The Slow Food Community of Favalanciata
for the enhancement of beans was born on 26 August 2019, ratified by the Slow Food National Executive Committee.
An important recognition for the small village in the municipality of Acquasanta Terme (Ascoli Piceno) severely hit by the earthquake in Central Italy on 24 August 2016.
Immediately after the tremors and the finding of the unusability of a large part of the town of Favalanciata, the fava bean as a legume it has become a symbol of unity of the locals.
With the first and second homes uninhabitable and the red zone many of its residents and natives have been forced to leave.
The birth of a socio-gastronomic project around the broadbean that local tradition combines with the etymology of the name of the town, has allowed its group of inhabitants to be firmly united.
The cultivation of broadbeans and the care of the gardens have allowed us to keep hope alive for a viable future.
Hence a succession of national awards that have led the small Slow Food Community of Favalanciata to be a point of reference for the enhancement of the vicia faba.
With self-produced seeds, the main characteristic of Favalanciata continues to be handed down from father to son.
The Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium has kicked off all this up to the awards received in various national events.
The establishment of the food community continues with the aim of developing and increasing cultivation activity by expanding the local market mainly reserved for fresh fava beans.
Favalanciata thus becomes part of a network of legume custodian communities that for years have been enhancing the production and conservation of the international biodiversity of hundreds of legume varieties.
The latest initiative to acknowledge this, launched in 2021, was the exchange of seeds with South Africa and a Slow Food Community of Vhembe Gardens in the Limpopo area.
The seeds of the Favalanciata broadbeans, self-produced with the 2020 harvest, have also been sown over 12 thousand kilometers away for a new friendship in the sign of a single Mother Earth.