Safeguard for Agricultural Varieties in Europe
Arca Deli Award 2017
At the occasion of the 24. SAVE annual meeting in Protugal the SAVE Council of Cooperation Partners presented for the 7. times the Arca Dei Awards for products out of rare breeds and varieties. The winners are:
-Patrijske, Alex Wieland, The netherlands, for a beer made from rare barley
-Arc farm Windeck, Lisa Anschütz for a bag made with leatehr from the rare Glan cattle
-Steinis-Arche GMBH, Armin Steiner, Switzerland, für salami and "Whiskey-Chneblei" - ham smoked with Whiskey, both from swallow bellied Mangalitsa pig.
-Feijao Tarreste, an endarngered bean variety could be tested within a delicious dinner with Cachena veal steak and Feijao Tarreste cooked with Brassica rapa
Once again exceptional and delicious products have been sent in. The winners will be shortly get the Arca Deli Certificate 2017.
SAVE annual Meeting 2017 in Porto de Lima, Portugal
The next SAVE annual meeting will take place in Portugal in Ponte de Lima at the occasion of the “Feiras Novas” (the new fairs), a three-day fair with rural products, animals and plants which has taken place since 1826 on the second weekend in September. Therefore the SAVE meeting is scheduled for 7-9 September 2017 Portugal is the westernmost country of the mainland of Europe, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. Please register until August 1st.
Information and registration
"Fundus" of the month: Wild Hay harvest
"Wildheu" is the action of making hay at places that cannot be used for grazing. This hay making places are collective zones for which a certain number of rules are promulgated by the community. So, for example, hay making is allowed only from a formerly set date. Over centuries the wild hay harvested at the steepest mountains has been the basis of feed for livestock of mountain farmers. After a long, nocturnal ascent in the morning gray, the harvester of wild hay (“Wildheuer”) announced with a loud cry of joy a temporary possession of a “Mahd” or “Mäder”, a precisely defined piece of meadow far above the tree border. If no one answered, he could begin his work. But if another harvester was faster, he had to look for another mowing place or to mow together with the competitor with a smaller yield at the end. See more at Fundus Agri-Cultura Alpina
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