organic mango
La Atalaya
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The project

Adopt a mango tree from the farm "La Atalaya" in Triana (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic mango at home. The Farmer Gloria Isabel 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 a mango tree from the farm "La Atalaya" in Triana (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic mango at home. The Farmer Gloria Isabel 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 a mango tree that we cultivate under the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union since 1977. During the process of adoption you can choose a name that we will engrave on a plaque and hang on your tree. The Mango is a plant native to parts of Asia such as India (which is the world's largest producer) and Southeast Asia. Its cultivation has been spreading to tropical and subtropical climate zones around the world. It grows wild, but once grafted it is when its sweet taste is most delicious. Due to the age of the farm, in La Atalaya we cultivate five varieties of mangoes: Tommy Atkins, Kent, Osteen, Keitt, some old Indian, however the most abundant because they are the ones that best adapt to our land and climatic conditions and at the same time the most suitable for shipping are the Osteen and Keitt varieties, which we will send you. However, if you are lucky enough to visit us during the harvest season, we invite you to try one of the other rare varieties that we keep! We have adult and newly planted mangoes, each adult tree can produce about 40kg of fruit each season. We selected the young trees for the CrowdFarming adoption project so that you can see their development year after year, although we will ensure the shipment of fruit from the mature trees. Our mangoes are organic, since the farm has been organic since its plantation in the late 70s, being one of the first tropical farms in Malaga. The productive life of a mango tree is around 35-40 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 mango tree dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. A mango tree from our farm produces an average of 20 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.
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 5 kg of organic Mango, Osteen or Keitt__: * Mango Osteen: ripe orange, sweet and fruity flavor * Mango Keitt: ripe yellowish, sweet, fruity flavor, with a slightly acidic touch * Both types of mangoes have a sweet taste * A mango weighs between 400g and 1000g * Mangoes will come home with various shades of color, red, green, purple and yellow, therefore the color is not the best indicator of their ripeness. To know if the piece of fruit is ripe, it is best to press it gently and notice if it is soft and gives off a sweet aroma, then you can taste it. If it's overripe, don't worry, make a smoothie or jam! It may be that the mango presents some external damage caused by chafing of branches or fungi, which do not penetrate inside the fruit. Although it can vary due to factors such as the temperature of the environment, in general it will take about 10 days for the mango to fully mature from the time it is harvested, so you may have to wait a few days for it to reach its optimum ripening point. It should only be kept in the fridge when it has matured at room temperature, if you put it in cold before, the fiber textures break and you will not appreciate the authentic flavor. If you want to speed up its maturation, leave it in a fruit bowl surrounded by other fruits. To eat it you can cut it in two, on each side of the bone, make some longitudinal and transverse cuts so that you create little squares, which you can cut, eat with a spoon, or even eat directly in bites!
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. Depending on the year, the weather can vary the date, but the mango season in Malaga begins in early September and lasts until mid-November.
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.
Plastic-free
Organic
Fresh and in season

How does it work?

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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

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Gloria Isabel Díaz
My name is Gloria Díaz and I am responsible for production at the La Atalaya farm. I come from a family of farmers of four brothers, but I was the only one who fell in love with the field thanks to my father, a man of few words but who treated each plant with affection and as a living organisms, "older than humans" he used to say. I was born in an agricultural setting where my family worked for long summer hours. During my adolescence I sweated and worked hard the land with my father, while my love and respect for it grew. The area where the farm is located is an area with a subtropical climate, a small oasis in Europe. I love working on a farm that has been organic since its origins, where mangoes and avocados have been cultivated since the 70s, being one of the first farms to grow this type of fruit in the region. Due to the environmentally friendly vision of the first owners, they decided to start organic farming from the beginning, even when there were no certificates. I personally believe that each fruit is a small miracle, every year the flowers that are pollinated by insects work, and I would like to share this miracle with the world. CrowdFarming gives me the opportunity to do it and earn a living, doing what I love to do which is growing and caring for trees. Currently I am responsible for production on the farm, we schedule tasks weekly. Every Monday the farm is reviewed to organize the tasks that will be done during the week: pruning, grafting, clearing, treatments, irrigation or collection. The fertilization is decided based on the time of year and the needs of the plant that are verified by quarterly analysis. Each fruit that reaches a CrowdFarmer will have been harvested at its perfect ripening point, being carefully packaged so that it arrives with all the love that we put at your table. With the advantage of avoiding extra costs that the fruit usually has until it reaches the end customer.
Gloria Isabel Díaz

"I live in love with the countryside and nature, it is my way of life to produce fruit without damaging the environment, balance in life and nature is my leitmotiv.”

La Atalaya
La Atalaya
La Atalaya farm is a lovingly cared family farm whose name comes from being located near a watchtower, which is a tower from the Arab era with a military character. We are close to the largest Buddhist center in southern Europe (Karma Guen). Located in an area of agricultural tradition and economy related to the sector. Avocado and mango cultivation is the largest generator of employment in the area, even above tourism. Our family of humble origin has been able to keep a job thanks to the cultivation of these delicious fruits. On average, each tree on our farm, whether mango or avocado, needs about 7m3 of irrigation water per year, in addition to that provided by the rain. The entire farm has high-performance drippers installed and we have a pond to collect water. The water on our farm comes from wells that are analyzed quarterly as quality control to ensure that they are not salinized. For the fertilization of the fruit, only validated natural products are used for use in organic farming, so that not only do we improve the quality of the fruit, but we do not harm the environment. The grass is controlled by cutting it with pruners and it is kept on the ground to improve the amount of organic matter and fertility. Within the farm we have approximately 15% of the area planted with other crops to generate a diverse and sustainable ecosystem that encourages the proliferation of predators, thus improving the biodiversity of our farm. On the farm no waste is generated since the pruning remains are ground to improve the topsoil and the firewood is chopped. On the farm we are three workers who make it possible for the avocado and mango to reach the house from the tree. The oldest of us has been on the farm for 35 years and is responsible for keeping the plant healthy, fertilizing and watering, the two most important cultural tasks in the case of avocado. The other two prune and pick the fruit when the time comes. Avocado and mango are harvested manually, so those heavily damaged by twigs are sold to the industry to make guacamole, creams, juices, or jams.
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Technical information
Address
La Atalaya, Triana, ES
Altitude
135m
Team
1 woman and 3 men
Size
2 hectares
Cultivation technique
Organic farming
Irrigation
Drip irrigation
Location