The first of its kind Western Farmers' Market, which will present food and crafts from Pernik District on June 26, is expanding its program. The exhibition "My favorite landmark in Pernik District" will be opened within the market, in which the finalists in the competition will be presented and prizes will be awarded for the best three photos.

The ceremony will be held in the church-monument "St. George the Victorious" from 11:00. The event is organized by the Regional Youth Center RAISE Youth in Breznik

You can visit the market in Breznik, in the former Vocational School of Agriculture (PGSS) "Nikola Vaptsarov", also known as MTU among the locals. Its address is 75 Andrey Mihailov Street. It opens at 10:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm and coincides with the city holiday.

Three more manufacturers joined the event last week, and more are expected to do so.

The 12 local producers and craftsmen who will participate are:

  • - The farm of the village of Gorna Vrabcha, Zemen municipality, which will offer high quality yoghurt and fresh milk, mature cheeses, yellow cheeses and butter, beef delicacies, sausage, sausage, meat in a jar, pate, eggs from free hens, honey and wine;
  • - Manoel Stoilov will offer organic honey from Breznishko;
  • - Ivo Sotirov from Pernik will offer field and sunflower honey;
  • - Krassimir Stoyanov from the village of Kipolovtsi, Kyustendil region, is a producer of organic fruits and vegetables;
  • - Lyudmila Angelova from the village of Zhabokrug, Kyustendil region, offers her home-grown fruits and vegetables;
  • - Olga Gorcheva from the village of Granitsa, Kyustendil municipality, will offer organic fruits and vegetables;
  • - Petar Rangelov from the Montenegrin monastery "St. St. Bezsrebrenitsi and Chudotvortsi Kozma and Damyan Asiyski", village of Gigintsi, Breznishko, will offer buffalo yoghurt and cheese;
  • - The Busin handicraft mill from Transko will offer master pottery using traditional technology from centuries ago;
  • - Farm "Oraya" from the village of Meshtitsa will offer fresh cheeses and yellow cheese;
  • - Farm "Agriva" from Breznik will present its high-quality dairy products;
  • - The National Chitalishte "Ivo Voyvoda - 1928" from the village of Dolna Sekirna, Breznishko, will prepare authentic dishes typical of the region of Graovo;
  • - "EcoEthnoArt" from Radomir will present their hand-painted souvenirs, toys, cards and more.

The RAISE Youth project, implemented by the Center for Development of Sustainable Communities, covers over 500 young people aged between 18 and 29, living in the municipalities of Pernik, Breznik, Trun, Radomir, Zemen and Kovachevtsi, who are not currently involved. Within its framework, various trainings for career and personal development are passed, and the most active 20 participants will be provided with additional training and mentoring assistance to start their own business.

The RAISE Youth project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.