Rapa Nui honey, calafate and goat meat: special products of ExpoMundoRural 2022

The goods eat foodwines, spirits and handicrafts from farmers from all over Chile can be found in ExpoMundoRural 2022 “From the Field to your Table”, organized by INDAP and that it will be held again after four years between the 22nd and 25th of this month at the Estación Mapocho Cultural Center in Santiago.

Below is a selection of some of the key exhibitors that will be present at the farmers fair:

Oregano from Putre: 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 region, 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 Power of History since 2016, it will be there Green Gold Cooperative and the developer Adelaide Brand.

Andean quinoa: Married and mother of four children, johanna mam produce quinoa in Escapiña, Colchane, Tarapacá Region. The rice is processed in Alto Hospicio and sold in INDAP Peasant Markets 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 hamburgers: With the new demand of goat meat in the ground and in hamburgers, farmers arrive in Santiago for the first time Catahueche, formalized in 2021 and created by 668 goat producers from the agricultural community of Canela Baja, in the Coquimbo region. This is the first goat meat factory in the country.

Choapa Wines: Photographer Alexandra Molina He was born in Valparaíso and his work took him to Salamanca, Coquimbo Region, where he 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 began to produce two types of wine, a sweet one with Pedro Jiménez grapes and a red Syrah, which in 2020 and 2021 gave him the prize gold 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 the family project Meri Heretea, dedicated to the study, production and promotion of a special honey and a healthy person in this world (according to research, the bees of this area are free of the main 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: Congratulations to Moreno He lives in La Orilla de Auquinco, district of Chépica, O’Higgins Region, 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 country woman, 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 merkén: “The merkén has been in the Mapuche culture for many years and has always been a seasoning eat foodsince its explanation is slow and it has not worked for anyone, it is only for those who want to have fun”, he said. Ginette Rivera Tralmaan entrepreneur from Cholchol, La Araucanía Region, who manages the family recipe and also produces other delicacies, such as herbs to season meat and fish, lemon balm, garlic-paprika and chamomile.

Taste of the sea and land: luche and cochayuyo vinaigrette, sea leaf lettuce and cochayuyo-strawberry and cochayuyo-raspberry jams are part of the offering of the Cooperativa Pesquera Flor del Mar, made by 9 women and 2 men from La Pampina from the meeting of Los Muermos, Los Lagos District, 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 non-wood collectors from Cochrane, Aysén Region. Trained by 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 ExpoMundoRural, and expected to arrive there Mar 23, 06:00 pm, and expected to arrive there February 25, 12:00. Tickets are priced at $2,000 and can be purchased through the system Ticket Point or at the start office.

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