"A Visit Filled With Fine Food & Hospitality!"
We were taken by surprise to learn that the Giant White Corn grown at Hacienda Sarapampa is the main ingredient for Trader Joe’s Giant Peruvian Inca Corn snack that we’ve been addicted to for a while.
Our visit was wonderful! We arrived at the family run Hacienda, for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed a gourmet 3 course meal. My main course was Alpaca Steak and my wife had the Trout. Everything we ate was prepared with love and perfectly presented.
After lunch Yussef Sumar, I believe, the 2nd generation proprietor of the Hacienda, showed us a display of corn memorabilia which offers a small history of its evolution. We then saw the Guinea Pig room where this Peruvian delicacy is kept in perfect conditions.
We then toured the grounds with Yussef, a proud and accomplished farmer who deserves to be because, what we witnessed in the Sacred Valley of Peru was very technologically advanced farming. We saw the corn already husked and drying in the fields. It made for a beautiful yellow contrast to surrounding landscape of the valley and mountains.
All in all, our visit was exemplary and memorable. Now that we’ve essentially witnessed the Farm to Table of both the food we ate there as well as the Corn Snack that we’re addicted to at home, we know that we’re fans for life.