organic lemons
Huerta del Almanzora
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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 for 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: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

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 for 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: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

What do you adopt?
Lemon tree of the "Verna" variety. Organic farming. You can download the corresponding certificate in the section of seals below. Each {variety} bears an average of {masterUnitsMax}kg per season. You can decide how many kilos you would like to reserve from your tree and pay the maintenance costs based on the chosen quantity. This helps the Farmer to plan and sell the remaining harvest amount from your tree to others.
What will you receive?
During the season you will be receiving the quantity of harvest you reserved in the adoption process. __6kg box of organic lemons__ * Fresh: picked from the tree on demand * Quantity per 1kg: 6 to 9 lemons * Juice content (approx.): 35% * Oval shape and relatively thick peel supporting a good preservation after the harvest * Harvest period: from April until the end of July
When will you receive it?
Please, check the deadline for participating in this project (deadline for adoption) below. As of this date shipments begin. You can plan all the deliveries once you completed the adoption process. Harvest period: from April until the end of July. 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
Juan Bonillo
The Huerto del Almanzora is a family farm where we cultivate our organic lemons since 1998. My father Martín Bonillo, planted the trees and today, my son Antonio helps out as well. We are three generations working together in this project and we all share the same goal: cultivating lemons in in harmony with nature. That’s why we were among the first farms of the area to apply for the certificate of organic farming in the same year the trees were planted in 1998. We cultivate without without using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. The pest control is done using preventative methods and natural products, adhering to the regulations of organic farming. We mainly use sheep manure to fertilize the fields coming from a sheep farm nearby. The farm consists of 500 lemon trees of the Verna variety. As rootstock we used a bitter orange tree and as intermediate scion a sweet orange variety. In doing so, the tree becomes more resistant and we prevent a crinoline-shaped deformation of the rootstock, which can occur when a bitter orange and a lemon tree are grafted incorrectly. This also improves the flow of the plant sap of the trees, prevents gummosis (disease among deciduous trees) among as well as the fast aging of the tree. The intermediate grafting further leads to a higher yield and an improved nutrition of the fruits, which therefore are of a higher quality having also a more even peel.
Juan Bonillo

"The first lemon trees people can adopt at CrowdFarming are cultivated and certified according to the requirements of organic farming since my father and I planted them in 1998. We were the first in our region obtaining this certification."

Huerta del Almanzora
Huerta del Almanzora
The farm is located in Arboleas, a village of the Almería region in the valley Valle del Almanzora. This is mainly an agricultural region where, above all, lemons and oranges are cultivated. At the moment, agriculture and tourism are the two most important economic sectors. This area has been chosen by a lot of people from Northern and Central Europe as secondary residence due to the favorable climatic conditions. The area, where the farm is situated, is also known as Pago de la Cinta. The water from a natural spring was canalized and is now used to irrigate the fields by gravity. When there is no irrigation needed, the water is collected to balance water shortage in times of drought. The fields in this region are relatively small and people have been using this old irrigation system to prevent energy waste. Moreover, in order to avoid wasting even a single drop of the spring water, crops, such as beans, are planted in between the lemon trees to foster a natural plant cover. Finally, the valley Valle del Almanzora presents the ideal climatic conditions for the cultivation of the Verna lemon. There is neither frost in winter, nor are there strong breezes due to the very warm and sunny climate.
Technical information
Address
Huerta del Almanzora, Arboleas, Almería, ES
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