Organic Aloe vera
Las Coronas
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The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from the farm "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in the 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 the 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?
Each {variety} produces an average of {masterUnitsMax} of {production} leaves per season. How do you know when the leaf is ready for harvest? Normally, like with any other fruit, it is the intuition of the expert. But in general, we will say that the leaf must have considerable size and thickness. The color of the leaf must be a green with yellowish tones, which is a sign of maturity.
What will you receive?
The box we will send you contains: * 5 x aloe vera leaves The plants are harvested following the techniques of ecological cultivation certified by the CAAE (Andalusian Committee of Ecological Agriculture). Tips for preservation: we recommend to keep them in a refrigerated place at a temperature between 6ºC and 10ºC. ADVICE: when cutting the leaf a yellow liquid called "aloin" leaks from it and should be removed because it is not recommended to consume it.
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.
How does it work?
Meet the Farmers
Adopt and plan your harvest
Let the Farmer and nature work
Receive your harvest at home
Andres López Raya
I discovered Aloe vera 10 years ago at a fair where I got to try it for the first time. Back then, I thought that Aloe vera was only used in cosmetics and dermatology. Upon my return, I wanted to get more into the subject and I sought help from teachers who had researched about Aloe vera in food. Mainly, I knew it as a food for improving health. That was the moment when I decided to look for ways to start growing it. I visited all the fields that were around here to inform me about the methods to cultivate it. Then I bought a few plants to start and we enlarged the surface using the cuttings, which are the little leaves that sprout around the plant itself. That way, we started the cultivation with a few hectares. I got in touch with the whole industry, both from the peninsula and the Canary Islands where it is also grown. A national association of entrepreneurs was created to bring together the farmers of the region. It’s called the Spanish Association of Aloe Vera ("Asocialoe") and I chaired it for six years. I've always been fascinated by innovation around Aloe and the most innovative thing we've done here in Las Coronas has been transforming it. I think that CrowdFarming is a good way to discover these high-quality leaves, and to open doors to an international market. We are also happy that the potential CROWDFARMERS can get to visit our farm "Las Coronas".
Andres López Raya

"I discovered this product in an organic food fair, where I got to try some pancakes that contained Aloe vera. That is how I was introduced to this wonderful product. Ever since, I have not stopped researching everything about Aloe vera. I have decided to dedicate my life to it."

Las Coronas
Las Coronas
The farm "Las Coronas" is located in the municipality of Carmona, Seville and encompasses more than 200 hectares. Until 2010, cotton, wheat and orange trees were grown there until Andrés decided to dedicate himself to Aloe vera. Aloe vera fields at that time barely reached 30 hectares in Andalusia. The Aloe vera plant only requires two important weather conditions: one is that the area does not suffer from prolonged periods of frost; and the most important one is that there is no excess humidity in the plots, as this is the main enemy of the plant. Regarding its water needs, it is a plant that withstands dry periods very well. The Aloe vera plant adapts well to any types of soil. Sandy loam soils are the most appropriate. On the farm, training courses about the cultivation of Aloe are organized and have turned Las Coronas in an international reference on this product. There is still a lot to do and a lot to research. Andrés wants to turn the farm into an international center to welcome guests and inform them about the cultivation and transformation of Aloe vera.
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Address
Las Coronas, Carmona, Sevilla, ES
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