Connect with life and healthy eating at the Mercado a Pie de Huerta in Bustarviejo
Do you really still believe that orchards are just plots where vegetables grow, fruits and vegetables? There are projects like Our orchards Sierra Norte who want to make them what they are: spaces full of life and health.
Throughout the summer in your Market garden walk, Carlos and Christian invite their visitors to walk among crops, to make self-correcting of strawberries and raspberries to take home, to remove from the ground ajetes and lettuces and, above all, a respirar aire puro entre naturaleza y montañas.
¿Aún no conoces la Huerta de Abril?
The Orchard of April, with an approximate extension of one hectare, is the epicenter of this original market that is celebrated from 2016 in Bustarviejo. The locality, nestled in the Sierra Norte of Madrid, in a beautiful valley and to 1.220 metres above sea level, enjoy a very clean environment, unrated and watered by spring water. All these conditions make it possible to cultivation in extensive and artisanal way over 45 edible species, all of them free of any chemical substance.
Since its creation in 2013, Our Huertas Sierra Norte is committed to the Agroecology, the conservation of varieties in the area, cooperation with local productions and responsible consumption. In addition to vegetables, vegetables and red fruits that with care are growing here and there, in the Mercado a Pie de Huerta it is possible to buy proximity foods as cheese, honey, eggs, wine or beer made by small local productions of the Community of Madrid.
Its healthy offer is completed with other proposals of organic food coming from the national territory that make up for the short temporality of their harvest. In that sense, they work only with companies and projects that share the same values of ecology, sustainability and decent work. Like this, everything the customer buys always comes directly from the producer and, in most cases, has ecological certification.
Support campaign to improve the Market at the Foot of Huerta
The popularity of the Mercado a Pie de Huerta has been growing over the years. For this reason, Carlos y Christian quieren seguir mejorando el espacio para que visitarlo sea una experiencia única. Bajo el nombre, Sowing life and collecting health at Pie de Huerta, were presented to the third call for collective microfinance Feed the next Harvest! que realiza el Madrid KmRegión Operational Group del Instituto Madrileño de Investigación y Desarrollo Rural, Agriculture and Food (IMIDRA), en colaboración con la Triodos Foundation.
Your project has been selected, junto a otras siete iniciativas de la Comunidad de Madrid, para participar en esta campaña de matchfunding What, además de recibir las aportaciones ciudadanas mediante donaciones, consiguen un apoyo económico extra por parte de una organización. The crowdfunding phase is open until the next 11 July on the Triodos Foundation platform, non-profit entity linked to Triodos Bank. Whether the projects achieve the minimum objectives through particular contributions, Madrid KmRegión will double that amount thanks to the fund of 20.000 euros of this third call.
In the case of Nuestra Huertas Sierra Norte, the minimum goal to be achieved are 3.000 EUR. If they manage to gather this amount, Receive 6.000 euros that will invest in building a bathroom for visitors and a special playground for the little ones with sandbox and swings. They will also be able to cope with the purchase of a cold room to preserve food or the adaptation of the space to have tables, wooden benches and shaded areas where families can enjoy tastings of local products, workshops on ecology and encounters in nature.
In gratitude for the contributions, donors receive various rewards ranging from vegetable or fruit baskets, tastings of products from the Sierra Norte de Madrid, workshops on agroecology, discounts on your purchases and home orders until hotel nights in Asturias, Menorca or Madrid.
You can know the project Sowing life and collecting health at Pie de Huerta by clicking on this link.
In addition, te dejamos los days and times of the Market at The Foot of Huerta para que puedas visitarlo:
Wednesday and Friday from 17.00 to 20.00 hours
Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 to 14.00 hours
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