cocoa and avocado spread
La Salada

cocoa and avocado spread

The farmer does (yet) not ship to:  United States
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The project

Adopt an avocado tree from the "La Salada" farm in Bugarra (Spain) and receive your cocoa and avocado spread at home. Pascual will take care of your adoption and take its picture. You will also 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: Although your adoption will be renewed automatically, you will always be informed in advance and may decide to cancel your adoption at any time as long as the preparation has not yet begun.

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Conversion to organic farming
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Farmer 360
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Renewable energy
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Family Farm
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Visitors welcome
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Additional analyses
What do you adopt?

You adopt an avocado tree from our farm in Bugarra (Spain) that we cultivate following the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union. We are already in the process of converting and expect to be officially certified by 2023. When placing the adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your avocado tree. The Lamb Hass avocado is a subtropical crop that comes from a seed selected from a cross pollination of the Gwen variety. The avocado tree belongs to the Lauraceae family. It is a vigorous plant that blooms throughout spring and ripens at the same time as the fruits are being picked. Our form of cultivation is based on environmentally friendly agriculture. In 2021, we started the process to obtain the organic farming certificate for both tomatoes and avocados on the La Salada farm. To avoid the use of herbicides and contain weeds, we use biodegradable plastic in the soil, which also helps retain moisture and save irrigation water. All our crops are irrigated with our own source of water that is very rich in calcium and magnesium. This gift from nature means that all our irrigation water naturally contains constant levels of these important minerals. Each litre of water used to irrigate our tomato and avocado crops naturally contains approximately 350mg of calcium and 185mg of magnesium, which come from the water flowing over a natural calcium-magnesium layer. Some of the avocados from our La Salada farm have skin imperfections or scratches caused by the friction of the branches in windy conditions. Although these fruit have the same internal quality as those in good condition, we don't deliver them to our clients in order to avoid them arriving at their destination in bad conditions. In this way, and in order to promote the circular economy of our farm, we have made a delicious cocoa spread with 26% of imperfect avocados in conversion to organic which are of very good quality. We are therefore helping to avoid wasting the fruit of our harvest. Although the avocado used is a product of organic conversion, the rest of the ingredients in this spread are all organically grown. And once we have completed the conversion process of our avocado plantation we want to be able to continue to produce this spread, but this time with a guarantee that 100% of the ingredients used are actually organically grown. Your adoption produces an average of 1kg of rejected avocados each season. With this amount we can produce around 1.23kg of cocoa and avocado spread.

What will you receive?

Each season we will send you a box with: 6 x __Cocoa and avocado spread__ (205g per glass jar) * Smooth spread, cocoa flavour and balanced sweetness * Made from avocado in conversion to organic farming since 2021 (26%) * Harvest date: March - June 2022 * The rest of the ingredients are from organic farming * You can enjoy our spread on a slice of bread, adding it to your yoghurt or if you prefer, simply eat it with a spoon! * Our cocoa and avocado spread is made with the reduction of waste in mind, i.e. avocados that are too small, too ripe or damaged * The ingredient list as well as all potential allergen information can be downloaded from "Additional analyses" * During the production process, the spread is pasteurised, allowing it to be stored for 12 months without refrigeration; once the jar has been opened, it must be stored in the refrigerator and consumed within 10 days As we do not have our own production workshop, we have developed this product in collaboration with our partner Maria Angeles Avilés, owner of the workshop where our spread is made. We would like to thank her for her dedicated work, her professionalism and her creativity.

When will you receive it?

The avocado and cocoa spread is made during the season to convert our plantation to organic and using the avocado that cannot be sent. With the type of farming we do and thanks to the latitude and climate of our region, the production process takes just over six months, which means that we can have this product available all year round, given the 12-month consumption period.

Why should you adopt?
Know who, how and where your food is produced. Source your food in a conscious, direct and consistent manner.
Buying without intermediaries allows the producer to obtain better prices. This helps generate better jobs and social standards in rural areas.
When you adopt something, you allow the producer to ensure the sale at a fixed price and to produce on demand. This also avoids wasting food that is grown without being sold.
It supports producers who strive for environmentally friendly packaging and cultivation practices.
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