A busy day, full of mixed feelings. In the morning I had the opportunity to represent Maltese Young Farmers at the conference organised by the President's Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society. I appealed to those present to support local farmers by choosing local produce whenever possible, and to trust local growers and producers. Farmers … Continue reading Thoughts of the day
Eating vegetables might not always be enticing. I had many conversations over the past few weeks with parents who struggle to convince their children to eat vegetables. Before saying "my kid doesn't like vegetables", ask yourself if you would enjoy eating that kind of food. If it's not appetising for you, it won't be for … Continue reading Veggies aren’t boring…
Is-sajf ta’ Malta kiefer eh! Ħassejtni ħa mmut għamilt siegħa u nofs insuq u ndur fir-raba. Aħseb u ara dak il-bidwi li kien qed jaħrat u jlesti l-art għal-patata . Veru mhux apprezzat biż-żejjed ix-xogħol tal-bdiewa u l-konsumatur ma’ ghandux idea vaga ta’ kemm hu mportanti x-xogħol tal-biedja. L-ikel importanti, imma zgur li mingħajr il-bdiewa, tkompli tinqered il-ftit … Continue reading Ħsibijiet tal-lum
Wara li ntella' ritratti fuq Facebook nirċievi ħafna ‘public’ u ‘private’ messages, minn Malta u minn Ghawdex, fuq minn fejn wiehed jista’ jixtri prodott hekk; frisk, lokali u mhux mibxux . Saħansitra hemm min jaħseb li bhala xoghol, jien inbigh il-haxix jew pitkala ! Il-verita hi li bix xoghol li naghmel flimkien ma’ ohrajn bil-MaYA Foundation, inżur … Continue reading Riċerka lokali twassal għal-produzjoni iktar sostenibbli
For the past couple of years, I've been keeping track of what's going on with the Ġbejna saga, now I'm informed that the draft legal notice regulating the production and sale of the traditional Maltese Ġbejna is really in the final stages. Mind you, this has been in the pipeline at least for the past … Continue reading Parliament to decide the fate of the Ġbejna
Here are my reactions to the article featured on the Sunday Times of Malta on the 29th of July relating to pesticide residues. Let's be absolutely clear, in an ideal situation we would have 0 (zero) samples resulting in excessive residues. In writing these observations, I am in no way defending the fraction of irresponsible … Continue reading Fearful consumers, silent authorities…
The Mġarr Local Council set up a show earlier today at Tas-Santi, a hamlet in the outskirts of the village. Several tractors, including some very old specimens as well as vintage cars and lorries were showcased. Popular brands such as John Deere, Massey Ferguson and Bedford were featured at this exhibition. A threshing machine, used … Continue reading Tractor Mania hits Mġarr
Dan ir-ritratt ħoloq kontroversja sħiħa. Għaliex? Għax ġo dal-pajjiż ma napprezzawx biż-żejjed il-prodott lokali. Il-messaġġ jista' jiġi nterpretat li l-Eċċellenza tagħha qeda tagħmel riklam, imma dan żgur ma kienx l-iskop. Grazzi lill-Eċċellenza tagħha Marie Louise Coleiro Preca talli taħdem favur industrija sostenibbli u prosit lill-Benna talli tagħmel xogħol ta' marketing tajjeb. Il-Koperattiva tal-Produtturi tal-ħalib dejjem … Continue reading Il-President ta’ Malta tipromwovi l-ħalib ta’ Malta
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!