La Granja de Bolet Ben Fet is a special work centre of the cooperative Teb Verd SCCL. We are part of the TEB Cooperative Group (Barcelona School Workshop) specialized in the social and labour insertion of people with intellectual disabilities. Currently, the TEB attends to and employs about a thousand people.
At the Bolet Ben Fet farm, in Sant Antoni de Vilamajor (Barcelona), in the foothills of Montseny, we work with ten colleagues who are dedicated to the organic production of mushrooms. The way of working is fully inclusive, offering a full viability between work well done and the people who are part of the cooperative.
Many years working as a carpenter and now has seen that with the best woods come the best mushrooms. He is a lifelong “boletaire” expert and lives each new mushroom growth on the farm with more passion than anyone else. He is always aware of all the details so that each new harvest is the best.
Everything’s been better on the farm since this lovely boy arrived. He is a responsible worker and an excellent companion. He takes things very seriously and puts all five senses, that’s why he is in charge and takes care of the incubation area. He loves horses and has learned from them his fidelity and nobility.
He is strong, a tireless worker and an incredible companion…but all this, when it comes to Albert, is the least of it. The most precious thing about him is the enormous illusion he puts in the work he does on the farm and in all of us who are on it. With the energy he has and the experience of years accumulated, he has become the most essential piece. What seems to be a lie is that, as big as it is, it plays like the angels the smallest guitar: the ukulele.
Margarita is the one who solves the administrative issues for us. She knows how to combine seriousness and meticulousness with sweetness and patience, and that’s why she befriends everyone, even those she only knows by phone! She doesn’t know how to conceal her feelintg much, and that’s why all the love she puts in what she’s doing is very noticeable.
He prepares the orders and takes them every day to the customers with the refrigerated van. He loves to drive and think how to make the route in such a way that he can get everywhere on time. He speaks little, just enough, but you should be very attentive because he knows how to say the funniest ironies in the world. His generosity makes us feel that we have a companion who will give us a hand when we need it most.
This passionate agricultural biologist is the one who started these crops two decades ago. He is an equal lover of mushrooms and good humour and firmly believes that in order to start a project, however difficult it may be, only one thing is needed: to put all the illusion into it.
She is the person in charge of sales, the one who looks for new customers and the one who makes sure that we are all well taken care of. Lover of good cuisine and passionate about our mushrooms, she is dedicated to making all kinds of tests of new dishes and new preparations to be able to recommend the best way to enjoy them.
He is the oldest of the group. He loves music and has an enviable record collection. As he has as much strength as concentration, he is the specialist in preparing the mix of woods where the mushrooms will grow. He speaks a Catalan with a charming Gandesa accent…
They can be cooked:
In salted breads or pizzas
….. and to your liking