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Images from the ‘Hecho en La Alpujarra’ festival, Órgiva

Yesterday we visited all the stands at the ‘Hecho en La Alpujarra’ festival here in Órgiva. It was busy with people trying out local produce and admiring the handmade products from rugs to pottery, shoes to jewellery. We couldn’t resist a plate of meats – although some were hard to identify, so we left them. Pampaneira’s famous Abuela Ili Chocolate proved a popular stand, as did a local beer producer whose customers blocked the entrance as they guzzled from the mini tasting glasses.

We bought a white vase from Rafael Orellana Bueno whose workshop is in Órgiva (Rafa also runs Imagine Bar in Órgiva with his son, Rafa). A few wines were tried and we came away with a couple of bottles of red. The grapes – a mix of Tempranillo and Merlot – are grown at 1352 metres above sea level in slaty soil (suelo pizarroso). The vineyard is in the Sierra de la Contraviesa in Las Alpujarras. The wine’s very nice too – here’s their website (check out the lovely bottle designs).

It was an enjoyable morning at the Made in La Alpujarra festival despite the ludicrously loud music/voices blaring from the PA once in a while. We half-expected a bull to charge through the crowd at any moment.

Hecho en La Alpujarra’ festival

A meat lover’s dream

Bread made in Órgiva

Beautiful bread made in Órgiva

Hecho en La Alpujarra’ festival

Rafa demonstrating his skills

Hecho en La Alpujarra’ festival

Ferragamo? – nah…hand-made espadrilles instead

Rafa's pot

Rafa’s vase

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Discussion

12 thoughts on “Images from the ‘Hecho en La Alpujarra’ festival, Órgiva

  1. Love the cold meat stall,also the sandals look great,Happy Easter.

    Posted by Ian | April 19, 2014, 11:30 am
  2. I could do with some of that bread for breakfast. Care to toss it over?

    Posted by ladyofthecakes | April 19, 2014, 12:01 pm
  3. I LOVE the espadrilles… 🙂

    Posted by Wendy Kate | April 19, 2014, 12:29 pm
  4. Last night E asked if I ever imagine what is happening in Orgiva. I said, heck, I don’t need to imagine. I follow con jamon and told him all about the Hecho en la Alpujarra festival. Still, you haven’t got all the good stuff over there. I baked hot cross buns yesterday, and tonight we will be digging into brisket and unleavened bread for Passover. Feliz Pasqua and Feliz Pasqua Judia! (I have probably spelled that wrong.)

    Posted by C and E | April 19, 2014, 2:20 pm
  5. great photos! Oh how I miss spanish chorizo…

    Posted by Steve | April 21, 2014, 12:20 pm

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