About 250 exhibitors are taking part at the Croatian Country Produce Fair.
The entire family living at the farm, situated on a wine road near Jastrebarsko, starts each day with the first rays of sun. Over 70 percent of their cheeses are sold at the farm, while the rest is sold at various fairs. And now, the Šestak family has brought its cheeses to the 15th Croatian Country Produce Fair which began yesterday at Boćarski Dom in Zagreb, reports Večernji List on March 12, 2016.
About 250 exhibitors from all around Croatia are presenting their traditional delicacies that cannot be found in regular stores. These are homemade cured meats, wines, rakija, sweet liquor, olive and pumpkin oils, organic products, figs, honey, handicrafts, souvenirs, etc.
Petar Rodić’s stand is also a big attraction among the fair visitors, as he has a special way of cutting the “poljički soparnik” (traditional Swiss chard pie). “The cutting method is protected, as well as soparnik itself. We make it in Gornja Poljica, on the slopes of the Mosor mountain, as that is the only place where it should be made”, explained Petar Rodić, adding that his wife bakes fresh soparnik every day and sends it to the fair in Zagreb by a bus. The 80 centimetre wide soparnik is immediately sold. One piece of the pie costs 10 kuna.
Chilli jam made by the Mudrić family is another attention grabber at the fair in Boćarski Dom. It is made of produce that the family grows itself on the mountain of Medvednica. “We make hot sauces and ajvar, and we grow different spices. One 120 gram jar of jam costs 30 kuna”, said Nina Mudrić.
The residents of Zagreb visiting the fair have also shown great interest in the famous Ogulin cabbage, particularly the one produced by Agriculture Cooperative of Ogulin. The Cooperative also offers its area-specific bean variety called “grah zelenček” or greeny kidney beans.
Admission to the fair is free and it is open until Sunday.