clementines
Jardín del Gordo
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The project

Adopt a clementine tree of our farm "Jardín del Gordo" in Villar del Arzobispo (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of clementines at home. The Farmer Sergio 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 a clementine tree of our farm "Jardín del Gordo" in Villar del Arzobispo (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of clementines at home. The Farmer Sergio 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?
Adopt a clementine tree from our farm in Villar del Arzobispo (Spain). During the process of adoption you can choose a name that we will engrave on a plaque and hang on your tree. At Jardín del Gordo we have only the queen of the Spanish clementine varieties: the Clemenules Clementine. It is very sweet and easy to peel. Their cultivation is complicated because they are very sensitive to climatic conditions. When there is a lot of wind, the fruit falls off the branches or dries out. Rain can also cause them great damage. They are also much more susceptible to pests compared to orange trees, so they require more care and harvesting is more expensive due to their small size. The productive life of a clementine tree is around 30 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 clementine tree dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. A clementine tree from our farm produces an average of 60 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 to others. *You can also adopt a orange tree here*.
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 with __10kg of clementiens__ * Average quantity per 1kg: between 8 and 11 units * Beautiful and imperfect, may contain seeds due to pollination by bees * Very sweet and easy to peel * They are not treated with wax or preservatives (you can use the peel) * Cultivated without pesticides or herbicides * Labour-intensive harvesting * Ideal storing method: in a cool and airy place, they can last between 2 to 3 weeks in good condition
When will you receive it?
Please check the deadline for participating in this project (deadline for adoption) below. From then on, shipments begin. You can plan all the deliveries dates once you completed the adoption process. The harvest season for clementines tends to last from Mid-November until the end of December. These dates may vary depending on the climatic conditions of that year. 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.
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Buy a single box
Pesticide-free
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 23/11/2020
Delivery starting on the 24/11/2020

Adopt a clementine tree

Name

Select the number of boxes you would like to reserve. Minimum is 20kg and maximum is 60kg.

2
(20.00 kg)
2
20.00 kg

Delivery country Spain

Adoption

24.66€ / Season

(logistics cost not included)
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Pesticide-free
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Plastic-free
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Young Farmer
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Family Farm
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Visitors welcome
Sergio Muñoz
From early on, Sergio helped his father cultivate oranges. His romance with agriculture and especially with the cultivation of oranges has ever since outlasted a couple of ups and downs. When he was still a boy, he loved to join his father in checking the irrigation hoses and climbing the tractor. Later came a time when he preferred to go out with his friends and escaped working the fields as often as he could. His father didn’t pressure him, but always liked to point out that without work and effort there is no reward, no fruit. Slowly but surely Sergio started to enjoy what he was doing and it was him that offered his father to dedicate himself to the fields and earn a living with it. Today, Sergio has become an „alma mater“ of the orange trees planted in Jardín del Gordo. After some time it became clear to Sergio that if he wanted to make a living off the fields, he would have to not only care about the cultivation but also about finding ways that allow a direct sale of the fruits to the final consumer. For many years his father had to sell his oranges in the traditional market for a price below his expenses for production. In 2017 Sergio decided to unite with CrowdFarming and began to prepare his finca of orange trees to put them up for adoption. „Entering CrowdFarming has not only changed our way to cultivate but also our motivation to do our daily work, caring for the oranges trees of „Jardín del Gordo“. Knowing for whom you cultivate and being able to send the oranges when they have reached their best stage is very rewarding.“
Sergio Muñoz

“The orange fields have always been a part of my life. I have seen the oranges grow just like myself. It inspires me day after day to be able to dedicate myself to something I like. For me, CrowdFarming is a new agriculture. It’s something that creates a link between us and the consumer, bringing us closer to one another. That’s how I knew that I wanted to be part of it.“

Jardín del Gordo
Jardín del Gordo
Jardín del Gordo is an orange and clementine plantation situated at the foot of the mountain known as “El Cerro Gordo”, in Valencia. It is located remotely from urban centers, the closest village being Villar del Arzobispo at a distance of around 10 km. The mountain is a centerpiece of this finca and explains partly the taste of its oranges and clementines. Its Mediterranean vegetation is a source of insects that help to keep harmful pests at bay. On the other hand the mountain helps redirect icy winds in winter nights away to prevent the oranges from freezing, while allowing a good balance between day- and night time temperatures. The difference in temperatures helps the fruit to develop a rich flavour. Depending on the season, different varieties of citrus fruits are harvested on the plantation of Jardín del Gordo, according to their optimal level of ripeness. * Between the end of November and beginning of January clementines are harvested for the clementine tree adopters. For the orange tree adopters: * During January and parts of February oranges of the variety „Navelina“ are collected. * From February until the beginning of April the harvest of oranges of the variety „Lane Late“ is planned. * In April the late orange variety „Navel Powel“ is the last to be collected on the finca.
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Technical information
Address
Jardín del Gordo, Villar del Arzobispo, ES
Altitude
between 400m and 520m
Team
4 [3 men, 1 women]
Size
60 hectares
Cultivation technique
integrated production (no residues)
Irrigation
drip irrigation
Cultivation type
irrigated land
Location