Organic Autumn Royal grapes
Finca de Botella
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The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from the farm "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in the form of {production} at home. The Farmer {farmerName} 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. As the production coming from one {variety} is big, the adoption is shared among various people. If you wish to have a bigger share, you may adopt more than once.

The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from the farm "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in the form of {production} at home. The Farmer {farmerName} 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. As the production coming from one {variety} is big, the adoption is shared among various people. If you wish to have a bigger share, you may adopt more than once.

What do you adopt?
Organic Autumn Royal organic table grape vine, seedless. Organic cultivation. In the paragraph of the seals you will be able to download the current certificate. A {variety} produces an average of 8kg of {production} per season. The production from one {variety} can vary each season, depending on the weather conditions. During the adoption process you can determine the quantity you wish to reserve.
What will you receive?
We will send you the box you have chosen in the adoption process. (If you enjoyed the grapes you will be able to order a box with surplus harvest.) We are sending you the box you chose during the adoption process. (If you enjoyed the grapes you will be able to order a box with surplus harvest.) __Small box:__ Organic Autumn Royal grapes (2kg) __Large box:__ Organic Autumn Royal grapes (5kg) The Autumn Royal variety is a variety of table grapes of dark colour and without seeds. The bunches are large and have a medium compactness. The berries have a characteristic black colour and are large in size. This grape reaches its optimum degree of ripeness in September when you will be able to enjoy it. Storing the grapes in the fridge you will be able to enjoy them during one week approximately. Do you like Red Globe grapes? To adopt a a table grape vine of the Red Globe variety, please click [here](https://www.crowdfarming.com/en/farmer/finca-de-botella/up/adopt-a-vine-red-global-finca-de-botella).
When will you receive it?
Please, check the deadline for participating in this project (deadline for adoption) below. As of this date the Farmer will start preparing the orders that are to be shipped. You may select the delivery date of your box as suggested by the Farmer at check-out. The Farmer will collect your harvest on demand and just before shipment so you will receive it fresh, not treated with wax or other preservatives.
Why should you adopt?
* Learn who produces your food, how and where. Receive your food in a conscious manner. * Buy directly from the farmer. Help to generate wealth and better jobs in the rural areas. * Plan ahead and enable the Farmer to produce on demand. This way we can avoid overproduction and fight food waste. * Reward Farmers who make an effort to use environmentally-friendly packaging and cultivation techniques.
How does it work?
Meet the Farmers
Adopt and plan your harvest
Let the Farmer and nature work
Receive your harvest at home
Manuel Martínez Lledó
All my known ancestors were viticulturists. Two of my maternal great-great-grandparents were awarded for their wines at the 1888 Universal Exhibition in Barcelona, 130 years ago. My father, Manuel Martínez Botella, from Hondón de las Nieves, started growing table grapes in his village and in Aspe in the 1950s. In the seventies he moved to Pinoso and acquired the estate, probably the first to introduce this crop in the municipality. My father's second surname is the one that gives the name to the estate. I was born in Algueña, a municipality close to the farm. In this area the marble industry has played and continues to play a very important role in the industrial sector but it has had an enormous environmental impact by destroying a mountain that formed part of the Algueña landscape. In order to prevent the other emblematic mountain of my village from being destroyed, my family and I decided in 2004 to take ownership of it to guarantee the conservation of the Sierra de l'Algaiat. We have created the brand "Medi Natural" (Natural environment in Valencian) which has a vindictive meaning, and nostalgia for that natural environment and landscape destroyed by marble quarries. Today my children are also involved in agriculture: Jordi is in charge of the table grapes and Maria of the wine grapes. In this way, the family tradition of winegrowers continues, with a special concern for a healthy diet and the protection of the natural environment.
Manuel Martínez Lledó

"In the mature phase of my life in which I find myself, I look back and see the struggle of my ancestors to survive in a certain rural territory by exercising the profession of winegrowers, with the present danger of disappearing in the conditions in which they enjoyed that landscape and cultivated the land, and I rebel. By participating in Crowdfarming, I hope that others, even if they are far away, will participate in this rebellion, helping to maintain this model of artisanal and respectful production, and the rural milieu in which it takes place."

Finca de Botella
Finca de Botella
The Finca de Botella extends over an area of 6.5 hectares and is situated at an altitude of about 600 metres. It is totally accessible and close to a village, as it is 1.8 kilometres from the town of Pinoso, Alicante. Since 2005 we are certified in Ecological Agriculture. The measures against erosion have always been concerned and have consisted, since its acquisition, in the levelling of the terraces that make up the estate to avoid the loss of soil by surface runoff. The vines grow high and are supported by vine stalks, with a plantation frame of 3x2 meters, which brings together about 10,000 vines of table grapes. Our system is respectful of nature and the consumer, as, in accordance with European regulations on Organic Production, we do not use chemical fertilisers, herbicides or other chemical or synthetic products. We make a very efficient use of water, as we have installed a drip irrigation system. Our work in the field is very traditional and labour-intensive, as most of the work is carried out by people, with the greatest care, without the use of machinery.
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Address
Finca de Botella, Pinoso / Jumilla, Alicante, ES
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