In the land of white blossoms, of good sunshine and the rhythm of the Litoral music, a gathering is held every year in which the daily task of citrus producers is praised.
The citrus growing basin of the Uruguay River is large and well-known for its excellent production. The Citrus Culture Provincial Festival is enthusiastically celebrated at Chajarí. Every year, this event is attended by more and more people due to the intensity of its proposal.
In November, rural workers and entrepreneurs of Entre Ríos come to this district in order to attend the training and commercialization meetings in charge of top class professionals and exporters for three days. Nobody misses their lectures, conferences and workshops. Rural tasks are very fruitful, as they are sponsored by INTA and SENASA.
The outstanding production managed in neighboring estates has made fresh citrus exportation to foreign markets possible. Consequently, innovative methodology is used.
The excellent quality of its production
Enthusiastically celebrated at Chajarí
Wide citrus production
Oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes and kumquats
During the celebration, several shows and shop window contests are carried out and a large audience gathers up willing to have a good time. Old tractors and modern harvesting machinery parade down the streets of the city carrying the young regional queens.
Producing venues open their gates to show “in situ” the effort made by their people and how daily tasks are complied with. Reaching them means wandering along dirt roads, feeling the aroma of the fruit trees, appreciating the green plantations and perceiving the silent natural space around them.
Generally, the different quarters are visited during the harvesting period in order to get to know the varieties and to pick fruit. Tasting sessions help us make contact with the best citrus fruit and all the byproducts resulting from them.
Oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes and kumquats become the protagonists of this date and are in charge of reminding us of their beneficial qualities, which go had in hand with healthy life.
Mónica Pons Pablo Etchevers
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