Harvesting Natural Cork

Address:Llofriu. 17124 Palafrugell
Price: free of charge

Harvesting Natural Cork is a popular feast celebrated in Llofriu woods, in Palafrugell, Costa Brava center, the saturday before St. John festivity. Cork was a main industry in this zone during the last centuries, because these woods are plenty of cork oaks. From Llofriu center people go to the woods to see the men cutting the bark, and then having lunch together. Afterwards, in the center village, we'll see the craftsmen working this material to create wine corks and other objects.

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Marché artisanal de liège pendant la Fête de la Levée du Liège a Llofriu, Palafrugell

Planxes de suro, un cop arrencades de l'escorça de l'arbre de l'alzina surera, abundant a les Gavarres, Llofriu, Palafrugell

Corcho recién arrancado del alcoronoque en las Gavarrres de Llofriu. Se regenererá naturalmente en poco tiempo.

Una tasca centenària. L'extracció de suro ha estat primordial per l'economía del Baix Empordà durant secles, especialmente a Palafrugell

Making bottle caps after harvesting natural cork, in Llofriu, Palafrugell, Costa Brava

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