In these days of August, we have to deliver our garlic in the cooperative. This work is done in rotating shifts among members (the cooperative has over 200 members), so we have to wait to be informed when we must deliver them and what quantity. Garlic are delivered in three times and at the end, the cooperative send us a summary of all our delivered garlic, kilograms, sizes, bad garlic, statistics...
So, it is the last garlic work and it is the most easy: we only have to load on our trailers and hand over the cooperative. Garlic will be unloaded, classed, cleaned, stored in refrigerators and they will be sold during the year.
In my Village (La Alberca de Záncara) about 5 millions kilos of purple garlic are produced; we also have white garlic and Chinese garlic but they are a minority. All of them are delivered in the cooperative to be market in Spain and exported mainly to England, German, Italy, Brazil, Morocco,.... This cooperative is encompassed in other second level cooperative called Coopaman. It unions few near Villages in our area: Las Pedroñeras, San Clemente, El Provencio, Santa María del Campo Rus, Mota del Cuervo and La Alberca de Záncara.
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