Malta is blessed with a range of summer fruits and their season is kicking in. Several farmers are at the moment harvesting some delicious apricots. Other stone fruits such as plums, peaches and nectarines will be following soon. The Ta' Bona family will be having some pesticide-free apricots available on their stand tomorrow at the … Continue reading Local Apricots… and yes, pesticide free!
RANT ALERT: This blogpost is dedicated to all those who still believe that agriculture can only happen in an open field! Michaelangelo Galea, a young farmer has shared the following photos on the popular community group Dilettanti tal-agrikoltura, sigar u pjanti. A good batch of potatoes was harvested from a plant grown in a small … Continue reading No dream too big, no space too small!
This week Christian, Nikol and I enjoyed cruising around the Maltese countryside in search of the last remaining fields of Sulla. It was quite windy, but we still ventured outdoors, towards Girgenti. While we were on the way to this fertile area in the limits of Siġġiewi, we spotted a few fields where the Sulla … Continue reading Carpets of red Sulla
Meet Joseph Farrugia - a grower from Qrendi who is the brains behind the brand 'Maltese Gold'. Together with his partner, Michael, he produces and markets high quality potatoes, which are now being shipped directly to Holland. Joseph, has recently become a household name with many local growers and farming enthusiasts. His daily motivational posts … Continue reading Maltese Gold
The Maltese Islands are not short of food festivals. The Department of Agriculture has even set up a dedicated Rural Festivities Unit to increase the knowledge of local people about agriculture, animals and fishery. However, no one can deny that Festa Frawli stands out from all the rest and has become one of the most … Continue reading Festa Frawli – a formula for success
"Everything should be in line, and all relevant authorities have been brought up to speed in order to register the Ġbejna as PDO. So Malta is now very close to elevate the status of the Ġbejna. Unfortunately the biggest current obstacle in the way is bureaucracy at a local level." One thing that makes us … Continue reading Close, yet so far!
I can't believe that four years have gone by since the official launch of MaYA! The Malta Youth in Agriculture (MaYA) Foundation was inaugurated on Sunday 1st April 2014 by the Hon. Roderick Galdes, during an event which took place at the Limestone Heritage in Siggiewi. It's been indeed a memorable experience and we have achieved … Continue reading MaYA turns 4!
Earlier today, a number of farmers and their representatives attended a consultation meeting at the Koperattivi Malta premises in Qormi with regards to the Maltese Agri Policy 2018-2028. Mr. Eman Vella from Atriga Consult gave a brief introduction of the draft policy and its priorities. Hon. Clint Camilleri made his intervention by saying that this … Continue reading Consultation for Maltese Agri Policy
A new project focusing on bird conservation and responsible capturing (trapping and hunting) is about to kick-start next week. 'Aġġornat" is the name given to this project aimed for those interested in hunting and trapping, as well as the Maltese countryside. This awareness project is an initiative of a growing hunting organisation; Kaċċaturi San Ubertu … Continue reading Wild Birds info sessions; conservation, traditions and more!
Food labelling is an issue that is finally being taken more seriously at a local level. However as with any piece of news one has to acquire all the correct information before making public statements. The photo below is being circulated on various posts on Facebook. It features a label issued by Greens Supermarket on a … Continue reading Mislabeled Bambinella