Creation of an Apple Orchard

Support a young cider producer in the creation of his first orchard.

Project visual Creation of an Apple Orchard
Successful
20
Contributions
27/09/2021
End date
€2.470
Out of €700
353 %
Organic
Local
Development
French
manufacturing

Creation of an Apple Orchard

Who is this young cider maker ? My name is Brice Originally from Normandy, I just returned from 12 years abroad in 5 different countries. As the apple never falls far from the tree, I am back. After more than 10 years in an office, I made the big leap to the outside world. Thanks to multiple internships, I understood that my choice would be agriculture. Along the way and through various encounters, cider appeared as an obvious choice. It's been a year now that I'm working on my cider project. Between finding the house and the land, reading everything about orchards, cider apples, cider making, transformation, regulations, marketing, ..., meeting cider producers in my region and then in several European countries. To make my dream come true and to acquire all the necessary knowledge and skills, from mid-October, I am going to work as an apprentice for one year with a cider producer. Where is the orchard? At home, in the middle of the Normandy countryside, in the center of the Manche department, in the small village of Mesnilbus. It's a nice place to live and the apple trees enjoy it. Would you like to participate in 100 years of history? I am fortunate to have a retired cider producer who gives me access to one of his orchards so that I can start my activity. However, in the apple world, we have to think today about what we want to do in 10 years because that's the minimum time before the first harvest. That's why I need you to transform my field like this one In the spirit of sustainability, I decided to privilege the plantation of high-stemmed apple trees, like the ones you see. They will start producing apples after 8 - 10 years and they have a lifespan of 100 years!!! Why a crowdfunding? I want to share what I do with as many people as possible but I didn't know how. The idea of naming my future apple trees came from a friend who told me he wanted one of them to be his daughter's name.

Allocation of funds

The collection will help me more than a little because it will lay a solid foundation for my cider business, i.e. Apples! Goal 1 - 1 200 € - Apple trees Purchase of apple trees from nurserymen specialized in fruit trees. Goal 2 - 1 500 € - Plantation A company will come and excavate the soil to prepare the orchard. Goal 3 - 2 400 € - Pruning In order for the apple trees to flourish, nothing is better than maintaining the hedge. Goal 4 - 3 300 € - Fencing Our friends the wild animals have a primordial place in our countryside but they like a little too much the young trees especially the roe deers. Goal 5 - 4 000 € - Sheeps Who better to maintain the orchard? Our friends the sheeps! They will be able to graze peacefully, keep the grass at a good height and their droppings will serve as fertilizer for the apple trees. With and thanks to you, the adventure can begin!

Rewards

Featured reward

Name 1 Apple tree

€39

  • 2 contributions
Give the name* or nickname* of your choice to one or more apple trees for 100 years. The map of the orchard with the name or nickname given by you on the (future) website of the cider house Your name will be listed as a friendly contributor on the (future) website. *All names or nicknames will be subject to admission.

Estimated delivery: October 2021

Big Thank You

€10

  • 2 contributions
Many thanks for your generous contribution Your name will be listed as a kind contributor on the (future) website.

Name 1 Apple tree + 6 bottles of cider

€59

  • 7 contributions
Give the name* or nicknames* of your choice to one or more apple trees for 100 years. 6 bottles of Cuvée du Champ Benoît brut or sweet cider. Visit of the future orchard and the future cider house. A map of the orchard with your name or nickname on the (future) website of the cider house. Your name will be part of the friendly contributors on the (future) website. *All names or nicknames will be subject to admission.

Estimated delivery: October 2021

Name 1 Apple tree + 12 bottles of cider

€79

  • 1 contribution
Give the name* or nicknames* of your choice to one or more apple trees for 100 years. 12 bottles of Cuvée du Champ Benoît brut or sweet cider. Visit of the future orchard and the future cider house. A map of the orchard with your name or nickname on the (future) website of the cider house Your name will be part of the friendly contributors on the (future) website. *All names or nicknames will be subject to admission.

Estimated delivery: October 2021

Name 1 Apple tree + 6 months of cider

€139

  • 2 contributions
Give the name* or nicknames* of your choice to one or more apple trees for 100 years. 30 bottles of Cuvée du Champ Benoît brut or sweet cider. Visit of the future orchard and the future cider house. A map of the orchard with the name or nickname you gave to the (future) cider house website Your name will be part of the friendly contributors on the (future) website. *All names or nicknames will be subject to admission.

Estimated delivery: October 2021

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