By Cathy Elelman • 27 March 2020 • 10:17
THE Costa Almeria’s agricultural sector is doing its bit to support the field hospital set up at Madrid’s IFEMA fair and congress complex with donations of fresh fruit and vegetables for all the staff.
The ASAJA Almeria Young Farmers’ Association has coordinated the first consignment in collaboration with a number of provincial agro-food companies and individual growers.
Due to arrive at the makeshift hospital today Friday are Almeria-grown aubergines, tomatoes, peppers, lettuces, cauliflowers, peas, broccoli, courgettes, water melon and papaya.
ASAJA explained that as the produce is perishable eight pallets have been sent to begin with to ensure it stays as fresh as possible, but that the province’s companies and farmers are happy to send more if needed.
The association also said other local companies might want to come on board with the initiative, “as we know the Almeria agricultural sector is supportive.”
“The agricultural sector is once again ready for whatever may come at difficult times like now”, ASAJA affirmed.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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