organic seaweed
La Patrona
You're right on time! Adopt a ría gallega (Galician estuary) while they last.
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The project

Adopt a square meter of a ría gallega (Galician estuary) in Cambados (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic seaweed at home. __Note: unlike other projects in which the adopted unit is in a private property, in this project you participate in the adoption of the Galician estuary (Rías Gallegas), which is a common good.__ The Farmer Cristina 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 square meter of a ría gallega (Galician estuary) in Cambados (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic seaweed at home. __Note: unlike other projects in which the adopted unit is in a private property, in this project you participate in the adoption of the Galician estuary (Rías Gallegas), which is a common good.__ The Farmer Cristina 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?
One square metre of the Rías Gallegas is about 2.5 kg of fresh algae, which once dehydrated is 240 grams. Our seaweed is hand-picked in the Galician estuaries, washed, dehydrated and packaged by us by hand in biodegradable containers. The harvest is done either on foot or by diving at shallow depth and with the help of a boat. The seaweed is cut leaving the rhizoid (root) so that it can continue to grow and bear leaves in their period of growth. From all the spots (population) we can find there is always a part left intact so as not to damage the whole spot. Once cut, an area is left to rest for a few weeks until it has grown and so on. This way, we ensure are sustainable growth of the algae. We will also provide you with 6 different recipes so that you can make the most of them. You will find these recipes on the back of each package, as well as on the web in the form of video recipes in Spanish and English. Organic farming. In the seals section you can download the current certificate. We also have the V-Label certificate and proof that our drying is done at less than 40º C.
What will you receive?
We will send you the box you have chosen in the adoption process. A small box corresponds to 1 m² A big box corresponds to 2 m² For each m2 adopted the following varieties will be sent to your home: * 40g dehydrated Kombu seaweed. It is a thick and flat brown seaweed. It has the smell of the sea and provides the iodized and smoky umami flavor that will enhance the taste of the ingredients in your dishes. * 40g dehydrated Wakame seaweed. Long thin-leaf Japanese brown seaweed with a light sea smell and neutral, slightly sweet taste. * 40g of dehydrated sea spaghetti seaweed. Brown seaweed with an elongated, fine and flattened shape. It has the smell of the sea and a neutral taste. It has a fleshy green bean texture. * 30g of dehydrated sea lettuce. Light green seaweed in the shape of a thin round leaf. It smells of sea and has an intense seafood flavor. * 40g dehydrated barnacle. Green seaweed in the shape of a fleshy bouquet with rounded tubes. Velvety touch. It has a strong smell of sea and a very intense taste of shellfish in particular barnacle, hence its name. * 40g of Mix of dehydrated seaweed. Mixture of our seaweed: wakame, sea lettuce and sea spaghetti dehydrated in petals.
When will you receive it?
Please, check the deadline for participating in this project (deadline for adoption) below. As of this date the Farmer will start preparing the orders that are to be shipped. You may select the delivery date of your box as suggested by the Farmer at check-out.
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.
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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

Adoptions available until the 25/10/2020
Delivery starting on the 03/12/2020

Adopt a ría gallega (Galician estuary)

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Final price:

49.44€ / Season

Includes adoption, preparation and shipment of the order.

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Cristina García
I fell in love with the sea since I was little, this made me want to dedicate my life to the preservation and sustainable development of marine and fishing resources. Our trajectory as a team at La Patrona has always been linked to food quality and aquaculture from an environmental, social and economic sustainability perspective. We have worked in both public and private companies, including the university, where, in addition to studying, we investigate issues related to marine reserves and their fisheries management. After living and diving all over the seas, from the Canary Islands, the Azores, to the marvellous Great Barrier Reef, we decided to go for our Spanish coasts undertaking a unique adventure with seaweed. Our interest in healthy living and healthy eating, as well as our taste for new flavours, led us to take an interest in algae. In Algas La Patrona we enjoy each step of the value chain, we love to get into the sea to select the best specimens and the best areas for harvesting, we supervise the entire process, we do the washing, dehydrating and final packaging in compostable containers, so each day is different from the previous one. We have always been fascinated by seaweed because of its great potential for use in practically all sectors and industries, from mitigating climate change to moving airplanes.
Cristina García

"We have been in business since 2017 and in this project we are bringing together all our experience, desire, enthusiasm, experiences, energy to transmit our passion for our work and for these sea vegetables that contribute so much to our well-being. We want to bring this product directly to families, offering all the flavour of the sea, a quality product and a much more personal service.”

La Patrona
La Patrona
We call ourselves Algas La Patrona (The Patroness Algae) because as women who love the sea, we wanted to empower women who work at sea. We are in Cambados, a beautiful village located in the estuary of Arousa, surrounded by beaches, white sandy coves, and natural cliffs from which you can see how algae grow. In addition, you can enjoy green forests, rivers and traditional constructions such as mills, granaries and farmhouses. The Rías Baixas are known all over the world because they produce not only our sea vegetables, but also the best fish and seafood. Here, expert divers select the best examples of each species and collect them in a way that ensures the growth of future algae.
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Address
La Patrona, Cambados, ES
Team
2 women
Cultivation technique
Harvesting in the natural environment
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