Each year at Eastertime in Orgiva this event Hecho en La Alpujarra is held in the Alpujarra region. A short drive South from Granada this charming area has amazing local produce and traditional crafts.
Hecho en la Alpujarra
This Made in the Alpujarra market celebrates typical food, craftwork and supports the businesses in the local area. This is set up just off the main street of Orgiva itself, next to the River chico.
The fair is open from 11am until 9pm. They offer tasting workshops during the mornings of the fair, usually to sample local wine, Spanish ham, Alpujarra cheese or even locally produced chocolate.
This year the Fair begins on Thursday 13th April and runs until the end of the day on Sunday 16th April 2017.
How to get to Orgiva
To get there take the A 44 from Motril or Granada and head to Lanjaron/Alpujarra.
Orgiva is clearly sign posted and on the main road from the motorway so quite easy to find.
The local bus company ALSA also has buses from Granada city to Orgiva. Check their website for the timetables. Departs from Granada bus station.
The fair is a great place to buy local honey, taste goats cheese, sample wine from the Alpujarra or stock up with natural jams made from prickly pears or mountain raspberries.since I discovered this fair 5 years ago I usually visit each year, enjoying the alternative at Easter once I have seen a few processions in Granada I generally stock up with rustic bread from La Tahona de los Galindos, fragant cheese from one of the many producers in the Alpujarra and anything else that catches my eye.
Local Alpujarra produce
Other goodies that you will find are beauty products made from natural ingredients such as olive oil or local honey, pastries and cakes baked in the village ovens, delicatessen products such as chorizo, salchichon and of course Spanish ham from Trevelez. The village of Pampaneira even has it´s own Artisan chocolate producer Abuela Ili, think of the film chocolat, it has the same feel to it.
Haven´t got photos of this,the choc we bought was eaten! But do take a look at their amazing flavour combination in their Granada shop or when you are in the Alpujarra.
The are a few local wine producers at the event, so you can taste so of the different wines before buying. Local crafts on sale are leather goods and traditional andalusian potters offering local ceramics. You can also see the local Jarapa textiles and other contemporary artists with paintings and sculptures on exhibit at the fair.
It´s a great way to see all the Alpujarra´s produce under one roof in a day, rather than going along all the windy roads to get to each artisan individually.