Our farmhouse El Mas de Jarque in La Pobla de Benifassà
For those of you who are not familiar with our territory, we will give you a brief historical explanation. The typical farmhouses found in the area were built more than 200 years ago and were buildings constructed just with outside walls. Isolated from population and dedicated to grow and harvest wheat.
Although it was common to find several families under one roof, people lived quite independently. The ground floor was used to do some countryside tasks, such as keeping the animals and cooking. On the upper floor we could find some small bedrooms where people were more comfortable because of the warmth caused by the animals and cooking. Occasionally there was another floor to store grain.
Since the fifties and the sixties most of these typical farmhouses got abandoned, although some have been restored and used as a countryside house where people come to enjoy everything the area has to offer.
In 2007 Atanasi Boix, founder and owner of Fruits de la Terra, acquired one of these farmhouses called El Mas de Jarque which is located in the magnificent natural park La Tinença de Benifassá in the north of Castellón. In this mountainous area near the Mediterranean coast he began the restoration of both the house and the terraces, transforming it into a plantation of oak trees where he cultivates black Tuber melanosporum Vitt. truffles.
The characteristics of this area, both its soil and its climate, together with the know-how of people who collaborate with our company make it possible that our truffles have an incomparable flavour and aroma. It turns them into high-quality truffles, all under our brand Fruits de la Terra