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Community Kitchen in Palanca – common working space for local producers

autor: Tomasz Frączkiewicz

Publicly open kitchen, built and equipped with the aim of local producers, was officially opened at the headquarters of the organization Casa Părintească in Palanca (Calaraşi region) during the final event within the project Moldavian Culinary Routes: microinvestments, promotion, registration, implemented under Polish Aid 2016 programme by Development Policy Foundation.

The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Chișinău, local authorities, non-governmental organizations and tourism industry, journalists, as well as residents of Palanca and the surrounding area.

The invited guests had the opportunity to see the newly finished kitchen, and view presentation on the course and results of the project and the prospects for further cooperation in Palanca next year. The event was accompanied by Christmas Fair, bringing together local producers and manufacturers. One could taste and buy processed fruits and vegetables (e.g. adjika, rose jam), including products under common brand Palanca Delights, made by the producers from Palanca, involved in culinary cycling route.

Community Kitchen is a creative workspace, which was established in favor of local producers who are members of the production network, formed under the project. Their products - processed fruit and vegetables, fruit distillates, made exclusively from locally sourced raw materials - can be purchased at the headquarters of Casa Părintească. Before, however, you can try them, biking on the culinary trail opened in this year"s project. Anyone who borrows a bike in Casa Părintească receives a voucher for tasting of products offered on farms located along the route.

The effect of this year"s activities in Palanca is the result of joint work of the Foundation team  and Moldavian partners: Ecological Movement of Moldova and Casa Părintească, as well as the Local Action Group "Vistula Terra Culmensis - Development of the Tradition" from Stolno (Poland).

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