The nuns at the Monastery of Santa Paula in Seville produce different flavours of gourmet jam that they sell both on their website and at El Corte Inglés (you can buy it here).
Since December 2020, Planasa has been providing the raw ingredients for the strawberry jam free of charge and this jam is currently sold under the Ora et Labora brand. Approximately 1,000 kilos of our most popular varieties, as well as some varieties that are making their debut, are those that have been used for the production carried out by the sisters of Santa Paula: “Candonga, Sabrina, RedSara and Plared 13120″ are the darkest, most flavourful varieties, which are ideal for making jam”, explains Rocío Vázquez, Supervisor of Southern Europe Variety Development.
The initiative was put in motion by another colleague from the Business Area, Luis Hernández, who took over from his father, the former general nd financial manager in Fresón de Palos (a Planasa client) and the one who, as a token of gratitude to the nuns at the Monastery of Santa Paula for their support in an incident in Palos de la Frontera (Huelva) in 2002, began to donate strawberries to them. He did this so that they didn’t have to buy strawberries, since jam production and making sweets are how these sisters make a living.
Thank you for the initiative Luis, and thank you Rocío and the Development team for making this donation possible!