organic extra virgin olive oil
Azienda Agricola Fausto Quintieri

organic extra virgin olive oil

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Adopt an olive tree from the farm "Azienda Agricola Fausto Quintieri" in Cosenza (Italia) and receive your harvest in the form of organic extra virgin olive oil at home. Nicola 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: 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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¿Qué adoptas?

You adopt an olive tree from our farm in Cosenza (Italia). The cultivation here is certified as organic by the European Union since 2017. When placing the adoption you can choose a name which we will use to identify your olive tree. Calabria, together with Puglia and Sicily, is one of the regions of Italy with the highest cultivation of olives for oil production. In this region, one of the oldest varieties is the Dolce di Rossano. This is an indigenous Calabrian olive variety that is grown mainly in the upper Jonio Cosentino area of Calabria. Its origin is uncertain, but there is evidence from as early as the Middle Ages, when monks in the area revived olive cultivation, using this variety. Our centuries-old trees are on average 250 years old and have very robust trunks and the most varied shapes, so much so that they have been described as 'plant sculptures'. The fruit is round and small in size, but capable of producing a good yield. Our olives are taken to the mill and cold-pressed on the same day they are picked. In order not to disturb the birds that rest overnight in our trees, we only harvest the olives during the day. Your adoption is 250 years old and its productive life is 500 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 being able to produce for any reason, we will replace it with an other, and we guarantee your delivery from the produce of others for that season. Your olive tree produces an average of 30kg of olives each season. With this amount we can produce around 3l of organic extra virgin olive oil.

¿Qué recibes?

Each season we will send you a box with: 2 x __Organic extra virgin olive oil__ (3l, can) Our olives produce a dense, light green oil that tends to lighten over time, with an intense aroma and a sweet but strong and slightly spicy flavour. In order to preserve the organoleptic characteristics of our oil to the maximum, we advise you to store it in a cool, dry place, if possible at a temperature of at least 10ºC, and to consume it within 12 months of the date of receipt. You can use our organic EVOO to dress salads and many other dishes, to enrich your recipes and you can also enjoy it on a slice of warm bread.

¿Cuándo lo recibes?

The olives are harvested from the end of October until the end of November. We send the oil out a few months later to allow it to decant optimally and so that it has no impurities that could spoil it during the year.

¿Por qué adoptar?
Conoce quién, cómo y dónde se producen tus alimentos. Adquiere tus alimentos de forma consciente, directa y consecuente.
Comprar sin intermediarios permite al productor obtener mejores precios. Esto ayuda a generar mejores trabajos y condiciones sociales en entornos rurales.
Cuando adoptas algo permites al productor que se asegure la venta a un precio cerrado y producir bajo demanda. Así se consigue, además, evitar el desperdicio de comida que se cultiva sin que tenga venta.
Apoya a los productores que se esfuerzan por un embalaje y unas prácticas de cultivo que respetan el medio ambiente.
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