Walnut products
Merveilleuses Noix

Walnut products

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The project

Adopt a walnut tree from the farm "Merveilleuses Noix" in Notre Dame de l’Osier (France) and receive your harvest in the form of Walnut products at home. Sylvain 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. As the production coming from one walnut tree is big, the adoption is shared among various people. If you wish to have a bigger share, you may adopt more than once. 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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What do you adopt?

You adopt a walnut tree from our farm in Notre Dame de l’Osier (France). The cultivation here is certified as organic by the European Union as of 2022. Some of the Franquette walnut trees that we offer for adoption were planted in 1989 and the younger ones in 2001. The Franquette walnut is a very productive walnut tree producing elongated nuts of good size and very pleasant, sweet flavour, with pronounced hazelnut aromas. The walnut tree is one of the fruit species with a rather slow fruiting process. However, for a walnut tree, the Franquette variety is considered to be a relatively fast fruiting variety. This old variety originates from the right bank of the lower Isère valley in the Vinay region, exactly where our farm is located. We are therefore proud representatives of this variety. The Grenoble walnut has been recognised for a century for it’s exceptional quality and incomparable flavour, two characteristics which have made it internationally renowned. We do not have our own mill due to it being an investment too great for our structure, so our oil is pressed in a new mill in Saint-Hilaire-du-Rosier (15 minutes from our farm). It opened in 2018 and is approved for bio ORGANIC. The walnuts with a defect in appearance or colour are separated during the sorting. We then break them and the kernels are used to make the pure walnut oil. We bring the walnut kernels, already sorted by us, to the mill. Our walnuts are crushed by a large stainless steel wheel and then heated. Cold pressing is impossible for walnut oil because it results in the oil not being very flavoursome. The resulting paste is pressed several times for about an hour. It takes half a day to make 50 liters of walnut oil. Generally, we stay at the mill during this process. This oil is then put in large containers and brought back to our farm where it will be filtered and bottled by us. Your adoption is 31 years old and its productive life is around 170 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 adoption dies, we will replace it with no additional cost assuring the delivery of your harvest from others. Your adoption produces an average of undefinedkg of originalProduction each season. 5 CrowdFarmers will share the adoption, and each one will receive a 5kg box of products made from raw and processed walnuts.

What will you receive?

The box we will send you contains: 1 x __Organic in-shell walnuts PDO Noix de Grenoble__ size > 28mm, Franquette variety (1kg, bag) 1 x __Organic walnut oil__ (0.25l, aluminium tin) 2 x __Organic caramelised walnuts__ (200g, bag) Gourmet box of 3 walnut based products delivered to your home. Share with the family during the holidays or give as a gift throughout the year! __Organic in-shell walnuts PDO Noix de Grenoble :__ These walnuts are elongated nuts of good size and very pleasant, sweet flavour, with pronounced hazelnut aromas. The organic in-shell walnuts PDO Noix de Grenoble will be packed in bulk in a cardboard box accompanied by some straw to reduce friction during transport, and they will be sent right to your home. The walnuts can be stored for up to a year in a cool spot in your home. Once cracked, it is advisable to store the kernels in the refrigerator or even in the freezer to preserve them properly. This way, the kernels remain edible for one year. __Organic walnut oil :__ Given the rather thick texture, the walnut oil has a toasted and fruity, nutty smell and a strong, aromatic taste. The oil will be packaged in two 0.25 liter aluminum tins, which you will receive at home. Our oil can be consumed cold or hot, in salads, to be used with pasta, rice, quinoa or vegetables, in ratatouille or as a substitute for butter in certain sweets such as a walnut brownie. Our oil also has cosmetic properties as it is softening, antioxidant, nourishing, regenerating, soothing and calming. It can be stored for up to a year in a not-too-warm place in the house and away from light. Light exposure can accelerate its degradation. __Organic caramelised walnuts :__ The organic caramelised walnuts are a tasty treat that can be enjoyed at any time. They are made on the farm in an artisanal way, with quality, carefully selected nuts, sugar & a little water. We use a device that heats the nuts up and turns them, the sugar caramelises and gradually covers the kernels. They can keep for up to two months, but we are sure you will not be able to wait that long to devour them all! The full ingredient list as well as allergen information can be downloaded from "Additional Analysis".

When will you receive it?

The nuts are harvested when they have reached optimum maturity. In general - depending on the weather conditions - this takes place at the beginning of October. After the time required to make your products, you will receive them from the following month, around March.

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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