organic walnuts
Bio Dió
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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 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 {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 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?
A walnut tree of the Alsószentiványi 117 and Milotai 10 types (very resistant varieties adapted to the Hungarian climate with a large, aromatic fruit). Each {variety} bears an average of {masterUnitsMax}kg per season. Organic farming. You can download the corresponding certificate in the section of seals below. 8,000 trees grow on the plantation, of which 2,000 belong to this CrowdFarming project. The trees were planted in 2000 and have now reached a stable production peak.
What will you receive?
The box you receive from us contains: 10kg whole organic walnuts (natural fibre bag) Harvest time: mid-October or November. Storage: The walnuts can easily be stored for one year in a cool and dry place. A pantry or storage basement is ideal. 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.
How does it work?
Meet the Farmers
Adopt and plan your harvest
Let the Farmer and nature work
Receive your harvest at home
Nicole Brazda
My family has Hungarian roots. My parents fled to Germany during the Cold War in 1970 and after the opening of the Berlin Wall in 1989 they moved back to rebuild their home country. 20 years ago I joined my father on a trip through France to visit walnut growers and processors. During this trip I learned that already for a long time he had been dreaming of planting walnut trees for his children and grandchildren. The walnut is the queen of nuts, a royal fruit (Juglans regia). But a Hungarian saying goes: "you don’t plant a walnut tree just for yourself". Only after 15 long years of hard work and relatively low yields, the trees bear their full harvest. We started planting our orchard which now counts 8,000 trees. Many trials and errors were necessary to find the best walnut variety for our piece of land, that also bears the most aromatic fruits. As a biologist, I was able to contribute to our vision of organic farming. As soon as it was possible in Hungary, our farm became one of the first certified organic walnut plantations in the country. We had to wait first until our production was high enough before we could start the long process of organic certification. Since 2006 we carry the EU organic seal, even though we had been working accordingly to organic cultivation a long time before. Our walnuts have received several awards as a Hungarian quality product. It is a great pleasure to see these big trees now, 20 years after our trip to France. My father's dream has now become mine and that of my family.
Nicole Brazda

"We started out in Hungary as pioneers in the ecological cultivation of walnuts and are proud to finally, after 20 years, be able to manage a magnificent walnut farm with around 8,000 trees. Every day we work to ensure that our walnuts thrive. This means taking ecological measures to protect plants, reacting quickly to drought, frost and excessive moisture, and returning to the soil at the right time the nutrients that we have been consumed by the trees. This nutrient balancing is fascinating! Our work is rewarded with the harvest in autumn by our aromatic juicy nuts, and we are so proud of them! CrowdFarming enables us to deliver walnuts in their optimal condition immediately after harvesting for people who appreciate their high quality."

Bio Dio
Bio Dio
Our "Bio Dió" walnut plantation, which has been ecologically certified since 2006, is located on the edge of the village of Osli (pronounced "Oshly") near the Austrian-Hungarian border. Vienna is about 120 km away. In the north we are bordering the cultural landscape Fertö (UNESCO World Heritage), known for its variety of water birds, as well as its diverse flora and fauna. The area owes its fertile farmland to the very balanced climate and the frequent rainfalls. If you drive through the villages around Osli, you will see miles of green landscape: meadows, agricultural land and beautiful old avenues along the roads. Particularly striking are the large bird nests in the masts, which are inhabited by stork families in spring, as well as herds of deer, numerous birds of prey and rabbits which can be observed throughout the year. Once you have crossed the village of Osli with its picturesque church, a road leads to our walnut farm, with its regular dense rows of trees. There are three buildings on the farm: the processing hall with our modern machinery for peeling, washing and drying nuts during the four weeks of harvest, and two warehouses. In spring the plantation offers a special view. The flowering of the walnut trees makes them look like green cotton wool puffs, while wild flowers can grow unhindered on the ground, because the walnut blossom should not be disturbed by mowing machines. During the day you can only hear the buzzing of the insects and at night you can see a fantastic star-covered sky. In summer it is hot in Osli and our trees have to be watered diligently. We obtain the water from the Hungarian waterworks. In late autumn we bring out cow dung, which smells good, but sticks very stubbornly to the shoes, should you be walking through our tree rows. The harvest is due in autumn. We use vibrating harvesting machines that shake the walnuts from the trees onto a collection foil. Furthermore, we have fruit collection machines and also collect by hand. You can watch the harvest between our walnut trees and get an impression of our plant in the video on this page. Some of the 8,000 trees are planted on nearby farmland, 15 minutes away by car, close to the village of Bogyoszló. We also set up a small reed biotope at the edge of the plantation, giving new value to very moist zones where our trees don’t grow well. In the future we are considering to use the area between our trees better by sowing wildflowers and integrating beehives.
Technical information
Address
Bio Dio, Osli, Győr-Moson-Sopron, HU
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