The Calandina is a cooperative society, whose origin dates back to 1974, when 53 Calandian farmers, excited about the challenge of marketing extra virgin olive oil and melocotón tardío de Calanda, founded the company under the name Grupo Sindical de Colonización.
Más late, becomes Sociedad Agraria de Transformación and in 1990 the cooperative was formed, with the current social razón, La Calandina Limited Cooperative Society. Currently our cooperative has different sections and 162 partners.
In terms of the products marketed by La Calandina, the melocotón contains exceptional featuresísticas as a result of the bagging, originating in the village of Calanda, which is carried out fruit by fruit manually. Thanks to this task it is achieved: natural protection #243 against pests and external products, uniform ripening #243;n and a higher content of azúcares and aromas. This crop has the seal of Denomination of Origin #243;n of Origin and is #225; certified in poducción integrated and global gap.
Además, we have been participating in the Fruit Logística fair in Berlín since 2004 in #243 collaboration with the Regulatory Council of the Denomination of the Denomination of #243 Origin Melocotón of Calanda, with the aim of publicize our melocot productónlsado and obtain contacts with new customers.
The olive oil of the Empeltre variety, grown in centuries-old olive trees and produced in this cooperative, is obtained by traditional cultivation and ecológica agriculture with the #243;n rating of CERTIFOOD. La Calandina is #225; committed to the environment and environmental #237;a . Both products have the certification #243;n of the regulatory board of the Denomination #243 of Origin of the Lower Aragón.
The oil has been awarded several national and international quality awards, such as:
2020: Silver Medal, ECO-IOOC International Competition.
2020: 3rd Prize “Best Low Oil Aragón
2019: 3rd Prize “Best Low Oil Aragón
2019: Best Sweet Almond, Israel Terra Olivo International Competition
2019: Great Golden Prestige, Israel Terra Olivo International Competition
2018: Golden Prestige, Israel Terra Olivo International Competition
2017: Golden Prestige, Israel Terra Olivo International Competition
2016: Great Golden Prestige, Israel Terra Olivo International Competition
2015: 1st Prize “Best Low Oil Aragón”
2015: Golden Prestige, Israel Terra Olivo International Competition
2014: Great Golden Prestige, Israel Terra Olivo International Competition
2014: Award “Best Mill of Aragón” awarded by the Aragonese Academy of Gastronomyía.
2013: 2º Award “Best Low Oil Aragón”
2012: Golden Prestige, Terra Olivo Israel International Competition
También we have been working, over several years #241, on foreign trade actions, carrying out envíos de melocotón and oil to various #237 European countries, to China and Japón.
Currently the númere of irrigated plantations has been increasedíor of our growing partners, causing remarkable growth.
The Calandina has 162 farming partners working their own farms. In many cases, the whole family is involved working even up to three generations. The illusión motivates them to work hard and get exceptional products.
Every, although La Calandina's fixed workforce has about 30 employees, during the campña del melocotón can be reached up to 250. va has different sections and 162 partners.