Les finques de Pobill Ecològics, discorren pels termes de Cervera, Càlig, Benicarló i Vinaròs. Estem parlant d’uns 200 jornals de terra calijons, que correspondrien aproximadament a unes 67 hectàrees, cultivades i en producció. Estes terres procedents de la nostra família i altres en règim d’arrendament.
Our fields are located between Cervera, Càlig, Bernicarló and Vinaròs, and they are formed by 67 cultivated hectares. Most of those fields were our families’ property, and some others are rented.
We have about 5000 mandarin trees, 1000 orange trees, 4000 olive trees (from different varieties like Farga or Arbequina, including 15 ancient trees), 150 almond trees and 15 hectares of carob trees.
Some other fields are in recovery period, which means that they are being cleaned. Little by little, these plots are being converted from conventional agriculture to certified organic agriculture.
Do you want to know which are our most important and representative fields?
El Mas i l’Illa: David Taus’ father bought it from José Aragó, a resident of Càlig, who in turn bought it from the Argentine heiresses of an exiled neighbour in 1955.
El mas d en Rei: David’s father’s family took refuge here from the bombings and the arrival of the fascists to Càlig. It had three tiny houses, one of which was exclusively for mules.
Lo Muró: this is a very special piece of ground because it’s the place where David’s maternal grandparents met. The story says that his grandfather met his grandmother when he came to Càlig for working on olive harvest, and he immediately fell in love with her.
La Llecuna: this field used to produce most of the wheat that was used to make bread.
Les Foies: currently, it is a very productive land. It used to be a vineyard field. David’s paternal grandfather bought it from José Comes.
Illa de Garrofers: it is located in the municipality of Cervera, next to the road to Sant Jordi. David’s grandfather, Ramon, showed him the place where one of his mules was buried. Nowadays, it is an area full of organic carob trees.
El Poubonet: foretime, it was full of olive trees, and later it had vineyards and almond trees. In the present, it has organic arbequina olives. During the war, it was part of the republican airfield.
El Bovalar: one of our most emblematic fields, and the biggest one. It is full of mandarins and arbequina olive trees. Formed by the purchase of three plots of land.
All these fields named before are the most important, but there are many more like La Bassa, La Cova, Poulabassa, Tossa, Los Colls, El Masset, Lo Riu, La Fontanella (full of fruit trees), El Placerveres, Els Pocanets and Les Perdigones, Lo camí Sant Jordi, La Somà or Cometa (where tomatoes were grown)…and more.
Alvaga: this name comes from the word “obaga” (gloomy), and it is a reference about the field’s location (the shady part of a mountain). This characteristic makes this terrain very cool and humid, which makes its trees very vigorous. Abacal terrain and with Ferris wheel (used for water extraction). This field is formed by four different pieces of land that were bought between the 50s and the second decade of the 21st century. Nowadays, it is mainly made up by olive trees.
Freginal: this olive farm (of the Villalonga variety) has been part of the family property for more than five generations. It is located at the gates of Traiguera.
Collemet gran: it was bought by the family on the 60s. Although it was formerly a land of almond trees, now it has 150 trees of the morruda variety.
Loma: field formed by centennial Farga olive trees. One part was owned by the family, and another part was bought from Argentine exiles. It is the main source of our organic Farga oil production, although it also has about 15 organic carob trees.
El Camp: this field is a very flat one, and it is made up of olive trees of many varieties, although it also has some carob trees.
La Cova: a very productive field located near Canet lo Roig. It is the piece of land that is farthest from Traiguera. It is composed of olive and carob trees, and it is the result of multiple partitions between heirs over more than five generations, which is corroborated by the fact that most of the owners had the surname Belsa.
Los Vilarrets: it is a piece of land that is composed by grafts of the variety “morruda”. It was transformed 15 years ago. It comes from the maternal family of David’s wife, and is located near Cervol River.
Some other lands like Regaxol (which contains organic almond trees), Collmenet Menut and Astolls, are also part of the Pobill land exploitation in Traiguera.