Agriculture is a mainstay of the Mallorcan economy, and the central part of Majorca is devoted to farming. Crops such as citrus fruits, almonds, olives and other soft fruits like apricots and grapes have been grown for centuries.
Pork has long been a central part of the Mallorcan diet and the island's own Sobrassada sausage is a delicious and unique spicy paste. Gourmet sea salt has grown in demand in recent years and the salt plains to the south east of Majorca are producing flavoured salts for a global market.
Mallorca's local produce is celebrated in the Autumn months with many fairs & festivals dedicated to such products as the olive, mushrooms, pumpkins, wine, sobrassada and honey. Have a look at our Main Events in Mallorca page for more information.