Eggs from the native
During the Mancommunity period in the early 20th century, the Empordà was a point of reference in Catalan poultry farming, and many shows and competitions were held here. The Empordanese Aperdiuada hen – a minority breed that lays peculiar dark, speckled eggs – almost became extinct during the Civil War. Fortunately, some specimens survived on a farm in Castelló d’Empúries, which led to the recovery of this special breed. La Vinyeta now has a small outdoor coop where the hens rest in a privileged environment among pines and olive trees.