Las Pedroñeras, that place in La Mancha
A village in Cuenca that is fully devoted to Garlic with unique character that is acclaimed across the world.
Ajo Morado de Las Pedroñeras (Protected Geographical Indication) has it’s centre of production in the area demarcated by the village of Las Pedroñeras and other towns in the province of Cuenca, in the lower part of La Mancha region.
The area’s altitude, soil type, ease for irrigation and climatic conditions allow for a wide crop rotation and the production of high quality Garlic.
The surface area of the growing zone is around 5.000-6.000 hectares per year. According to statistics from the PGI Las Pedroñeras, 227 towns form this indication produce 50% of the total Garlic grown in Castilla La Mancha.
La Veguilla, conductor of garlic culture
La Veguilla is conscientious and strives to maintain and strengthen garlic activity in Las Pedroñeras, where the economy is based on the Garlic crop. This is reflected in the Company’s Social Corporate Responsibility policy, in which care and respect for the environment are emphasized.
La Veguilla’s mission is to produce maximum quality garlic while sowing seeds for the future through sustainable agriculture. The company’s vision gives consideration to these environmental and socio-economic aspects continually in its activity and in its surroundings.
La Veguilla endeavors to generate wealth locally, and it does so through its 300 employees (from families from the area) who work at its facilities all year round. The number of employees increases to 2.000 during harvest time.