My little adopted hometown hosted its first ecological food fair this weekend. While the timing was a little bit, well shall we say interestingly chosen (read: daytime temps regularly in the high 30's and not harvest season), all the same it was a good time had by all. Though let's see if the dates are changed next year.
The few and the brave of Extremadura's ecological producers were out to show their wares. Intensive Farming, or Monoculture farming is the name of the game in the region and the bigwigs at the regional government don't want to know anything about Organic Farming, so it was nice to see some out fighting the system.
Strangely, or given the above, not-so-strangely, most of the produce is sold abroad, primarily in Germany and the U.K. So this week I'm going to try and put up some posts focusing on some of the more interesting products with links so that those of you out there can get in touch with these brave folks if you care to.
The Eco San Miguel shown above isn't so bad at all...especially when it's 40 in the shade.