clementines
Monte de Carlos
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The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from our 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 our 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?
Adopt {publicVariety} from our farm in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}). During the process of adoption you can choose a name that we will engrave on a plaque and hang on your tree. A {variety} from our farm produces an average of {masterUnitsMax} 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 from you tree to others. In Monte de Carlos, we continue to build our trust in CrowdFarming and in the model of direct contact with the final consumer. This is why we have transitioned a small clementine field to organic production and are in the process of conversion. The clementines are from the Orogrande variety, similar and closely related to the Clemenules. It is easy to peel and is balanced in acidity and sugar, its differentiator is that it ripens earlier. These clementines are cultivated in a mountainous area, therefore, the thermal variations give them a particular taste and texture, making them crispier and tastier. In Monte de Carlos we do not treat our plants with any product that is not ecological. We are in fact being even stricter than the organic production regulations because we do not want to use products such as copper or oil. Although these products are certified, we prefer to work in harmony with nature. Pests will not disappear and it is not our objective to get rid of them but to control their population and live together. To achieve this we release living beneficial organisms, also called natural enemies that control their population and we rely heavily on the spectacular flora and fauna of our farm Monte de Carlos. The clementines may have external marks resulting from the coexistence with red spiders, thrips, and other small animals...but they are just aesthetic marks that do not affect its interior quality. Each {variety} produces an average of {masterUnitsMax}kg. Each season you can decide how much to reserve and pay for maintenance based on the amount you reserve. This way the Farmer can plan and sell to other people the remaining amount you don’t want from your tree. The productive life of {publicVariety} is around 25-30 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 {variety} dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from other trees.
What will you receive?
During harvest season you can progressively receive the quantity of {production} harvest that you reserve on the moment of adoption. Shipping format: __5 kg of “Orogrande” clementines__ * Clementine in conversion to organic * Cultivated in a mountain region, where the climate makes them crispier and tastier * Average quantity per 1 kg: between 9 and 12 clementines * Easy to peel and residue-free, you can use it for cooking * Plastic-free packaging * Due to natural pollination by bees they might have some seeds * Ideal storage: in a cool, airy place they keep well for 2 to 3 weeks
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. This variety is harvested at optimal ripeness between mid-November and mid-December.
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 trees which are now in full production. We have apricot trees (Albasol variety), persimmon trees (Sinsu variety) and clementine trees (Orogrande variety).
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Monte de Carlos, Catadau, ES
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