organic chickpeas
BioVállega

organic chickpeas

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The project

Adopt a chickpea field from the orchard "BioVállega" in Illana (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic chickpeas at home. The Farmer Luis 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.

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Experienced Farmer
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Cultivation in sparsely populated areas
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Farmer 360
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Harvest analysis
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Organic
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Small Farm
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Family Farm
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Visitors welcome
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What do you adopt?

Adopt a chickpea field (80m2) that we cultivate under the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union since 2008. Our chickpea corresponds to the Pedrosillano type and Amelia variety. This traditional variety from the central area of the peninsula, specifically from Madrid, became obsolete due to its low productivity. It was recently recovered by a group of researchers from IMIDRA (Madrid Institute for Innovation and Rural Development in Agriculture and Food), where they kept some specimens of this chickpea for years. This research team, when registering the chickpea varieties, did so with the name of one of the workers at the centre, in this case, Amelia. Production varies according to the weather conditions of each season. On average we obtain 800 kg per hectare.

What will you receive?

Each season we will send you a box with: 5 x __organic chickpeas__ (1kg paper bags) Variety “Amelia”: They are small, round chickpeas characterised by their very marked cotyledons and pointed tips. They have a light brown, orangish colour with slightly marked creases. It is a chickpea of the “Pedrosillano” variety, the smallest within the varieties of chickpeas but also the most appreciated for its buttery and intense flavour. Once cooked the “Pedrosillano” chickpea perfectly retains its shape and its skin does not peel. Our chickpeas are grown dry and organic so little water and nitrogen are necessary. Hence, you will need to soak them all night and cook them longer than usual. These chickpeas are perfect for making the famous "cocido madrileño" and also ideal for preparing cold dishes such as salads and hummus. The conservation of this chickpea is simple, as all legumes need to be in a cool and dry place. Keeping them in a covered jar in the pantry will guarantee their perfect conservation. As they contain very little water you will be able to keep them for months.

When will you receive it?

You may select the delivery date of your box as suggested by the Farmer at check-out.

Why should you adopt?
Know who, how and where your food is produced. Source your food in a conscious, direct and consistent manner.
Buying without intermediaries allows the producer to obtain better prices. This helps generate better jobs and social standards in rural areas.
When you adopt something, you allow the producer to ensure the sale at a fixed price and to produce on demand. This also avoids wasting food that is grown without being sold.
It supports producers who strive for environmentally friendly packaging and cultivation practices.
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