Organic winter vegetable box from Verdcamp

4,50 kg/scatola

Organic winter vegetable box from Verdcamp

4,50 kg/scatola

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Raccolto limitato e stagionale.
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Specifiche
Contenuto della scatola: 1 scatola contiene 4.5kg di organic winter veggie box
Varietà: Round pumpkin, kohlrabi, leek, beetroot, cabbage, fennel
Mixed box with approx. 0,8kg of round pumpkin; 0,8kg of kohlrabi; 0,5kg of leek; 0,7kg of beetroot; 0,8kg of cabbage; 0,9kg of fennel
Round pumpkin (approx. 0.8 kg): pumpkin native to this area; round and a vibrant orange colour; sweet flavour like a mix between melon and cucumber; firm texture; can be eaten raw or cooked; ideal for roasting or pureeing
Kohlrabi: spherical bulb shape; skin that can vary from light green to violet, although usually with yellow flesh; edible leaf, even though often discarded; ideal for vegetable broths
Leek: elongated plant with three parts: green leaves, stem and a small white bulb; a taste similar to onion or garlic, although less intense; can be used cooked in soups, purees and vichyssoise, and raw in salads
Beetroot: spherical bulb with vibrant violet colour both inside and outside; can be used cooked, raw, or for juices mixed with orange and carrot
Cabbage: white, green, yellow or purple cabbage depending on availability; all can be eaten cooked or raw (if you dare!) and have very similar organoleptic characteristics; the cabbage is shipped with leaves so that it is protected and arrives in good condition
Fennel: white fleshy leaf pod, which grows close to the ground; sweet and very delicate taste
Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2010
Produce grown using regenerative farming practices
The quantity of each vegetable may vary depending on availability
Harvested on request, shipped without wax or preservative treatments in a cardboard box without plastics
If you keep them in the fridge, they can last up to 7 days in good condition
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Niente plastica
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Guardiano dell'ambiente
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Azienda familiare
Certificazioni ufficiali
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Biologico
Ernest Mas
My love for agriculture comes for my family. I grew up in the countryside and I've been surrounded by fruit, vegetables, plants and trees ever since I was a child. I've seen that hard work results in quality food for yourself and for other people, which is a huge reward for all our dedication. From an early age, my grandparents, my parents and the rest of the family taught me how to take care of the land and showed me huge respect for what to farm and how to do it. It's a shame that a farmer's work is often not properly valued by the rest of society, but it's vital to continue working hard to provide food, which is obviously a basic necessity for society. I share the same values that my grandparents gave to me and my four cousins in charge of the family business today. Francesc is the manager of the logistics hub, Pep works in sales, Anna is the admin and finance whizz, and Jordi is responsible for the farming side of things. Meanwhile, I take care of the technical management of the farms at Verdcamp. This means that my day starts and ends out on the land. I thoroughly monitor everything related to the crops so that they grow in optimal conditions, so I walk through the three hundred-plus hectares to make sure that everything is in working order: pest and weed control, programming of treatments and tasks, irrigation settings, and much more. For me CrowdFarming is an opportunity to showcase the producer and put them in touch with the consumer. This is something so vital and so simple, but I think that they're two worlds that are drifting increasingly apart.
Verdcamp
Our farm is called Verdcamp, which translates from Catalan as 'green field'. This is a good reflection of our goals, as we always strive to have healthy and flourishing green fields, while favouring biodiversity and pampering the soil, which gives us a high quality and organic fruit. The farm is located in Cambrils (Tarragona) and near the sea (less than five kilometres away), with the coastal mountains providing a stunning backdrop. It's divided into five large plots where we grow a wide variety of horticultural species that vary depending on the season. In summer, the star crop is the watermelon, but we also grow pumpkins, courgettes, aubergines, peppers and onions. In colder months, we focus on leeks, cauliflowers, cabbages, fennel and artichokes, among many others. There are other plots with similar crops around our farms, as well as olive groves, some vineyards and some increasingly neglected farmland. We farm the land in all four seasons, which means that we provide jobs all year round and create economic and food wealth. Between our farm and our warehouse, there are forty to eighty people employed depending on the season. There are some workers who have been at Verdcamp for more years than I’ve been here, while there are other team members who joined us more recently. All this diversity keeps us grounded and gives us a desire to constantly improve. All our workers receive a salary according to the collective bargaining agreement. I've been a farmer since I was a child. I've always liked the countryside and I love taking care of it and growing food on the land. We're the fifth generation of farmers. Me and my four cousins run the everyday side of things. We used to sprint through these fields when we were little like there was no tomorrow, but now the fields make us run around. That's not bad because we try to farm in the most natural way possible, which keeps us aware of the climate and the natural cycles of our crops and Mother Nature. Underground aquifers provide the water used to irrigate our farms, which we extract through wells. The watering needs of our crops varies according to the type of plant and the weather. To make sure that we provide the right amount of water, we use soil moisture probes to guarantee optimal efficiency and save energy and water. What's more, we use ground cover to make sure that our soil retains as much water as possible, thereby taking advantage of every single drop. We manage our farm organically, but we carry out many more actions than are required by regulations. What's more, we hold other quality labels such as GLOBALG.A.P, GRASP and IFS. We don't see weeds negatively as long as they don't compete with the crops, and provided that they give us functional biodiversity in a simple and economical way and help us restore the soil. As long as they don't outcompete the crops, we believe that weeds are an ally. To favour the presence of natural enemies, we plant lots of flowers to encourage friendly fauna, pollination reservoirs and other beneficial aspects. We're part of a major project called Healthy Crops & Bee Happy, which sets out to create favourable environments for pollinators and auxiliary fauna in general. Our farm isn't just about production. All spaces that aren't productive are valued as equally important and functional. To save energy, we've installed solar panels on our logistics hub, which provide 50% of the energy used. What's more, we're currently installing PV panels to provide a solar pump system that will irrigate our crops. These projects are currently underway, and we hope to complete them in a few years' time. Any substandard crops stay out on the land, as we make a very good selection when harvesting. Afterwards, we take any of these substandard crops to the warehouse to make compost along with pruning remains. This results in a carbon-rich compost that improves our soil and nourishes our plants in the best way possible.
Informazioni tecniche
Indirizzo
Verdcamp, Cambrils, ES
Altitudine
57 m
La Squadra
2 women and 3 men
Dimensione
380 ha
Tecniche di coltivazione
Regenerative and ecological
Sistema d’irrigazione
Drip and sprinkler irrigation
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