The Barcelona town of Cardereu is once again preparing to celebrate the traditional San Isidro Fair (or Fira de Sant Isidre, its official name in Catalan), more popularly known as FICARD. This is one of those events that enjoys greater roots in the Vallés Oriental region, since it has been held since 1984 and has not stopped expanding its sections since then. In recent editions, we have assisted in the creation of spaces for Agro-ecology and Sustainability. Engel & Völkers has also repeatedly participated in this event as the leading real estate agency in the area.
The San Isidro de Cardereu Fair will be held between Friday 17th and Monday 20th May with a programme full of exciting activities. The Fair will officially raise the curtain at 18:00 on Friday 17th with a musical storyteller that will delight children of all ages. Saturday will be the day for workshops, conferences and local product tastings, with the participation of the prestigious chef, Carme Ruscalleda. The renowned Spanish chef with seven Michelin stars, who last year announced the closure of her famous restaurant Sant Pau in order to focus on new and exciting projects, will be giving a lecture on "Food and health".
Ruscalleda will not be the only guest star in the upcoming edition of the Fair. Adam Martí, the Catalan journalist specialising in healthy eating and food, will also be speaking on Sunday, as well as the activist Yayo Herrero, who is an influential voice of the ecologist and feminist movement in Spain. On Monday, the chef, Yolanda Bustos (who introduces herself as a "bio-dynamic chef" and defender of a "millenial contemporary cuisine") will be starring in a live cooking show. The fourth and final day of the Fair will conclude with the conference "Climate Change: from Cardereu to the world", by Joan Manel Riera, who is from the Catalan Society of Environmental Education.
The organisation of the Fair has clearly emphasised its commitment to disseminating the ideas of environmental sustainability and environmentally-friendly healthy foods. Of course, the rest of the activities that will go on for longer in the Fair, such as the popular world contest of sheep eaters and buricada, which is a donkey race in which the animals' well-being is guaranteed (as well as the public's emotion).
Engel & Völkers will assist all those interested in the local or regional real estate market, as well as other services offered by its estate agents. Engel & Völkers has already participated in several editions of the Fair and will take advantage of the occasion to work on its branding and gain visibility in a very strategic area. This is why the merchandising goods offered by the company will be distributed and there will even be a prize draw for a tablet.