organic extra virgin olive oil
Nevero
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The project

Adopt an olive tree from the farm "Nevero" in Hellín (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic extra virgin olive oil at home. The Farmer Juan 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.

The project

Adopt an olive tree from the farm "Nevero" in Hellín (Spain) and receive your harvest in the form of organic extra virgin olive oil at home. The Farmer Juan 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.

What do you adopt?
Adopt an olive tree that we cultivate under the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union since 2019. During the process of adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your olive tree. The project is located in an olive grove at the foot of the Sierra del Segura. This grove has a particular microclimate and a terrain which distinguishes it. For all these reasons, I fell in love with it and decided to make high-quality organic extra virgin olive oil, focusing on quality and respect for the environment. In this project, an olive tree is grown according to the Organic Farming Standards of this farm. Work is centered on 2 varieties: Arbequina and Picual. The Arbequina comes from Catalonia and is a very interesting variety due to its cultivation (resistant to cold weather which is required in our region) as well as for the quality of its oils. And the Picual is the characteristic olive of Jaén and likewise the Campos de Hellín. Agronomically it is one of the best varieties of olive trees. The produced oils possess very interesting characteristics. Nevero’s organic extra virgin olive oil undergoes cold-pressed extraction (the process temperature is < 27ºC) only by mechanical means in an oil mill located on the farm. This enables the olives to be brought in tip-top condition from the tree to the mill, allowing the olives to express their nature as the fruit that they are, ensuring that the EVOO is extracted in ideal conditions. Due to the special characteristics of Nevero farm, it was decided to produce exclusive oil from its olives. This farm is part of a larger family project, Pago de Paruria which is where our olives are pressed. This oil mill has won prizes worldwide since 2014. If properly cared for, an olive tree can produce olives for centuries. The production of a tree under organic production is 20 kg and under high-quality production an oil yield of 16-18% can be expected. The productive life of an olive tree is around 40 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 olive tree dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from others.
What will you receive?
Each season we will send you a box with: 2 x __Organic EVOO Arbequina__ (1 liter can) 2 x __Organic EVOO Picual__ (1 liter can) The characteristics of these 2 varieties are as follows: * Arbequina: is a variety with an average to high ripened fruitiness. It is sweet, harmonious and complex. It generally expresses certain nuances reminiscent of grass, apple, banana and certain floral notes. It has a very slight hint of bitterness and spiciness We recommend pairing it with: vegetable salad, white fish, roasted white meat * Picual: is a variety with a medium fruitiness, displaying a combination of green and ripe notes. It generally expresses certain nuances reminiscent of olive leaves, tomato and artichoke. A medium bitterness and spiciness are discerned We recommend pairing it with: grilled vegetables, tomato salad, pesto As with other products, the year has a great influence on the taste of the oils in each harvest. The EVOOs are fruit juices, which is why it is always recommended to preserve the olives properly in order to maintain their organoleptic qualities. That is why, the EVOOs must be stored avoiding heat (< 27ºC), in a cool, dry place, protected from direct light in airtight containers. The EVOO is a food that does not expire, simply specify a best before date. Despite the fact that the olives do not expire, their colour, taste and texture may be altered (it is a fruit juice after all!) If stored correctly, it can last up to 18 months.
When will you receive it?
Please, check the deadline for participating in this project (deadline for adoption) below. As of this date the Farmer will start preparing the orders that are to be shipped. You may select the delivery date of your box as suggested by the Farmer at check-out. The best time is just right after extraction, which is done during November. As it is a juice, the fresher it is, the better the olives will express their characteristics.
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
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How does it work?

Meet the Farmers

Meet the Farmers

Adopt and plan your harvest

Adopt and plan your harvest

Let the Farmer and nature work

Let the Farmer and nature work

Receive your harvest at home

Receive your harvest at home

Adoptions available until the 30/11/2020
Delivery starting on the 14/12/2020

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Delivery country Spain

Final price:

45.01€ / Season

Includes adoption, preparation and shipment of the order.

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Juan Olivares Fernández
My family comes from a village in northern Jaén with an olive-growing tradition, from small farmers to merchants and manufacturers. I have lived and enjoyed this culture since I was a child. After finishing my studies as an agricultural engineer and spending some time working abroad, I returned to olive trees and focused on the family project. Since then, I have strived to add value to the EVOO and became obsessed with the quality of the extra virgin and with protecting the environment. In sectors as traditional as the oil sector, I believe that it is essential that new people, eager to take over, learn and improve, enter the sector. That is why I specialised in olive oil extraction and olive growing, in order to ensure that the olive is presented as it should be and to show this to consumers. The possibility that CrowdFarming offers me is to connect directly with consumers interested in getting to know the people, the environment and the way of working behind each product, a different way of working which prioritises an integral sustainability of the project.
Juan Olivares Fernández

"The possibility that CrowdFarming offers me is to connect directly with consumers interested in knowing the people, the environment and the way of working behind each product, a different way of working which prioritises an integral sustainability of the project."

Nevero
Nevero
The Nevero farm is located in the south-east of Spain, at the foot of the Sierra del Segura. It is surrounded by other olive groves, almond trees and farmland, pine trees and Mediterranean scrubland (esparto grass, thyme, rosemary, gorse). The region where the olive grove is located, the Campos de Hellín, is an agricultural area in the south-eastern Spain with a semi-arid climate, with very harsh winters, dry summers with very high temperatures. It was formerly a very prosperous region thanks to the esparto grass industry, but upon the arrival of synthetic fibres the entire industry disappeared, significantly affecting the region. Since commencing the project in 2014, we have had a very clear objective: that our oils convey and represent their environment and care, to bring consumers closer to the cultivation and the region where these oils are produced, and not just as a mere commodity. We are committed to this region as we believe that it has certain distinctive characteristics which in turn lead to the oil possessing certain unique qualities. Before, it was an old farm of an extensively cultivated crop which was converted to olive groves, a traditional crop in the region, approximately 20 years ago, taking advantage of the available groundwater. I am well aware that water is a limited and very scarce resource in our region, a reason why I have always tried to optimise its use. We use a drip irrigation system with an accumulation reservoir. In addition, we have a photovoltaic energy plant and we monitor irrigation thanks to precision agricultural technologies using humidity sensors, which help us to know when, how and how much water to apply to our crops. We estimate that our olive grove needs approximately 2000 m3 of water per hectare per year. Four years ago, we commenced the conversion to organic farming, and yielded the first organic production harvest in 2019. This change will be in line with our approach to sustainability: economic (make a profitable business), social (generate a positive impact on the area) and environmental (care and respect for our environment). One of my greatest concerns is our soil, a resource that is not ours, which we have to maintain and preserve for future generations. Maintaining green cover all year round and clearing scrub at specific times to avoid competition for water with the crop. These soil covers likewise assist in having the presence of auxiliary entomofauna that aids in having a better balance in the different animal populations that live on the farm. There are similarly certain areas on the farm with no crops and the bordering areas of scrubland that serve as a refuge for the animals. Insects are one of the smallest cogs in the ecosystem chain, without insects the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems would collapse. Four people participate in this project throughout the year. In times of increased workload, mainly in tasks such as pruning or harvesting, we hire local people, to generate a positive impact on the region. In general, the day-to-day work on the farm can be described as follows. I am in charge of the technical management both in the field as well as in the oil mill, and I also manage the commercial side of things. José is our field manager, he is in charge of coordinating all the work so that our olive trees always have the care they require. To that end he is assisted by Pedro, who helps him with all these tasks. Carolina is responsible for quality control during the harvest campaign. Insofar as harvest residues are concerned, for olives, practically everything can be used. From the beginning we have tried to close the cycle, aiming to minimise dependence on external resources. Elsewhere, we use the leaf together with the pomace to make compost. And we separate the stone and sell it separately as biomass. With the olive, if you know how to use it, nothing is wasted.
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Technical information
Address
Nevero, Hellín, ES
Altitude
630 m
Team
1 woman and 3 men
Size
25 ha
Cultivation technique
Organic agriculture
Irrigation
Drip irrigation
Location