9th edition of the Festa del Batre of Calldetenes

19 de July del 2018
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Cal Mossèn participates in the ninth edition of the Festa del Batre de Calldetenes to recover the tradition of wheat shake and local heritage. One more year, the municipality of the Osona region hosts this Sunday, July 22nd, in the Molí de la Calvaria, different workshops and activities related to the process of traditional wheat whipping.

MVI_1032PClients and friends of Cal Mossèn are invited to see the demonstrations and try the traditional collection tasks, in a participatory day, with the help of experienced farmers.

The work will begin at 9 o’clock in the morning on the paved esplanade of the old mill of Calvaria, undoing the wheat that is obtained from the harvest. The whipping, which will be done with horses and mules, will follow the four phases proper to the beating before the appearance of the machinery: stop the batter, beat, make the haystack and winnow.


In the afternoon, thanks to the strength of the water, the grain obtained will be ground and transformed into optimum flour for the preparation of food, such as bread. On this occasion, Cal Mossèn participates opening the worktop’s doors. The Festa del Batre has the collaboration of different entities of the town and is organized by the City Council of Calldetenes and the Ecomuseu del Blat.