The cold and the rains are taking a toll on this year's sweet corn harvest, which is currently in full swing in the Spanish region of Castile-Leon, reports Huercasa. Sweet corn is the main product of this group of companies devoted to the manufacture of processed vegetable products, and approximately half of the production processed by Huercasa comes from the provinces of Segovia, Valladolid, Zamora, Palencia and Ávila.
"We arrange contracts with the growers to guarantee that both parties have the maximum guarantees," said a representative from Huercasa. They need corn of the highest quality, since their international clients demand "the best" from them, both in terms of health and food safety, as well as organoleptic (flavor, texture...) and visual quality. "It is important to have a written contract with the producers, to be sure that the quality and quantity of the product will be what we need," they say.
Huercasa sells cooked and vacuum-packed sweet corn, both in whole ears (two pieces per container) and half ears (four pieces), and in conventional and organic formats. They market their products both in Spain and in about 40 international destinations (practically all of Europe and other countries such as Russia, the United States and Israel), where more than 80% of the production is shipped.