Organic blueberries from El Rompido

2.00 Kg/box

Organic blueberries from El Rompido

2.00 Kg/box

Buy directly from the farmer. Without intermediaries.
Limited & seasonal harvest.
The farmer does (yet) not ship to:  United States
Specifications
Contents of the box: 1 box contains 2Kg of organic blueberries
Variety: Ventura, Emerald and Star
All with an intense blue colour, excellent flavour and texture
Organic farming certified by European organic label since 2006
Picked one day before delivery at the optimal time of ripening and dispatched in a plastic-free cardboard box
The box includes some extra berries, in case any arrive damaged, which can happen as they're a delicate product
Our bushes are not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in appearance and size
Blueberries are a delicate fruit sensitive to room temperature, so always keep them in the fridge (between 5 and 6°C) to prevent them from going off and becoming mushy
Eat them within 3 days of receiving them, or pop them in the freezer, and use them for breakfasts
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Environmentalist
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Experienced Farmer
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Farmer 360
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Plastic-free
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Organic
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Family Farm
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Visitors welcome
Inma Torres
My name is Inma and I'm delighted to offer you our organic blueberries straight from our family-run farm. The countryside and nature are part of our lives and we pass this on from generation to generation within the family. I'm part of the third generation of farmers, and together with my husband we make an exceptional team, educating and training our children to keep up the tradition and become the fourth generation. Time will tell! At home, we always try to lead a healthy and active life through a balanced diet, with blueberries playing a key role. We've turned these principles into our lifestyle and we want to share them with you, together with our philosophy of preserving nature wherever we work. This is why we put them into practice when producing our organic blueberries for you. Ever since I was little, I've been involved with farming in some way, as my family has been producing citrus fruit since our grandparents' generation. My childhood was a way of feeling part of my family's shared project and also gave me a special relationship with nature. Since then, I've firmly believed in the importance of responsibly and sustainably caring for the environment, using it to produce residue-free fruit grown as naturally as possible. I joined the family business after finishing my degree in advertising and marketing. I started working in the accounting department and I'm currently in charge of the berry farming project. In short, my entire career has been dedicated to agriculture and the family business! As I already mentioned, Vicente (my husband) and I are the management team of the company. I'm in charge of supervising all production areas, while my husband takes care of everything related to commercial management and sales. We also have technicians in charge of agronomically overseeing the farm, workers to control product quality and an administrative team to help the business run smoothly. Besides blueberries, we produce organic strawberries and raspberries on another small family farm. We'd love to offer you these one day, when transport conditions mean that we can protect them perfectly. The CrowdFarming project is like a dream come true for us. We were interested from day one as it fully coincides with our way of understanding agriculture and life. Sending our products straight to your home is something personal for us and a sign of innovation that has always captivated us. Among many other things, we can provide you with a freshness that's difficult to match and a fair price for what you get, without intermediaries. We love the idea that you can enjoy our freshly picked blueberries for yourself and give us your feedback on them. We can't wait to hear what you think!
El Rompido
Finca El Rompido is located in the municipality of Cartaya, in the province of Huelva, Spain. The area is truly idyllic, with Cartaya having one of the country's largest natural pine forests, which cover more than 11,500 hectares. The farm owes its name to its proximity to the beach of El Rompido, a natural feature of enormous interest and which forms part of the Marismas del Río Piedras y Flecha del Rompido Nature Park. The farm covers approximately thirty-two hectares and is dedicated entirely to the organic farming of blueberries. In the vicinity, we have other berry plantations, citrus fruit orchards and Mediterranean forest. Agriculture is a major economic driving force of southern Europe, and our commitment is to help the rural development of families who work in the industry. We advocate stable and quality employment. That's why we certify our farm with the GRASP standard, which analyses the occupational and social risks of our employees, and helps us improve their conditions. Our origins in agriculture stem from Valencia. Our ancestors grew citrus fruits there, and we continue to do so today. On our travels throughout southern Spain, we discovered and fell in love with the coast of Huelva. And thanks to our curiosity about the local agriculture, we found out about berry farming. That's when we embarked upon the new adventure of producing organic strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Blueberries are grown in greenhouses because they are shrubs that need specific conditions to favor their growth. Factors such as excessive wind and dryness damage and weaken the crop, so it is inevitable to use this protection. The greenhouses perform their function without mechanical sources: we do not use heaters or assisted ventilation; it is the sun that helps us to heat our blueberries. Of course, every time we renew the cover, we use authorized recycling points. The irrigation system is drip-based to optimise the use of water, which comes exclusively from official reservoirs, so we respect natural aquifers as part of our policy of sustainability and protection of nature. On average, a blueberry bush needs the same amount of water as a lemon tree. To take advantage of every last drop, we use tensiometers to determine the exact amount of water that the plant needs at each moment of the year. To foster integrated pest management by means of natural predators, i.e. bugs that eat other bugs, and to maintain a well-balanced ecosystem, we're committed to crop association, avoiding the plowing of corridors and edges of plots where trees and adventitious host plants grow. What's more, the use of herbicides in and around the entire farm is strictly prohibited. Blueberry harvesting is always manual. Imagine what that means with such a small fruit! That's why at the height of the harvest we employ about 210 workers, who help us most years. Many of the team work with us throughout the year, as all the farming techniques are artisanal (as we're an organic farm) and we don't use herbicides or pesticides. Some of our workers have been with us since the beginning of the project, contributing their experience and knowledge about the crop. When it comes to immigrant workers employed during peak times, we help them with travel costs, we provide accommodation, we have break rooms/canteens, and we arrange recreational activities on days off. Any fruit that fails to meet the minimum quality standards or ripens on the plants prior to harvest is used for the organic production of purees, frozen food, jams, etc.
Technical information
Address
El Rompido, Cartaya, ES
Altitude
20m
Team
120 women, 90 men
Size
32ha
Irrigation
Drip irrigation
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