organic clementines PGI from Corsica
Puntimoso
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The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from the farm "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} (Corsica / {countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in the form of {production} at home. The Farmer {farmerName} 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 {publicVariety} from the farm "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} (Corsica / {countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in the form of {production} at home. The Farmer {farmerName} 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 {publicVariety} that we cultivate based on the Organic Farming regulations of the European Union. During the process of adoption you can choose a name that we will engrave on a plaque and hang on your tree. All the clementines in our orchard are of the "Fine de Corse" variety and are generally harvested from early November to late January but this can vary depending on the year and climate. Our clementine trees are 50 years old on average. Clementines are the result of a natural hybrid between the mandarin flower and orange tree pollen. The clementines from Corsica are the only French clementines, they do not undergo any treatment after being hand-picked. And remember: if its orange skin has green spots, it doesn't indicate that it's not ripe, on the contrary. Production is mainly located in the eastern plain of the island because this part benefits from exceptional climatic conditions: a temperate climate and an increased rainfall and humidity than in the other Mediterranean regions where clementines are cultivated. Its thin and shiny skin develops its colour and ripeness on the tree naturally, without any stimulant. At the beginning of the season, it can be partially green at its base while being ripe because it is the cold that causes orange pigmentation on the skin. Harvesting is done by hand. 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. The productive life of {publicVariety} 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 {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: __6 Kg of organic PGI Corsican clementines "Fine de Corse" variety__ This Corsican fruit is very well known for the following characteristics: * no seeds * easy peeling * very juicy * sour sweet taste * one kilo of clementine is equivalent to an average of about 7 to 12 pieces of fruit. As the fruit of vitality, the clementine gives colour to our winters! Our clementines with Corsican leaves are grown according to Organic Farming with the greatest care. We monitor them through each cycle, without any chemical treatment.They ripen on the tree and reach their orange colour gradually and naturally, without any colour enhancer. That's why it's also called "the little green bottom." Harvesting with leaves is the most delicate stage, our skilled workers carry it out entirely by hand. Our clementines will be packed in bulk in a box that you will receive directly at home. Our clementines are very well suited for storage at room temperature (about a week). However, if you want to keep it longer (10 days), put it in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator. Cooling protects the citrus fruit from dehydration.
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. The harvest period lasts from November until January.
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
Patrick Berghman
I travelled between Congo (where I was born), Belgium (my origins) and Corsica where I attended school in Bastia. Harvesting, drilling and coffee cultivation in Congo marked my first experiences in the agricultural world. Back from Africa, when it was time for my father to retire, I took over the family business in 1983. Seven years later, I sought a solution to revitalize this farm in financial difficulty and was one of the very first to grasp the shift to organic farming in 1990. Organic farming seemed the obvious choice for me. Now, I am vice-president of the Inter Bio Corse association whose main role is to develop organic farming on the island l'île de Beauté. Today, I am a fervent and optimistic defender of the vision of agriculture of the future on a daily basis.
Patrick Berghman

"From our island, proximity to consumers is not common and not very obvious. CrowdFarming is an excellent alternative to solve this problem! This innovative and transparent platform will finally allow those who wish to do so to consume our fruits in full awareness of their origin and in complete transparency. We are delighted to be able to share the fruit of our efforts and passion with you!“

Puntimoso
Puntimoso
Puntimoso farm in San Nicolao, in the north-eastern part of Corsica, about 50 kilometres south of Bastia, represents 38 hectares of organic farming. Of these, 15 hectares are clementines, 12 kiwi, 2 lemons, 1 pomelo, 1 Lime and 7 diversified orchards (bitter and sweet orange, kumquats, avocado and hazelnut). Our orchards are ideally located on the eastern plain (east coast) to benefit from the best climate and offer excellent quality fruit. All our production is conducted in an environmentally friendly manner and certified according to the Organic Farming requirements. Our orchards benefit from a microclimate and an exceptional environment, between the sea and the mountains, giving the fruit a particular flavour. We have also chosen to apply for the PGI label for the clementines and pomelos to make them quality products. In addition, we aim to diversify our crops with plantations of oranges, cumbava, yuzu and to increase our production of lemons and limes. For more than 27 years, all our lands and orchards, as well as the entire environment of the farm, including the storage and packaging areas, have complied with all the controls imposed by the Organic Farming regulations. All certificates are renewed annually, in addition to all analyses and checks of control points such as samples for the absence of prohibited products. In addition, to guarantee the best quality, we are audited each year by accredited entities (Certipaq, Ecocert, Bureau Veritas Certification). We are strongly committed and proud of it!
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Puntimoso, San Nicolao, Corsica, FR
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