Cooperative La Palma continues its strategy of contributing by reducing everything that is not essential for quality and sustainable agriculture. “Reducing the unnecessary in order to produce with greater excellence. That is our objective.” Less water. More yield. Less waste. More productivity. Less CO2. More future.
This spirit is what has led the cooperative to grow and position itself as a benchmark in the sector, being named the best Spanish Cooperative 2021 at the 6th edition of the Spanish Agri-Food Cooperative Awards, the most important award in the Spanish cooperative sector.
This cooperative is now the 4th largest tomato growing company in Spain and the 27th largest fruit and vegetable company nationally. It is the fruit of the effort and perseverance of its more than 700 growers, 1,200 workers and the 4,000 families linked to it. Since its creation almost 50 years ago, this Andalusian cooperative has sought excellence as a long-term objective. Always working with respectful use of the magnificent natural resources of its land, with constant training, a culture of hard work and innovation as its flagship.
These are the challenges and innovations that the professionals from Cooperative La Palma will be sharing with the sector at the next edition of the International Fruit and Vegetable Fair, Fruit Attraction Madrid, from 5th to 7th October.
Everything points to the fact that, driven by the spirit of “Less is More” and its concern to innovate, this cooperative will continue to explore and satisfy the new consumer demands: less food of animal origin, less additives, more awareness and responsibility for a more sustainable and healthier lifestyle.
In this sense, Cooperative La Palma guarantees a magnificent selection of top quality vegetables, being leaders in the Mini-Vegetable range with a wide variety of speciality tomato, snack cucumber and mini-pepper products. In addition, there is their Subtropical line: cherimoya, avocado, mango and pitaya. This is a line that La Palma Granada has been investing in heavily, especially over the last three years, and within its operational programme it has earmarked a significant investment in R&D as well as in professionals and resources for improvement – specifically in levelling and adapting land, in seedlings and integral automatic irrigation systems with optimisation of water resources.
A technical team dedicated exclusively to the development of subtropical crops focuses its efforts on increasing their production in number and variety sustainably, maintaining their high quality standard. This commitment has also led the cooperative to extend its range and to launch pitaya, an exotic low-calorie fruit with beneficial health properties, which has had a magnificent reception on the market.
Cherrymole is its latest venture. Far from what we are used to, Cooperative La Palma is venturing into the Fifth Range segment with its latest launch: an innovative Gazpacho and Salmorejo based on mini-vegetables and a delicious Vegetable Cream made from Adora tomato.