Soon, rice became the main crop of the region and an economic powerhouse for all local farmers. Generation after generation, rice paddies have shaped the landscape and the local lifestyle, in an organic, two-way joint evolution.
The salt-purified grounds; the mild year-round temperature; and the long plains that both benefit from the Atlantic air, while being protected from its strongest winds by the pine trees and sand dunes; establish an uncommon crop ground, where only high quality products are harvested.
Rice Crafters have evolved. There are no longer hundreds of workers weeding the grounds by hand, but the technological improvements have not changed the secular knowledge of the local farmers who have crafted rice for generations – they have perfected it.