organic early avocado
La Atalaya
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The project

Adopt an avocado tree from the farm "La Atalaya" in Triana (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic early avocado 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 an avocado tree from the farm "La Atalaya" in Triana (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic early avocado 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 an avocado 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. A plant produces around 40 kg when it is adult. The avocado is a plant native to Central America and has spread to areas with a tropical and subtropical climate. It is a fast growing tree which must be controlled by pruning. The best known variety is Hass, however, there are other earlier varieties such as the Bacon variety and the Fuerte variety, known as smooth skinned avocados. These early varieties allow seasonal avocados to be enjoyed earlier. The Bacon variety is the earliest and the Fuerte variety is at its optimum ripening point at the end of the year. It is a tree with a great tendency to alternate between the seasons, which means that one year it produces a lot and the next year very little. Fortunately each tree has its own rhythm and we can have enough crops to offer you every year. A tree needs about 10m3 of irrigation water per year that we provide with drip irrigation since it is the most efficient way to do it. Our avocados have been grown organically all their lives. At the end of the 70's we became one of the first organically cultivated tropical farms in Malaga. The productive life of an avocado tree is around 30-35 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 avocado tree dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. A avocado tree from our farm produces an average of 28 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: __4 kg of organic avocado__ (cardboard box) * Avocado Bacon (mid-October until December): has a rounded shape with a darker skin, less fat and a slightly less intense flavour, it ripens in a green colour, the pulp is creamy and light yellow in colour * Avocado Fuerte (end of October until December: it is pear-shaped, its skin is light green with white spots, its taste is reminiscent of pine nuts, it ripens in a green colour, the pulp is creamy and light yellow in colour, very flavorful * Organic farming since 1977 * Harvested from the tree on request and shipped directly to your home in a cardboard box * One kilo contains between 4 and 5 fruits (the box contains depending on the size 20 fruits approximately) * Climatic fruit: avocados continue to ripen after harvesting * Ideal storing method: in a cool and airy place, they can last 20 days in good condition (if you want to enjoy them longer, store them in the fridge) The avocado may present some external damage caused by rubbing of branches, the sun or some fungi, which do not penetrate inside the fruit because the skin is firm. The speed of ripening will depend on the humidity and temperature conditions where you store them. If you want to speed up the ripening process, wrap them in paper or place them next to another fruit, an apple for example. Once it gives in under gentle pressure, you can cut it in half down to the stone and separate it into two parts. Keep the stone, if you want, and use it for the fireplace, it is a great fuel. If it is ripe, with a spoon you will be able to separate the pulp from the skin easily and enjoy it.
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. Even though every year is different, the season starts in mid October till the end of December
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?

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

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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