Buy directly from the farmer. Without intermediaries.
1 box contains 5Kg of organic pasta
Variety: durum wheat
5 x macaroni (500g package)
5 x spirals (500g package)
All the products carry the Riet Vell logo
The whole-grain pasta does not need more cooking time than regular pasta
The peculiarity of this product lies in its origin and the environmentally friendly cultivation philosophy of durum wheat
The dry pasta can be conserved in perfect condition for a long period if it is stored in a cool and dry location
Limited harvest. Home delivery included.
Delivery country United Kingdom
Final price: 38.76€
Final price: 38.76€
Rafael Cuevas Salvador
My name is Rafael Cuevas Salvador, and together with my son Jorge, we have been the property's owners since 1985. Shortly after the purchase I proposed putting small weirs in the gully to favor birds and foster the presence of a scarce resource in this zone, namely water. Towards the end of the 1990s we began to see cranes in the area on a regular basis during winter months and one of their preferred resting areas was our property. Since the beginning both my son and I have taken measures to facilitate their presence and ensure they were not disturbed.
Cultivation in this zone is irregular and production is limited as a result of the arid conditions, which nevertheless results in high-quality wheat. From there arose my relation with Riet Vell and I have been patnering with them since 2005. Riet Vell has for years been buying wheat from growers from the area for conversion into pasta and markets it along with other products such as rice and legumes.
Now we have reached an agreement to offer a new product, with complete traceability from our property in Picarnero, in Belchite, to the consumer. The pasta is of great quality and helps in the maintenance of valuable areas for migratory European cranes and contributes to keeping alive a rural zone that is threatened by depopulation.
The Picarnero landscape where we have the property is located in the wide Ebro River valley, near the Planerón Ornithological Reserve, a nature reserve of very high environmental value managed by SEO/BirdLife for the protection of birds and steppe habitats.
On the property, besides the cultivation of hard wheat, we have a seasonal gully that in winter months usually fills with water, providing a magnificent resting stop for cranes. The crane is a migratory bird that nests in central and northern Europe and is considered an emblematic species in many countries.
In the property we have certified organic production and have no means of using irrigation methods. The wheat grows solely as a result of the limited rains that fall in the area, one of the most arid on the continent. This circumstance means lower production but with an elevated quality for its transformation into pasta. Normally the wheat produced is sold in bulk together with output from other growers from a wide area.
What we propose with this initiative is a differentiated outlet for the production from this property and specifically from this zone, which limited as it is, has a grand importance for biodiversity conservation and the local economy.