From Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th February, Asociación VidaSana will be hosting the fourth annual BioCultura, the ecological food fair promoting responsible gastronomy and feasible, healthy and fair food production at Valencia Feria.
Asociación VidaSana believes that ‘bio’ is the future, especially since this is a market that continues to grow and develop despite the global economic crisis. The organisation reports that even though Spain has more hectares devoted to organic production than any other EU state, the Spanish are not regular consumers of organic food and need to be better informed, educated and provided for to ensure their continued physical and mental health.
Alongside the 200 companies and organisations taking part in BioCultura, Asociación Vidasana aspires to educate the expected 20,000 visitors to the fair in the benefits of organic and other ecological foodstuffs, cosmetics, complementary medicines and holistic alternatives. The exhibition hall will be divided into different areas: certified ecological foodstuffs, ecological clothing, eco-natural cosmetics, bio-construction and renewable energies, health therapies, rural tourism, books, magazines, music and crafts. There is also a section of the fair devoted to MamaTerra, the children’s ecological festival.
There is a packed program of over 150 workshops, lectures, demonstrations, activities and documentaries including topics such as Increasing your Vibrational Frequency, Vermicomposting, Tools for Sustainable Farming, Taking Decisions without Creating Conflicts of the Heart or Mind and How to Create Your School Allotment.
For those who are unsure about the benefits of organic food, BioCultura presents the ideal opportunity to see, learn and taste! Expect to see stands inviting you to try organic meats, cheeses, olive oils, fruits, vegetables, breads, sweets and so much more! Or why not visit Valencia’s Mercado Central where you can buy many of these organic products all year round.
Entry tickets to this year’s BioCultura are €4 for adults, €2 for children aged between six and twelve, pensioners and the unemployed, while children under six can enter for free. Doors open at 10am each day and close at 8pm. Valencia Feria is easily accessible by metro, bus or road.
Visit www.biocultura.org for more information.