Buy directly from the farmer. Without intermediaries.
1 box contains 5kg of Organic Mango
Harvested from the tree on request
Quantity in 1 kg: 2-3 fruits
Sweet flavour with slightly acidic touches
Ovoid shape and purple-orange colouring
Harvest period: from September to the beginning of October
To consume the fruits tender wait until the they begin to take on reddish orange and yellowish tones
Once ripened the fruit can be stored in the fridge and should be consumed within a week or ten days
Limited harvest. Home delivery included.
Delivery country United Kingdom
Final price: 27.62€
Final price: 27.62€
Fresh and in season
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.
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.