The total production of this Spanish company is splited among the European Union. 50% is sent to Germany, 10% remains in Spain and the rest is distributed among other European countries such as Switzerland, France, Sweden, Denmark, Holland and the United Kingdom.
HaciendasBio is the only European producer with 20 consecutive harvesting weeks from its own farms.
Spain’s leading producer of organic fruit and vegetables and leader in exporting them to Europe – estimates a production of 6,958 tons of stone fruits in the current season. The company exports to Germany 50% of the total volume of its production, 40% to countries of the European Union such as Switzerland, France, Sweden, Denmark, Holland and the United Kingdom and a 10% goes to the Spanish market, where the organic products’ consumption is not as widespread.
HaciendasBio began with the stone fruits’ season in mid-April, before other Spanish regions such as Extremadura or Catalunya, that started in May. It was possible due to the acquisition in January 2018 of the farm La Falamosa, located in the Spanish Southern city of Seville (Andalusia).
The harvesting of stone fruits extends between April and October. It is the company’s key season and thanks to this local employment increasing, hiring HaciendasBio up to 1.041 workers. HaciendasBio is the only European producer with 20 consecutive harvesting weeks from its own farms.
Spanish weather the key for stone fruits
The Spanish areas where HaciendasBio cultivates stone fruits are individually chosen with the aim of extending the campaign on the calendar. The farm from Seville – La Falamosa – has a humid weather and high minimum temperatures allowing a sooner harvesting of peaches and nectarines. Andalusia is a suitable region for the plantation of stone fruits, since it has slight temperature changes between morning and night, that is the reason why it has been possible to overtake the production of those fruits 15 days in the calendar. The rest of the company’s farms that produce stone fruits are located in Catalonia and Zaragoza, which soils have completely different attributes. These two territories are characterized by cold and foggy winters that allow the campaign to be extended to a later point.
HaciendasBio is the first producer of organic fruit and vegetables in Spain and leader in exporting those products to Europe. Jose Ramón Rituerto and Paco Casallo set up the company 15 years ago and it is now the leading stone fruits producer in Europe. The company is a reference in the market with a production divided among different farms in Badajoz, Almería, Tarragona, Lérida, Sevilla, Gran Canaria y Zaragoza.
HaciendsBio is a group of people devoted to taking care of the land, environment and the improvement of soil’s fertility following the principles of Biodynamic agriculture. This group has a common thought of combining their effort, enthusiasm and daily work and reverting it to the consumer as a full of life fruit.