Adopt a quinoa plant stock from "Mudda Natur" in Havixbeck (Germany) and receive your harvest in the form of quinoa fussili at home. The Farmer Carolin 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.
You adopt a quinoa plant stock cultivated under the European Union's Organic Farming regulations. We are in the process of converting and hope to get certified in 2021. You adopt an approx. 15m² quinoa plant stock at the Grenzbach farm from Mudda Natur. The plant Quinoa (*Chenopodium quinoa*) belongs to the foxtail family (*Amaranthaceae*), thus not to the family of classic cereals (grasses = *Poaceae*), although it has a similar use in the kitchen as a healthy starch supplement, protein and energy supplier. It is particularly popular because it is gluten-free. The genetic origin of quinoa is in Peru, almost 11,000 km away, at the very high altitude Lake Titicaca, where it has been cultivated for about 5,000 years and has traditionally been a staple food. Quinoa is still widely cultivated in South America today. This plant is not only able to cope with difficult conditions such as barren soils or high altitudes, but also with climate change: it is known for its tolerance to extreme pH values in the soil, ground frost, drought and nutrient deficiency. We have been growing quinoa on our family farm in Germany for nine years now and do not use chemical pesticides or mineral fertilizers for cultivation. The care and cultivation of quinoa here in Germany is very similar to that of traditional cereals such as rye or wheat, i.e. it is sown, tended, flowered, matured and finally threshed with a combine harvester. Each quinoa plant stock bears an average of 3kg per season.
Each season we will send you a box with: 6 x __wholemeal quinoa fussili__ (500g bag) The special thing about our pasta is that they can only cook for a maximum of two minutes. Then they are 'al dente'. Afterwards you can enjoy them with a herb pesto or fresh mushrooms and vegetables. As the pasta consists of more than 90 % of our wholemeal quinoa, it also has a great nutty taste. The remaining ingredients are a little potato flour, carob gum and salt. They are of course gluten-free. We have our pasta produced in a noodle farm very close by, and here too we have made sure that we work closely together. The noodles keep for three years if stored in a dry and dark place.
When will you receive it?
You may select the delivery date of your box as suggested by the Farmer at check-out. Quinoa is harvested in late summer. Afterwards it has to be dried so that it can be stored permanently. Furthermore the harvest is cleaned - plant remains and components of herbs (which are now times arise because we do not use pesticides) must be removed. We then transform the quinoa into our gluten-free pasta and finally they are ready to be sent to you, CrowdFarmers.
Delivery country United Kingdom
Includes adoption, preparation and shipment of the order.