Meet the Farmers: Nicolasa Flores & Jose Quispe Flain

Nicolasa Flores & Jose Quispe Flain Their family has lived in the area for generations, and as far as they know has always grown quinoa. They joined the co-operative as they did not have the means to transport their crops to Juliaca, the main town about 30 minutes away. They were impressed when the co-op sold product to Cuzco , five hours’ away, and now internationally. Favourite dish: quinoa with milk and fish, preferably pearl quinoa Most precious possession: the stables where he keeps his livestock Favourite day: Carnival day, where there’s dancing and drinking all day! Would love to visit: USA – because it has everything!