The Mercado de la Cosecha opens its premises in calle Riego de Agua in A Coruña once again tomorrow, Tuesday, with a new image and new contents. On this occasion, the protagonist is the extra virgin olive oil Olei produced by the Galician company Invatia Research which is dedicated to research, production and commercialisation of olive oil of the highest quality. With headquarters in Ourense and Santiago de Compostela, the company works towards the reintroduction of a native variety of olive, the “brava”, which has disappeared in Galicia.
Olei will be at the Pop-Up Store organised by the Mercado de la Cosecha, in A Coruña from August 12 to 17. The store opening times are Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 2pm, and 6pm to 10pm. During the six days that Olei will be at the Mercado de la Cosecha Pop-Up store, the following activities will be held, all of them open to the general public:
– Mornings: Oh! OLEI Pairings. Surprise Daily Pairing.
Tastings of the products in the store. The public will be surprised by a different pairing of Olei and a variety of products every day.
– Evenings: 6pm-10pm.
TUESDAY: OLEI, Tradition and Innovation. Recovering olive trees in Galicia. What does Galicia taste like? A tour through the history of the olive tree in Galicia and a Galician olive oil tasting.
WEDNESDAY: OLEI, Learning about oil tasting. The Native Galician “Brava”: Guided tasting aimed at learning how to sample extra virgin olive oil. Differences between native Galician oil and the main Spanish varieties.
THURSDAY: OLEI, Guided tasting and Ideas for Pairings with Galician products: Learning how to sample native Galician oil and ideas for pairings with traditional Galician food products.
What is the Mercado de la Cosecha pop-up store?
The Mercado de la CosechaPop-Up store is a project driven by Corporación Hijos de Rivera, Gadis and R whose main objective is to promote the socioeconomic development of Galicia and the sustainability of rural areas. A temporary concept remaining open only until the beginning of October, the shop will serve to spread and promote exemplary initiatives stemming from the countryside, transmitting their philosophy and most authentic flavour to the citizens.
Every week until the beginning of October, the store will change image and protagonist. The store has already seen Cortes de Muar cheeses, Ecocelta earthworm compost and the free-range eggs, and jams, of Pazo de Vilane, all of them innovative initiatives that are worth sharing.
In the following weeks, the Mercado de la Cosecha store will be visited by Buxaina traditional games (19-24 August), Daveiga biscuits (26-31 August), Granxa Maruxa biscuits (2-7 September), Idoia Cuesta baskets (9-14 September), Arqueixal yoghurts (16-21 September), the apples from which Maeloc cider is made (23-28 September) and the grapes used for our Ponte da Boga wines (30-5 October). The last week (7-12 October) will be a round-up of all the products.
Olei is an extra olive oil originating from the native olives of the inland Galician areas of Quiroga, Valdeorras and Monterrey.
Olei is the result of years of research and recovery of the traditional Galician olive trees, and recovering the native Galician olive, the “brava”.
Olei is committed to the development of the native Galician olive tree and continues to work to understand and develop this special variety. From this careful work in the fieldand oil mill arises a surprising, singular olive oil which, like the best olive oils in the world, can boast low levels of acidity and is rich in antioxidants.
Olei captures the rainy winters and hot summers of inland Galicia and stands out for its intense yellow colour with golden highlights and its intense fragrant aromas with green olive notes and hints of flowers, fruit and fresh vegetables. On the palate an intense flavour, fresh and enveloping, is characterised for its pleasant olive and almond hints with subtle spicy notes and almost unnoticeable bitter notes. Harmonious, balanced and elegant.
Location: 38 calle Riego de Agua
Store opening times:11am to 2pm and 6pm to 10 pm
Talks and tastings: 6pm. LIMITED PLACES. ADVANCE BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
Registration and Reservations: Anyone who wishes to attend the talks and tastings can reserve a place at the store (Tel: 881 922 194)