oranges
Jardín del Gordo
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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 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 {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 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 {publicVariety} from our farm in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}). During the process of adoption you can choose a name that we will engrave on a plaque and hang on your tree. Variety: all of the oranges from our garden belong to the "Navel" family. We have different varieties, such as: __Navelina:__ It is the first orange of the season, it starts ripening at the end of November and lasts until the beginning of January. When it reaches its maturity point, it has a sweet flavour, but the first ones of the season, although perfectly ripe, always have a sour touch. Their size is usually medium to big, depending on the flowering type and fruit set that we obtained. __Navel Foyos:__ We start harvesting this variety in the beginning of January and finish towards the end of February. Its flavour is sweet with a sour touch that differentiates it from the Navelina, even though they both belong to the Navel family. Its size is usually big and this variety is as delicious as a table fruit or juiced. We are especially proud of these two varieties because in Jardín del Gordo they tend to be particularly big, for this reason they stand out from the ones from other farms. __Lane Late: __We start picking it at the end of February until the beginning of April. They are sweet with a slight bitter taste but they get sweeter as the harvesting period advances. It is a table orange, its skin is rather thin and this usually means it has a higher juice content than other oranges. Its size is medium to big. The productive life of {publicVariety} 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 {variety} dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. A {variety} from our farm produces an average of {masterUnitsMax} 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 clementine 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 of 10kg of oranges__ * Cultivated without pesticides or herbicides * In season: harvest from the tree on demand * Beautiful and imperfect, they can be enjoyed just like that or as orange juice * 1kg contains: 4-6 oranges * Taste: Sweet, depending on the variety it may have a sour taste to a greater or lesser extent. Each variety is a little more sour at the beginning of the harvesting period. * Aroma: Natural, fresh, citrusy as can only be tasted in a freshly picked fruit Conservation tip: the oranges can last up to 2-3 weeks if kept in a cool and ventilated place.
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 harvest period lasts from In December, we start picking the "Navelina" oranges. During January until the beginning of February, we continue with the "Navel de Follos". The season ends with the harvest of the "Navel Lane Late" that tends to last until the beginning of April. During these four harvest months you can place orders and send them to yourself or any other address.
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?
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Adopt and plan your harvest
Let the Farmer and nature work
Receive your harvest at home
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.
Technical information
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Jardín del Gordo, Villar del Arzobispo, ES
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