From April 27th to 29th the Farmer’s village of Coldiretti is the national event of agriculture and the organic world
For three days, Bari will be the capital of Italian agriculture and agribusiness. This morning, at Palazzo di Città, the Villaggio Coldiretti was presented, which will be set up on the Emperor Augustus and Piazza del Ferrarese from 27 to 29 April, with hundreds of exhibitors’ stands arriving in Bari from all over Italy, an area dedicated to social agriculture, educational farms that will host activities with the schools of Bari, locations designed for events and many spaces to experience the excellence of Italian food and wine from all points of view.
A return to the roots of Made in Italy, with the ancient flavors of tradition, from wheat pasta Senatore Cappelli to Vialone nano rice, without neglecting the necessary space for innovation with the 100% Italian cut served in bracerie and pizza, panzerotti and focaccia authentically of Italian production, from flour to oil, from tomato to mozzarella. So much space is also given to street food green, from fish to cockerel to donkey milk ice cream and desserts, from popes to pitta ‘mpigliata’.
A national event to live a unique experience in contact with the authenticity of the Italian campaign with the opportunity to attend the presentation of surveys, research and exhibitions in absolute preview and qualified and authoritative national and international interventions.
“The biggest farm in Italy will move to Bari for three days”
“As the mayor said, for three days Bari will become the capital of Italian agriculture with 150 companies in central Italy for direct sales and street food and with the largest and most qualified representation of Italian agro-food – continued Angelo Corsetti, president Regional of Coldiretti -. A sort of Vinitaly of agricultural excellence declined within the relationship between the countryside and the city The slogan chosen is #stoconicontadini, which wants to convey the capacity of a project for Italy that starts from the food and the commitment of Coldiretti to bring to the the interior of the cities is a culture of the countryside that is also closely linked to the food system of our country. Made in Italy is worth over 60 billion imitations, and initiatives like this also want to show the whole country the value of the organic work that is being done on food. I would like to thank the mayor, the councilor Palone and the general director of the City for having accompanied and supported in this courageous choice that puts Bari at the center of the national scene. In the coming days we will also reveal the names of the artists who will perform at the event.
During the three days children and adults will be able to browse in a village over 3 hectares in which it will be possible not only to satisfy the palate with tastings but also to experience a direct dialogue with the whole world of agriculture in this country.
Among other things you can discover the art of agrichef and visit the educational stables where children can learn very rare animal breeds, and the school children of the city will be led to discover the world of the countryside. What we would like is that the Village of Coldiretti represented a moment of celebration for the whole city “.
“I would like to remind – underlined the Councilor for Economic Development Carla Palone – that within the Village will also be present the educational farms with a series of workshops for children who will have the opportunity to understand how a zero kilometer product really is born , and to touch the reality of excellent agri-food production. Among the exhibitors, numerous producers from Puglia and space also to the fishermen of Bari, who enthusiastically welcomed the idea of participating in the Village. I think this is a good opportunity to weave the world of local entrepreneurship with the national one “.
#STOCOICONTADINI is also a unique opportunity to discover the protagonists of the Italian farm, from the Friesian cow to the podolica, the tender donkeys of Martina Franca, the murgese horse, the ‘gentile’ sheep, the biodiversity heritage at risk of extinction, the precious goat Gargano to the Calabrian appalo pig, up to the dwarf and colored rabbits and even geese, hens, turkeys, peacocks that animate the Italian countryside.
In the village there will also be an agriasilo that will welcome families and schoolchildren of the area with workshops, sensorial itineraries, proofs of taste through the encounter with the animal and vegetable world, the space of the domestic economy and of agri-cosmetics with the fruits of the earth, but also the historical and the latest generation tractors, the ancient crafts of the grandparents and the village of ideas with the young people who will discuss on food and immigration in collaboration with the University of Pollenzo and the students of the Perotti Institute of Hotels in Bari, who will animate the entire area in which interventions by institutional representatives, representatives of civil society, scholars, sportsmen and artists are planned.
The farm village of Coldiretti will be inaugurated at 9.30 on Friday 27 April.