Agri-food fair of quality products.
Orígens returns to Olot on the 19th and 20th of November, the weekend in which the tenth edition of the Quality Food Products Fair of Catalonia will bring together sixty exhibitors from all over the territory and renowned chefs at the Feral d'Olot site . All of them will offer an attractive program of activities with tastings of the best products and cooking demonstrations with legumes as the main protagonists.
The Orígens 2022 program was announced this morning. The presentation was made by the councilor for Promotion of the City of Olot, Estanis Vayreda and Pep Palau, director of the company Pep Palau, von Arend & Associats -Origins' organizing company-.
The Aula de Cuina will once again have great professionals who will cook live and talk about legumes, the central focus of this edition's presentations. This year, on Saturday, sessions will be offered by Martina, Clara and Carlota Puigvert Puigdevall (Les Cols **, Olot); Marc Puig-Pey (Alícia Foundation, Sant Fruitós de Bages); Lluc Quintana (Can Xapes, Cornellà de Terri); Ada Parellada (Semproniana, Barcelona); Jordi Ferrer (Ferrer Chocolata Patisserie, Olot); Carme Ruscalleda (Moments **, Barcelona); and on Sunday it will be the turn of Gerard Xifra (La Quinta Justa, Olot – Garrotxa Hospitality Association); Sylvia Oussedik; Isma Prados; Marc Ribas (La Brutal, Girona); and Jordi and Adrià Juncà (Ca l'Enric *, Vall de Bianya).
The Tasting Room will host tastings from several producers present at the fair; among others, you can taste farmer's products, artisan nougats and cavas, beers and cheeses, coffee, Catalan sausages or a blind tasting with Girona Excellent products.
This year there will be a very special session, the 10-year tasting, with products and producers that are part of Orígens' history.
In the Tasting Room you can taste the flavors offered by the exhibitors and there will also be a musical performance by La Trupe Duet.
Numerous activities will also take place in the city, among which the talk "Towards a healthy and sustainable diet" should be highlighted by the nutritionist and dietitian of the Olot and Besalú Primary Care Center, Laia Cortés Pellicer, which will take place on Thursday 17 November in the Sala Magma (Espai Cràter) and which is organized by Olot City Council together with Espai Cràter.
In total, there will be 60 producers in the exhibition space who will offer tastings of their products to visitors through the exchange of tickets. The visitor will also be able to buy directly from the producer.
It should be noted that, once again, organic products will play a major role and this year will exceed 38% of the fair's offer. In addition, new products such as a wide range of sausages and craft beers, as well as organic fruit and nougat, healthy foods that are trending such as kombucha and fermented foods, and prepared ready to use in the kitchen, are being incorporated. 42% of the exhibitors make their debut at Orígens.
Regarding the origin of the producers, the districts of Barcelona and Girona represent 29% and 45% respectively, 11% the producers of the districts of Tarragona and 11% those of Lleida and 4% of Castelló and Menorca , which means that Orígens has established itself as the reference quality and artisanal products fair with producers from all over Catalonia represented.
Catalan sausage competition
As a novelty this year, the 1st National Catalan Butifarra Competition will be held, which is organized together with the Confraría del Gras i el Magre and the Fundació Oficis de la Carn. On Saturday 19 November, Olot will become the country's charcuterie capital with the arrival of a large representation of bacon brothers for the celebration of the competition. During the morning the deliberations of the jury will take place and on Sunday the 20th there will be the presentation of prizes and a tasting of Botifarres Catalanes. The competition has the collaboration of Gastroteca.cat and the support of Carnissers-Xarcuters de Catalunya.
Among the prizes, there will be a new edition of the Best Product and Best Origin Stand 2022 Award.
Weather permitting, on Saturday 19th from 7.30pm to 9pm there will be a captive flight of the DOP - IGP balloon on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Fira Orígens. This is a free activity, but you will need to pick up an invitation at the GASTROTECA stand at the entrance to the Fair. Places are limited.
The price of entry to the fair is €5 and includes 5 tasting tickets. In addition to tasting, the visitor will also be able to buy directly from the producer. The Tasting Room costs €1. Registration for this space will take place at the entrance to the fair.
The schedule will be on Saturday 19 November, from 10 am to 9 pm, and on Sunday 20, from 10 am to 8 pm.
Orígens has, among others, the support of the Diputació de Girona, Girona Excel·lent, with the collaboration of the Departament d'Acció Climàtica, Alimentació i Agenda Rural i Prodeca, and Tupinamba.