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Address:

Calle La Vega s/n
Villamartín, 11650
España

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Coordinates of the aerodrome in front of the orchard N 36°52.32′ / W 005°38.92′

Calle La Vega s/n, Villamartín

Once in Villamartin go to Calle Vega, cross a bridge and get to the airfield (aeródromo), in front of which you'll find a short unpaved road that takes you to the place, you can go drive directly there.

Public transportation:

Bus Los Amarillos: http://www.losamarillos.es

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Organic farming

Villamartín, Cádiz

We invite you to a cooperative farm and participate in the work of the orchard, fruit production and seed nursery.

The philosophy of these farmers is based on susteinability in all phases of agriculture process: from obtaining seeds, and agricultural techniques to the distribution of the final products. All vegetables are produced without the use of chemicals, using alternative ways to control pests and increase the fertility of their land.
Our hosts will explain to you how they created the native seed bank (extracting seeds of the fruit, drying and packaging them for preservation), from which they obtain more than 80% of the seeds they need for their garden. If the day of the activity they are performing these tasks, you can make one for yourself and take it home to grow your plants.
You can participate in all the tasks associated with the orchard, which is always fun because there are several people working on different topics such as land preparation, planting and harvest more than 45 species of vegetables: eggplant and zucchini, squash, tomatoes, beans, onions, carrots... Our hosts also invite you to see the work that is done with fruit trees: apples, pears, oranges, olives, etc., and of course to enjoy freshly picked fruit from the trees. You can also collect fresh eggs from the chickens that roam around the property.

On Tuesday mornings (8-14h) they also made homemade bread in a tradional wood oven and you are invited to participate in the whole process (preparation, kneading and baking).

Information about the craftsman

This ecological cooperative was founded in 1986 in Villamartin, when a group of young farmers from the workers union (SOC) after a year of debate, occupied this land to start a farming project, to take care for the garden and live on it. This is a collective project in which more than twenty people are involved.
Their motivation is to guarantee the autoconsume of the families that belong to the cooperative, to participate in a more fair distribution and consumption of food and to recover and multiply local varieties of plants.
They sell their products in the market without intermediaries, directly to consumers.

They are very human, friendly, open and dynamic people who welcome everyone with great hospitality. They are quite alternative and have years of advancement in ecological farming. They are serious people who have participated in several projects with various universities and have contributed to numerous publications related to the conservation of local plant varieties and ethnography of the Sierra de Cádiz.

Information about the area

Villamartin is a little town in the province of Cadiz, close to the Bornos Dam and the Sierra de Cádiz, which belongs to the famous White Villages Route (Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos). In the center of town there are a couple of monuments such as the Church of San Francisco or the Temple of Santa María de la Virtudes. One of the most interesting places to visit nearby is Alberite Dolmen, a megalithic monument located 4km away from the town, which is very well preserved and still has a covered veranda 20 meters long.

From medieval times, there is the Castle Matrera that guarded the southern border of the kingdom of Seville, from the Muslim attacks from the Nazari kingdom of Granada. It can be and accessed by the A-342 (Jerez-Antequera), that joins the road A-373 (Villamartin to Ubrique).

The gastronomy of the Sierra de Cádiz will delight visitors: tomato and asparagus soups, artisan sweets like the Pitisús, cream pastries Piononos and cakes, homemade bread and a very good quality and appreciated “molletes”, a delicious White bread, essential piece in the local breakfast.

For those looking for hiking or just to take a nice walk in the nature, we recommend the nearby Sierra de Grazalema, which to the surprise of many, is the place with the highest rainfall in the Iberian Peninsula and has beautiful fir forests.

More information about the Sierra de Grazalema: http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/medioambiente/servtc5/ventana/mostrarFicha.do;jsessionid=BF7CD1A0CB0EB2B284D591F265917557?idEspacio=7411

More information on hiking trails in the vicinity of Villamartin and Sierra de Cádiz: http://senderismotercertiempo.blogspot.com.es/

Find information on festivals and events in Villamartin on the following link: http://www.villamartin.es/

Reservation policies

If cancel or modify up to 24 hours before the date of the activity, no fee will be charged. If you cancel or modify later or if you don´t show, the total price will be charged.

Payment methods

Only cash is accepted.

Children policies

Children under the age of 12 are free of charge.

Pets policies

They love dogs and they would be happy to welcome yours, but they have some guard dogs around so actually it can be dangerous for yours.

Recommendations

We recommend you to bring field clothes and shoes.

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Organic farming

Organic farming

We invite you to a cooperative farm and participate in the work of the orchard, fruit production and seed nursery.

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Address:

Calle La Vega s/n
Villamartín, 11650
España

Car:

Coordinates of the aerodrome in front of the orchard N 36°52.32′ / W 005°38.92′

Calle La Vega s/n, Villamartín

Once in Villamartin go to Calle Vega, cross a bridge and get to the airfield (aeródromo), in front of which you'll find a short unpaved road that takes you to the place, you can go drive directly there.

Public transport:

Bus Los Amarillos: http://www.losamarillos.es

 

Encontrarás información sobre fiestas y eventos en Villamartín en el siguiente enlace: http://www.villamartin.es/