César & Juan Salamanca Ocaña

BioValle

Products

Oranges.

Certified Organic Since

2003.

Location

Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain.

Producer Biovalle
Type of producer

Family-run business on 11 hectares.

Employees

Two plus seasonal workers.

Producer Biovalle

About Us and our Approach

BioValle is a farm located in the fertile valley of Guadalquivir, near Córdoba. This area has been renowned known since the time of the Moors for its cultivation of orange trees, and today is mainly dominated by large industrial farms working in a conventional way.

In 2003 two brothers – César and Juan – decided to transform a small, third-generation family farm into organic production based on agro-ecological principles. Juan completed his thesis on the agro-ecological culture of oranges, and both brothers are long-time advocates for agro-ecology and independent food movements.

César and Juan cultivate four varieties of orange trees. They were planted by their grandfather 60 years ago and the two brothers are proud to continue this rich genetic history. They firmly believe in the link between farmers and customers, selling most of their oranges directly to individual customers and buying groups in Andalusia. They also open their farm to anyone wishing to visit it and become familiar with the agro-ecological principles they put into practice.