hazelnuts
Nouca

hazelnuts

The farmer does (yet) not ship to:  United States
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Adopt a hazelnut tree from the farm "Nouca" in Golmés (Spain) and receive your hazelnuts at home. Iván will take care of your adoption and take its picture. You will also 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: Although your adoption will be renewed automatically, you will always be informed in advance and may decide to cancel your adoption at any time as long as the preparation has not yet begun.

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What do you adopt?

You adopt a hazelnut tree from our farm in Golmés (Spain) that we cultivate following the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union. We are already in the process of converting and expect to be officially certified by 2025. The European hazelnut (*Corylus avellana L*.) is thought to be native to Pontus (present-day Turkey). It was the Greeks who first brought the plant to Italy, to the city of Avella, from where it takes its name. And its cultivation then quickly spread throughout Europe. There are documents mentioning the cultivation of hazelnuts in the 4th century B.C. It's a very tolerant species in terms of climate, being able to resist droughts and very cold winters, although it grows best in aerated locations with a high temperature combined with a certain degree of humidity. The hazelnut is a deciduous tree and usually reaches between three and eight metres in height, but if the conditions are favourable, it can top fifteen metres. Unlike other species of nuts, the tree branches from the base. Its wood is highly appreciated as it’s hard, flexible and very durable, being used for the construction of furniture, musical instruments or walking sticks. In Spain, hazelnut cultivation became popular in the mid-nineteenth century as a result of the grubbing-up of vineyards due to the phylloxera crisis. These days, the main production areas are Asturias and Tarragona. The hazelnuts that we grow on our farm are of the San Giovanni variety. This is a typical Italian variety characterised by high productivity and a very good organoleptic quality. It's ready for harvest at the end of summer. Your adoption is 9 years old and its maximum lifespan is 30 years. For as long as you want to keep your adoption, and we can continue taking care of it, you can renew year after year. If your adoption stops producing for any reason, we will replace it with another, and guarantee you the delivery from the production of other units. Your hazelnut tree produces an average of 5kg of hazelnuts each season.

What will you receive?

Each season we will send you a box with: 2kg box of __hazelnuts in shell__ * San Giovanni: bell-like appearance; elongated and slightly compressed on the sides; brown shell and cream-white fruit covered in a thin and light brown skin; sweet and slightly oily taste * To remove the shell, use a hazelnut peeler or hit it gently with a blunt object * You can eat them roasted, fried or raw * Farming in conversion to Organic Farming since 2022 * They're delivered in a cardboard box, wrapped in a cellulose mesh * Our hazelnuts aren't treated, as after collecting them we simply wash and dry them * Extra hazelnuts are included in the box, in case any of them arrive damaged * It's best to store the hazelnuts in a cool and dry place (maximum temperature of twenty degrees) so that they preserve all their organoleptic and nutritional properties.

When will you receive it?

We harvest our hazelnuts in mid-September, so we can send them to you from mid-October to early January.

Why should you adopt?
Know who, how and where your food is produced. Source your food in a conscious, direct and consistent manner.
Buying without intermediaries allows the producer to obtain better prices. This helps generate better jobs and social standards in rural areas.
When you adopt something, you allow the producer to ensure the sale at a fixed price and to produce on demand. This also avoids wasting food that is grown without being sold.
It supports producers who strive for environmentally friendly packaging and cultivation practices.
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