onions PDO Roscoff
Maison Quemener

onions PDO Roscoff

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The project

Adopt an onion plot from "Maison Quemener" in Roscoff (France) and receive your harvest in the form of onions PDO Roscoff at home. The Farmer Tiphaine 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: 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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What do you adopt?

Adopt an onion plot (2m²) from our farm in Roscoff (France). Roscoff onions obtained the AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) in 2009, already 11 years ago! In 2013, we obtained the PDO, which is its equivalent on the European level. You can recognize the onions thanks to the pink color of the outside of the onion and once you cut it open you can see the pink stripes. It is the only pink onion, a different variety compared to the white, yellow and red. Its taste is mild and sweet. Roscoff onions are full of water, so we need to manage them very carefully during the harvest and conditioning. Another characteristic of the onions is their long preservation. The harvest comes in August and if they are stored in a fresh and ventilated place, you can keep them until April of the following year. Nearly 9 months of preservation, naturally without treatment. Besides, it is an onion with a history. Maybe you have heard about Johnnies; men that were selling onions in Great Britain. There were 1500 of them during the 2 world wars. In our family, our paternal great grandfather went to the Shetlands, and our grandfather and father to Carlisle (near to the Scottish border). Thanks to the POD, the sales volume of Roscoff onions has increased in France and internationally. It also helps us to preserve this history... Each onion plot of 2m² bears an average of 5kg per season.

What will you receive?

Each season we will send you a box with: __approximately 5 kilos of onions__ You can eat Roscoff onions raw or cooked, it is a product full of water, so you can digest it easily. The harvest takes place in August but you can keep them until April (of the following year). This variety has a naturally long shelf life and they don't receive any germination treatment. Once you receive them, put them in a fresh, dry and ventilated place. No moisture! Once peeled, they can be consumed raw or cooked.

When will you receive it?

You may select the delivery date of your box as suggested by the Farmer at check-out. The harvest takes place in August, and the shipping in mid November. This gives us time to check the preservation and to select the best products.

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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