Special products of ExpoMundoRural 2022 – G5noticias

Food, wine, spirits and handicrafts from agricultural entrepreneurs from all over Chile can be seen at ExpoMundoRural 2022 “From the Field to your Table”, organized by INDAP and which will take place again after a long period of 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 air conditions, the oregano from the foothills of Putre, in the Arica and Parinacota area 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 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 burgers: With the new supply of shredded, ground goat meat and in burgers, the company Catahueche farmers, formalized in 2021 and created by 668 goat producers from the agricultural community farm 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 Salamanca, Coquimbo Region, where she has lived for the last ten years on a 2-hectare estate. 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.
Honey from Rapa Nui: Diana Edmunds and her husband René Ocampo, beekeepers from Rapa Nui, have a family project Meri Heretea, dedicated to the research, production and promotion of special honey conceived and one of the healthiest in the world (according to research, the bees of this island do 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.
Peanut country: 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 producing fruits under the Vicar brand (by his daughters Viviana and Carla) in different types: natural, with salty and sweet flavors, 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 it has always been a food, because its preparation is slow and it is not served to anyone, it only for those who want to have fun, “says Ginette Rivera Tralma, entrepreneur from Cholchol, La Araucanía Region, who manages the family recipe and also produces other drinks, 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 Region, who decided to innovate with a process that combines small fruits and vegetables with algae from the field space.
Essential oil: Cecilia Leviñanco lives in Repollal, a town in the community of Guaitecas, in the region of Aysén, and thanks to the Wood Energy and Non-Wood Forest Products Program, in 2018 she started extracting essential oil 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 have a price of $2,000 and can be purchased through the Punto Ticket system or at ticket offices.

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