|By Admin1 (admin) (126.96.36.199) on Friday, August 08, 2008 - 8:54 pm: Edit Post|
1964: Judd Fuller served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chile in Labranza, Puren beginning in 1964
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Judd Fuller can be contacted at chairdrahotmaildcom
Country of Service: Chile
Training Group: Chile IX
Cities you served in: Labranza, Puren
Arrival Year: 1964
Departure Year: 1966
Community Development. Established marketing cooperative in Puren for sale of Merken.
Originally posted: August 8, 2008
Peace Corps Annual Report: 1964; Peace Corps Chile; Directory of Chile RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Chile RPCVs
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|By Judd Fuller (188.8.131.52) on Friday, September 26, 2008 - 5:43 pm: Edit Post|
Merken is now being marketed in the USA!! This is truly amazing to me. I remember that in '65 the Mapuche were selling it individually door to door. Northern Chileans couldn't find it when they came to Puren. In the 90's Catholic University Temuco started a project to standardize its production and export it. Today it is imported by Zocalo Gourmet, Seattle WA. It is produced by Chilean Gourmet. I have written to UCT hoping to find out if our small co-op had some small part to play here. I do know that Michael Turner who followed me in '66 continued the co-op. He said it continued to have success.