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Merida showcases local gastronomy as a world-class tourist attraction

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Mérida continues to position itself in the eyes of the world as a gastronomic capital for preserving and disseminating its culinary traditions as entrepreneurship and development activities, which also maintains it as a tourist destination, highlighting cuisine as one of its main attractions, said Mayor Alejandro Ruz Castro.

In this sense, the City Council of Mérida, through the Directorate of Tourism and Economic Development in coordination with the Hokol Vuh organization, held the “Círculo 47 Local Producers Fair” at the San Ignacio Tesip police station to bring the network of producers from the Mérida police stations and show the variety of agricultural products produced locally.

“At the Mérida city council we promote strategic actions for the benefit of the families and producers of the Mérida police stations to guarantee production and an approach to fair markets,” said the Mayor.

The event took place at the home of Mrs. Herminia Tziu Puc, a beneficiary of the Círculo 47 program, and is dedicated to the production and sale of handmade tortillas.

Accompanied by Chef Roberto Solís Azarcoya, Founder of Hokol Vuh, and José Luis Martínez Semerena, director of Economic Development and Tourism, the Municipal President welcomed 25 international chefs who were members of the Hokol Vuh 2024 gastronomic event, to whom he mentioned that through By creating programs such as Círculo 47, the City Council aims to improve the sustainability of agricultural activities in the 47 police stations of Mérida by linking producers to fair markets.

“This project arose a few years ago precisely to support these producers from the police stations and to allow us to launch them into fair trade, proper trade, and expand their sales with greater dissemination among citizens,” he commented.

Likewise, he thanked Chef Roberto Solís and his guests, who through the editions of “Hokol Vuh”, make known to the world the roots of the Mayan Culture and gastronomy, seeking to return their contributions to the heritage of Yucatecan cuisine.

Likewise, Ruz Castro recalled that Mérida has also been classified by UNESCO, since 2019, as a Creative City, for placing creative gastronomic entrepreneurship activities at the center of its development strategy.

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