axtra virgin olive oil
Finca Bardomus
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The project

Adopt an olive tree from the farm "Finca Bardomus" in Alcalá de Chivert (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of axtra virgin olive oil at home. The Farmer Manuel will take care of 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 an olive tree from the farm "Finca Bardomus" in Alcalá de Chivert (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of axtra virgin olive oil at home. The Farmer Manuel will take care of 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?
You adopt an olive tree cultivated under the European Union's Organic Farming regulations. We are in the process of converting and hope to get certified in 2022. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your olive tree. ARBEQUINA: The tree is small in size and highly resistant to the cold, with a high production of small, rounded fruits arranged in a cluster, of a green/purple colour and shiny, with early ripening and good oil yield. All our olives are harvested depending on the variety and the state of ripeness of the fruit from mid-September to the end of October. The harvesting system, depending on the variety, can be by means of a harvester, such as the Arbequina variety, or by means of manual comb-shaped shakers that we pass between the branches for the remaining varieties. We collect the olives respecting and protecting the fauna that lives in our olive grove, especially the birds. This is why we have signed [the manifesto for the protection of migratory birds in olive groves](http://bit.ly/2MML0Eg). The productive life of an olive tree is around 100 years. For as long as you want to keep it and we can continue taking care of it, you can renew your adoption year after year. If your olive tree dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. The extraction system is a continuous two-phase system with cold extraction of 20 to 25ºC. Each olive tree produces an average of 8l of axtra virgin olive oil per season.
What will you receive?
The box of your harvest contains: 4 x __Extra native olive oil of the Arbequina variety__ (2l container) Extra virgin olive oil of superior quality, obtained directly from Arbequina olives which are cold-pressed with mechanical means. Taste of freshly produced olive oil, with a sweet note and the flavours of green almonds, apple and green banana. To enjoy this extra virgin olive oil with all its organoleptic qualities, we recommend you to consume it within 12 months after having received it. You will receive your harvest personalized with the name you chose in the adoption process.
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. 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.
Conversion to organic farming
BPA-free
Solar power

How does it work?

Meet the Farmers

Meet the Farmers

Adopt and plan your harvest

Adopt and plan your harvest

Let the Farmer and nature work

Let the Farmer and nature work

Receive your harvest at home

Receive your harvest at home

Adoptions available until the 15/10/2020
Delivery starting on the 11/12/2020

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Final price:

86.34€ / Season

Includes adoption, preparation and shipment of the order.

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Environmentalist
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Conversion to organic farming
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BPA-free
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Farmer 360
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New planting
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Pesticide-free
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Personalized harvest
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Renewable energy
Manuel Belles
The main human factors which influence the taste of extra virgin olive oil are the cultivation techniques used, the exact moment olives harvested and the way their juice is pressed. To make correct decisions we need to be able to understand what nature and the environment are asking us to do at each moment of the year. Nowadays, especially in agriculture, we tend to produce common products. Standardized goods that do not distinguish from others. If our future looked like that, it would probably be better to retire and let machines work for us. However, the only ones able to create something extraordinary are humans - and this makes all the difference. Thanks to CrowdFarming, we at Bardomus can continue to pursue excellence in the olive cultivation and the production of our extra virgin olive oil. In the world we live in, especially in agriculture, we risk falling into the temptation of making ordinary products. Standard products that don't stand out at all. If this is the future, it would be better if we were to withdraw and let only the machines work. Unlike machines, human beings are the only ones capable of doing extraordinary things. Thanks to the CrowdFarming, at Bardomus we can continue to cultivate in search of excellence in the production of our EVOOs. The Bardomus team was led by Juan Carlos Barchi until May 2020 when he, unfortunately, passed away. His wife Stella and his children Mina, Diego, and Sara, are still very attached to the project and Bardomus will continue working for a long time. The Bardomus team is made up of Fernando who is responsible for production and marketing, Manolo as the head of the oil mill and 4 permanent workers who make up the field team. In peak times, we hire temporary workers to help us. In these moments like pruning or harvesting, we can reach up to 20 people I'm already retired from working life but I still live on the farm. Once I retired I tried to go back to living in a city but it was definitely not for me. My roots are in Bardomus and Juan Carlos was kind enough to build me a house so that I could continue my days surrounded by olive trees and a vegetable garden. Now that I no longer work, I dedicate my time to walking, listening to the radio and reading a lot of philosophy, since man does not live off bread alone. I take care of my garden and my animals, and the truth is that I have not yet experienced boredom.
Manuel Belles

“When you let nature work its way, the result can be fascinating. Losing yield in order to improve quality makes the difference between a common product and a unique one. You can especially note this cultivation philosophy when it comes to extra virgin olive oil."

Finca Bardomus
Finca Bardomus
The Finca Bardomus is located between south-facing rolling hills, looking directly at the Mediterranean sea and bordered by the natural parks of Sierra de Irta and Prat de Cabanes between the small towns of Alcalà de Xivert and Torreblanca. By night, a soft Mediterranean breeze tempers the temperature and gives a specific taste to the olives grown on the fields of Bardomus. This is where the extra virgin olive oil was produced that won the gold medal of the international competition CINVE in 2014. The finca encompasses 61 hectares and the bordering areas are mountains with dense Mediterranean vegetation. The farm used to grow citrus fruits and in 2007 it was transformed into an olive grove. The fields are separated in the following varieties: 28 hectares of Arbequina, 8 hectares of Borriolenca, 4 hectares of Picual and 1 hectare of Canetera. The resting 20 hectares are: mountains, one canyon, paths and a new oil press used to extract the extra virgin olive oil of those people who have adopted a tree. We are one of those who previously harvested their olives in the area because the olives ripen very early, thanks to the particular characteristics of our farm. We also harvest very early in order to enhance all the attributes of our oil. As small producers, we want to emphasize our full and totally exclusive dedication to the whole process, from the care of the trees to the production of the oil, for which we feel very proud. We focus on making rational use of water and electricity through a system of constant monitoring of soil moisture by means of sensors installed in the ground. We have our own well and reservoir. Our entire grove is equipped with drip irrigation to optimize water consumption. The remains of pruning are crushed and left in the ground to enrich the soil as well as the grass that grows between the olive tree rows bringing nutrients to the soil and allowing them to hold on in case of heavy rains. Since the end of 2019 we are immersed in a composting project together with the University Miguel Hernández of Elche (Alicante). We are going to ferment for at least 9 months the waste produced by the oil mill together with pruning remains, leaves and sheep manure from nearby farms to produce a compost that will be incorporated back into the soil, thus closing the circle and not generating any waste. We have installed solar panels on the roof of the oil mill that produce enough energy to run the homes, office and bottling plant. We have our own organic garden and farm where all the people who want and participate in this project can grow their own fruit, vegetables and take care of their animals.
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Technical information
Address
Finca Bardomus, Alcalá de Chivert, ES
Altitude
between 60 and 100 meters
Team
4 men and 2 women
Size
61 hectares
Cultivation technique
in transition towards organic farming
Irrigation
drip irrigation (water drawn from own well)
Cultivation type
Regadío
Location