Multi-variety extra virgin olive oil from Finca Campomanes

5.00 l/box

Multi-variety extra virgin olive oil from Finca Campomanes

5.00 l/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 5l of multi-variety extra virgin olive oil
Variety: Manzanilla cacereña, cornezuelo and verdial
2 x multi-variety extra virgin olive oil (2.5 l; BPA-free can): intense green colour, aromatic complexity and a remarkable tanginess and bitterness, thanks to the high levels of polyphenols
We recommend using Campomanes extra virgin olive oil on bread, as a dressing for salads or for a whole host of other dishes. It can also be used to prepare emulsions or to pan-grill and fry food
Farming in conversion to Organic Farming since 2022
Early harvest oils, cold processed
Keep the oil in a dark container away from direct light and heat, which are the two biggest enemies of oil
Harvest date: November 2022
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Experienced Farmer
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Conversion to organic farming
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Pesticide-free
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Plastic-free
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Renewable energy
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Inés Gasset
Hello everyone, our names are Inés and Pablo, and we're youngest cousins of the eighth generation of this family that has been growing olive trees for more than two hundred years. We've been helping our parents with the trees since a very young age, so we've seen how they work hard to look after the olive grove and we understand the importance of preserving this land. Although the whole family helps out to make sure that everything goes well at Campomanes, we recently decided to pick up the baton at the head of the family team. We're addressing our new concerns with the experience that the previous generation gave us, and their advice is of vital importance. Our family says that we're the spirit of the project, but we're also lucky enough to complement each other very well. Inés is implementing her knowledge in regenerative agriculture out on the olive grove with a focus on organic management, placing particular emphasis on soil recovery and circular ecosystems between livestock and agriculture. Pablo is the brains of the project, as he's trained in business management. He focuses all his attention on designing a balance so that the project is sustainable through digitisation, logistical advances and product improvement, as well as brand strategy. It has been a challenge for us to transfer the inherited knowledge to the new methods of production and marketing. We've picked up the baton from our parents, and we have huge respect for them and plenty of gratitude, which we use to add new strategies so that this 200-year-old olive grove continues to enrich our cuisine with its magnificent oil.
Finca Campomanes
Finca Coto de Campomanes is named after its first owner, Pedro Rodriguez de Campomanes (Count of Campomanes, 1723-1802), who was granted the land by King Carlos III in 1771 to thank him for the services he rendered as Minister of Finance, President of the Cortes, the Council of Castile and the Royal Academy of History. The farm is currently run by the eighth generation of the same family, which has always been committed to developing a sustainable project for the countryside, a mindset that has been passed down from generation to generation. Finca Campomanes is located in Mérida in the province of Badajoz. Part of the land is actually a nature park that is home to the Cornalvo reservoir, which features a second-century Roman dam and provides water to several villages around the farm. One of the idiosyncrasies of Campomanes is the diversity of its surroundings, with hectares of olive groves, farmland, holm and cork oak pasture, and some mountains. This is the perfect environment not just to produce a high-quality oil, but also to host a diverse fauna, mainly sheep and pigs, which provide us with manure that we use as a natural fertiliser on the farm. As the farm is near villages such as San Pedro de Mérida, Trujillanos and Mirandilla, and has such a diverse economic activity, we're renowned in Mérida for employing locals when necessary, which in turn favours the development of the area. Five families live and work on the farm. We have workers from Colombia (now Spanish nationals) and from the nearby villages, who have been with us for more than twenty years and are like family now. What's more, we receive advice on the farm's lines of business from leading experts. Much of the work done at Campomanes is related to the olive grove, which covers 130 hectares of rainfed land with some olive trees that are over two hundred years old. We're currently in the process of converting to organic. The premium multi-variety (Manzanilla Cacereña, Cornezuelo, Verdial) extra virgin olive oil comes from trees that are only irrigated with rainwater, with the average annual rainfall being 450 litres. Given the age of the trees, we're very careful when we prune and harvest them, using the traditional method of shaking. The suckers are cut off by hand and used as food for the sheep. Although it may give a lower yield, we collect the olives at the beginning of the season, which gives us a high-quality oil.
Technical information
Address
Finca Campomanes, Mérida, ES
Team
2 women and 3 men
Size
150 ha
Altitude
350 m
Cultivation technique
Organic farming
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