Ecological food products in Marbella

by Kerri
(Marbella)

Can you tell me where I can find ecological food products in Marbella, like fruits and vegetables? Hipercor and Alcampo don´t have a very good selection.

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Apr 13, 2016
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Biocasa delivers organic fruits and veggies
by: Claire

Biocasa has great selection of organic fruits and veggies they deliver between Malaga and Marbella.The minimum order is 50 eur to get free delivery also delivers organic fresh smoothies. They are flexible, better to call for delivery times.helpful staff ,speaks English.

Dec 21, 2014
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organic
by: Sergio

You can buy.....in Bionature store.
I am máking organic delivery boxes.
If you have interésting .
Let me know. Thank

Dec 18, 2014
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Organic Farmer
by: Sergio

hello everyone. My name is Sergio I am organic farmer. I have one organic vegetables land.
where customer can came and buy on the land.
Land is near from Pizarra. Anyway we are making organic delivery boxes.
if you have imteresting about organic food.
Let me know.
This is my number pone 633227501
gmail: sergioespinosadeharo@gmail.com
thank regardes

May 05, 2014
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Eco-Marbella
by: Anonymous

Organic fruit and vegetable market
Eco-Marbella
Mercado Central
Avenenda del Mercado
29600 Marbella

Jan 24, 2014
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Vegtables, Fruit, Bread etc.
by: Joop Huisman

We are a client of Pepe Selva and very satisfied.

He delivers every Wednesday our food for the whole week. (delivery in the late afternoon)

Ask for the certificates - he has them all and will be very glad to show them.

Ask for "Lista del pedido".

Very good ecological quality for a very decent price. About 50% of the supermarket prices.

His email address is costadelsol.ecologico@yahoo.com.
His telephone number is: 680 826 053.

Jul 05, 2012
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organic chicken feed
by: Vincent

We can get it for you, if you like.
All the best

Vincent
Andalucia Ecologica
info@andalucia-ecologica.com

Jul 05, 2012
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Organic Chicken Feed
by: Anonymous

I have chickens and want to feed them organic chicken feed. Does anybody know where I can find this? Thank you

Mar 04, 2011
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Thanks, Rose,
by: Vincent

Many thanks, Rose, for your praise. It is important to me that you and other customers of our organic home delivery service are pleased. We try very hard to coordinate between various organic farmers and health and environment conscientious consumers on the Costa del Sol. It’s good that our initiative is being appreciated.


Feb 25, 2011
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Farmers market or organic home delivery
by: Rose

We’ve been ordering from andalucia-ecologica.com organic fruit and vegetables for well over a year. We find them efficient, with a large range of organic produce, competitively priced.

We have tried the farmers markets in Alaurin and Cartama, but found the fruit and vegetables pricy. Since none of the items for sale carry a price tags, you have to ask every time, which I find annoying. Another important consideration is the distance at which these markets are held, depending on the weekend, we are talking a 100 kilometre roundtrip from Marbella; if you must see the fruit and veg before you buy, it’s preferable to go to Bionatura or Casa Salud in Marbella rather than travel large distances. Consider your carbon foot print, please!

I have seen products for sale at the Marbella market which are not locally grown and some were not even organic. We strongly believe, that Andalucia Ecologica’s certified organic home delivery service is currently the best option for those who want to go organic.

Feb 22, 2011
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Organic markets on Costa del Sol
by: Anonymous

Here is a list of organic markets available on the Costa del Sol:

Alhaurin el Grande: second Saturday in each month address: Calle Real.

Coin: the third Saturday every month in the main square (Plaza de la Villa).

Marbella: first Saturday of the month at Parque de la Alameda, Marbella. There´s a calender on the website of Guadalhorce Ecologico, which organizes the event. Go to http://www.guadalhorceecologico.es/ctfich/calendario.pdf for more details.

Markets are open from 10:00am to 2:00pm. If you get there early you´ll be able to sample breads, oils, honey, cheeses and more.

Jan 27, 2011
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Organic vs free range chicken
by: Vincent

Hi Jennifer,
Yes, there is a mayor difference between organic chicken and industrially raised chicken. Practically all mass produced chicken are feed with genetically modified corn. Free range only means that they are not caged 24 hours a day, but what they feed on is the same. An industrially raised chicken will reach its full weight, which is around 2 kilos, thanks to the chicken feed, in around 40 days; an organically raised chicken needs three times as much time. And there is a big difference in price, whereas practically every supermarket sells free range chicken at under 5€ a kilo, we sell organic chicken at andalucia-ecologica.com for 12.95€ a kilo, more than double the supermarket price. But I believe that the quality of the meat will justify the extra cost, and as an added benefit, organic chicken don’t lose their weight in your oven as they are 100% proteins, not water and fat at 5€ a kilo.

Jan 27, 2011
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Corn fed chicken
by: Jennifer

Can anyone tell me if cornfed, free range chicken is ecological? Or does it have to say ecological on the packet for it to be considered eco friendly?

Jan 08, 2011
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A greener Andalucia
by: Vincent

Hello Ann, thank you for your post about the Green Party in Andalucia. Indeed, the green coalition will present itself as Andalucia-Ecológica for the elections in May.
We started trading as Andalucia-Ecológica back in 2009, but do not claim ownership to that name as it simply translates into Organic Andalucia. I think that all efforts to make this part of the world a better place to live are worth our support. I have not read the electoral program of the Green Party, but I would welcome any initiatives which would make the public at large conscious of the necessity to change our habits and become more respectful with the environment. All the best, Vincent

Jan 07, 2011
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Why have the Greens decided to give their 'new' party the same name as your organisation?
by: Ann

This question is for Andalucia Ecologica:

I'm sure you're aware of this, but Los Verdes are going to stand as a 'new' coalition for the 2011 municipal elections. Their coalition will be called Andalucia Ecologica.

why the same name as that of your organisation? Is this on purpose, or an oversight on their part?

Ann

Nov 08, 2010
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no show for Guadalhorce
by: Marianna

We placed an order with Guadalhorce Ecologico last week over internet and they never showed up. I was told by my friends who recommended them that they don´t really get in touch with you, but they just turn up. If they did show up while I was out they didn´t leave a message. I still have no idea what happened, but am not encouraged to chase after them. There are plenty of other ways to find ecological products in Marbella.

Nov 04, 2010
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quality and freshness
by: Andrea Walsh

We found that the fruit and vegetables purchased from Guadalhorce Ecologico frequently were not fresh. We much prefer Andalucia Ecologica, they have a much wider selection, and we found there deliveries always fresh and of good quality.

Oct 27, 2010
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Guadalhorce Ecologico
by: Tim

We order all of our eco products from Guadalhorce Ecologico and can recommend them.

www.guadalhorceecologico.es

Sep 03, 2010
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Eight Reasons Why We Need Organic
by: Vincent

1. Personal Health

Eating organic prevents exposure to agricultural pesticides known to disrupt neurological development in infants and children, increase the risk of prostate cancer, and double the incidence of childhood lymphoma.

The President's 2010 Cancer Panel Report urges consumers to choose "food grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers" and to limit "exposure to antibiotics, growth hormones, and toxic run-off from livestock feed lots" "by eating free-range meat raised without these medications."

2. Nutrition

An organic diet increases exposure to health-promoting CLAs, flavinoids, antioxidants.

3. Water Quality

Organic cropping systems can prevent nitrogen losses to groundwater and the atmosphere and keep drinking water from being contaminated with nitrates, which can cause blue baby syndrome and other negative health impacts.

4. No Genetic Engineering

Genetically engineered Bt corn harms aquatic insects and disrupts stream ecosystems.

Genetically modified plants have already established themselves in the wild. One study found 86 percent of plants collected outside of agriculture fields in North Dakota tested positive for genetically engineered herbicide tolerance, including combinations of transgenes that are unique to the feral varieties.

5. Soil Quality

Organics are shown to increase soil organic matter, enhance microbial activity and reduce soil acidity, all of which are linked to greater yields.

6. Biodiversity

Organic farming increases biodiversity at every level of the food chain, from bacteria to mammals.

7. Climate Change

The UN-WTO's International Trade Center found, "organic agriculture has much to offer in mitigation of climate change through its emphasis on closed nutrient cycles and is a particularly resilient and productive system for adaptation strategies."

8. Feeding the World

Research summarizing 293 published comparisons found a 30% increase in world-wide yields using organic methods. (Source: "What is Organic Food and Why Should I Care?" by Jim Riddle and Bud Markhart for the University of Minnesota)
http://organicconsumers.org/organlink.cfm

Aug 31, 2010
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Andalucia Ecologica products are controlled and safe
by: Andalucia Ecologica

The controlling body for organic food in Andalucia is called CAAE, http://www.caae.es/ and each and every farm has to get a certificate from this body to be able to sell their produce as being organic. Actually a farm may only have a clean bill for oranges and lemons and may sell them with their CAAE label but not the lettuce and tomatoes they grow. The farms have to be in designated areas as having a bordering farm using pesticides will obviously spoil they organic produce. I only purchase from associated farms having received a CAAE certificate.

Years ago, an orange farmer used chemicals and sold them as organic in the Guadalhorce Valley, a woman who was allergic to these pesticides got an allergic reaction and had the oranges analyzed in a lab where they were found to have traces of chemicals. This created an enormous problem as most of organic farm produce is being exported and the entire organic industry could suffer tremendous losses if this ever occurred again.

Subsequently, the controls by CAAE are tough, and the organic farmers control each other to make sure that no bad apple spoils a whole industry. When you buy packaged food and meat, you will see the CAAE seal on their label, which fresh fruit and vegetables, I can provide you with information of the origin of each item.

Again, thank you for your support, and it makes me feel happy and proud that each and every customer is satisfied.

Aug 31, 2010
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Proof of ecological friendliness
by: Marbella Family

I have a question that many people ask when I mention your services. We all want to know how can we be sure that the products you offer are really ecological friendly and pesticide free? Do you go personally to the farms and monitor their practices? Is there some kind of assessment they go through by the Junta de Andalucia? Not sure how I should answer this question, so let me know.

Aug 30, 2010
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Why change to organic food products?
by: Vincent Nerée

Thank you so much for your kind review. It gives me tremendous pleasure to get feedback from Andalucia-Ecologica’s customers. We started, as a neighbourhood group, purchasing certified organic fruit and vegetables in Spring 2009. We felt that pesticide and fungicide free food, grown locally, should no longer be regarded as pricy and exclusive. As we purchase directly from organic farmers, the price for organically grown food is practically the same as industrially produced agricultural produce in the local supermarkets. At Andalucia Ecologica, we believe that food produce harvested on demand for our customers is richer in nutrients. We have to place our orders on Mondays with the associated farmers, and deliver Wednesdays and Thursdays directly to the customer’s home, so if you want to place an order, please do so before 10AM on Mondays. We are members of the Organic Agricultural Association of Spain and all items in our online shop are certified by different authorities, giving our customers total guarantee. Over the past 18 months, our list has grown and now includes organic meat, pert food, rice and pastas, and naturally Louise Brace’s Soy Eco water saving gadgets and toys. We also offer a blog on topics related to ecological matters in Andalusia which I would recommend you to take a look at www.andalucuia-ecologica.es

Aug 24, 2010
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Soy-Eco - best eco-friendly website in Malaga
by: Louise Brace

Hi There,

Just saw your post on Twitter and wanted to mention my website www.soy-eco.com (translated means I Am Eco).

We are a company dedicated to the promotion and sales of eco-friendly products for home, lifestyle and business. We are based in Ojen, but sell nationally across Spain.

Our new online store will go live at the end of this week and we will have lots more fab energy and water saving products, plus recycled toys, organic food, and lots more!!

Louise, Soy-Eco

Aug 24, 2010
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Fresh pesticide free fruits and vegetables on the Costa del Sol
by: Marbella Family

We have tried Andalucia Ecologica and have been very satisfied. This is an internet site that offers ecological food products in Marbella that are grown, raised or made in Andalucia. They even offer ecological meats, soaps, jams, cleaning products and pet food. All of their products are pesticide free and free of all chemical fertilizers. They grow and transport all their goods in an environmentally conscious way.

We find that their products are competitively priced with those in the supermarket. The best part of it all is that you order online and they deliver your goods to your home. I like this option and find that I tend to buy products that are only in season and local. I feel good about not abusing the environment and saving myself a trip to the market.

I´ve only ordered fruits, vegetables and meats from them, so I am not sure about the other products. However, we have been happy with our deliveries. Some of their fruits are huge. One time we ordered a papaya that was three times larger and sweeter than what we find in the market. Then I ordered a chicken and it looked like a small rabbit. At first I was surprised, but then realized this is probably what a chicken really looks like when it´s not pumped up full of hormones to look nice and fat. It was still delicious, so I only need to remember to order two next time.

I can recommend Andalucia Ecologica so far and think that more people should be aware of its existence and make more of an effort to buy products that are locally grown.

Keep in mind that they make deliveries on Wednesdays, so you need to plan a bit ahead and make sure your orders are in by Tuesday.

To see their list of products go to their website www.andalucia-ecologica.com

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