courgettes
El Bosque del Batán

courgettes

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Adopt a courgette field from the farm "El Bosque del Batán" in Periana (Spain) and receive your courgettes at home. Ana will take care of your adoption and take its picture. You will also 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: Although your adoption will be renewed automatically, you will always be informed in advance and may decide to cancel your adoption at any time as long as the preparation has not yet begun.

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Environmentalist
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Conversion to organic farming
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Farmer 360
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Plastic-free
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Family Farm
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What do you adopt?

You adopt a courgette field from our farm in Periana (Spain) that we cultivate following the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union. We are already in the process of converting and expect to be officially certified by 2025. When placing the adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your courgette field. Courgettes have been cultivated in all warm regions of the world since long ago. This vegetable was already eaten by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Its origin is uncertain, as there is some doubt as to whether it is from Asia or Central America. It belongs to the cucurbit family, which is characterised by its ease of climbing, and which includes such well-known products as pumpkins, melons, cucumbers and watermelons. The ideal season for courgettes is summer, although they can be found in the markets all year round. In our case, we grow them outdoors when the spring heat allows it. The plant grows very fast as it is very productive and the southern temperatures are good for it. The same goes for its fruit, which reaches harvesting size in a few weeks, so make sure you take note! In one day it can double in size! We grow our vegetables in a traditional, diverse and ecologically valuable garden. We do this according to the guidelines of organic farming, to achieve quality products and also to protect the privileged natural environment in which we work. This way, we integrate orchard crops into the centuries-old olive grove and add value to inland agriculture. Your courgette field produces an average of 6kg of courgettes each season. You do not have to commit to ordering the entire harvest though. Each season you can decide how much you want to reserve, and you pay the maintenance cost according to that amount. This way you only pay for what you plan to consume, and we can offer any surplus harvest to others.

What will you receive?

You can reserve between 0 and 0 boxes for the season, and then progressively plan theit delivery for any of the delivery dates available in the shipment calendar. Shipping format: __2kg box of courgettes__ * Courgette aloha: cylindrical shape, medium size, smooth skin, dark green outside and light inside, taste (including skin) is mild, firm pulp, small edible seeds * Field cropping * Farming in conversion to Organic Farming since 2022 * Harvest on request, shipped without wax or preservative treatments in a cardboard box without plastics * The box includes some extra courgettes, in case some of them arrive damaged * Our farm is not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in appearance and size * One kilo contains between 3 and 5 fruits (the box contains between 6 and 10 fruits depending on the size) * If you keep them in a fresh and airy place, they can last 1 week in good condition (if you want them to last longer, you can keep them in the fridge) Courgettes have a very thin and sensitive skin. It is normal for them to get scratched on the plant itself, as they are grown in the open air, the wind moves them and they can suffer friction. Therefore, you should take into account that they may arrive with some scratches or imperfections in the skin, but this does not affect their qualities or flavour!

When will you receive it?

The vegetable garden produces in summer. With the warm weather these plants find their time of development, and you can consume them with the guarantee of knowing that they are seasonal products. Harvest begins in June and can last until August.

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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