February is always a busy time of the year in the valley with the winter citrus harvest. Already 50-60% of the harvest gathered, the cooperativa (the Lecrin Valley’s local farmers’ cooperative) at Melegis is working full pelt with truck loads of local Lecrin Valley oranges being weighed and boxed up every day. Most will be exported overseas… Read More Winter orange harvest is bittersweet!
In October and November the Lecrin Valley is a hive of activity, as the locals harvest and shell the almonds, gather fruit and tidy up their orchards. There’s that lovely smell of bonfires now that the fire ban has been lifted until next year. This area has a great climate for fruit and veg. Most of… Read More Lecrin Valley: It’s Harvest Festival gone nuts!
The Lecrin Valley is a wonderful place, rich in history and primarily an area devoted to fruit. All over the place you’ll find old and existing mills, factories for frutos secos (nuts) and of course citrus orchards and olive groves as far as the eye can see. Sadly over recent times with the recession and… Read More Full of Fruity Goodness: Produce of the Lecrin Valley
Originally posted on The Botanical Kitchen:
I used to hate olives. The first time I had one was by accident at secondary school and I spat it out and hid it discretely under my pile of mashed potato. I can’t remember why. It was just a peculiar taste. Nowadays I could not be more opposite. I love…