There was both desire and many. It was evident in the surrounding environment. It was evident in the environment, as well as the many visitors from Almeria and neighbouring provinces like Granada and Murcia. No one imagined back in 2019 that it would be necessary to wait until 2022 to once again celebrate one of the most attractive recreational-gastronomic events in the Sierra de los Filabres.
The XXVI Seron Ham and Sausage Fair was a great success. According to municipal sources, there was perhaps less support than the previous year prior to the health crisis. The truth is that Friday and Saturday nights were once more the epicenter for regional culture and gastronomy. The squares and the'stands' that were installed were always crowded with people eager to try the unrepeatable taste of ham. You could also find sausages and eggs from zero kilometers. It was all a pleasure to the senses.
After Friday's celebration of Geovany Almanza, a Canary Island native, winning the XII Edition of the National Contest of Ham Cutters, Saturday was a time for everyone to enjoy the produce and to dance to the beat of the orchestra.
This was Saturday night. / IDEAL
The event was organized by the City Council of Seron. It also featured the Association of Meat Entrepreneurs. They wanted to join the Mayor of Seron Juan Antonio Lorenzo and Luis Segura, the President of this Association.
This year's participating companies were Pena-Cruz Hams and Sausages and Los Remedios Sausages. This year, another merchant was added, "Sabores de Seron", which makes chips, and was established in the Valle del Almanzora.
The Seron Ham Fair, just like a well-dry leg, has improved over the years and added value, like the national cutters competition. It is not a coincidence that 26 editions of Seron Hams and Sausages have been held. The Protected Geographical Indication, (PGI), confirms the unique quality of the Seron dryers meat products and distinguishes the microclimatic conditions for their optimal development.
The Seron Ham and Sausage Fair has been a tradition since 1995. It invites Seron residents and those from other municipalities to gather and enjoy this opportunity to reclaim the throne, complete with a dish made from one of the most iconic products of Iberian cuisine.
Angel Escobar (vice-president of Diputacion De Almeria) highlighted the importance local production in order to establish the population. He stated that "Sabores Almeria" was one of their biggest bets. This is because the producers are an important source of wealth, employment and opportunities for the interior municipalities. Escobar also praised the business initiative to recognize the Seron Ham and Sausage Fair Festival of Andalusian Tourist Interest.
Lorenzo, for his part, was satisfied with the return to this festival, which was the first of the summer in Serones.