The 1st Peach Festival shall take place from 27 to 29 May 2016 in Veroia, organized by Veroia Tourism Club in collaboration with the Consortium of Producer Groups Cooperatives of Imathia, under the auspices of the Geotechnical Chamber of Greece and the Chamber of Imathia. NOVACERT supports the 1st Peach Festival of Veroia as a major sponsor, providing additional expertise for the successful implementation of the Project.
The first Peach Festival includes three parallel events:
- International Conference on Peach
- Creative workshops for children
- Gastronomy Festival
More specifically, the 1st International Conference (Friday 27 and Saturday28, May) shall be attended by renowned speakers, professors of the faculty of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the director of the Rome Institute of Pomology Mr. David Neri, and guests from Spain, Turkey and Arab countries. The Conference will cover the full range of activities associated with peach, such as cultivation, fertilization and plant protection, processing, marketing and export. The detailed agenda will be announced in the coming days.
The Creative workshops (Saturday May 28) are organized in collaboration with the acclaimed Veria Central Public Library and include educational games on the peach, its production and nutritional value. The workshops will be hosted by the Library.
The Gastronomy Festival will be held at Olive Park (Sunday May 29th), the main concept of being a pop-up-kitchen, i.e. an open kitchen in the park with renowned chef Aris Tsanaklidis as guest. The chef, during a live cooking show, will create original recipes based on peach compote while, at the same time, local cooks would bring their peach- based dishes to participating in the great cooking contest.
Why organized by Veria Tourism Club…
Veroia Tourism Club (TCB) was successfully organizing the “Production Festival”, in the period 1958- 1962, in the city of Veroia. These were events with unprecedented success and promoting the products of the plain of Imathia throughout Greece. After reactivation of the TCB in 2014, revival of the festival was planned, placing special emphasis on Peach which is admittedly the “flagship” of local agricultural production.