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REVEALED: Why you’ll be paying more for watermelon in Spain this summer

THE price of fresh fruit and vegetables is soaring in Spain thanks not only to nationwide inflation and a rise in transport costs with...

Farmers rejoice over big rainfall to boost vineyards and fruit growing on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FARMERS in Alicante Province have welcomed the recent big downpours that they claim have saved vineyards. The winter drought threatened crops but the heavy rain...
Fresh fruit and veg stall market

A fruitful year for Andalucia as food exports top €5 billion

ANDALUCIA has exported more agricultural goods this year than ever before with sales reaching €5.9 billion in the first five months. The southern peninsula now...

THE FUTURE IS ORANGE: Valencian citrus farmers finally on the money ‘thanks’ to COVID

Valencian orange and lemon producers saw their income go up at last

Flat tire leads to two arrests and seizure of over 600kg mangoes in Spain’s Sevilla

The police asked for a receipt for the enormous amount of mangoes in the boot and backseat, which the suspects could not provide.

GRAPE ESCAPE: Driver arrested with car full of stolen peppers is same man who stole three tonnes of grapes...

Dozens of peppers tumbled out of the vehicle - believed to be a Citroen Picasso - when officers opened the boot

DON’T LEAF US THIS WAY: Brexit striking fear into hearts of ‘terrified’ farmers in Spain’s Andalucia

Scores of other Spanish growers export their watermelons, cucumbers and lettuces to UK giants like Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer while northern Europe freezes in the winter

WATCH: Police in Malaga seize 6,000kg cocaine hidden in bananas and recover guns and €300,000 in cash

Drug traffickers had hidden the cocaine, believed to have originated from Ecuador, underneath bananas in cardboard boxes

Why buying a bike is the only resolution worth investing in for the New Year

Writes Ashley from Andalucian Cycling Experience

Eating fruit and veg prevents child bullying

CHILDREN who eat healthy diets are happier, have better self-esteem and are more confident, a European study has found. Kids who eat fruit, vegetables and...

More Spaniards ditching fruit and vegetable after prices begin to rocket

Stores estimate that fruit and vegetable consumption has plummeted 40% since a cold snap at the start of the year drove up costs

Can you tell the difference between a satsuma and a clementine?

Aren’t they all just oranges anyway?

China second biggest importer of Malaga produce

Food and drink exports to the country more than doubled in the first 10 months of 2016 compared to the previous year, according to data from the Spanish Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Spain to export stone fruit to China

Chinese inspectors will visit next month to inspect farms and factories, with exports by air expected to begin this year

Barcelona volunteers give reject fruit to the hungry

A Barcelona volunteer group is picking reject fruit and vegetables to help feed hungry Catalans

Organic fruit and veg booms on the Costa del Sol

Entrepreneur Jesus Gomez's Biotrap business is really taking off

Only the best, naturally at Andalucia’s largest organic supermarket

Supermarket Chiplino Natural opens in Benahavis

Spain facing €580 million losses after Russia bans EU food

Small farms are bearing the brunt of the sanctions
Flat peaches

Spanish farmers at war with French over cheap peaches

The French accused Spanish growers of 'dumping' low-cost fruits in their stores

French entrepreneurs face fruit fraud allegations

Low French supplies have lead to apparent fruit fraud

100 day pomegranates developed by Spanish researchers

New variety is easier to cultivate and requires 40% less water during cultivation,

Spanish scientists develop electronic tongue to help grape farmers

New device will tell farmers when their grapes are ripe to harvest

Fruit flop

Plans to introduce a new fruit shipping route from Spain to the UK have been shelved
Gardening Edible garden

Region’s first edible garden opens

Villa Maria includes only edible plants, or those with healing properties

Fruit growers fight to safeguard Costa produce

New association to ask EU for protected status




Giant German Hell’s Angel boss accused of running operations in Mallorca acquitted on all charged

AN infamous German Hell’s Angels boss has been acquitted on all charges of organised crime and drug trafficking between 2009 and 2013 after his...


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