organic oranges
Huerta del Almanzora
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The project

Adopt an orange tree from the farm "Huerta del Almanzora" in Arboleas (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic oranges at home. The Farmer Juan 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. 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 an orange tree from the farm "Huerta del Almanzora" in Arboleas (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic oranges at home. The Farmer Juan 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. 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?
Adopt an orange tree that we cultivate under the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union since 1998. During the process of adoption you can choose a name that we will engrave on a plaque and hang on your tree. They will adopt an orange tree variety Washington Navel, an old variety that was discovered in 1935. It originated from a spontaneous mutation in Washington and is now one of the most widely cultivated varieties. This variety can produce up to 50kg of fruit per tree, it is characterized by its intense orange color, sweet flavor, high concentration of juice, and is easy to peel. We are a small family of farmers, the trees were planted by my father, Martin Bonillo, and now my son, Antonio Bonillo, also gives me a hand on the farm. We are three generations involved in this project with the common goal of producing citrus fruits while respecting the environment. This is why we were one of the first farms in the region to go into organic production by applying for certification in the same year as its plantation in 1998. We have been working with organic produce for so many years now, which for us is the norm. We cultivate without synthetic fertilisers or pesticides. The way we control the crops is based on preventive methods with natural products, as it’s established by ecological farming rules and standards. To fertilise, we mainly use goat manure from a nearby farm. The productive life of an orange tree is around 40 years. For as long as you want to keep it and we can continue taking care of it, you can renew your adoption year after year. If your orange tree dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. A orange tree from our farm produces an average of 50 kg each season. You do not have to commit to the consumption of the whole harvest. Each season you may decide what quantity to reserve and pay the maintenance in accordance with the amount you reserve. This way you will only pay for what you consume and we can plan and sell the remaining harvest amount from you tree to others.
What will you receive?
During harvest season you can progressively receive the quantity of harvest that you reserve on the moment of adoption. Shipping format: __box of 10 kg oranges__ * Harvested the day before shipment * One kilo contains between 4 and 6 oranges approximately * The box includes approximately 500 grams extra, in case some arrived damaged * This kind of orange is easy to peel, with a sweet taste and high juice content * 100% of the product can be used in the preparation of desserts and meals since it is not treated with any phytosanitary product * Preferably, keep them in a cool place. We recommend the refrigerator, where they will last a minimum of two weeks.
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. 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. The oranges reach their optimum ripening point when the days begin to shorten and the cold weather sets in. The delivery time can be adjusted in the short term but is usually from the end of November to February.
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.
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Buy a single box
Organic
No wax
Fresh and in season

How does it work?

Meet the Farmers

Meet the Farmers

Adopt and plan your harvest

Adopt and plan your harvest

Let the Farmer and nature work

Let the Farmer and nature work

Receive your harvest at home

Receive your harvest at home

Adoptions available until the 13/11/2020
Delivery starting on the 19/11/2020

Adopt an orange tree

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Select the number of boxes you would like to reserve. Minimum is 20kg and maximum is 50kg.

2
(20.00 kg)
2
20.00 kg

Delivery country Spain

Adoption

23.04€ / Season

(logistics cost not included)
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Juan Bonillo
La Huerta del Almanzora is a family farm where we have been growing our organic citrus fruits since April 1998. The trees were planted by my father, Martín Bonillo, and now my son, Antonio Bonillo, also gives me a hand on the farm. We are three generations involved in this project with the common goal of producing citrus fruits with respect for the environment. This is why it was one of the first farms in the region to go into organic production by applying for certification in the same year as its plantation in 1998. We have been working with ecological products for so many years that for us this is the norm. During the period in which we prepare orders for CrowdFarming our routine is as follows; on Fridays we receive the orders, that same afternoon we prepare the boxes and documentation (we print labels, letters...) On Saturdays and Sundays we pick the fruits and on Sunday afternoons we proceed to select and pack them. We discard all the fruits that have many scratches or present signs of not being in suitable conditions for their shipment and preservation, the discarded fruits are composted in the facilities to obtain fertilizer. Eventually you might find some fruits with defects in the boxes, since it is possible that we have not detected it. On Sunday nights all the boxes are ready to be loaded on the truck, which will pick them up on Monday to take them directly to your home. What motivated us to become part of this great project is to be able to send our fruit directly to clients, as quickly as possible and without intermediaries, while at the same time obtaining added value from the harvest.
Juan Bonillo

"The citrus 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 property is located in Arboleas, a village in Almeria situated in the Almanzora Valley. It is an eminently agricultural region where mainly lemons, oranges, almonds and olives are grown. Currently, agriculture shares prominence with tourism as the region has become a second home for many citizens of central and northern Europe due to its good climate. Our activity in the agricultural sector has been instilled in us by generations and by the area in which we are located, to this we add the contact with nature and the open air, we both develop other parallel activities. We grow the citrus fruit in several small fields near the village with lemon trees of the Verna variety and orange trees of the Washington Navel variety. As a rootstock we have used bitter orange and an intermediate graft of sweet orange. With this we get a much more durable tree as we eliminate the mirinacea that is formed by a bad graft of bitter orange and lemon trees. By eliminating the myrinoline, we promote the circulation of the sap and avoid nutritional imbalances, attacks of gumma and premature aging of the tree. This intermediate graft improves production and leads to a better nourished, better quality fruit with a smoother skin. We grow citrus fruits without fertilizers or synthetic pesticides. Our way of controlling crop pests is based on preventive methods using natural products, as laid down by the rules of organic farming. For fertilization we mainly use goat manure from a nearby cattle farm. Currently, the project is led by my son, Antonio Bonillo, and me, Juan Bonillo. I am in charge of the care of the farms and the harvest part, and Antonio is in charge of the warehouse and administrative work. Currently we have a worker with us registered with the social security and remunerated as per agreement, this person helps us with picking and packaging. The area where the fields are located is known as Pago de la Cinta. In this area there is a natural outcrop of water that is channelled and used to irrigate the plots by gravity. When water is not being irrigated, it is stored to increase the flow in times of shortage. The plots in this area are very small and this ancestral irrigation system is still maintained as it avoids energy consumption. Furthermore, in order not to waste a drop of water from this wonderful natural source, vegetables such as beans are interspersed among the trees and the development of vegetable cover is encouraged. The Almanzora Valley has ideal conditions for the cultivation of citrus fruits because during the winter there are no frosts and it is in general a warm and very sunny climate where there are no strong winds either.
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Technical information
Address
Huerta del Almanzora, Arboleas, ES
Altitude
310 m
Team
1
Size
0,93 hectares
Cultivation technique
Organic Farming
Irrigation
gravity irrigation
Location