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El Bosque del Batán

peaches

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Adopt a peach tree from the farm "El Bosque del Batán" in Periana (Spain) and receive your peaches 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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Conversion to organic farming
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What do you adopt?

You adopt a peach tree 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. The Periana peach has a fascinating history. This summer fruit was introduced here in the mid-nineteenth century by a villager known as El Rojo. He had tasted the fruit in South America and brought a stone to show it to his neighbours. He then planted it and the first peach tree in the village grew. The crop developed in the 1970s, when it gained national reputation and fame. It's considered one of the most flavoursome and high-quality peaches in the whole of Spain. Today, the Periana peach is mainly eaten by people in the region. It's so popular that it's seen as a delicacy that's hard to get your hands on. We wanted to set aside part of our harvest for CrowdFarming, so that it can be enjoyed by gourmands who appreciate products with identity and tradition, that respect the idea of regional agriculture. We grow our fruit and vegetables on a traditional, diverse and ecologically rich farm. We do this according to the guidelines of organic farming in order 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 adoption is 20 years old and its maximum lifespan is 50 years. For as long as you want to keep your adoption, and we can continue taking care of it, you can renew year after year. If your adoption stops producing for any reason, we will replace it with another, and guarantee you the delivery from the production of other units. Your peach tree produces an average of 30kg of peaches 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 plan the deliveries for any of the delivery dates available in the shipment calendar. Shipping format: 2,5kg box of __peaches__ * Peaches: rounded shape; medium to large size; golden yellow or orangey skin with a red hue; and a juicy, scented and slightly bitter yellow pulp * Field cropping * Farming in conversion to Organic Farming since 2022 * Harvested on request, shipped without wax or preservative treatments in a cardboard box without plastics * The box includes some extra fruits, in case any of them arrive damaged * Our farm is not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in appearance and size * One kilo contains between 4 and 6 fruits (the box contains between 10 and 14 fruits depending on the size) * If you keep them in a fresh and airy place, they can last up to 7 days in good condition (if you want them to last longer, you can keep them in the fridge) * It is a climacteric fruit which is harvested when it reaches physiological maturity; after being picked from the tree it then continues to ripen until it has reached its optimum point for consumption * Important note: the fruits usually arrive hard; to ripen them, keep them at room temperature until they are ready to eat; if you receive some fruit that is already ripe, you can either eat it right away or keep it in the fridge

When will you receive it?

The harvest begins in July and lasts for much of 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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