Rapa Nui honey, calafate and goat meat: special products of Expo Mundo Rural 2022

The goods eat foodwines, spirits and handicrafts from farmers from all over Chile can be seen at the World Expo 2022 “From the Field to your Table” on the 22nd and 25th of the month here at the Estación Mapocho Cultural Center in Santiago.

Some of the exhibitors at the fair from the Agricultural Development Institute (Indap) are:

Put Oregano: Cultivated at more than 3,000 meters above sea level, in special soil, water and climate conditions, the oregano from the foothills of Putre, in the Arica and Parinacota areas, different from other varieties because of its smell, texture and aroma.

It was introduced by the first Spanish settlers and today it is planted on terraces and with agroecological management by Aymara farmers. With the Seal of Origin since 2016, it will be owned by the Oro Verde Cooperative and the producer Adelaida Marca.

Andean quinoa: Married and mother of four children, Johana Mamani produces quinoa in Escapiña, Colchane, Tarapacá Region. The rice is processed in Alto Hospicio and sold in the Peasant Markets of Indap and at home. With the name Mac’am (“come”, in Aymara), it includes quinoa for graning, for casseroles, such as toasted flour, semolina and coffee.

“Quinoa is part of our heritage,” says Johanna, who shares her recipes to prepare this traditional food in a healthy way.

Goat burgers: With the new demand of goat meat in the ground and in hamburgers, the company Catahueche farmers, was launched in 2021 and created by 668 goat producers from farmers of Canela Baja, in the Coquimbo Region, arrived in Santiago for the first time.

This is the first goat meat factory in the country.

Choapa Wines: The photographer Alejandra Molina was born in Valparaíso and her work took her to visit Salamanca, Coquimbo Region, where she has lived for the last ten years on a 2-hectare plot. In 2015, together with his mother and other women in his family, he started producing two types of wine, a sweet one with Pedro Jiménez grapes and a red Syrah, which in 2020 and 2021 gave his products Spirit of Catad’Or Wine. Gift..

Wayra Vientos del Choapa produces 3,000 bottles a year and its next plans are to go to the Garnacha and Malbec varieties.

Rapa Nui Honey: Diana Edmunds and her husband René Ocampo, beekeepers from Rapa Nui, have a family project Meri Heretea, dedicated to the study, production and promotion of special honey and a healthy the cleanest in the world (according to research, the bees of this island. the area does not have important diseases that affect them).

Its honey has aromas of dried fruits such as mango, guava and pineapple, and it is more liquid than the material, because the moisture is more of nectar.

National Peanut: Felicita Moreno lives in La Orilla de Auquinco, district of Chépica, O’Higgins District, and has been producing peanuts for more than two decades on a 6-hectare plot of land. He is in charge of harvesting and making the grapes under the Vicar brand (by his daughters Viviana and Carla) in different forms: natural, with salt and sugar, with butter.

“I am just a woman in the country, but thanks to Indap I am now a businessman,” she said. He sells his products in the market in his area and in the World Market in Santiago.

True Mapuche brands: “The merkén has been in the Mapuche culture for many years and has always been a seasoning eat foodGinette Rivera Tralma, an entrepreneur from Cholchol, Araucanía Region, said, it is only for those who want to have fun. condiments. dehydrated, such as herbs to season meat and fish, lemon balm, garlic-paprika and chamomile.

Taste of sea and land: Luche and cochayuyo vinaigrette, sea leaf lettuce and cochayuyo-strawberry and cochayuyo-raspberry jams are part of the offering from Cooperativa Pesquera Flor del Mar, made by 9 women and 2 men from La Pampina sector of Los Muermos, Los Lagos Region, who decided to innovate with a process that combines small fruits and vegetables with algae from the area.

Essential oils: Cecilia Leviñanco: do you want more followers? In Repollal, a town in the district of Guaitecas, in the Aysén region, and thanks to the Dendroenergy and Non-Timber Forest Products Program, in 2018 it began to extract the essential oils and hydrolates from cypress, cinnamon, eucalyptus and tepa to create cosmetics. . In his house, next to the wood stove and the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, he produces oils for aromatherapy, shampoos, lotions, creams, soaps and colognes.

Calafate and mushrooms: The Patagonia Intensa Productive Committee is made up of 16 people collecting non-wood products from Cochrane, Aysén Region. Trained by the Forestry Institute (Infor) and partnered with Indap, today they seek to market their products in new markets. They brought grape juice, wine and juice and dehydrated pine and morel mushrooms to the exhibition.

The ship is shipping to the port of Gepe, and expected to arrive on February 23, 06:00 pm, and expected to arrive on February 25, 12:00 .

Tickets have a price of $2,000 and can be purchased through the Puntoticket system or at ticket offices.

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