“Culture shock”

Today I’m proud to have hosted a group of charming locals for a Merill rural experience. It was indeed a beautiful morning with plenty of sunshine and no wind. The  members of the San Lucjan Circle of the Catenians’ Association entrusted the organisation of the event to Chev. Tony Coleiro, a well known expert in the tourism industry.

Christian Borg, who is managing Merill on a full time basis, planned a whole morning of activities for the members. Two of the several highlights included a visit at Tan-Nixxiegħa Olive grove and a tasting session at Tas-Salut Orchard. Both farm venues located in Mġarr (Malta) are managed by farmers within the Merill Rural Network.

It’s always rewarding to see locals enjoying products coming directly from our farmers. It gives me so much courage to continue working hard to support Maltese agriculture. Many of the members within this group commented about the beauty of the landscape. One particular visitor confessed that the whole experience was a “culture shock”, since the busy life in urban areas is very different from the quiet nature that predominates the North-west region of Malta.


Photo taken by Chev. Tony Coleiro

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