Our cooperative was born in 1965 and it belongs to Baena origin certificate. Along its life as a cooperative its members have tried to join the tradition, inherited from a long time olive farming, and the best oils production. Besides, we have bet on new challenges for the future.
The cooperative is formed by a section which deals with the credit which stands the financial support of its members. On the other hand, and related to the building itself, the cooperative has an almazara where we mill 12 millions of kilograms of olives. From this amount of fruit we obtain 2,5 millions of olive oil which are saved in our cellars.
The origin of this kind of farming in our region dates from the first Mediterranean people settlements . Greek and Phoenician colonizers left its way of trading together with its culture along the East and Southern Iberian area, and these trading and culture have survived in our field for many centuries along History. However, it is along the South of old Guadajoz river, the Roman Salsum, where it is proved with archeological founds (next to Arca hill), that culture became stronger in Roman times and it was improved by Arabian people, and from that time it has reach us.