Below is an article submitted by a local farmer, Antonio Hernandez Benitez, inviting you to his finca to grow your own produce with him and also learn a little about this area of Spain we have all come to love.
Finca butrón is an old finca not far from Condado, only 7 minutes away. My family has owned this land now for 300 years, going right back to the time when Fuente Alamo was created and the first families moved into this area. The original families moved here because they were given free land to cultivate. This is actually the origin of most of the names of the villages around Condado and Camposol.
Los Canovas, Los Muñoces, Cuevas de Reyllo, Los Almagros, all these names are all surnames of these families who came here during those times, Canovas,Muñoz, Reyllo, Almagro etc. Our family still has our first family house not far away from the farm.
In the 90´s our farm was not used anymore by my parents and since this time it has almost been abandoned, but now, for different reasons I want to bring the farm back to life so I am starting a new project, a new adventure, the first organic free range farm in the area.
At the moment, I am doing all the paper work and licences etc, and I am also working on the reform work and adaptation to a free range hen farm.
The idea and project is to be able to produce quality produce based on ecology and local tradition.
In addition to this I also have a large area available that we used in the past to have our own allotment many years ago where we also have olives trees to produce our own olive oil.
In this area we can now offer allotments to you for rent.
The allotments we have are from 50m2 up to 5000m2 and water and maintenance are both included in the price, so with really low rent you can enjoy a piece of our land and grow your own organic produce. We do all the hard work with the fields for you so you dont need to be worry about working too hard in this hot weather.
The soil is very good, it is an agricultural soil, clean of chemical and pesticides. The soil around here is very different to England but it can be very productive without using so much compost, as you can see around locally in El Pareton, Totana etc in the agrucultural fields.
The farm is located in a real and peaceful Spanish agricultural area, full of history and nature, very quiet and totally perfect for enjoying your allotment, you can use your area to grow flowers, fruits, vegetables or maybe just grow a few favourite plants or enjoy having a BBQ with a small cottage, or even just have an small nursery or greenhouse, somewhere to enjoy biking or just walking around …… we are open to your thoughts and ideas for your allotment.
Contact us now for our summer offers as well as a 50% discount for children.
thanks so much