At Quinta do Fojo, in Marco de Canaveses, vegetables are not measured by the palms.
Vasco Coelho Santos, Euskalduna
Texto de José Pedro Silva
Fotografias de Vânia Rodrigues
At Quinta do Fojo, in Marco de Canaveses, vegetables are not measured by the palms. In this hydroponic crop, next to the Douro, the flavor is maximum but the size is minimal. Here, a small thing is not the size of a pea, because it can be the size of a tomato, a carrot, a beet, among many other possibilities of mini vegetables, micro vegetables, and baby vegetables. In this production that is expanding in the area - never in size of its products - there are still sprouts, delicate plants, baby leaves, and small crowns. The variety, along with size, is another hallmark of h2d. Many products, always available, in this space decorated with many flowers that, of course, are also to eat. All. But variety is not synonymous with banality, because if you "find it easily, you will not find it here." Drop by drop, this production can’t be said to grow, because here it is not so much about gaining weight, but mainly flavor, in a concentrated format that gives structure to a plate without robbing its space.