FINCA LA FALAMOSA

It is located in the municipality of Dos Hermanas (Sevilla), at some 20 km of the capital, Sevilla. In the natural area known as Brazo del Este, very close to the Guadalquivir river and the Doñana National Park, in surroundings of unparalleled beauty. The nearest coastline is 62.5 km away in a straight line.

It benefits from a Mediterranean climate with some continental influence, with variable rainfalls, very hot dry summers and smooth winters without snows. The average yearly temperature is 18.6°C, one of the highest in Europe. Every year on a number of occasions, temperatures reach 40°C. Rainfalls oscillate between 500 and 600 mm a year, usually from October to April. There is an average of 52 rainy days a year, 2,898 sun hours and some days with frost — that rarely last for more than 3 or 4 days in a row. On those days, the minimum temperature goes down to 0°C and the maximum temperatures hardly go beyond 8 or 10°C.

The texture of these soils is loamy-sandy, and their structure is variable.

The surface of the farm corresponds to 247 acres, distributed among 50 acres of vineyard and the rest corresponds to pit-fruit trees.

FINCA MONTSUAR

The farm is located in Ivars d’Urgell (Pla d’Urgell, Lleida), 2 km away from the Ivars lake (Estany d’Ivars) (included in the Natura 2000 zone).

The farm has a total extension of 124 acres, of which 116 are planted with red-peach trees (19 acres), nectarine trees (47 acres), paraguayo trees (44 acres) and Pavia peach trees (6 acres).

Mediterranean climate, with a continental character. Cold and long winters, and hot summers. The area is quite exposed to frost and hail.

The idea with this farm is to contribute to the conservation of the water quality of the Ivars and Vila-sana lake (Estany d’Ivars i Vila-sana), as the management of the fertilization and the plant protection in organic farming will minimise the diffuse contamination of the pond waters. 

FINCA SAN RAMÓN

This farm is located in the municipality of Constantí (Tarragona), at the crossroads between the C-422 county road (from La Selva del Camp to Constantí) and the 7225 road, from Reus to Morell.

The most important plot is the one surrounding the farmhouses Mas de Sant Ramon and Mas de l’Apegalós, with a surface of some 311 acres, of which 246 have plantations: 4 acres of almond trees, 128 acres of hazelnut trees, 64 acres of walnut trees and 33 acres of vineyard).

The area surrounding the farm is both agricultural and industrial. The main agricultural activity is the plantations of hazelnut trees and olive trees.

The whole area, including the farm, can be characterised by its temperate climate in winter, and hot and arid summers. The risk of frost is infrequent, although there is frost every year in the months from December to February, with minimum absolute temperatures that hardly go below 4o C below zero.

FINCA CANTILLANA

The farm is located at 1 km distance from Valdebótoa (a village in Badajoz province) and 15 km from Badajoz city.  It limits to the east with the Gévora river. A little gully acts as the watershed of the different plots making up the farm, and it becomes a sanctuary for wildlife and wild flowers. We have started planting table grapes and asparagus, and the idea is to place hedges throughout the perimeter, as in the rest of HaciendasBio farms, in order to protect our farming from any conventional farming that there may be around and to dedicate it as a sanctuary of birds, insects and small mammals and reptiles, increasing the biodiversity of the area and favouring the biological control.

Total area: 264 acres, 49 of which are devoted to growing table grapes and asparagus.

FINCA CHAPARRITO

Situation: Pueblonuevo del Guadiana. The fruits we grow here are: plum, nectarine, peach, paraguayo, pear and fig. Total surface: 205 acres. Cultivated land: 161 acres.

Having overcome the first steps of organic farming, in 2006 we launched the reconversion of the farm, in order to start growing nectarines, peaches, plums and pears by 2007. The agricultural holding has a perimeter planted with hedges of species like Gleditchia triacanthos, Populus alba, Populus tremula, Fraxinus excelsior, Salix alba and Paulonia. Some areas are covered with spontaneous species from that zone. A brook borders the farm’s northern limit with a band of natural vegetation measuring between 15 and 25 m, and a length of 1,290 m. In addition there is some fallow land for flowers in the northeastern side, with a surface of 0.5 acres.

FINCA CONCEJILES

Location: La Zarza. We grow peach, nectarine and plum. Total surface: 157 acres. Cultivated surface: 151 acres.

This is one of our two oldest farms. Its conversion starts in the year 2002 and planting begins in 2003 with peach, nectarine and plum.

The agricultural holding has a perimeter planted with hedges of species like Gleditchia triacanthos, Populus alba, Populus tremula, Fraxinus excelsior, Salix alba and Paulonia. Some areas are covered with spontaneous species from that zone.

The Matachel river constitutes the farm’s limit on the northern part for 711 m with a band of natural vegetation measuring between 15 and 25 m. A small river 3 to 4 m wide crosses the farm to the south, with a length of 340 m.

FINCA CORCHUELA

Location: Badajoz. Here we grow: peach, nectarine and plum. Total surface: 80 acres. Cultivated surface: 78 acres.

Together with the Chaparrito farm, this farm starts its reconversion in 2006 and in 2007 we start planting nectarine, peach and plum. This enables us to extend the surface and the commercialisation period we had up to then.

The agricultural holding has a perimeter planted with hedges of species like Gleditchia triacanthos, Populus alba, Populus tremula, Fraxinus excelsior, Salix alba and Paulonia. Some areas are covered with spontaneous species from that zone.

A brook crosses the whole farm with a band of natural vegetation measuring between 15 and 25 m and a length of 522 m, which surrounds it for another 230 m. Moreover, the Guadiana river limits the farm on the north for 570 m.

FINCA DON ÁLVARO

Located at 10 minutes’ drive from Mérida, this farm, with a surface of 52 acres, is devoted to the cultivation of asparagus and vegetable crops. Its loamy-sandy soil is ideal for this type of crop.

The surroundings are idyllic, close to the riverbanks of the Guadiana, where the natural vegetation harbours a great diversity of wildlife.

Inside the farm, for the whole perimeter of the asparagus plantation, we have placed low-profile hedges, made up of low aromatic plants: rosemary, lavender, sage, santolina and thyme; through them we seek to favour the interaction of insects and thus control any harmful plagues, while maintaining a natural balance.

FINCA ENCOMENDIÑA

This farm limits to the south with an area of grazing ground and olive trees, and to the north with vines and vegetable crops. We started the plantation of fruit trees and high hedges in 2017. They will surround the whole perimeter of the farm for the protection of our crops and of the biodiversity of the area: black poplars, casuarinas. A small brook crosses the farm from east to west. On the river banks you may find autochthonous vegetation.

Total surface is 299 acres, of loamy-sandy soil. Here we cultivate: persimmon, pomegranate and pistachio.

FINCA GUAREÑA

We cultivate asparagus. Total surface 180 acres. Cultivation area: 180 acres. Guareña signalled our incorporation to organic farming.

In 2010 we began to reconvert a series of plots of fertile sandy soil, which were ideal for farming asparagus and vegetables in general. In other words, the kind of deep and easy-to-drain soil that helps us develop a plan of sustainable crop that complements our fruit-growing activity.

FINCA ISLA PAJOSA

Its location is Villanueva de La Serena, where the farm stands right by the Zujar river, where we grow summer horticultural products, with a surface of 74 acres of plain soil. It is the ideal farm for horticultural production, as the sandy soil is itself ideal so that the plants may have a good root development.


FINCA LA ALBUERA

It limits with the Guadiana and Aljucén rivers – the latter being an affluent of the former. The farm also limits with a brook from the Proserpina dam, that discharges into a pond located inside the farm. The environment is one of grassland. High hedges in the borders (black poplars) and low aromatic plants placed on both sides of the irrigation channels (brooks), next to the paths inside each plot of fruit trees, making it into an ideal environment for the conservation of the biodiversity. 

FINCA LA FLORIANA

The farm is located at 15 minutes’ drive between Montijo and Mérida. In 2015 it was launched as a fruit-tree farm. Until then it had been devoted to traditional irrigation crops. This was the farm with which we started advocating for new crops that had not ever been farmed in the Badajoz area: persimmon, pomegranate, cherry. This was of great help to our new farms, where we have kept on advocating for these “new crops”. Moreover, in this farm we consolidated the cultivation of apples (which we had started in Palos de Guadiana). The farm is surrounded by water, as it limits with two rivers: Guadiana (to the south) and Guadianilla (to the north), which are communicated by means of a brook that forms a sort of pond in the centre of the farm. There is only one boundary that is not surrounded by water, where we have planted high hedges, black poplar and casuarinas (bordering with the neighbouring farm) and on the interior of the farm we have planted low hedges (paths, carcas…), oleander, rose bushes, broom, aromatic plants, thereby favouring biodiversity.

FINCA LA TRAVENTOSA

La Traventosa is located near Don Álvaro. In it we grow nectarine, peach, and summer horticultural products. These grounds had been used earlier as grazing fields for sheep, so they have a good amount of organic matter and no trace of pesticides. Given its location between the river and the meadow, it is considered to be an ideal place for organic farming. In addition, this farm has the peculiarity that it has mounds and slopes, a fact that favours movements of air, which is an advantage for the prevention of disease.

FINCA MACARENA

Location: La Zarza. Its total surface is 56 acres, 50 of which are used as vineyard.

This used to be a farm that had never been used for agriculture before, as it had been destined to grazing. So we found a plot rich in organic matter, with a certain slope and a good flow of air, and this is helping us prevent possible diseases that could affect the vines.

The plantation is designed in such a way that it receives the minimum direct solar radiation, with an east-west orientation, with the idea of obtaining a slower ripening, and a greater acidity and uniformity in the fruits. The crop is somewhat delayed, enabling us to harvest at a lower temperature, which benefits the grapes, as they improve their winemaking aptitude.

FINCA PALOS DE GUADIANA

Situation: Guadiana del Caudillo. We grow apple, nectarine and peach. Total surface: 110 acres. The cultivated area is 95 acres.

Once the production of the first plantations got stabilised, the first plantation of apple trees and late varieties of peach and nectarine in this farm was started in 2009.

Just as with the rest of fruit plantations, the agricultural holding has a perimeter planted with hedges of species like Gleditchia triacanthos, Populus alba, Populus tremula, Fraxinus excelsior, Salix alba and Paulonia. Some areas are covered with spontaneous species from that zone.

FINCA PESQUERO VERDE

Situation: Novelda del Guadiana. Here we grow pear and plum. Total surface 64 acres. Cultivated surface: 62.3 acres.

Together with Concejiles, it started its conversion in the year 2002, and in the year 2003 we started planting plum and pear there.

The agricultural holding has a perimeter planted with hedges of species like Gleditchia triacanthos, Populus alba, Populus tremula, Fraxinus excelsior, Salix alba and Paulonia. Some areas are covered with spontaneous species from that zone.

The Guerrero river, a tributary of the Guadiana river, borders the whole farm in the east with a band of natural vegetation measuring between 15 and 25 m and a length of 953 m.

FINCA RINCON DE CAYA

The farm is located in the capital city of Badajoz, and limits to the north with the Caya river, a tributary of the Guadiana, which acts as a natural frontier between Spain and Portugal for a short section of its border. The Caya river flows into the right margin of the Guadiana river, between the towns of Elvas and Badajoz.

The farm is made up of a total of 216 acres used for different types of crop (74 acres of table grapes, 20 acres of walnut trees, 2 acres of kiwi and 120 acres of asparagus). The land and the environmental conditions of the area (shady in the afternoons, and humid given its location on the river bank, protected from the wind by the river bank trees) moved us to launch into the crop of species that up to then had not been implanted in the area, such as the kiwi or the walnut.

In the internal part of the farm there is a large pond from which water is supplied for the crops. The pond is full of life, small fish that arrive there through the canal, and local birds: ducks and magpies, storks, glossy ibis, coots, grebes… It is an area of great ecological richness. We are often visited by foxes, mongoose and hares, and on the riverbanks, by otters.

As with the rest of our farms, and as a protection from conventional crops nearby, the perimeter of the farm is planted with black poplars and casuarinas. Inside the farm, all along the pond’s slope, coinciding with the end-line of the crops and forming small islands to enrich the biodiversity zone, we come across aromatic plants such as rosemary, lavender, sage, extending as far as possible the flowering period in the farm and thus welcoming auxiliary insects, providing a natural sanctuary for them. 

FINCA STA. MARÍA

This farm is located in La Zarza. Its total surface is 303 acres, with a cultivated area of 100 acres approximately, with pit-fruit trees: peach, nectarine and paraguayo. It is an extension of the Los Concejiles farm, which was our starting point. After a number of years of experience in organic farming, we have been able to observe how the useful life of the crops becomes longer when compared with conventional practice. We believed strongly in our initial plantation and extended it, taking great care of our trees and our farming environment

FINCA ALMERÍA

It is an extraordinary fact that within radius of 50 km, Almería may have a number of different microclimates that do not happen anywhere else in the world. There is no other climate zone as Almería. “There’s the sea, there’s the desert, there’s the snow”, as they say here.

This is the reason of the “Almería” agricultural model: intensive agriculture, low water consumption and production all year round. It may seem a paradox that in an arid climate we may have irrigation water for intensive agriculture. The secret lies in the “subterranean rivers” which we make use of, which come from the mountain ranges nearby.

HaciendasBio chose Almería for this reason – its seasonality. Hence the location of its farms, on the three types of microclimates existing.

Within the “Sunset Area”, in the El Ejido zone, our farms are located in the “High Sunset”. It is very difficult in the El Ejido zone to reach the standards of organic quality that we demand from ourselves, and that is due to the pressure of the pests.

The “Sunrise Area” would be the eastern part of Almería, where the pressure of pests is lower.

FINCA PECHINA

This farm is found at the gates of the Tabernas desert, unique in the whole of Europe. It is an area that is more arid than the north of Africa.

We would be standing half way between “Sunset Area” and “Sunrise area”.

We farm here due to the elastic winter temperatures recorded. Winters are cold, although not exceedingly so, for the cultivation of vegetables, so we can carry out late crops by alternating production with “Sunset Area”.

32 acres where we can grow mainly tomato thanks to its brackish waters, which are excellent for the production of tomato of good organoleptic quality and obtain the degrees Brix of flavour required by the consumer. Nevertheless, there are springs in this area with different types of water, so that depending on the screen, we also produce cucumber, pepper, courgette, and summer crops: melon and watermelon.

FINCA PUJAIRE-CABO DE GATA

Next to the cape of Gata, as happens in all capes, the wind is predominant. The climate in Pujaire is either windy or non-existent. It is a place at the hands of nature, depending on the sea breeze located at less than 1.5 km.

The agronomic climate zones near the sea characterise themselves for their temperature damping quality, both in winter and in summer. For this reason in this farm you could cultivate over the different seasons. It is chosen as a winter farm by the surface in the “Sunset Area” that we destine to early crops, with the possibility of alternating productions.

Again this area is characterised by the advantages of the infrastructure carried out some years ago, namely a desalination plant that supplies low-salinity water, very useful for certain crops like pepper. But it is also characterised because it takes advantage of its abundant “subterranean rives” of very salty water, which is very useful for other crops like tomato. So we use both types of water mixing it as appropriate and thus making the most of all possibilities.

It has 50 acres of hibernated surface, where the main crops are tomato in all its varieties and also pepper in all the specialities requested by the market.

We have recently inaugurated an area of 20 acres for an open-air crop of green asparagus.

FINCA EL BELLICAR

It is located at the gates of Sierra Nevada. During the season, there is snow some metres above the farm. In fact in some seasons it snows even on the actual farm.

It is located in an strategic environmental enclave from a climate point of view. It stands on a pine-tree valley facing south, from where you can view the sea.

We chose this farm given the possibilities of carrying out early crops thanks to the pleasant night temperatures in the summer. And in winter, crops find themselves at their third. We reach temperatures of 0 to 1º C in winter, so there would be a high risk of frost if we farmed later crops.

Generally, the soil in all our farms is good, as this is the basis of our philosophy: to farm taking advantage of the highest natural possibilities, of the soil, the climate and the autochthonous biodiversity. The farm El Bellicar is the clearest example of this.

Thanks to all this and also to the low-salinity water from the springs of Sierra Nevada, in this farm we can cultivate all kinds of early horticultural crops: tomato, pepper, cucumber, artichoke, courgette, green bean, as well as all the specialities, for instance: cherry pear, sweet bite pepper, all types of green beans…

As for fruits, table grapes, fig, early fig, pomegranate… to name but a few.

The surface of the farm comprises 79 acres of greenhouse in 20 units; plus a further 50 acres of open-air fruit crops.

FINCA CHIRÁN, ALCAUDIQUE, BERJA

These are another set of farms found at a lesser height. They are also used for early horticultural crops.

From the point of view of the climate, temperatures are very similar to those of El Bellicar, namely pleasant summer temperatures. The predominant crop in these farms is all the variety of pepper requested by the market, as well as summer crops, watermelon and melon.

The choice of having several farms separately in the same area obeys to a production strategy.

Chirán: 20 acres of California pepper, melon and watermelon.

Alcaudique: 7.4 acres of California pepper and watermelon.

Berja: 25 acres of California pepper.