Tag: farming

The local beef: Razza Marchigiana

Meat eating is a burning topic lately. It is condemned by the environmentalists, and supported by the factories and farmers earning from it. Personally, I try to reduce the consumption of meat, especially from beef, and try to eat locally produced one, when possible. Le Marche has its own beef breed, “Razza Marchigiana”. This type..

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The hard work of mezzadri

As many young adults in my region, I am a proud granddaughter of two hard-working farmers. My grandparents, and before them, my grand-grandparents, were tenant farmers or, as they were called in Italy “mezzadri”. Mezzadria was a system of feudal land tenure whereby a farmer, namely my grandparents, paid half of the farm’s produce as..

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