Archive for April, 2014

  • Rural Tourism: Palmitos & Cucumbers from Altoé / Tabatinga

    Apr 27, 14 • Marion • Excursions, Topics, TourismNo CommentsRead More »

    Where the palmitos and cucumbers come from “Altoé” is a family-owned small-scale industry in the outbounds of Brasília (ca. 40 km) in Tabatinga. They cultivate the pupunha palm tree and process palmitos – the only palmito production in the whole central Brasil region. Altoé started its business 6 years ago and is – since then – slowly but steadily increasing the production scale and product diversity: palmitos as entire pieces, slices, cubes and sticks. They recently started to also process cucumbers: pepinos and mini-pepinos from their own cultivation. HOM-ing organizes Rural Tourism – excursions to rural production sites like Altoé. Next visit to Altoé / Tabatinga: Wednesday, June 4, 2014, from 9.30 till 12.30 Introduction to the cultivation of pupunha palm trees, visit of the production site, tasting of palmitos, pepinos and prepared dishes. Direct purchase of the products possible. Maximum number of participants: 20 Investment: R$ 20 per person, including tasting and drinks. (Transfer by private cars of the participants) Registration with HOM-ing

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