The 7th Milas Olive Harvest Festival, which is traditionally held every year with the slogan "There is Milas in Your Taste" under the auspices of the Milas District Governor's Office, started today at Baltalı Kapı. Muğla Governor Orhan Tavlı, Milas District Governor Mustafa Ünver Böke, Milas Mayor Muhammet Tokat, Muğla Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Director Barış Saylak and Milas Chamber of Commerce President Reşit Özer made the opening speeches at the 7th Milas Olive Harvest Festival, after visiting the stands. The harvest time, which is the beginning of the adventure, has passed. prof. Dr. After Osman Müftüoğlu's interview, Chefs Without Borders and Süreyya Üzmez's workshop on quality olive oil, the first day's program ended with the presentation of the famous presenter Mesut Yar.
The 7th Milas Olive Harvest Festival, which could not be held last year due to the pandemic, started today at the Baltalı Kapı with extensive pandemic measures. Muğla Governor Orhan Tavlı, Milas District Governor Mustafa Ünver Böke, Milas Mayor Muhammet Tokat, Muğla Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Director Barış Saylak and Milas Chamber of Commerce President Reşit Özer attended the 7th Milas Olive Harvest Festival. After the harvest time, which started with a tour of the stands, Prof. Dr. The program of the first day was completed with Osman Müftüoğlu's interview, Chefs Without Borders and Süreyya Üzmez's workshop on quality olive oil recognition, and the presentation of the famous presenter Mesut Yar.
Indicating that Milas Olive Oil is the first and only Turkish olive oil with the International Geographical Indication given by the European Union, Muğla Governor Orhan Tavlı said, “Olive, which has been seen as a source of healing by many civilizations in every period of history, and a symbol of hope, abundance and happiness, is the home of thousands of our farmers. livelihood,” he said.
Making a speech at the opening, Muğla Agriculture and Forestry Provincial Director Barış Saylak said, “Olive is the most ancient sage of this unique geography enriched with almost all flavors and settled production within the Anatolian and Aegean traditions. In addition to its economic power, you deliver every stage of Olive's journey from soil to table, which carries the fertility of its soil, sustainable cultural evolution, and most importantly, the traces of its taste, which is named after him, to the future like destiny, so that it can fill libraries as well as workshops. In this ancestral geography where I spent a significant part of my life, I hope that we will live a few days that will make the story of Olive in our common taste history unforgettable, which I see as an award rather than a product in the soil, agriculture and forest trilogy that I am now intertwined with as part of my job. “Welcome to our Milas, our harvest and our festival, where the olive smells best, which I believe will be on our table in the future with all its richness, from its fruit to its oil.”
Milas District Governor Mustafa Ünver Böke said, “In Milas, one of the leading capitals of olives and olive oil, olives do not just carry the characteristics of their name. It also guides the wisdom of faith, labor, bread, climate, water, past and future. From the first planting to the first pressing; that is, olive, which shares the same essence with people, with the beliefs of ancient cultures, with happiness and patience throughout all stages of harvest history, puts us in a time warp of thousands of years from the moment it is placed on our table, whether as fruit or oil. It will continue to be the guide of "ancestral taste" for the next generations, like a forest that includes culture and our unique country. We thank you once again for honoring our seventh Harvest Festival with your presence, with this feeling and belief.”