Adopt an almond tree from the "AlVelAl" farm in Chirivel (Spain) and receive your organic regenerative nuts and honey at home. Santiaga will take care of your adoption and take its picture. You will also be able to download the adoption certificate, and if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: Although your adoption will be renewed automatically, you will always be informed in advance and may decide to cancel your adoption at any time as long as the preparation has not yet begun.
You adopt an almond tree from our farm in Chirivel (Spain). The cultivation here is certified as organic by the European Union as of 1999. AlVelAl almonds are part of a project to regenerate the land, which has been hard hit by desertification and degradation. Our farms are located on the Altiplano plateau in SE Spain, in what we call 'AlVelAl territory'. The farms stand at between 700 and 1000 metres above sea level. 95% of the land uses rain-fed irrigation, while the other 5% uses rescue irrigation (minimum irrigation at key moments), thereby all part of an eco-regenerative model. AlVelAl territory contains the largest area of almond cultivation in Europe and the second in the world after California. The majority of production is organic, because the conditions are favourable for this type of farming. The altitude of the almond trees, the rain-fed production and the richness of the soils managed with regenerative agriculture techniques all give our almonds a unique taste and organoleptic characteristics typical of our area. The almond tree belongs to the Rosaceae family and is a fruit tree adapted to the Spanish climate that has been cultivated for centuries. It originally comes from mountainous regions of Central Asia, and quickly became popular because the seed is the edible part. It was probably brought to Spain by the Phoenicians. It's a very rustic crop, adapted to warm areas, as it requires few cold hours and is also very tolerant to drought. You'll adopt a tree of the Largueta, Guara or Avijor variety. "Almendrehesa" is the name we give to a type of sustainable production landscape based on pastureland. It's a crop-livestock-forest system where the almond tree, livestock (Segureño lambs), wild species and insects all live together in harmony, resulting in a truly unique product that is beneficial for the environment and for you. What's more, 'Almendrehesa' is the name chosen by the farmers for the cooperative that manages the sale of local almonds and nuts. In the box you'll also find other products, grown under the same philosophy and representative of our landscape. These are walnuts and pistachios, as well as honey produced by bees that are key to the ecosystem. We carry out regenerative agriculture practices based on soil conservation and restoration, water collection on the ground and the promotion of biodiversity, which are more than the levels required by the organic certificate. This forms a healthy mosaic ecosystem that is resilient to the challenges of the climate crisis. By adopting one of our almond trees, you'll be a true regenerator of our territory, as if we achieve the profitability of the model, more producers will adopt it on their farms. The more regenerative farms there are, the more hectares of our territory can be restored. This gives better employment and economic opportunities in our region, to be able to attract and retain more people. You can be a true regenerator and restore nature, society and economy of the AlVelAl territory! Your adoption is 12 years old and its maximum lifespan is 30 years. For as long as you want to keep your adoption, and we can continue taking care of it, you can renew year after year. If your adoption stops producing for any reason, we will replace it with another, and guarantee you the delivery from the production of other units. Your almond tree produces an average of 3.7kg of organic regenerative nuts and honey each season. You do not have to commit to ordering the entire harvest though. Each season you can decide how much you want to reserve, and you pay the maintenance cost according to that amount. This way you only pay for what you plan to consume, and we can offer any surplus harvest to others.
During the season, you will be able to receive the harvest that you are reserving now: a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 0 boxes. Once you have paid for the adoption, you will be able to plan your shipments from your user account. Shipping format: __1,85kg box of Nuts and honey__ 1 x toasted almonds with salt (500g compostable paper bag) 1 x unsalted roasted pistachios (500g compostable paper bag) 1 x natural walnut quarters (500g compostable paper bag) 1 x organic mountain honey (350g, glass jar) The __toasted almonds with salt__ are of the Largueta variety, which are smooth on the palate with sweet flavours. They're also a more sensitive fruit, so toasting with salt is a perfect technique to maintain the properties and the intense flavour of these very special almonds. Ideal to eat whole at any time, they also give hints of flavour and a special crunch to your salads, cheese platters and sauces. The __unsalted roasted pistachios__ are of the Kerman variety, which are pollinated through the Peter and Egino species. They're roasted at a low temperature without added salt. They're nuts with an intense flavour thanks to their rainfed cultivation. The __walnuts__ have a sweet and intense flavour, making them perfect for eating whole. The__ organic mountain honey__ is harvested in the Sierra de María Los Vélez and in the natural areas of our regenerative farms, where bees play a key role in the ecosystem for all the crops that surround them. It's mountain wildflower honey (predominantly almond, rosemary and thyme) produced in a way that respects the environment and the bees themselves. Storage tips: Keep the nuts in the fridge at 10°C in a hermetically sealed glass jar. This means that they'll keep for up to one year with all their characteristics intact. If you don't have space in the fridge, store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. The honey should be kept in a cool place away from sunlight and extreme temperatures (cold or hot).
When will you receive it?
Our almonds are harvested in September and October. The honey is usually collected at the end of spring.