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7 km from Aridea is the acritic and mountainous settlement Garefi. The human presence in the area dates back to ancient times. In Byzantine times there was a settlement east of the village whose inhabitants were massacred by the Turks. The village took its name from the hero of the Macedonian Struggle Captain Garefi. Its inhabitants engaged in agriculture, animal husbandry and forestry holdings.

The Garefi village is "famous" for the cultivation of the red "karatzovitikis" pepper and production of red pepper, known to all as "bukovo". The last one hundred years the inhabitants of the village, located in the municipality of Aridaia Pella prefecture, planting thousands of acres of this vegetable, despite intense competition from new crops. To celebrate a century of the "life" of the red pepper, the municipality Pozar, in cooperation with the municipal Garefeiou apartment organizes Sunday, October 11, a major event in the central square, where culinary competitions held -based always pepper - and better packaging of red pepper. The "karatzovitiki" pepper is a type of small-sized peppers, intended for the production of red pepper. The planting of starts June 1 and the collection, in early August, and six pounds of fresh peppers give a kilo of red pepper. "The festival bridges the past and the future of our rural heritage. For three years we invest in the development and promotion of the manufacturers of "bachovitikis or karatzovitikis" pepper, because it is a product inextricably linked with the history and gastronomy of Almopias.In the area of Aridea there were formerly three red pepper plants, which ceased to operate in late 80s, due to intense competition and the shift of producers to new cultures. However, auspicious considered the fact that the last decade internationally prevailing trend of increased demand for local and traditional products to meet the increasingly consumer demands for safety and hygiene. The festivities of the municipality Pozar and municipal Garefeiou apartment trying to combine culture and strengthening marketing. During the festival village women will present recipes for famous piperopita and the "nest" of pepper.

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