The Chirlata farm is located in the Granada highlands, flanked by the Sierra de Baza Natural Park, in the town of Baúl, in the northern part of Granada.
Initially the farm belonged to the Freila Town Hall, in the 40's it was sold to a family of farmers with many children. With the money obtained by the town council they were able to build a school in the village. We bought it from that family when their parents died in 1985.
The name of cortijo Chirlata comes from the main entrance to the cortijo and is called "Vereda Real Chirlata". Although our farm is planted with organic almonds, we keep areas that are called "ariales", where they keep Chaparras, esparto grass and some water areas for all kinds of animals to drink. Around the farm there are cereal crops such as wheat and barley.
The water we need to water our trees is obtained from a well and stored in a pond. We use an efficient drip irrigation system to avoid wasting water.
Inside the farm we have a solar plant from which we obtain the energy we need. In our project we are 8 people since 2013, and eventually hired two people for the harvest season.