organic pomegranates
Llauradors de Somnis
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The project

Adopt a pomegranate tree from the farm "Llauradors de Somnis" in Silla (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic pomegranates at home. The Farmer Salvador 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 pomegranate tree from the farm "Llauradors de Somnis" in Silla (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic pomegranates at home. The Farmer Salvador 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 a pomegranate tree that we cultivate under the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union since 2016. During the process of adoption you can choose a name that we will engrave on a plaque and hang on your tree. Our name: "Llauradors de Somnis" (Valencian for "dream workers"), already comes to explain what we want to do. We started this project as a family, recovering abandoned land in the garden of Valencia and transforming it into ecological land in 2016. The Emek pomegranate: This variety is the earliest, around mid of August it is already available. It is characterized by a large elongated crown, well-closed and very resistant. Its exterior color is red-pink, having more intense spots because of the sun. Inside, it has large, intense ruby red seeds. They are soft, small, and taste sweet with a hint of sourness. The Shani pomegranate: This variety like the Emek, has a smaller external shape with a small but not so closed crown, but very resistant. The external colour of the fruit is uniformly bright red. The seeds are a deep red colour, the taste is excellent as there is an exceptional balance between sugar and acidity and the seeds are equally soft and tender. These two varieties, Emek and Shani, originate in Israel. I chose them because I was looking for something innovative for the market that could be included in the Mediterranean diet at the same time. To gather more information about these varieties, I decided to travel to Israel with my young son during the hot month of August 2016. There I was told about the "sacred" fruit, as pomegranates are said to have 613 seeds, which coincidentally correspond to the precepts of the Torah. After this trip, we planted these early varieties on our farm and now pay a royalty to the Israeli company that developed these wonderful varieties. The Acco pomegranate: On the outside, it has an evenly intense red colour with a small closed crown. The seeds are also of an intense red color that only confirms the extreme sweetness of its flavour. The seed is semi-soft, making it very easy to consume. To be able to offer continuity to our clients with a product similar to the extra-early varieties, I decided to plant the ACCO variety because it adapts very well to our climate and gives us the possibility to offer fruit until the middle of September. Our trees are fertilized with organic manure and raised in the fields we have around the southern countryside of Valencia. Our production system gives special importance to environmental care, being pioneers in the most advanced systems of nutrition and ecological treatments. As well as an innovative system of trellising. All this helps the extra early pomegranate trees to allow the fruit to be harvested much earlier than the other varieties. Each tree, depending on the flowering, can give us up to 15 kg of fruit. We have not won any prizes but we have participated in various national and European fairs, making our pomegranate known on an international level. The productive life of a pomegranate tree is around 20-25 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 pomegranate tree dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. A pomegranate tree from our farm produces an average of 15 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 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: __Each box contains approx. 5 kg of organic pomegranates__ * Varieties Emek, Shani and Acco * Each box contains around 15 pieces of fruit, each weighing around 300 g * The Emek variety which is the earliest with a small, soft-textured seed and a touch of sourness * The Shani variety which has ruby red seeds with an excellent taste and a balance between sugar and sourness * The Acco variety which is the later and sweeter of the three varieties, with an intense red aril colour * Our pomegranates have been treated with water and organic fertilizers and are picked according to the harvesting schedule * Best preserved cold * They can last up to a month in a stable and cold temperature
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 first pomegranates, which are of the Emek variety, begin to ripen at the beginning of August and are harvested until the beginning of September. Then comes the variety Shani from the second half of August and lasts until mid-September. Finally the Acco variety comes at the end of August and can last until the end of September.
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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Adopt and plan your harvest

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Let the Farmer and nature work

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Receive your harvest at home

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Salvador López Juan
My name is Salvador López Juan and I am the founder of the company SAT Llauradors de Somnis. As the name indicates, we like to work on dreams by recovering abandoned land in the Valencia region. The motivation for farming comes from several generations ago and it was my grandfather Salvador who instilled in me since I was a child a passion for agriculture. Fifteen years ago I was only working in the automotive sector but when my father died I inherited some kiwi fields in conventional agriculture. My dream was to transform the fields into organic farming, to differentiate myself from the others and to commit to sustainable agriculture. After several studies and consultations on pomegranate cultivation, I decided to change our kiwi production for organic extra-early pomegranates. The day-to-day work of our Llauradors de Somnis team is to look after and care for our fields, each one of us dedicating ourselves to controlling harmful weeds, watering, driving the tractor, carrying out organic treatments, pruning, as well as checking and maintaining the facilities and machinery. Day by day these tasks are supervised by my son Salva who I hope can inherit from me the dream of agriculture. As far as the business part is concerned, we keep in close contact with our current customers informing them of the progress of our crops and looking for new challenges to be able to grow and bring our fruit to the homes of many families. This is how the willingness to participate in CrowdFarming was born. We decided to be part of this project because up until now our pomegranates have been sent to large supermarkets and we have lost the traceability to the final consumer. This project will allow us to have a more direct contact with the CrowdFarmers and to know their feedback first hand. We are excited to know that our fruit will reach the table of several families around the world.
Salvador López Juan

"With this family project, we want to show that, if something is dreamt, it is possible, that is why we want to recover the image of the Valencian countryside, since there are more and more abandoned fields. We want to show that "Yes, it can be done", if we all work together and try to make a responsible use of energy and natural resources."

Llauradors de Somnis
Llauradors de Somnis
The farm is called Mas de L'Algudor and is one of the first documented rural territorial divisions along with L'aliaga and La Bega, all named in the 13th century, located in the south-west of the municipality of Silla (Valencia). Etymologically, it derives from "al-gudir" which in Arabic means "small lake" in clear reference to the streams that cross it, fed by natural water springs. We have only pomegranates planted on the farm, but it is surrounded by hundred-year-old olive trees. In this farm we carry out daily irrigation and maintenance tasks giving work to a total of 17 workers. This farm was the first one we planted with pomegranates. As I said before, our priority is to recover abandoned land and this was the first one with these characteristics. As it is an organic crop, the water we use must pass some controls and be free of any chemicals. It comes from the Acequia Real del Júcar. Our watering days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, about seven hours a day. Our watering system is drip fed; to ensure efficiency we frequently stretch the hoses and flush them to check that they are working properly. Our farm is organic. We like to use anti-weed mesh to avoid the excessive appearance of harmful plants in the ridges, but we are in favour of maintaining the vegetal cover in the rest of the furrow to favour the shelter of auxiliary fauna, managing to increase the vegetal biodiversity of the farm as much as possible. Our working method is based on a precision agriculture that incorporates new technologies for decision making in agricultural production. Smart farming allows us to adjust the doses of irrigation and fertilizers to the exact needs of each crop, which results in the long-term sustainability of the agri-food system. We carry out this project among a total of 17 workers, divided between 15 men and 2 women. They have been part of the team for more than 2 years and are paid according to their tasks and according to a collective agreement. The company provides the workers with fresh products from the field for their own consumption. We have tried to make the most of our harvest, dedicating the part of the pomegranate waste to the production of organic pomegranate juice. Made only from pressed pomegranate without added sugar, preservatives or colorants. Our team dedicated to packing has been trained to select the best quality fruit and make a selection according to the requirements of each customer. We store the pomegranate peel and the white internal lining obtained after the juice is made in the composting area we have on the farm. These remains will be used as fertilizer for the crops of the next few years as well as the remains from pruning which are crushed and used as nutrients for the tree.
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Technical information
Address
Llauradors de Somnis, Silla, ES
Altitude
24m
Team
2 women and 15 men
Size
7,2803 ha
Cultivation technique
Organic agriculture
Irrigation
Drip irrigation
Location