Almond products from Na. Ma. (Natura&Mandorle)

1.40 kg/box

Almond products from Na. Ma. (Natura&Mandorle)

1.40 kg/box

Buy directly from the farmer. Without intermediaries.
Limited & seasonal harvest.
The farmer does (yet) not ship to:  United States
Specifications
Contents of the box: 1 box contains 1.4kg of almond products
Variety: Avola
1 x Organic toasted shelled Avola almonds (500g, hermetically sealed with plastic): shaped like a flat ellipse with a typical, elegant point, it has small pores on the shell while the large seeds are rough, homogenous and leather-coloured; the aromatic notes are round yet delicate, with a slightly bitter aftertaste; the almonds are already roasted in the oven to enhance their flavour and preservation
1 x Organic peeled almond flour (500g, hermetically sealed with plastic): produced by peeling and roasting the almonds, then they are finely ground to a powder, an excellent raw material for making sweets such as almond paste
2 x 100% organic almond spread (200g, glass jar): easy to spread, with an intense, slightly sweet yet sugar-free flavour, ideal for breakfast and snacks, and excellent on yoghurt and ice cream
Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2019
We shell the almonds periodically to be able to offer a fresher and crisper flavour in the fruit. Our product is a 100% artisanal, the almonds are carefully selected by hand, then packed in a bag and labelled by hand.
The almonds can be stored for up to 12 months after shelling; for optimal storage, we suggest storing the almonds in one or more hermetically sealed glass jars, away from heat sources, in a cool, dry place
Almond spread: the best-before date will be approx. 1 year from the date you receive it
The full ingredient list as well as all potential allergen information can be downloaded from "Additional analyses"
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Sebastiano Tiralongo
I am Sebastiano Tiralongo, together with my family we have created Na.Ma. (Natura & mandorle) a company specialising in the production and processing of dried fruit, my family has always been dedicated to the agricultural world, my father's grandfather started this business. I still remember when I was a child when we went to pick almonds with the whole family, it was such a joy, each of us had a specific task, the women prepared the food, the men started the harvest and the little ones had the task of going around the ground to collect the almonds that had fallen out of the sheets. For us little ones it was also a way to play and for everyone a chance to be with family and share the day surrounded by nature. It was in this context that my passion was nurtured and it was here that I learnt the deep respect for our land. And so it was that I too, after finishing my studies in law, decided to dedicate myself heart and soul to this wonderful world. There are many difficulties, but the passion we have for nature allows us to continue our work. Na.ma means just that (Nature & Almonds ) and encapsulates our company philosophy. Living for many years in northern Italy, I realised that I missed the contact with nature, with simple and genuine things. That is why I decided to return to Avola and continue what my family does and has always done. We improve day by day, there are many unforeseen events and difficulties in country life, but seeing the results of my hard work repays me for the many sacrifices. In this globalised world, reaching end consumers is often difficult and they think that all almonds are the same, so I believe that crowdfarming can help us find new customers and allow them to get to know our delicious products.
Na. Ma. (Natura&Mandorle)
Ours is a simple story about nature and almonds that began in Avola, Sicily, about a century ago. After being passed on from generation to generation, the story continues today. The name Na.ma (Natura & Mandorle came about thanks to the Tiralongo family's passion for the world of agriculture - and almonds in particular. This name perfectly represents the combination of our passion for the agricultural world and respect for the land. We combine innovation, tradition, and respect in the way that we manage our land. Each of our products is the result of a transparent supply chain, and we concentrate on nature and quality from start to finish. We have always cultivated our almond trees using traditional and environmentally friendly techniques. Our almond groves are located both in the hills and on the plains of our land. The microclimate in our area facilitates their cultivation since the mountains create shelter from winter frosts, and the proximity to the sea favours their flowering from mid-January onwards. The decision to continue growing traditional Sicilian and Avola almonds is a bold choice in itself. We have chosen to not intensively cultivate plants of new species because we want to preserve the traditional plants of our territory, even if it as at the expense of higher yields. In fact, our plants grow dry, and it is the winter rains that provide them with enough water to survive! We do not use pesticides or chemical fertilisers, and there are olive trees among the almond trees to ensure biodiversity within our fields. This ensures that we end up with an exceptional, healthy and natural final product. My family has always been involved in this industry, so it was inevitable that my brother and I helped our parents on the farm from a young age. The same passion that our great-grandparents, grandparents and parents had, has been instilled in us as well. It is very hard work and in some ways it is not rewarding at times, but in other ways it is very rewarding, and you can only stick at it if you are truly passionate, as we are. The contact with nature, the smell of the fields in the morning, and the colours of the fields at sunset alone is repayment enough for us! Our mission is to make people understand that dried fruit is good for us, but that not all dried fruit is the same nor is it grown in the same way. Adopting traditional and non-intensive techniques will give us less harvest and less profit, but it allows us to ensure a product of unparalleled quality, and a better future for those who will come after us, since we respect the land and strive to keep it healthy and productive! Our trees - unlike intensive systems - are grown in dry conditions thanks to the traditional cultivars adopted and the microclimate of our area. We harvest our almonds by hand with the help of harvesters only. Our specialised employees, regardless of their specific role, all have regular employment contracts and equal working conditions. Our company has been using organic farming techniques, and has been certified as organic, for many years. Our cultivation and processing techniques minimise environmental impact so that our activity on the farm is eco-sustainable. We control the wild grasses on our land as these play a fundamental role in winter. They cover the ground around the almond trees and so shelter the surface roots from possible frost. In spring they encourage pollination (bees are attracted by the many flowers, pollinating the almond trees as well), and in summer they retain the moisture from the last rains. When ploughed, the grasses release their nutrients into the soil. At the end of the harvest, the malli - the green and brown husks of the almonds that serve as a natural fertiliser - are also released into the fields. While the husks are used for bio mass production due to their high calorific value. Our company is family-run, apart from myself and my brother, my father and mother also help out. There are other employees who help us carry out our tasks within the business, they are mainly women who are experts in product selection and processing. For their work, we provide them with the salary stipulated in the collective agreement, as well as some company benefits and free product supply. All our harvest is used, meaning that there is practically no waste produced. Any part of the harvest that is unsuitable for our own products, is sold as animal feed. The pruning remains on the farm, and mallows are shredded and released on the fields as natural fertiliser. In practice we have no waste as even the husks are used as fuel!
Technical information
Address
Na. Ma. (Natura&Mandorle), Avola, IT
Size
30 ha
Team
6 women and 4 men
Cultivation technique
Organic Farming
Irrigation
dry
Altitude
39 m
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