Pear harvest, people!

Sep 5, 2012 at 8:51 am | Posted in Posts | 1 Comment
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Part of the team followed Patricia’s and David’s request to help with the pear harvest last weekend  on their farm in Esperdegarda  – great fun!!

We worked about three hours and harvested around 500 kg off some slender, not-too-high trees.

The group was rewarded with a nice lunch, and if we hadn’t torn ourselves away, we’d have stayed forever to taste not only a delicious pear juice but also other  liquid goodies with alcohol.

Afterwards, we visited Regina’s farm for a bit as it is located below Esperdegarda. Regina grows three kinds of sugar cane and a few nice herbs. She produces Basil & Olive oil (or sunflower oil) as basis for Pesto and soups, very tasty!!

 

This site is also into harvest time: http://mom-on-the-move.com/2012/09/11/fall-harvest-time/

A fazer – to do English version below

Jul 21, 2012 at 10:41 am | Posted in Posts | Leave a comment
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Passion fruit still on the vine

Passion fruit still on the vine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Para a reunião da próxima semana, teremos um visitante – espero, também um novo membro – a partir de uma fazenda de ervas. A senhora tem bons contactos para os Chefes locais dos melhores restaurantes. Essas pessoas estão sempre em busca de bons ingredientes frescos para apimentar os menus.

Também encontrei alguns corretores para produtos vegetais – fito-farmacêuticos – para fins medicinais na Alemanha. Vou escrever para eles para obter a sua reacção ao nosso potencial desconhecido. Imagine: uma ilha inteira pode produzir bons produtos sob demanda! Basta dizer-nos o que você precisa, e nós vamos o produzir. Deve ser tentador!

Sumo de maracujá é caro, e Coral (“Brisa Maracujá”), bem como outros produtores de sumos de frutas estrangeiras precisam e querem. Podemos crescer muito deles!

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For the meeting next week, we shall have a visitor – hopefully, also a new member – from a herb farm. The lady has good contacts to the local Chefs of the best restaurants. These people are always searching for good and fresh ingredients to spice up their menus.

I also found some brokers for plant products – phyto-pharmaceuticals – for medicinal purposes in Germany. I shall write to them to get their reaction to our unknown potential. Imagine: an entire island can produce nice products on demand! Just tell us what you need, and we’ll grow it for you. Should be tempting!

 

Maracuja juice (passion fruit) is expensive, and Coral (“Brisa Maracuja”) as well as foreign fruit juice producers need and want it. We can grow plenty of them!

 

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