GC51HAG-Cooperativa Agrícola das Matas
Founded on April 21, 1922, it is the oldest agricultural cooperative in Portugal.
It has its Head Office in São José das Matas, Parish of Envendos, Municipality of Mação, District of Santarém.
It is located near the road from Barca da Amieira to Envendos, owned by the cooperative.
It is an Agricultural Cooperative Society of limited responsibility, which is ruled according to legal provisions and its regulations.
Its duration is indefinite, its circumscription is limited to the Parish of Envendos and it has an unlimited number of members.
The purpose of the Cooperative is to grind its members' olives and cereals, and it may also:
- Have storages to keep its members' olive oil;
- Promote the sale of the associates' oil, always with their previous consultation;
- Acquire to sell or rent to its associates any agricultural machinery, tillage tools, fertilizers, seeds, and anything else they may be necessary for the best development of their farms and livestock.
(Source: former statute book of the Cooperativa Agrícola das Matas)