pitted olives and organic olive paste
Il Bottaccio
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The project

Adopt an olive tree from the farm "Il Bottaccio" in Campiglia Marittima (Italy) and receive your harvest in the form of pitted olives and organic olive paste at home. The Farmer Luca 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 olive tree is big, the adoption is shared among various people. If you wish to have a bigger share, you may adopt more than once. 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 olive tree from the farm "Il Bottaccio" in Campiglia Marittima (Italy) and receive your harvest in the form of pitted olives and organic olive paste at home. The Farmer Luca 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 olive tree is big, the adoption is shared among various people. If you wish to have a bigger share, you may adopt more than once. 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?
You adopt an olive tree cultivated under the European Union's Organic Farming regulations. We are in the process of converting and hope to get certified in 2021. The olive varieties grown on the hills of the Palmentello area, located near Venturina Terme (LI), are different. However, I studied the Leccino type because it originates from Tuscany, is one of the most representative of the Tuscan flavor and is very important for our area. The Leccino olive tree is a very pleasant sight and can reach large dimensions. One of its features is the fact that it has hanging branches and its foliage is dense and extensive. This plant, born in Tuscany, is certainly one of the most rustic varieties among those grown in Italy. Its seasonal olive production is very high and its characteristics are not found in other varieties. For example, during the winter months, it can withstand cold temperatures so as to best survive intense winters. These characteristics explain why we should continue to promote this variety, also in view of meteorological changes (especially cold waves) which are increasingly affecting our area. With each harvest, we can reserve almost 20 kilos of olives for each tree adoptable. We harvest olives while respecting and protecting the fauna that inhabits our fields, especially birds, and for this reason we have signed the agreement for the protection of migratory birds in the olive groves. The productive life of an olive tree is around 35 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 olive tree dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. Each olive tree is adopted by 20 CrowdFarmers who receive a box with 1,72 kg of pitted olives and organic olive paste.
What will you receive?
Each season we will send you a box with: 4 x __organic Leccino pitted olives in organic extra virgin olive oil__ (glass jar 280 g): These Leccino olives are small, have no stones, and are of a dark brown color. The olives are seasoned with our organic extra virgin olive oil and spices, so the olives absorb this oil and become even tastier for the palate. It has bitter notes that make it ideal for summer salads, to flavor Mediterranean dishes or for a rich appetizer. It has a shelf life of 24 months. It is important to keep it away from daylight and from heat sources. Once opened, it is recommended to keep the product in the refrigerator and to enjoy it within two weeks. 4 x __organic Leccino olive paste__ (glass jar 150 g): This olive paste has a very dark color and a perceivable mildness at first taste. Once the olives are crushed, we add our organic extra virgin olive oil, salt and spices. to the mix. The shelf life is 24 months. Once opened, it is recommended to keep it refrigerated and use it within a week. Ideal for dressing classic Mediterranean appetizers and pasta dishes.
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 olive harvest takes place in early October until December. The BIO variety is harvested specifically in the first weeks of October, otherwise it would risk over-ripening and losing quality. The olives are then kept in heavy brine with periodic clear water rinsing for 4 to 6 months. We can consider the product ready at the end of February and we will ship it in mid-March.
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

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 05/03/2021
Delivery starting on the 18/03/2021

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Delivery country Spain

Final price:

51.67€ / Season

Includes adoption, preparation and shipment of the order.

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Luca Guglielmi
My name is Luca Guglielmi and I chose this path to continue the story of my family. I remember the days of gathering where everyone helped as much as they could. I, with my tricycle, on the other hand, was running around the recently picked trees. The return to the land is a path joined from several "agricultural colleagues" of my generation who, after gaining different experiences in multiple fields (economics, marketing, social and communication), decided to apply their knowledge in this sector, where these skills are desperately needed. So before focusing exclusively on Bottaccio, I developed experiences and skills in the field of graphics, design and web marketing. The area where I live mixes the sea with the countryside and is an ideal place to experience nature and therefore work in agriculture. Basically, the days are always different and shared between the work in the fields and the more strictly office work. The team has been divided according to the needs of the various business sectors, the work in the fields among the maintenance and the harvest is the most important part. In small groups we also deal with the packaging, bottling and storage of products. Other people are in charge of the development of the commercial and web network. So cultivation, production and sale follow this small scheme, living in symbiosis, creating a direct chain from the earth to the table. Also thanks to CrowdFarming we want to make our small great product known throughout Europe, a very difficult but ambitious effort for our reality.
Luca Guglielmi

"The pleasure of handing down the history of my family through our products is a great source of pride for me. In addition to my story I try to tell the story of the places where I live. I hope one day to leave all this to my son, even if I have no idea how the future could be in our working sector. Surely the synergy that is created between work in the fields and communication / marketing will be more and more important to facilitate the direct contact between the Crowdfarmer and the farmer without harmful obstacles."

Il Bottaccio
Il Bottaccio
The farm is called "il Bottaccio" and takes its name from the area where our farm is located, Bottaccio, in the municipality of Venturina Terme (LI). In the area called "palmentello", where the olive grove is situated, there are large numbers of fields mainly cultivated with olive trees, vines and artichokes. The Venturina area is well known for these three products that make a huge socio-economic contribution and attract food and wine tourism. Our story begins with Ermelindo in 1925, Luca's grandfather. The family used to meet very early in the morning to take care of the trees and prune them perfectly in order to get them ready for the next harvest. Ermelindo often used to enjoy a summer dinner with his family under the trees and, on the large table, the main element of Mediterranean cuisine could not be missing: olive oil. It is a story that started 4 generations ago and continues with Ermelindo's nephew and current owner: Luca, me. I wanted to modernize the organization and production structure of the company, always keeping an eye on the past and the purity of the flavors, so that the oil can survive and continue to satisfy the palate of future generations and all those who want to experience this little journey through our history. Also for this reason, with the generational change of the family in my company, and always following the principle of purity that connects me to this land, I wanted to communicate these aspects also through the style of our products adapting it to new trends, such as higher quality and greater attention, sensitivity to organic and environmental sustainability procedures. An image of the finished products and the company best suited to a modern perspective. Our plants need approximately 30/40 liters of water every 10 days. The necessary water is tapped into a well in our farm and we distribute it to all plants through a drip irrigation system, a method that allows us to significantly reduce the waste of water. The farm is 90% organic and a remaining 10% is in conversion in order to become completely organic in 2021. The grass around the plants is mainly shredded to encourage biodiversity and the proliferation of beneficial insects, which can thus have spaces conducive to their growth. Unfortunately, renewable energy is not available yet, but is the path we want to follow in the next few years, with wind and photovoltaic energy. The team is composed of 8 men and 2 women and has been working together for a year. All the people of our team live in the area and they had already collaborated together in past working experiences. The working environment is really important to share a good development of ideas. Personally, I try to spend time with my workers and listen to them. Everything that is collected is processed. We make sure to distinguish the olives inside the oil in order to single out the different types of oil that are created by milling. Olives that are not really useful, luckily in small quantities, are chopped with the various scraps obtained from cultivation and pruning to be reused as organic substances. Concerning the waste generated by our packaging and bottling work, at the moment, we opted for the common recycling cycle.
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Technical information
Address
Il Bottaccio, Campiglia Marittima, IT
Altitude
80 m
Team
6 men and 2 women
Size
4 hectares
Cultivation technique
Traditional
Irrigation
drip irrigation
Location