Acknowledgements

A blog made with pictures, broken English and my vague "castellano" language.

Thanks Brian Hua for pushing me to make this blog. Work hard Brian...

This little mountain (about 10.000 Ha, 25.000 acres) call Sierra de Carrascoy, is where I grew up. How can you place the mountain in the world, HERE. My father used to work in a big farm on this mountain, so I had the chance to explore what was going on in these hillsides.

Aquí una preciosa vista de la umbría de la Sierra de Carrascoy, termino municipal de Alhama de Murcia. Como localizarla en el mundo? AQUI La foto esta realizada desde el Rio Guadalentin con la cámara de Carmen Lopez (la chica con la que comparto casa y crios); Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3.

Este blog lo actualizo según la vida (trabajo, familia, etc...) me va dejando tiempo, por tanto irregularmente.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

SPANISH FRUITS: THE LEMON JOURNEY





(Broken English) From the farmer's hand to you. That is what should be, and probably that is the wish of both farmers and consumers, but this is not always possible. The Mediterranean lemons go everywhere, mostly to central and north European countries. Lemon fruits spend more than one year growing and developing in the tree under the farmers care, one month in the hands of "brokers" and one week in the food shop waiting for you. More than 80% of the money that you pay for them go to these "unknown" persons, it is a pity but this is what happens. 

I want to put together these two pictures, the old farmer's hand with his lemon trees in the background and the young consumer's hand with the old fancy white color of the fridge behind. I hope the consumer get some of the love that the farmers put in his fruits.

In the northwest of the Sierra de Carrascoy there is a important area of lemon fruit production. Thank to all the farmers that made it possible. They are doing very well with the 20% of the money that you pay.

Lemon in the farmers and consumer hand. Thanks to Andres and Marta.



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