oranges
La Carrasca
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The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from the farm "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in 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. There is no ongoing commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you can decide to renew and extend the adoption.

The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from the farm "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in 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. There is no ongoing commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you can decide to renew and extend the adoption.

What do you adopt?
An orange tree of the Navel de Foyos variety that is certified with the seal of Organic Farming since the harvest of 2020. 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.
What will you receive?
During the season you will be receiving the quantity of harvest you reserved in the adoption process. Oranges certified as organic since the harvest of 2020. The "Navel Foyo" variety is suitable for both, eating and juicing due to its high juice content. They have an intensive taste.
When will you receive it?
The first oranges of the "Navel de Foyos" variety are usually picked between Mid-January and the beginning of March. Their taste is more acidic in the beginning, but becomes sweeter throughout the season. 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.
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
Llum Querol
Llum and Pablo have always been connected with agriculture and their dream of being able to dedicate their life to it came true in 2005 when they bought La Carrasca. The first years were quite difficult for them as they had to recover the farm that had come down over the years. In doing so, the entire fields had to be replanted and they decided to do so with the orange variety Navel Foyos and the clementine variety Clemenules. Both have a very good taste and adapt well to the region’s characteristics. Just when the trees began to produce fruits, the right moment would have come to regain the investments made. At that time, however, the market price of the oranges was very low and they even had to think about selling their farm. Hoping that hard work and high-quality fruits would make a difference, they continued. When they designed the new planting, they considered a very high planting distance. For Pablo the wellbeing of the trees has always been the priority. Therefore, the distance between them is relatively high so that they have enough space to grow and the air can circulate well between them. Whereas this way of planting the trees decreases the harvest amount, the quality of the fruits increases. Llum and Pablo hardly have any problems with fungi and pests. In the past, the two of them have always tried to apply organic cultivation approaches. So it was only a matter of time to initiate the process of organic certification. Their dream is to be able to dedicate themselves completely to their farm and not having to work other part-time jobs. They believe that thanks to CrowdFarming their dream will come true.
Llum Querol

"It is our dream to work outdoors and to be able to live on agriculture - however, we are not willing to do so at any price. We want to work and act in accordance with our values. That’s why we have decided to promote an ecological farming approach. We don’t want to cultivate many oranges, but good ones. With CrowdFarming we believe that we can show the consumer the love and affection we put into our work. Every single orange we cultivate causes sleepless nights: Will it freeze? Will the heavy winds blow it to the ground? For this reason, we want people who enjoy our fruits, to cherish all the hard work that's behind cultivating them."

La Carrasca
La Carrasca
La Carrasca is an orange farm situated between the two Spanish regions of Valencia and Catalonia. The closest municipality is Vinaroz and the farm owes. its name to the Carrasca canyon nearby. “La carrasca” refers to the colloquial name of the holm oak (Quercus ilex), which, together with wild olive trees, mastics, rosemary and other typical Mediterranean plant species, forms the natural north-eastern border of the farm. This vegetation offers shelter to the natural enemies of pests and other auxiliary fauna necessary to control them. Furthermore, in order to maintain and boost a very rich biodiversity, the vegetation bordering the fields has been sustained. On the southern part, the Puig de la Nau can be seen. It is a small mountain where an Iberian village emerged between the VIII. and V. century a.C. . Moreover, about a thousand orange trees of the variety Navel Foyos grow on this farm situated 65 m above sea level. The orange variety has its origin in the Valencian city Foyos and belongs to the family of navel oranges, which are suitable for eating or making juice. Due to its dependence on whether conditions, it is very difficult to determine the best time of harvest. However, the harvest usually takes place in February and March.
Technical information
Address
La Carrasca, Vinaroz, Castellón, ES
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