“I have set a new industry standard with products that help people become the best, healthiest version of themselves." -Maria Valentino
ABOUT FINCA MYSTICA
When the world took a wild, unexpected turn in early 2020, Maria Valentino [ Expert Botanical & Mushroom Wellness Formulator ] moved to her sustainable farm sanctuary in Costa Rica, where she built a state-of-the-art science lab, established thousands of square feet of greenhouses and expansive growing chambers. This was the birth of FINCA MYSTICA, which began supplying restaurants and stores across the country with gourmet organic mushrooms, vegetables, and premium goods - during a time of shortage and uncertainty. The mission behind this new venture is to support organic family farms, encourage shopping local, and feeding communities with the mindset that Food is Medicine.
Finca Mystica is now bridging the relationship between the United States and Costa Rica as a leading importer of USDA Certified Organic, Fair-trade goods. The selection ranges from delicious proprietary blends of Mushroom Coffee, to powerful superfoods and herbal supplements for optimal wellness. Finca Mystica has blossomed into a full catalog of curated lifestyle products formulated by Maria Valentino, available in one convenient and affordable online marketplace.
ABOUT THE FORMULATOR
Maria Valentino is the cutting-edge formulator and leader of green beauty & wellness for conscious consumers. Utilizing her platform of over 1 Million fans via social media, she empowers her audience through education centered around herbalism [plant-based healing], Mycology, and the Endocannabinoid system – while creating a one-of-a-kind, luxury experience. At a time when still considered beyond taboo, Maria was the very first formulator to combine key mushrooms and cannabinoids for a full collection of natural healing products, while working from her laboratory at the world-renown Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center. A true pioneer in plant-based wellness, she filed her first patent in 2019.
As a Pennsylvania native, the mushroom capital of the world, Maria fell in love with mycology very early on. This transitioned from forging as a young girl to becoming a master grower, spearheading the mushroom wellness industry.
Uncovering the synergy behind mushrooms, cannabis and the human body, Maria's formulas display the fantastic effects of supporting cannabinoids and terpenes from the hemp plant, in combination with the tri-terpenes, beta-glucan, polysaccharides, and adaptogens in her medicinal mushroom blends.
Maria was one of the very first to write published articles and educate on the Endocannabinoid system. Her Cannabis research continued into many focus group studies, and she has over a decade of experience in all steps of cultivation from seed to extraction. The entire Maria Valentino collection includes Full Spectrum CBD, powerful Medicinal Mushrooms, and Active Plant Stem Cells that work in beautiful synergy with the finest organic botanical ingredients in the world.
When the world began to take a wild turn in early 2020, Maria moved to her sustainable farm sanctuary in Costa Rica and created Finca Mystica.
In June 2022, Maria returned to the United States for the relaunch of the MV Collection and to establish the US Headquarters for both of her international businesses.
A true renaissance woman, Maria is also an accomplished artist and designer. In 2018, she created a 24k Gold & Diamond Cannabis Leaf Jewelry Collection. Her painted canvases are also displayed in public and private galleries, but her art is seen in each aspect of her brands. Every bottle, label, and custom art graphic is personally designed by Maria with extreme attention to detail, displaying a natural aesthetic that is exotic, yet classic.