Automatically translated from Basque, translation may contain errors. More information here. Elhuyarren itzultzaile automatikoaren logoa

100% organic natural beer, olive and other

  • In the Elkea project, mother producer David Ruiz de Galarreta Azpilikueta produces a wide variety of products. It started with olive trees, but fruit trees, legumes and centenarians have made their way into the project over these years. And now it adds a new activity: beer making. The Urederra Beer is created with barley and hops produced in its lands.
David Ruiz de Galarreta, Artaxoako olibondoetan.

29 April 2024 - 05:00

“I started planting olive trees in 2010, in Artajona, but I got really stuck in 2016.” Except for the olive tree, Ruiz de Galarreta performs all production in the lands of the Bakedano family. “I am alone in the project, but I get a lot of support from my partner,” she said.

Ruiz de Galarreta had agricultural studies and after several years working in an agricultural union he felt eager to start his project. In total, Navarro cultivates about 12 hectares of land. “I work on a small scale and to bring added value to the products I make a direct sale.” It takes out most of its production in nearby markets, consumption and direct selling groups, but it also participates in some peasant networks such as Hazialde and Ekoalde, and it is also related to the loaves of Biolur in Gipuzkoa. For its processing, the olive leads to the mill of La Casa del Oil de Cascante, which has not much chance of doing it in organic in Navarra, and with the apples squeezes in a small area of transformation of Lodosa.

Beers Urederra

Brew beer with barley and hops of its own production in the small factory it has built in Bakedano. “My goal was to close the entire cycle, that was my bet.” He started working on brewing in 2019 and says he is still studying, but he has already liked it. “Two years ago we started doing guided tours. Inside the factory and on the grounds, we went out to see the hops, I explain the brewing process…”.

Although it is a small-scale production, or perhaps for that reason, Ruiz de Galarreta was clear from the beginning about the importance of diversification, and also of production in the ecological model: “From the beginning I was clear that I want to do things well”.


You are interested in the channel: Baratzetik mundura
2024-06-24 | Garazi Zabaleta
Mountain foods
Guide bringing together 26 mountain producers in Navarre
The Cederna Garalur Rural Development Association has been working for years on food and the primary sector in the Navarre Mountain. The idea is to move towards healthy eating and more sustainable consumption, and on this long road a new project has been carried out: The... [+]

2024-06-17 | Garazi Zabaleta
Lurbizi
Creation of a land bank to guarantee a basic resource for agriculture
The Lurbizi project was created in Oiartzun to boost agriculture and take steps towards food sovereignty, towards 2016. “A group of citizens had been reflecting for some time on the poor situation of agriculture and the primary sector in the people,” said Ibon Mitxelena... [+]

2024-06-10 | Garazi Zabaleta
Three Xilos
Intensive ecological horticulture
Nicolas Chretien, from Sara, is behind the Hiru Xilo horticultural project. In January he started working in the garden and in early March began to market the processed products. “I was trained in horticulture, but so far I’ve worked on jobs that had nothing to do with... [+]

2024-06-03
Agroekoop
Recovery project for old wheat in Álava
Agroekoop was born a couple of years ago from the collaboration between the Alavesa bionekazaritza association and the Euskadi Seed Network. “We create with the objective of uniting and strengthening the associations of the return to Alavesa agroecology and promoting... [+]

2024-05-27 | Garazi Zabaleta
Arsue Service
Firefighters in Estella
At first glance, the photo flock looks like a normal flock, right? Because those sheep are also firefighters. The Zunbeltz Rural Test Center of Navarra has launched a new and innovative service in Tierra Estella: Arsue, or Extensive Herd Firefighter. “This is a small project,... [+]

Eguneraketa berriak daude