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Farmers' Truck: a 100-day tour of Catalonia to support local farmers

Let's support Catalan small-scale organic producers

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Events offered during the 100-day tour

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Important:

  • Reward Visit + Tasting (V): available for the visit and tasting of 1 project of approx. 2h. You can pick between almost all events at the exception of some that will be exclusively reserved for other packages (marked "ONLY VLW" on the calendar)

  • Rewards Visit + Tasting + Lunch (VL): with this pack you can enjoy the visit and tasting PLUS a Farmers' Truck lunch based or paired with the products of the project visited. Expect this experience to last some 4 hours.

  • Reward Visit + Tasting + Lunch + Workshop (VLW): on top of enjoying the visit, tasting and Farmers' Truck lunch already described, this pack also contains a unique gastronomic workshop. You can pick between the different events offering a workshop as indicated in the Events Calendar above. Some events will be exclusively available for people that have booked this reward (look for the "ONLY VLW").

  • The blue train icon next to an event on the calendar indicates that the farm is located near a train station. Transportation from the train station to the farm will be offered on request.

The project

33% of the money raised will go directly to the producers participating in this project

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, many small farmers and producers of Catalonia have seen their sales drop suddenly. A lot of them relied on restaurants, tourism, school canteens and local markets which have been closed or cancelled these last months.

With this initiative, we aim to support them as well as to preserve our unique gastronomic heritage. Time has come to create a new world where local, organic and sustainable become the new norm. And why not do it in a fun and creative way?

That's why we thought of a unique challenge: take a 100-day tour of Catalonia, visiting plenty of small and sustainable food and wine producers.

How will the tour help them?

1) The web series

Through weekly videos, we'll share the visits to the local producers, the specificities about each project and anecdotes about their work.

It will be a unique opportunity to educate a wider audience about the unknown aspects of small-scale production and organic agriculture.

And, of course, we'll produce unique recipe videos to show how to make the best of their wonderful products.

2) Gastronomic events

Apart from the web series, we'll offer several food and farm-related events during the 100-day tour of Catalonia.

Each event will be different and will consist of at least a visit of a farm or producer followed by a tasting of their products.

Some events will also include applied workshops with our farmers (such as a cooking class, a cheese-making or a fermentation workshop for example).

3) The producers' network

Our goal is to have a network of about 50 Catalan producers that provides direct access to their products for consumer purchase.

Consumers will be able to easily and affordably purchase through the network all sorts of products (see list below) which will always be local (from the Catalan region), organic and produced on a small scale.

On one side, the consumers will be able to obtain greater traceability of the products. On the other, the farmers will enjoy an additional sales channel.

With that project, we hope to re-create a more personal and long-lasting connection between farmers and consumers.

What do we need for this project?

We'll travel from province to province with an optimized itinerary to visit the maximum of producers driving as little as possible. We'll use our own car and a tent to sleep at night in the fields of the producers participating in the project.

But this is not all... We needed something special and essential to make this tour come true.

It took us several weeks to find out about it... but eventually, the solution came to us: we needed the Farmers' Truck!

¿What?

The Farmers' Truck is a tiny food trailer that will become our kitchen for the tour.

Thanks to the Farmers' Truck, we'll be able to store the different products of the tour and cook them during the gastronomic events -even if we have to host them in the middle of the field.

It will also allow us to have a kitchen set-up to make food videos for the web series.

About us

We're Cristina and Guillaume (known as Guillermo), an entrepreneur couple. We founded Barcelona Slow Travel, a tour company offering authentic and sustainable experiences in Catalonia, Spain.

Since over 7 years, we've been inviting international travellers to discover the authentic Catalan gastronomy through unique food and wine tours and farm visits.

Our business is currently suffering the consequences of the Covid-19 crisis since March and we don't expect to go back to normal until next year. We see this situation as a unique opportunity for us to reinvent ourselves and to make our dream of connecting local people and producers come true.

We can already count on the participation of plenty of local producers for this project.

You're the final piece of the puzzle!

About the rewards

Would you like to help us out? By participating in our crowdfunding campaign, you can pick a reward that will allow you to participate in-person to our 100-day tour of Catalonia!

And if you're living abroad and don't feel like coming in Catalonia this summer/fall, we have activated exclusive private tours that can be claimed anytime after the end of our 100-day tour! No expiry date!

These are the rewards:

All the VISITS will be offered with us, in collaboration with the farmers and producers participating in this project. They will be hosted during our 100-day tour of Catalonia, between August and November 2020.

The Private Dinner, Farm to Table Experience, Penedes Wine Tour, Gastronomic Trip, Exclusive Event and Farmers' Truck Experience can be claimed anytime.

All the rewards can be offered as a gift to a loved one, or transferred to someone else.

We highly encourage you to bring along your partner, special friend or family members with whom you want to share a unique experience! After being locked down, we're sure they'll deeply appreciate spending a day in the open-air tasting amazing food and wine ;)

What your contributions will be used for

We'll contribute 50% of the funds needed for this project. We need you for the other 50%!

This is how we plan to use our backers' contributions to the minimum viable goal of 12.000€:

Stretch goals

And if we exceed our minimum viable goal, we have thought of several additional goals to improve both the project and the rewards:

If we'd get to 18.000€ of crowdfunding, we will hire a professional video maker (or several) for some of the events and visits!

This would be ideal to create high-quality videos and to be able to post them more often!

If you are interested send us an email: hola@barcelonaslowtravel.com

This is one of our dreams: to produce a movie of the whole tour. This would be an incredible opportunity to share with a wide audience the importance of supporting small-scale local farmers.

Help us raise awareness!

Planned schedule

If we achieve our minimum viable goal, we'll be able to move on with this project! Below you'll find the schedules we planned for the project and rewards:

Producers collaborating:

These are the producers already participating in this project:

  • Olicatessen : Arbequina olive oil, olives and chocolate cream, Les Garrigues
  • Mas Comtal: signature wines, Alt Penedès
  • Espirulina Natural: spirulina seaweed, Vallès Oriental
  • Kenshô : sake, miso, koji & more, Baix Ebre
  • Obaga de l'Agneta: Verdal Manresa (thousand-year-old variety of) olive oil, Bages
  • Clua : goat cheese and fresh yogurts, Noguera
  • Herbes de l'Alt Pirineu: infusions & plant-based products from the Pyrenees, Pallars Sobirà
  • Tomating : heirloom tomatoes & vegetables, Bages
  • Fruits del secà: cereals, legumes & seeds, Anoia
  • Debosc : forest-raised chicken, Solsonès
  • L'escairador : white corn, red wheat grains, semolina and flours, Berguedà
  • Cal Andreuet: black beans & other regional cereals, apple juice & potatoes, Alt Berguedà
  • Dasca Vives: biodynamic wines, olive oil and almonds, Alt Camp
  • Gallecs: Ganxet beans, lentils, old-variety grains and flours, preserves and vegetables. Vallès
  • Yamaaoi: Mediterranean wasabi, Osona
  • Allet Morenet: black garlic, Bages
  • Safrà Colomí: saffron & other products with saffron, Baixa Segarra
  • Aromik: infusions & condiments using aromatic and medicinal herbs, Ripollès
  • Rietvell: rice, Montsià
  • Moli del set: Arbequina olive oil, Les Garrigues
  • Biolord: mountain apples, Solsonès
  • Terra de burgans: Morruda olive oil & more, Baix Ebre
  • Garrofina: carob-based products: flour, chocolate, chocolate-cream & more., Alt Camp
  • El Serradet de Barneres: ship cheese and fresh yogurts, Osona
  • D'Oli Va Agroecologia: hazelnuts, almonds, almond oil, hazelnut oil, olive oil & more, Baix Camp

And we're still looking for more!

More information

Follow us on social media to find out everything about this project:

Thank you for your trust and support for this project and for creating a new world with us!

We wish we'll meet with you in person very soon!

Participate in the crowdfunding campaign now and don't forget to share this campaign with all your friends, relatives and anyone you think might have an interest in this project!

Gracias y hasta muy pronto!!!

FAQ

  • Are the private experiences available for more than 2 people?

    Yes! You can bring your friends or family simply by letting us know when scheduling your experience with us. Supplements are listed below:
    + Private Dinner: 50€ per person
    + Penedes Wine Tour: 100€ per person
    + Farm to Table Experience: 100€ per person
    + 3-day Gastronomic Tour: 250€ per person
    + Exclusive Event: 100€ per person
    + Farmers' Truck Experience: 500€ per person

    Children under 14: 30% off, babies (less than 4 years old) free.

    The supplements can be paid on the same day of the experience or when scheduling it, at your convenience.

  • Which workshops are you offering?

    We are organizing different workshops with some producers for you. These are some examples (there will be more):

    • Olicatessen: how to make a DIY olive oil lamp?
    • Olicatessen: learn how to cure and preserve your own olives
    • Olicatessen: hands-on cooking workshop to learn easy and yummy recipes with olive oil
    • Clua: make your own cottage cheese (Catalan style) and take it home
    • Herbes de l'Alt Pirineu: discover which medicinal plants your body needs by using your senses
    • Tomating: hands-on cooking workshop to learn easy and yummy recipes with tomatoes
    • Debosc: learn how to cut a whole chicken, what to do with each part and how to cook it properly. hands-on cooking workshop to learn easy and yummy recipes with chicken
    • L'Escairador: hands-on cooking workshop to learn easy and yummy recipes with traditional cereals
    • Terra de burgans: hands-on cooking workshop to learn easy and yummy recipes with olive oil
  • COVID-19 Measures

    • We will always follow the official regulations to prevent and mitigate this epidemic.
    • All our events will be outdoors and in small groups
    • We will implement the appropriate hygiene measures

Do you have any other queries or questions?

11 comments

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  • Barcelona Slow Travel

    Barcelona Slow Travel
    Author

    9 months

    Thank you! Hopefully see you very soon! :)

  • BarcaFoodie

    BarcaFoodie

    9 months

    Good Luck! Cant wait to return to Spain to experience all you have to offer!

  • Fanny i Marc

    Fanny i Marc

    9 months

    Nous sommes contents de faire partie des Mecenes 😊

  • Ana

    Ana

    9 months

    Una iniciativa super interesante! Gracias por darnos la oportunidad de ser parte de este proyecto

  • Barcelona Slow Travel

    Barcelona Slow Travel
    Author

    9 months

    Thank you Stella and Jo!!!

  • Barcelona Slow Travel

    Barcelona Slow Travel
    Author

    9 months

    Gracies/Thank you/Gracias! Carol, Roger, Carla & Michaele. We can't wait to see in you in person in one of the events- Ens veiem aviat!

  • Antje Müller

    Antje Müller

    9 months

    Greetings from Germany Stella & Jo

  • Carol Valmy

    Carol

    9 months

    Good luck! Buena suerte! Bonne chance!

  • Roger Martí

    Roger Martí

    9 months

    Moltíssima sort en aquest projecte tant interessant i necessari!!

  • Carla Moreno

    Carla Moreno

    9 months

    Molta sort guapos!!! No perdeu els ànims que segur que ho aconseguiu!!! Ho he compartit amb tots els amics, a veure si hi ha sort!

#09 / The 100 day-tour with the Farmers' Truck starts today!!! Avui comencem oficialment la volta de 100 dies per Catalunya amb la Farmers' Truck!

ENGLISH BELOW

CAT: Avui comencem oficialment la volta de 100 dies per Catalunya amb la Farmers' Truck!
🤗☘

Sentim haver comunicat tant poc durant aquestes últimes setmanes, però hem estat molt ocupats preparant tot per la volta. Hi ha hagut moltes més coses de les que haviem previst i per això comencem amb una mica de retràs. Totes les dates dels esdeveniments segueixen igual!

Hem arribat a L'Escairador on tindrem demà una visita amb degustació, serà el primer dels 8 esdeveniments que hem planificat de moment (podeu veure el calendari d'esdeveniments en els nostres stories de l'Instagram , n'afegirem més molt aviat!).

El nostre Instagram i Facebook veureu com hem preparat i pintat la Farmers' Truck per la volta. Ha sigut molta feina durant aquest mes d'agost de molta calor!

Que penseu del resultat?


ENGLISH

We're starting our 100 day-tour of Catalonia with the Farmers' Truck today 🤗☘

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ENGLISH BELOW

CAT: Avui comencem oficialment la volta de 100 dies per Catalunya amb la Farmers' Truck!
🤗☘

Sentim haver comunicat tant poc durant aquestes últimes setmanes, però hem estat molt ocupats preparant tot per la volta. Hi ha hagut moltes més coses de les que haviem previst i per això comencem amb una mica de retràs. Totes les dates dels esdeveniments segueixen igual!

Hem arribat a L'Escairador on tindrem demà una visita amb degustació, serà el primer dels 8 esdeveniments que hem planificat de moment (podeu veure el calendari d'esdeveniments a la página principal del crowdfunding).

A les fotos veureu com hem preparat i pintat la Farmers' Truck per la volta. Ha sigut molta feina durant aquest mes d'agost de molta calor!

Que penseu del resultat?


ENGLISH

We're starting our 100 day-tour of Catalonia with the Farmers' Truck today 🤗☘

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#07 / Resultats sorteig i una gran noticia.... We've got a winner for the raffle! + 1 big surprise

ENGLISH BELOW/ ESPAÑOL ABAJO

CAT

Avui hem fet el sorteig i ja tenim guanyadora! Felicitats Regina per haver guanyat l’experiència privada per 2 persones valorada en 750€.

Per als altres, estigueu atents ja que molt aviat us contactarem per organitzar la vostra recompensa!

I la gran sorpresa de la setmana! Hem rebut la confirmació de l’Oriol Balaguer, considerat un dels millors pastissers d’autor (!!!) per fer el taller de postres amb gerds a l’esdeveniment del 12 de Setembre amb Aitanaberries. Aquest taller estarà disponible per tots aquells que heu escollit la recompensa de “Visita + Tast + Àpat + Taller”. Si vas agafar una recompensa menor i t’agradaria participar, posa’t en contacte amb nosaltres.

Tenim moltes ganes de saber què us sembla!

P.D: el sorteig s’ha organitzat a través d’una web especialitzada en sorteigs per a garantir que s’ha fet d’una manera aleatòria. Podeu veure els detalls del sorteig aquí.


ENGLISH

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#06 / Felicitats!!! Congrats!!! Crowdfunding successful :=)

ENGLISH BELOW

Felicitats! Hem finalitzat la campanya de crowdfunding amb èxit i en unes setmanes (dia 1 d’agost) començarem la volta de 100 dies per Catalunya amb la Farmer’s Truck!! Mil gràcies a tots i totes per la vostra aportació! Cadascuna de les vostres aportacions ha sigut molt important per arribar fins aquí i estem molt agraïts d’haver tingut el vostre suport en aquests temps difícils :=)

I ara què?

Molt aviat ens posarem en contacte amb vosaltres via mail per organitzar els detalls de la vostra recompensa. Si vau agafar la visita + degustació (amb o sense àpat i/o taller) durant la volta de 100 dies, ja hem planificat 9 esdeveniments (per agost i setembre) que pots trobar a la descripció principal de la página del crowdfunding. Ens posarem en contacte amb vosaltres per programar la vostra inscripció.

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#05 / Ja tenim les dates! -----Dates available!

CAT/EN

Ja tenim les dates dels primers esdeveniments gastronòmics de la nostra volta! Mireu tot a dalt de la descripció. Obrirem les inscripcions aviat :)

Recordeu que nomès queden 6 dies de campanya! Ànims i a compartir que això està pujant!!!


We have made the dates of the first events of the 100-day tour available at the top of the description. We'll open the bookings soon :)

Remember that there are only 6 days left of campaign so it's an amazing time to share or remember your friends to participate! We're almost at the second goal!!!

Thank you for your support, we can't wait for the adventure to start!!!

Guillaume & Cristina

#04 / 1st Goal reached!!!

ENGLISH BELOW

MOLTES GRÀCIES A TOTS I TOTES! Estem molt contents d'anunciar-vos que la volta de 100 dies per Catalunya amb la Farmers' Truck es farà realitat! Avui hem aconseguit el nostre primer objectiu! Moltes gràcies pel vostre suport! Ho podrem fer gràcies a vosaltres! :)

I ara què? Ara volem arribar a l'objectiu nº2 per arribar als 18000€! Si l'aconseguim, podrem agafar un/a realitzador/a de video professional per la volta. D'aquesta manera us podrem oferir videos d'alta qualitat de les visites amb els productors, i també classes de cuina en format video per vosaltres per gaudir tranquil·lament a casa.

Us agraïriem molt que ens seguiu ajudant a compartir aquesta iniciativa amb la familia, amics i amb totes aquelles persones que cregueu que puguin estar interessades! Encara ens queden fantàstiques recompenses i només queden 12 dies per a poder participar!

I recordeu, el 33% dels diners recaptats aniran directaments als productors!

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#03 / New Reward for our American friends- Nova recompensa per Estats-Units

EN/CAT We've just activated a new reward for our friends overseas! A 6-bottle case of premium wines to be chosen between Collbaix and Mas Comtal wineries, to be delivered straight to your home (prices for the US only) :=)

Since many of you told us they won't be able to come to Catalonia soon but were looking forward to enjoying some of the products of our 100-day tour, we've made our favorite wines available for you. So that you can pour yourself a glass at home, cheer to our 100-day tour and support local winemakers at the same time.

Check it out and let us know what you think about it!


CAT

Hem activat una nova recompensa pels nostres amics d'Estats Units! Ja que molts d'ells no poden unir-se a les visites de la volta per Catalunya, hem volgut donar-los la possibilitat de participar en el crowdfunding també!

Ànims que gairebé arribem a l'objectiu mínim!!!

Guillaume & Cristina

#02 / Dia 6 de la campanya i estem ja a més del 60%!!! 6th day of campaign and we just passed 60%!!!

CAT/EN Moltes gràcies a tots i totes i ànims, que gairebé estem aconseguint l'objectiu mínim :) Us agrairiem si podeu seguir compartint la iniciativa i animant a la gent que creieu que pot estar interessada! Mil gràcies pel vostre suport- junts crearem aquest nou món!


Thank you so much everyone- we're almost reaching our goal to make this project come true :) Please keep sharing the initiative with everyone you think could be interested! Thank you again for your support. Together let's create this new world!

Guillaume & Cristina

#01 / Tenim una sorpresa!!! A surprise for you

CAT/EN (below) Bona tarda! Tenint en compte els vostres comentaris hem decidit afegir 2 coses a la campanya!

1) Cada donació entrarà automàticament en el sorteig que es realitzarà al final de la campanya. El guanyador serà triat a l'atzar i guanyarà una de les nostres experiències privades per 2 persones valorada en 750€ (pots escollir la que vulguis! i sense data límit). Evidentment les persones que ja heu fet la donació estareu incloses en aquest sorteig també! :)

2) Hem afegit una nova recompensa a la campanya: un tour privat per Catalunya de 3 dies per a visitar productors locals amb la Farmers' Truck!!! Esperem que us agradi!

Recordeu que els descomptes early bird deixaran d'estar actius en 13 hores - feu difusió!!! Moltissimes gràcies a tots els mecenes!!! Creem aquest nou món junts!


Hola!! We've listened to your feedback and we're adding 2 things to the campaign:

1) Every contribution will automatically enter a raffle that will be organized at the end of the campaignread more

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