Photos: Cooperativa La Palma
Last week, Cooperativa La Palma was visited by Spain’s Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development of the Junta de Andalucía, Carmen Crespo, to whom it presented its new line of convenience range products, consisting of cherry tomato gazpacho and vegetable cream, branded Cherrymole®. Both premium elaborations concentrate the flavour and quality of the mini-vegetables of this leader in the international fruit and vegetable sector.
Crespo held a meeting with cooperative’s governing council and toured its modern facilities, where some of Europe’s most innovative and high-quality agriculture takes place. During the visit, Pedro Ruiz shared with the counselor the principles of this business model that unites 700 farmers, 1,300 workers and more than 4,000 families, based on excellence, professionalism, constant improvement and social responsibility.
Ruiz said, “In La Palma we always innovate and work to offer vegetables with the best quality, healthy, tasty and respectful with the environment. These totally natural preparations concentrate all the flavour and quality of our best mini-vegetables”, explained the president of La Palma. Both gourmet novelties satisfy consumer demand for healthy and quality food, practical and ready to drink, while preserving its organoleptic properties intact.”
During the meeting, the Governing Council highlighted several priority issues for agricultural development, including defending horticultural production against unfair competition from third countries and supporting the sector in the new Common Agricultural Policy.