Costa Rica opens its doors to global growers of fresh and dried fruit and nuts, plus more

CAIRO — Costa Rica has opened its doors for international growers of fruits and nuts and has doubled its number of freezers.

The Costa Rican Ministry of Agriculture and Food has said it will open its freezers and food pantries to foreign growers.

Costa Rican Agriculture Minister Jorge Garcia has said the government will accept international growers, including the U.S., China and Germany, in its first open-air market since the government opened its own market in December.

Costanrías market, which has opened for business since the Costa Rican Independence Day, has been a major attraction for tourists and locals alike.