The olive tree was spread from the East throughout the Iberian Peninsula by the Phoenician in the sixth century BC, but in reality the real expansion was due to the Roman Empire , who traded the olives.
The table olive is an important food in the Mediterranean diet. In fact, it was a key component in the daily sustenance of Extremadura laborers during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The preparation on industrial-scale of the first table olives in Spain , ” Spanish-style green ” began in the late nineteenth century. From then until now, Spain has led the world market in terms of volume of production and marketing.
San Marcos was established in 1980 where their own farmers are collectors of this fruit in one of the best land in Extremadura for this purpose: La Tierra de Barros.
We start commercializing our olives in nearby markets, such as France and the Netherlands, steadily conquering other markets like USA and Russia, and research trip to Arab countries and Australia.
Currently we have over 1,500 hectares of olive plants controlled throughout its cycle to reach us fruits of the highest quality in its optimum ripeness and get a product that meets the requirements of our markets.