We are proud to be part of the ecological movement of organic agriculture here in Mallorca which, in recent years, has gained quite a bit of importance. And not only in Mallorca; in Spain and throughout Europe, a return to a more natural way of agriculture can be observed, a trend which is enjoying a remarkable boom. Today, more and more consumers are demanding food and nutrition free of chemical fertilisers, free of herbicides and pesticides, and also free of GMOs (genetically modified organisms), be that in wine or olive oil, as in the case of Son Alegre, or in flour and bread, vegetables, fruit, milk or honey, to name just a few major food categories.
The European Union has established rules for organic and biological agriculture, that we and our colleagues here in Mallorca aim to adhere to meticulously. In Mallorca, organic farming is controlled by APAEMA (Associació de la Producció Agrària Ecològica de Mallorca, the Organic Farming Association of Mallorca), a kind of supervising body of organic farming that has been in existence for ten years now and which has its headquarters in Porreres.
It is for this reason that an annual event is held in Porreres presenting organic products and organised by the very same APAEMA, which will be celebrated this Sunday for the tenth time, the Diada d’Agricultura Ecològica. Porreres, April 17, from 09:00 to 16:00 h, if you should be interested. The weather forecast is promising us dry weather; there will be plenty of food offered as well as drink. You will find organic honey, wine, beer, fruit and vegetables, olive oil and other products from Mallorcan production, to be tried and tested and to buy if you so wish.
See you there.