February 2020

On Monday 9th July we were able to enjoy a gastronomic experience with Caerm in the restaurant La Taulla with Julio Velandrino. The four sisters who make up the third generation of La Pastora and their mother attended the event. And you might be wondering what the reason for this meeting was. Thanks to the Caerm (Organic Farming Council of the Region of Murcia) we had the opportunity to show our products to the chef Julio Velandrino, with whom he has made the dishes that made up his menu throughout this week. In addition, the Caerm was in charge of carrying out the entire production process for recording a recipe with our products prepared by Julio Velandrino in the restaurant La Taulla. We cannot show the content of this recipe yet, but we can assure you that you will want to try it as

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Today, we are pleased to dedicate the post to present a project in which we are putting all our effort and ambition. The news is that we have begun to collaborate with the women's soccer team “CAP Ciudad de Murcia” through our sponsorship Whenever they offer us this opportunity, the decision was nothing but easy: young, strong girls with the desire to succeed and intensely devoted to be the best in a sport in which they must strive to acquire the visibility they deserve. Therefore, La Pastora decided to support and sponsor them throughout all this season 2018/2019. They are undoubtedly women with strength and determined to put all their efforts in each match always with their dedication and full commitment. The season is about to start! Go,girls!   [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

La Pastora Paprika Pearls have become part of SIAL Innovation products. Next October, La Pastora will participate in SIAL innovation, the international industry congress to be held in Paris from 21 to 25 October. Many companies from the food sector from more than 20 different countries come together at the SIAL innovation food congress. One of the maxims of this international congress is to make consumers aware of the latest trends in the food industry by means of brands that invest their efforts in creating new, more innovative versions of their products. More than 2,000 products come together in Paris to form part of a highly selected group, which are then evaluated by an expert jury in various product categories such as: consumer tastes, product ingredients, catering, equipment and technology. Once the products have been evaluated, the best ones will be chosen, which will have

Today at La Pastora we're going to tell story of the paprika. A species that has changed its uses and its cultivation as it spread over the five continents. It has passed through many hands over many ages until it reaches your mouth today. The pepper is native of South America, specifically the area of Bolivia and Peru. It was brought to Europe by Columbus in 1493, and from there it spread throughout the Old World (Europe, Asia and Africa). In the 16th century, Paprika was already being grown all over the world. It is not known exactly when certain types of peppers such as paprika and ñora began to be dried and ground to make paprika, but all indications are that Native Americans were already doing so. Paprika is known to hybridize very easily, which is why there are so many

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Have you ever heard about “The Best Chefs in the Region”? It is an initiative of Gastroplan, from the newspaper La Verdad de Murcia, through which for some weeks in January and February, hundreds of people were able to enjoy a selection of exquisite dishes created by seven of the best chefs in the Region of Murcia. And why are we telling you about this initiative in this blog? Because we had the great honour of being present at the starters of the menu that Estrella and Ana Carrillo, the chefs of the Santa Ana restaurant, prepared for this initiative. And what about you?  Did you have the opportunity to try La Pastora “Paprika Pearls with cod" from the menu prepared by the Carrillo sisters? Paprika pearls are the perfect complement for innovative, creative and professional cuisine. Dare to make new recipes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] La Pastora takes part  in Mujeres S program with Banco Santander on female mentoring. The Mujeres S program is a Banco Santander initiative to encourage female talent and leadership. Mujeres S is part of the Generation 81 project, which aims to encourage female entrepreneurship and the development of their professional careers. S Women is aimed at all those women who wish to grow in their profession in different areas, from promotion to senior management to even starting up their own business. The goal is to promote personal and professional development, making them feel capable of reaching those goals they have set for themselves. From La Pastora, María Sanchez is responsible for carrying out this project. Maria is the mentor and will have her mentor (which we will tell you soon). Maria will guide this woman in her project as an entrepreneur telling her

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]La Pastora is proud to be part of the sponsorship of Rom Radio's documentary project "Yo estuve allí”. It is a historical audiovisual in which La Pastora looks back on what has happened throughout the 40 years of democracy in Murcia in the Paprika sector. Why? Because the first mill of paprika was registered in 1756 and the first exporters in 19th century were from Espinardo (Murcia, the city where La Pastora is based) Therefore, the Murcia’s paprika sector should be spoken of with admiration and respect. Around 1900, 80% of Murcia's orchards worked Paprika and under the canopy of our Romea theatre, brokers, sellers and buyers of ground Paprika met in what they called our paprika market. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In La Pastora we want to celebrate that today is Sustainable Food Day. With this day, we try to promote a type of food production, preparation and consumption that respects the environment and local traditions. This can be very beneficial for less favoured communities. That is why we are going to give you some advice so that you can contribute to sustainability with your food. The Fair Trade label One very simple thing is to check the labelling of the products. We should look for the fair trade label on them. Since 2013, the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), introduced this label to recognize those products that produce, distribute, sell and are consumed according to standards. These are based on adequate working conditions and wages, on the non-exploitation of children, on gender equality and on respect for the environment. Say NO to palm