organic avocados
La Atalaya
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The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from the apiary "{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 apiary "{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} that we cultivate based on 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 avocado is a plant native to Central America, which 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 worldwide is the Hass and in our farm it is grafted on Mexican feet, which are the ones that best adapt to our land and climate conditions. It is a tree with a great tendency to vegetate, 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 production to offer you every year. A tree needs about 10m3 of irrigation water per year that we provide with drippers since it is the most efficient way to do it. Our avocados have been grown organically all their lives. At the ends of the 70’s we became one of the first tropical farms in Malaga. The productive life of {publicVariety} 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 {variety} dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from other trees. An {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 from you tree 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 Hass avocado (cardboard box)__ * One kilo of avocado contains between 4-7 pieces (16-24 per box) * Rough skin and green color at the beginning * Ripe hass avocado has a creamy texture and a hazelnut flavor * If you keep it cold, it can last about 30 days without spoiling * The fruits are 20% smaller because organic avocados do not "fatten" so much * Climatic fruit: avocados continue to ripen after harvesting. When you receive your order, wait a few days for them to soften. The Avocados can present some external damage caused by rubbing of branches or some fungi, which do NOT penetrate inside the fruit because the skin is very strong. The speed of ripening will depend on the humidity and temperature conditions where you store them as well as the season. In January avocados will ripen slower than in April. If you refrigerate them, they can last about 30 days without spoiling. Once they turn black, you can cut it in half up to the pit and separate it into two parts. Keep the pit, if you want, and use it for the fireplace, it is a great fuel. If it's just right, with a spoon you can easily remove the flesh from the skin 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. The season starts in January and lasts till the end of April, beginning of May, depending on the weather. Sometimes we can start picking them as early as 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.
How does it work?
Meet the Farmers
Adopt and plan your harvest
Let the Farmer and nature work
Receive your harvest at home
Javier Marquez
My father has been working on this farm for 30 years and I joined the team to continue his work. We are in love with the countryside, the region and the tropical fruit. We have always trusted that this unique crop would thrive in our region. There were bad times when it was difficult to sell the fruit because in Europe most of us didn't know how to eat it, people ate it green and of course were horrified by it...it has taken a lot of effort to make it known and now at last its growth is unstoppable. On the farm we schedule the tasks on a weekly basis. Every Monday we go around the farm to define the tasks that will be done that week, pruning, grafting, weeding, treatments, irrigation or harvesting. The fertilization is decided according to the time of the year and the needs of the plant, which are checked by quarterly analysis. Our motivation is to get closer to the final consumer and avoid all the extra costs that the fruit has until it reaches the customer, which is abusive in many cases.
Javier Marquez

"I am passionate about producing one of the most complete fruits in the world and doing so in complex climatic conditions make my work a constant challenge."

La Atalaya
La Atalaya
The Atalaya estate, located in Velez-Malaga (Spain), is a small family run farm that is carefully looked after and whose name comes from being situated near an Atalaya, which is a military tower from the Arab period. We are also close to the largest Buddhist centre in southern Europe (Karma guen). Located in an area of agricultural tradition and related economies. The cultivation of avocado and mango is the biggest generator of employment in the area, even above tourism. The water on our farm come from wells that are tested quarterly to ensure that they are not saline. A tree needs about 10m3 of irrigation water per year, in addition to the rain. The whole farm has drippers installed and we have a small lake to accumulate water For the fertilization of the trees, only natural products are used in such a way that not only do we improve the quality of the fruit, but we do not harm the environment (water streams, soil, birds, bees etc). The grass is cut with mowers and left on the ground to improve the plant coverl. Within the farm we have approximately 15% of the area planted with other crops to generate a sustainable ecosystem of predators, thus improving the biodiversity of our farm. No waste is generated on the farm as the pruning remains are ground to improve the vegetable layer and the firewood is chopped. In the farm we are three people who make possible that the avocado comes from the tree to your house. The "oldest" one of us has been on the farm for 35 years and is responsible for the healthy growth of the plant, fertilizing and watering, the two most important cultural tasks in the case of the avocado. The other two of us can and do pick the fruit when the time comes. The avocado is harvested by hand, so those that are very damaged by branches are sold to the industry to make guacamole or creams.
Technical information
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La Atalaya, Triana, ES
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