The residents of La Palma are facing a dilemma this autumn that mixes ancient traditions and headaches for chestnut farmers.
Every autumn many residents of La Palma follow the tradition of going to the mountains to pick chestnuts. However, the chestnut farmers are claiming that this tradition for local people is an important economic loss for them.
This week chestnut farmers in La Palma complained that during the autumn, the high season of the harvest for chestnuts, they suffer a wave of thefts of the crops.
It is reported that they lose up to 50 kilos of chestnuts a day, which amounts to a loss of between 100 euros and 300 euros per day.
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