Author Archives: lena

Zero food waste strategy

Everything we sell we have grown ourselves. And when you grow something you become fond of it. That's why we try to make sure that all the fruit ends up being used. When we think that one of our fruits is not going to reach its ... Continue reading

How much water do we need to produce 1kg of oranges?

The average water consumption of our adult orange groves is about 3,000 cubic meters per hectare. In our orchard, we produce on average 35,000 kilos of organically cultivated oranges per hectare which would give us about 86 liters per ... Continue reading

Citrus season 2021 / 2022

We’re starting a new season more eager than ever. Thanks to the orange tree adoptions we are achieving: that 40 people can live from agriculture with fixed contracts throughout the year and be able to send the harvest directly to the ... Continue reading

Beyond ecological cultivation

The philosophy of Naranjas del Carmen is the result of different influences and experiences made in our working and family life, as well as in our social environment. We are thrilled by various social and agricultural approaches which ... Continue reading

Nature always has the last word

The cold freezes the inside of the orange and ends up drying it out. This damage is the most difficult to assess, as it cannot be seen from the outside. You only see it – or feel it, rather – when you eat the orange and find that it ... Continue reading

Citrus season 2020 / 2021

Protocol. This is the word that we have said, written, and read the most to prepare for this very special season of clementines and oranges. We have prepared ourselves to work more as a team than ever before. More coordinated than ... Continue reading

Blooming of the orange blossom | Spring 2020

[embed]https://youtu.be/KiNQlROVhOk[/embed] Last summer, when we saw there was almost no honey in the cells of the beehives frames, we started fearing the worst. The amount of orange blossom honey harvest is a good indicator of the ... Continue reading

Agriculture as essential activity

"What drives us to leave the house and harvest the fruit is knowing that our customers are awaiting them now more than ever." March 2020 will not be easy to erase from our memory. It was the month when Europe was locked in its ... Continue reading

Coronavirus pessimism vaccine

Behind our mask, there is a smile. The family of Naranjas del Carmen has proposed to promote during this time, three values in our personalities. Solidarity, that makes us care as much about those around us as about or presis ... Continue reading

Pictures Campillo de Júlia

The brothers Gabriel (left) and Gonzalo Úrculo (right). Centenary olive trees that we are going to recover by doing a correct pruning and tilling the land. From left to right: Gonzalo, Ramón (in charge of the farm), ... Continue reading