Apricots "Albasol"
Monte de Carlos
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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. 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 {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. 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?
The apricot trees we are putting up for adoption were planted by us in 2014. Their protected variety is called Albasol. Their fruits are orange with a reddish touch on the parts facing the sun. We are cultivating them without the use of pesticides or herbicides. Instead we are using traps to control the population of pests. In 2019, the process of obtaining the seal for Organic Farming has been initiated. Each {variety} bears an average of {masterUnitsMax}kg per season. You can decide how many kilos you would like to reserve from your tree and pay the maintenance costs based on the chosen quantity. This helps the Farmer to plan and sell the remaining harvest amount from your tree to others.
What will you receive?
During the season you will be receiving the quantity of harvest you reserved in the adoption process. __5-kg boxes of apricots__ * Cultivated without pesticides (in conversion to organic cultivation) * Harvested from the tree on demand and shipped directly to your doorstep * Without pre-selection according to colour or size * Orange colour with red cheeks on the parts facing the sun * Harvest season: between the end of May until the beginning of June * Average storage time: 2 weeks (cooled)
When will you receive it?
The flowers of the apricot trees open in Spring and bear the fruit. Within a few weeks the flowers wither, fall to the ground and the apricots grow until they have reached the ideal point of ripeness. This happens within only three months. During the second half of May we are collecting the ripe fruits and send them to you in a box containing 5kg of fresh apricots. 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 Farmer will collect your harvest on demand and just before shipment so you will receive it fresh, not treated with wax or other preservatives.
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
Carlos Arenes
At home my whole family has always been associated with working the fields. My grandparents were farmers and marketers. My father has also been a farmer and since I was seven or eight years old I spent my summers with him in the countryside helping where I could. In the early morning we went to the fields to harvest the fruits (peaches, apricots,...) and later in the inner courtyard of our house we packed them into wooden boxes to send them to the markets of Valencia and Barcelona. I finished my studies specializing in agriculture and at 22 years-old, while my friends started to buy their cars and motorbikesm, I took out a loan to buy El Monte de Carlos. Little by little we transformed the farm and have been planting different varieties until today. Some didn’t turn out the way we expected, while with others we were more successful, but I love to keep trying out varieties and keeping myself up-to-date with the latest developments.
Carlos Arenes

“For farmers there is something more worrisome than frost, hail or any other natural catastrophe. It is the incapacity to sell your harvest at a price that will at least cover fixed costs. This situation alerted us and led us to search sales channels directed towards the final consumer. Crowdfarming motivates you to produce quality because you are playing with your own image.”

Monte de Carlos
Monte de Carlos
The Monte de Carlos is a small farm difficult to reach in the midst of a mountain, ideals for developing the cultivation of stoned fruit without the use of pesticides. The absence of other forms of cultivation along with a large forests which surrounds the field and prevents the spreading of pests. In 2012 there was a huge fire in this zone which destroyed the whole mount, burning all of the mediterranean pine trees. The fire didn’t reach the farm but the hot air killed all the trees we had planted. The farm started producing again in the summer of 2014 with the plantation of apricot trees which are now in full production.
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Monte de Carlos, Catadau, Valencia, ES
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