The Mali Ston oyster became the 28th Croatian product with a protected name in the European Union

first_imgThe unique properties of the Mali Ston Bay area, the optimal quantity and composition of food, the excellent quality of sea water with the application of traditional knowledge and skills directly reflect on the quality and organoleptic properties of this esteemed product. The process of protection of the name “Malostonska kamenica” began in August 2017, when the Association “Stonski školjkari Ston” submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture a request for protection of the designation of origin called “Malostonska kamenica”. The geographical area in which all phases of production of “Mali Ston oysters” take place includes the waters of the Mali Ston Bay, which belongs to the territory of the Republic of Croatia. In addition to the now registered name “Malostonska kamenica”, other already registered products are: Krk prosciutto, Extra virgin olive oil Cres, Neretva mandarin, Ogulin sauerkraut / Ogulin sauerkraut, Baranja kulen, Lika potatoes, Istrian prosciutto / Istrian prosciutto, Drniš prosciutto, Dalmatian prosciutto, Poljički soparnik / Poljički zeljanljenja Krk olive oil, Korčula olive oil, Pag lamb, Šolta olive oil, Varaždin cabbage, Slavonian kulen / Slavonian kulin, Međimurje meat ‘from Tiblica, Slavonian honey, Lika lamb, Istria, Pag salt, Zagorje mills, Pag cheese and Bjelovarski kvar Brački varenik and Varaždinski klipič. The Republic of Croatia now has 28 agricultural and food products whose name is registered in the European Union as protected designation of origin or protected geographical indication. Photo: Ministry of Agriculture The uniqueness of “Mali Ston oysters” stems from the unique natural characteristics of Mali Ston Bay and the skills that have been developed during the centuries-old tradition of breeding in Mali Ston Bay. center_img You can see the product specification “Malostonska kamenica” here. Thus, “Malostonska kamenica” is entered in the register of protected persons designations of origin and protected geographical indications te protected throughout the European Union, and guarantees the consumer the purchase of an authentic product. There are two key things in tourism that we need to understand and learn. First, we have to sew ourselves in order to be respected. Secondly, authenticity and our culture and way of life are our biggest tourist trump cards. And that is why we can and must be proud of our 28 magnificent products that are protected by designations of origin and geographical origin and protected throughout the European Union. This is exactly what tourists want to experience and taste. “Mali Ston oyster”Has been awarded the European Protected Designation of Origin,” the European Commission said in the Official Journal of the European Union on 13 October 2020. last_img read more

Memorial services for Sam Hodges are Thursday

first_imgEUNICE, N.M. – Sam Hodges will make his final visit to the winner’s circle at Cardinal Motor Speedway on Thursday night, June 28.Memorial services for the late track owner, promoter and IMCA driver begin at 8 p.m. that evening in the winner’s circle at the Eunice speedplant he helped build.“Sam loved dirt track racing and it showed in every facet of his participation, from a racer to a promoter and track owner,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “He will be missed by all of us at IMCA.”Survivors include his wife Jill; his daughters, Cari Coy and husband Matt of Eunice, and Casey Hodges of Eunice; his son Cody Hodges and fiancée Jessica of Eunice; grandchildren, Tanner Bill (Whip) Coy, Tyson Coy, and Ellie Sikes; his sister Lea Ann Lord and husband Mike of Seminole, Texas; nephews and great nieces.Hodges, died last week at the age of 56. He and brother-in-law Mike Lord built Cardinal 20 years ago. He promoted before the track was leased to Chris Meyers and Toby Herring in 2011.Hodges underwent cancer surgery in 2015 and returned to win both IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock features at Cardinal’s season-opening weekend the following March. He sent his $500 winnings to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, promising to donate his share of purses earned throughout the season for cancer research.Hodges was named Eunice’s Citizen of the Year in 2001.  As the obituary states, his legend will live on each Saturday night as the lights come on and the cars drive on to the track.last_img read more