Organic Mango
Arroyo de la Huerta
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The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from the farm "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in the form of {production} at home. The Farmer {farmerName} will take care for your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will 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: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from the farm "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in the form of {production} at home. The Farmer {farmerName} will take care for your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will 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: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

What do you adopt?
When harvesting the Osteen variety, the fruit is characterized by an oval shape and scarlet color with greenish specks. The scarlet color depends on the fruits exposure to sun. At the moment of harvest the fruit cannot be consumed because the pulp is still hard. It is necessary to let it sit for 5-8 days until the outer part of the fruit starts to take on reddish, orange and yellowish tones. This is precisely when the pulp will start to soften and the fruit will be ready for consumption. It tastes sweet with a very pleasant acidic touch. Each {variety} bears an average of {masterUnitsMax}kg per season. You can decide how many kilos you would like to reserve from your tree and pay the maintenance costs based on chosen quantity. This way the Farmer can plan their production and sell to others the rest of the harvest from your tree. Organic farming. You can download the corresponding certificate in the section of seals below.
What will you receive?
During the season you will be receiving the quantity of harvest you reserved in the moment of adoption. __5kg box of organic mangos__ * "Osteen" variety * One piece of fruit weighs between 280g and 780g * Harvested at the optimum point of ripeness of between 8,5° brix and 11,5° brix The fruit is harvested one or two days before its shipment. We don’t use cooling chambers to maintain the best quality possible. Tropical fruits should not be exposed to the cold during ripening, meaning between harvest and consumption. Once ripened the fruit can be stored in the fridge and should be consumed within a week or ten days.
When will you receive it?
Please, check the deadline for participating in this project (deadline for adoption) below. As of this date the Farmer will start preparing the orders that are to be shipped (September - October). You may select the delivery date of your box as suggested by the Farmer at check-out.
Why should you adopt?
* Learn who produces your food, how and where. Receive your food in a conscious manner. * Buy directly from the farmer. Help to generate wealth and better jobs in the rural areas. * Plan ahead and enable the Farmer to produce on demand. This way we can avoid overproduction and fight food waste. * Reward Farmers who make an effort to use environmentally-friendly packaging and cultivation techniques.
How does it work?
Meet the Farmers
Adopt and plan your harvest
Let the Farmer and nature work
Receive your harvest at home
Antonio Gutierrez Santiago
I’m the son of a farmer and because I’m a good son I used to help my father in the fields. All began when I finished high school. My father cultivated vegetables then and my first chores were to pull out the weeds, clear the stubbles from previous cultivation, etcetera. Over time I started to cultivate my own small garden and it was then when I learned a lot about what it means to be a farmer. My father always wanted me to know how to handle the fields, even though I studied and did a professional training in another field. After finishing my studies, my life took an unexpected turn. I lost my mother with 23 years and at that moment I decided to dedicate myself to agriculture and continue to family tradition and maintaining the farm that had already been managed by my grandparents. Currently all plots on my farm are cultivated by tropical plants, such as avocado, mango and also some lemon trees. In 2009, my farm obtained the certification of organic cultivation. I believe that it is important to leave this world a better place for the generations to come. Even though I have enjoyed growing plants and trees, I always wondered about how the farmers have to sell their fruits. So I joined the creation of a couple of agricultural co-ops, one of which I lead as president, but what satisfies me most about this is the direct sale to private households, small stores and consumer groups, because in the end you get to know the person that consumes what you produce. It motivates a lot knowing that someone congratulates you for the products or when you are able to solve a problem for the consumer because you already have the necessary information directly at hand. For this reason, I’m interested to form part of CrowdFarming. My goal is to try and offer and sell my harvests in their entirety to the final consumer.
Antonio Gutierrez Santiago

“I want to continue working in this job and reach my retirement without having to do anything else. I’m very interested in organic cultivation and it saddens me to see impeccably clean fields without weeds, where no insects live nor birds nest, where everything looks like a food factory without any control over what surrounds us. It satisfies me a lot to get to know the people that consume what I produce on my organic farm and see that they are satisfied with it as well.”

Arroyo de la Huerta
Arroyo de la Huerta
The farm is called “Arroyo de la Huerta”. The name stems from how this region is called: “Arroyo de las Huertas” (“Garden creek”). Back in the days people that lived in the countryside for a long time had their own small farmsteads. The upper parts were used to cultivate olives, almonds, vines and the lower parts hosted small vegetable gardens as well as lemon trees, with which the older farmers used to fill their pantries. This is possibly how the zone got its name. The farm is located at kilometer 6 on the highway coming from Benamargosa, on the right side facing the village with the same name, just on the district border between Vélez-Málaga and Benamargosa. This is a smallholder area where landowners tend to have agricultural holdings with small plots of land. Our plot measures approximately half a hectare. The first sloping site measures 0,21 hectares and is called balates and the second plain site or terrace is 0,32 hectares wide. The height above sea level is 96 meters. There is a warm and temperature climate with average temperatures of 18°C and an average precipitation of 400 mm per year. It usually rained more during fall and spring than in other seasons, but in the last decades we noticed a change leading to rain in any season or none at all. Since it is only a small farm, only mangoes are cultivated. It is surrounded by other gardens, the highways and in the distance you have a very typical village in this region: Comares. You will also find avocado, lemon and other mango trees in the neighbourhood. My wife, my son and I form part of our small family farm and sometimes we hire someone to help us out.
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Address
Arroyo de la Huerta, Vélez-Málaga, Málaga, ES
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