle.
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