- 21. 10. 2023
- 08:30 - 17:00
Roter Hahn harvest festival
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Roter Hahn on Walter Square in Bolzano on the occasion of the harvest festival
The best farm products, Saturday, October 21, 2023, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The traditional Harvest Festival event, which attracts visitors from near and far to Bolzano’s Walther Square in South Tyrol, will take place this year on Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving is a very popular event whose origins date back to ancient times, when the annual celebration of nature in honor of the harvests it gives to man was considered indispensable and reconciliatory moment.
This is precisely the purpose of each issue: to reaffirm man’s close connection with nature and its importance for human life.
The work of the farmer is closely linked to nature: Rain, snow, cold, wind, sun, heat, hail, humidity are all factors that affect the performance of crops. Therefore, a successful harvest is not always guaranteed.
Of the total 35 exhibitors, Red Rooster will be present with 17 farmers to talk about the fresh, healthy and wholesome products of their land, the importance of seasonality and regionality to guarantee health and taste.
Jams, wine and cider, juices, chestnuts, cheese and yogurt, bread, fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, herbal teas and herbs, spices, flour, bacon and sausages, fresh meat, grappa and liqueurs, eggs, honey, organic cosmetics and much more will be available at the stalls on Waltherplatz. A great opportunity to buy products directly from the farm and get to know top regional products. The rest of the year, many farmers sell at other markets, grocery or health food stores, or directly on the farm.
In order to obtain the Red Rooster quality seal for their products, farmers must comply with a number of basic criteria: The production processes must be transparent and documented and take place on the farm. At least 75% of the raw materials must come from the company’s own operations. an “anonymous” tasting conducted by an external commission of experts control this.
The harvest festival is also attended by various agricultural associations such as the Voluntary Association and the Rural Solidarity Fund. Highlights of the event is the showcooking of the farmers, who will initiate participants into the secrets and recipes of traditional South Tyrolean cuisine.
The little ones, in turn, can play with hay in a specially designed area and visit a small zoo where they can pet typical farm animals.
Those interested in the world of tractors can admire a small exhibition of vintage models on the Musterplatz, which is adjacent to Waltherplatz.
On this day, which is all about folk traditions, entertainment must not be missing: Live music with Hopfenmusig, Wangener Kirchtimusi and the Garner Schuaplattlern, the typical Tyrolean “Schuhplattlern”.
Participants of the harvest festival are invited to use environmentally friendly means of transport sustainable means of transport such as train or bus.
Roter Hahn is the name of the brand that has been promoting the activities of the now 1,600 South Tyrolean farms since 1998 and belongs to the South Tyrolean Farmers’ Association. From the beginning, the main goal of Red Rooster has been to help the farmers of the farms to develop activities that complement agriculture. The philosophy of the Red Rooster Association is “to bring people closer to the way of life of South Tyrolean farmers”. The aim of this project is, on the one hand, to open up new sources of income for South Tyrolean farmers and, on the other hand, to give consumers the opportunity to get to know the South Tyrolean farming world. The classification of accommodation establishments (agrotourism in South Tyrol) is divided into flowers from 1 to 5; the higher the number of flowers, the more criteria the establishment meets. In addition, through high quality standards and strict criteria, the association supports the work of over 100 farms dedicated to rural gastronomy (farms with taste), authentic crafts (rural crafts) and the production of genuine culinary products (farm).
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