Anatolia's Forgotten Cereal Burçak is Unearthed

Anatolia's Forgotten Cereal Burcak is Revealed
Anatolia's Forgotten Cereal Burçak is Unearthed

Ankara Metropolitan Municipality is bringing to light traditional agricultural products, which have sunk into oblivion in the capital. The harvest period has begun for 'burçak', which was planted for the first time in the 'Agricultural Campus' of the Metropolitan Municipality in Gölbaşı Karaoğlan District. Soups prepared from vetch, planted on an area of ​​10 decares, will be distributed free of charge to students during the winter months, in order to revive the vetch tradition of Hacı Bayram Veli and to protect historical values.

Ankara Metropolitan Municipality took action to bring traditional agricultural products of historical importance to the citizens of the Capital.

Accelerating its efforts to bring to light the forgotten agricultural products, ABB planted 'burçak' for the first time on its own land in Gölbaşı Karaoğlan District, “BAKAP Agriculture Campus”.


Head of Health Affairs Department Seyfettin Aslan, who drew attention to the importance of vetch planting carried out by the Rural Services Department within the scope of the BAKAP Project and closely followed the harvesting processes, shared the following information:

“Hacı Bayram Veli is a very important person in Ankara's past. In all the books about Hacı Bayram Veli, it is written that Haci Bayram Veli harvested vetch and cultivated vetch. It is known that vetch soup is always boiling in Ankara and dervish lodges. While the people of that period were filling their stomachs with vetch soup, vetch is unfortunately a forgotten value, a forgotten product in today's Ankara. As Ankara residents, we have forgotten this tradition, but this year we planted vetch in the BAKAP Project with the great effort and effort of the Rural Development Department in order to revive it and to keep this beautiful tradition of Hacı Bayram Veli alive. We are currently harvesting.”


In order to revive the vetch tradition identified with Hacı Bayram Veli, one of the spiritual architects of Ankara, the soup prepared from the vetch, which was planted on a 10-decare area and started to be harvested, will be distributed to students free of charge by the Metropolitan Municipality during the winter months.

Stating that they aim to expand the Burçak fields in the capital, Ankara City Research Specialist Abdülkerim Erdoğan said, “ABB planted vetch for the first time. In the first place, Hacı Bayram Veli is one of the spiritual architects of Anatolia and one of the sultans of Ankara's heart. We aim to keep the vetch tradition alive as a grain product and to bring vetch to the agenda again in the geography of Ankara.”

Günceleme: 18/07/2022 12:35

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