There are few delicacies that can match the Huetor Vega beans' unique sweetness at this time of the year. They are best served with saladillas on a sunny square in central Granada. This is a true representation of Granada's culinary and cultural heritage. This is exactly what happened today at noon in Mentidero in front of Metropolitan Consistory.
The Environment Department of Huetor Vega City Council organized a free tasting of broad beans as well as'salaillas. These products are popular in the region and were available to all who came by the neighborhood, including pedestrians. Lola Aguayo is the Councilor for the Environment. In 2020, it was not possible to hold the 'Semana de la Vega. The government team has made a commitment to take care of the fertile plains and the environment. It is important that the public knows this. It should be visible in the town, and people should be aware of the things around them. She defends that our desire is to make it more visible.
Aguayo explains that the number of people who participated in the tastings of saladillas and broad beans was higher this year. He confirmed that they will resume activities in 2023 and "will expand the range of products." Elena Duque, the mayor of the city, said that she was "very pleased" with her involvement. She pointed out that Huetor Vega played a prominent part in the initiative in the surrounding communities. This speaks volumes about the quality of the vega, which she described as a "treasure with a broad bean that's highly sought-after in the restaurant industry."
On Friday, April 24, at 12 noon, the Camino de los Neveros will host the symbolic planting and the readings of the Pact for the Vega. Huetor Vega will join the fifth edition in the 'Semana de la Vega,' a metropolitan initiative that is held from April 23 to April 24 at fourteen locations. The program consists of fifty activities that aim to protect the environment and raise awareness among citizens about the need for sustainable development in the Vega.
Together with the Granada Provincial Council, the Salvemos la Vega platform and Vega Educa platforms, a week full of cultural, leisure, tourist, and sports activities has been prepared by Vega Educa and Vega Educa. Huetor Vega and Granada are just a few of the towns. You will find exhibitions, workshops, collective plantations, photography, competitions and round tables.