Agrupalmería, La Cañada's long-standing auction, has closed its doors after almost half a century active in the heart of La Cañada de San Urbano. Millions of tomatoes and other vegetables have been sold here over the past decades before being shipped to markets across Europe.
The decision has been made by the owners of the Femago Group, who also closed the centers in the Poniente last year after going into liquidation due to debts with Cajamar and Banco Popular.
Initially, this didn't affect the Agrupalmería auctions, with activity in La Cañada, Níjar, Alhama and Vícar, or Agrocastell, with an operations center in Castell de Ferro, Granada. Despite the activities being carried out as Grupo Femago, the companies did not consolidate their results as a group.
At the end of the previous campaign, Agrupalmería's activities in La Cañada were already very scarce, with increasingly fewer and fewer producers selling their goods there.
Agrupalmería started with nine members in the mid-1970's. They all worked in the area that lived the golden age of Almeria's horticulture. For years, it has stood out for the quality of its ribbed and Raf variety tomatoes.
Source: La Voz de Almería