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 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?
Variety: all of the oranges from our garden belong to the "Navel" variety. 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. *You can also adopt a clementine tree here.*
What will you receive?
During the season you will be receiving the quantity of harvest you reserved in the adoption process. Variedad de naranjas navel: * 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 * Bonitas e imperfectas, sirven tanto para zumo como para comer directamente * 1kg contains: 4-6 oranges Conservation tip: the oranges can last up to 2-3 weeks if ket in 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. In January we start picking the "Navelina" oranges. From the end of January until the beginning of February, we continue with the "Navel de Follos". The season terminates with the harvest of the "Navel Lane Late". It is possible to harvest this variety until the beginning of April. During these four harvest months you can place orders and send them to yourself or any other address. 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
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
Address
Jardín del Gordo, Villar del Arzobispo, Valencia, ES
Location