Half of the Spanish mushroom production comes from the region of Castile-La Mancha, where about 40,000 tons are harvested per year, with a turnover of 40 million Euro per year. These were the data reported by regional Councilor of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development Francisco Martínez, who paid a visit to the family business Champiñones Cumar, in Villamalea, Albacete, founded in 1991 and specialized in the marketing of edible mushrooms.
The Councilor stressed the importance of the existence of companies such as Cumar for the region, as the product is brought to the shelves of retailers nationwide with the name of Castile-La Mancha on the label.
Martínez said that this crop creates jobs both in the handling and processing and in the cultivation itself, and that companies like Cumar "are generating employment and making rural development possible."
The head of Agriculture thanked general director Carlos Gómez for the invitation to the visit, in which the mayor of Villamalea, Ana Teresa García, was also present.