Organic mangoes from Finca El Solar

5.00 kg/box

Organic mangoes from Finca El Solar

5.00 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 5kg of organic mangoes
Variety: Keitt
Ovoid-oblong shape, large size, green and pink skin, has low fiber content, pulp with a sweet and slightly sour taste
Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2022
The box includes some extra fruits, in case some of them arrive damaged
Our farm is not a screw factory: each fruit is unique in appearance and size
One kilo contains between 1 and 5 fruits
Keep them at room temperature until they are ripe, once they are fully ripe put them in the fridge to keep them longer
It is a climacteric fruit which is harvested when it reaches physiological maturityf; 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 straight away or keep it in the fridge
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Environmentalist
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Conversion to organic farming
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Harvest analysis
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Young Farmer
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Small Farm
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Family Farm
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Visitors welcome
Salvador Fernández Gómez
My name is Salva. Since I was little it was very clear that two things could not be missing in my life: mathematics and being connected with nature. That is why I graduated in economics and later did my master's degree in international business. After that, I was lucky enough to work in one of the leading companies in the organic avocado sector, where I worked on several continents, always connected to the farmer. I also remember the following anecdote from my stay in the Oxford, United Kingdom when at a meal with friends we tasted a mango from a South American country, which has traveled at least 30 days since it was collected. When my friends said that the mango was good, I knew something was wrong; I suggested that they come visit my parents' farm and the truth is that on that day they learned for the first time what a mango is. For our family there is little more satisfactory than seeing how our customers enjoy a quality product that has been treated with care and detail throughout the process. On my return to Spain I knew we had to change the concept of traditional agriculture. We transformed our farm to an ecological model, where we put the environment at the center of our business, since if you favour it, you will benefit from it. My father is the leader at the farm. He immediately saw the importance of working with organic products thanks to the benefits it gives to the land, although it entails an increase in costs. My mother is an expert in pruning mangoes, she is the one who gives us the best tips and my brother Jaime is in charge of advising my father with the best techniques that he learns during his training. I consider myself a mix of everything: most Saturdays I go to help my parents, since it also serves as an opportunity to disconnect. In addition, I really enjoy seeing how the love that my family puts into cultivation, bears its fruits, and unites us around a common goal. For my family, CrowdFarming is the best way to deliver our products with the least environmental impact, and thus make it possible for you to eat a quality and ethical product, at the best price.
Finca El Solar
The name of our farm, El Solar, comes from land that my family had and from whose sale we were able to buy the land of our mangoes and avocados. We have decided to keep this name in memory of our grandparents, from whom we inherited this beautiful farm, and thus follow in their foot steps, as excellent farmers. It is located in the region of La Axarquía, east of the province of Malaga. This region preserves deep roots of its Arab history, such as the names of towns, the architecture of streets and even today, some hydraulic works for irrigation. In the highest and coldest areas old plots of olive and almond trees, grapevines and prickly pear remain. However, tropical agriculture has allowed significant economic development in a traditionally poor and depressed area. Today there are many families that, in one way or another, live off the avocados and mangoes that are growing in the valleys and slopes of the region, dressing them in green tones. Our water footprint is very small thanks to the compensated drip irrigation system. For us, water is a scarce and universal good, therefore, we try to make the least possible impact. We are currently working on a project where we will save up to 20% of the water consumed per kg produced, by monitoring environmental parameters. Thanks to my international experience as a Business Controller in one of the largest organic avocado producers, I have seen the benefits of growing organic products. There are many reasons, but the main one is that we create life on our land thanks to the processes we carry out, including: The handling of the grass, we brush it with electric brush cutters. The grass is crushed in the ground to be used as compost for our crops. Pruning, we carry out a very similar process. Pollination, we always try to leave some part of the farm with flowers, to keep the bees alive. Regarding our staff, as it is a small farm, the family nucleus itself is in charge of it, consisting of: My parents, Salvador and Ana: since they were very young they have been breeding livestock (cattle) and cultivating different types of crops such as cereals, tomatoes, artichokes with care and affection, and now they cultivate mangoes. From them we inherited the passion of loving what you do, since that way you will get a top quality product. The promising young talents, my brother Jaime (agronomist) and I (economist): from a very young age, we have been connected to the agri-food world, which has served us a lot in our professional and personal lives. During the harvest and pruning season, we have the help of Antonio and Alejandro. Antonio has been working with my family for 30 years, therefore, he is almost one of the family. Alejandro has only worked one season with us, but he is promising as well! The mango is such a precious fruit that nothing must be wasted, unless for some reason it has gone bad. We use pieces that do not meet the quality requirements for our own consumption, since there are many of us in the family and more friends who come from time to time to take a walk around the farm.
Technical information
Address
Finca El Solar, Vélez-Málaga, ES
Altitude
143 m
Team
1 woman and 5 men
Size
1,5 ha
Cultivation technique
Agriculture in conversion to organic
Irrigation
Drip irrigation
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