The 500 kg of nopales that Jose Casado Rebollar, a producer of Mexican origin, made available to the Mexican community in Madrid sold out in a few hours. Casado grows these fruits in El Calentano, his orchard in Toledo, along with other specialties of Mexican agriculture, such as different types of chilli peppers, coriander, epazote, and other vegetables that he sells to supply restaurants specialized in Central American gastronomy, such as La Mordida u Órale Compadre, among others.
After the restaurants closed due to the pandemic, the farmer contacted and reached an agreement with Perla Fiesco, the person responsible for public relations and events of the Mexican Colony in Madrid. He offered the Mexican community the possibility of enjoying one of the most emblematic products of Mexico's gastronomy at € 1/kg while cushioning the loss of its main sales channel.
It didn't take them long to sell everything. Casado Rebollar has already cut and delivered 185 kilos that Fiesco has already begun to deliver to its buyers in a central area of Madrid.
Originally from Tierra Caliente, this farmer has been in Spain for 28 years and in Toledo for 15 years, where he grows Mexican fruits and vegetables. He is also interested in researching plants and seeds originating in pre-Hispanic Mexico. Through his work, and in his own way, he has shared the task of preserving Mexico's legacy in Spain.