The purpose of the Ecological Agriculture and Handicrafts Festival is to exchange knowledge an ideas in areas like agriculture, manufacturing food, biodiversity and environment, quality of life, fair trade, alternative energy, the healing properties of plants and herbs, natural building and many more areas related with a sustainable way of living and harmony with nature. The festival provides a type of ‘bridge’ that enables real relationship building between consumers and small farmers and manufacturers. Relationships that are based this in values like human solidarity and instead of industrialization and hard commercialization.
During the days that the festival runs small food producers, farmers and manufacturers present and sell their products and many seminars, events, discussions and music events take place.
Two of its biggest events are organized during the end of August until the end of September and give pleasure to the people that support the alternative and eco-friendly way of life. If you happen to visit Thessaloniki during this season try you should try to visit this festival. You will see another side of the city and be able to buy very good quality food including olive oil and oils, handmade marmalade, excellent honey and many more.
The Ecological Agriculture and Handicrafts Festival take place in three different parks in Thessaloniki’s west (Karatasou Park), center(Opposite ET3 park) and east side (New Elvetia Park).