Fruits, greens and vegetables in June
Greens and Vegetables
Garlic, Fresh Garlic, Celery, Broccoli, Zucchini, Pumpkin, Onion, Endives, Spinach, Green Beans, Lettuce, Cucumber, Pepper, Radish, Beet, Tomato and Carrot.
Apricot, Cranberries, Brevas, Cherries, Plums, Raspberry, Strawberries, Lime, Lemon, Apple, Peach, Oranges, Medlars, Pears, Pineapple, Bananas, Grapefruit and Watermelon.
Avocado, Carambola, Guava, Kiwano, Kiwi, Mango, Mangosteen, Papaya, Pitahaya, Rambutan and Tamarillo.
June Events and Fairs
June 7 and 8, fair of local products in Benabarre
The Fair of San Medardo de Benabarre combines a complete showcase of the agri-food products and artisans of the highest quality and at the best price in the area, with the aim of promoting handicrafts and agri-food products in the area under the brand “Benabarre Sabor » Chocolate, cheeses, meat products, oils, a sobrasada de iberico, and truffles or wine are, among other products, the identity hallmark that determines the agri-food quality of the Fair and Benabarre. The event also includes other activities such as livestock exhibitions, and an extensive program of complementary activities, including the celebration of events linked to the promotion of local products, such as tastings and pairing workshops, among others.
June 7 and 8, cherry fair in Bolea
The Huesca village of Bolea celebrates the Cherry Fair at the second weekend in June, a fully consolidated event that every year registers a large influx of people interested in cherry, which in these lands reaches exceptional quality. There is exhibition and sale of the accredited cherries, which is completed with a market of crafts and food products, as well as other recreational and cultural activities.
VII Cherry Fair Sierra Vicor
The Zaragoza town of El Frasno, belonging to the Mancomunidad Sierra Vicor-Espigar, celebrates the Cherry Fair Sierra Vicor to raise awareness of the Mountain Cherry, local foods grown in the municipalities of this area of the Comarca of Calatayud.
Visitors can taste and buy cherries directly from the farmer and enjoy complementary and playful activities such as workshops and competitions for children (clay, makeup, race with cherries and “spit bones” contest), as well as lectures and talks about this product. The Diputación de Zaragoza is accustomed to invitingcrumbs with cherries to the attending public.
Appointment over cheese in Biescas
The cheese in Aragón is a healthy, and natural product, linked to a region. A culinary and cultural heritage that also serves to preserve and recover certain traditional lifestyles, fostering employment, avoiding emigration and creating new economic spaces in rural areas. the Altoaragonesa town of Biescas celebrates an annual appointment in the month of June featuring this artisan product that in Aragon reaches high levels of quality, coinciding with the celebration of the San Antonio festivities. As an alternative, the Biescas Cheese Tasting and the Aragon Cheese Conferences are organized by the Aragonese Gastronomy Academy, the Biescas Town Hall, with the collaboration of the Department of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of the Government of Aragón, and the University of Zaragoza (Department of Food Science and Technology), all with an interesting agenda of activities led by the accredited popular tasting of the cheeses of Aragon.
The morning of San Juan is a magical event par excellence associated with countless rites and ancestral customs, especially in the Mediterranean strip where fire is an indissoluble part of this moment. It is the shortest night of the year in the northern hemisphere and has a marked festive and gastronomic character. The ignited bonfires signify the triumph of light over the darkness and, according to popular culture, safe keep people from all evilsalong the year.
The sun, fire, and water are its most characteristic elements. Legend has it that ashes cure diseases of the skin and that it is convenient to jump the fire a minimum of three times to have a good year. It is also common to dance around the fire for purification and protection from evil influences.
The celebrations on June 24 are also related to water. In fact, they recommend washing in the early morning with fresh water to keep the skin smoother and eliminate impurities. And it is said the waters taken in the night of San Juan, usually called “sanjuanarse,” are considered to be healers and purifiers.
The Celts and Iberians thought that the sources were healers, later the Catholic Church consecrated San Juan more than a thousand sources in Spain. In some populations there was also, and in some still is, the tradition of rooting the fountains.
In Molinos, the worshipto water goes to the extreme of throwing buckets of water and creating real battles to prevent diseases. The presence of the bull as anemblematic element related to this magical night is present in the town of Aliaga. At midnight twelve o’clock a bull is released, secured through the streets of the town, which is then killed and his meat is distributed among the neighbors to have as a dinner with the whole community.
In Aliaga, they tend to plant a tree and the houses of the young women are lined up.
In Cuevas de Cañart it is traditional to eat rabbit with snails and for dessert they have chocolate gypsy arms. In Cañada de Benatanduz the habit is to take a variety of liquor pastas offered by the town hall. In Alagón and Monzón they celebrate it with snails. In Oseja and Sigües they go on a pilgrimage, the first ones to the Virgin of the Mountain range and the others to San Juan Baptist. In Ejea de los Caballeros, a medieval market is held for these dates in June, which, in addition to a complete commercial offer, makes it available to residents and visitors the chanceof going back to the Middle Ages for a few days. In Sabiñán, they go up to the Torreón de las Encantadas to recall the legend of the three Moorish maidens. In La Almunia de Doña Godina, the festival animated by the puppeteers of Binéfar has been consolidated as a tradition.
In the last weekend of June, Caspe celebrates its Commitment Festivities, some festivals were declared as Tourist Interest in Aragon by the Government of Aragon in 2003. Among the many playful and traditional events, in the capital of Bajo Aragón Zaragoza, the theatrical performance of the Chronicles of Commitment and an important medieval market takes place, here you can find a wide range of quality products (oil, cheese, wine, preserves, olives, sweets and desserts, …), as well as a complete evidenceof lost trades in the streets.
After the celebrations of San Juan and the picking of the hypericum in the mountains, in the early morning of San Pedro, on June 29, the women of Almonacid de la Sierra return to repeat the operation. Before the sun rises over the horizon, they make their way to the mountain to pick up the herb of San Pedro, a plant with thin stems with white cotton flowers displayed on the balconies in town for the following days. There is also chocolate with churros, which on this occasion, team up with the «palos de San Pedro», a typical dessert recovered by the association of local women who prepare the dough of this sweet by mixing flour, eggs, salt, sugar, soda, lemon zest, vodka and olive oil, which then they fry in a pan in the shape of sticks. Finally,they sprinkle this dessert with sugar, last touch to this dessert also accompanied with fritters and puff pastry flowers.