History and Tradition plain of Thessaly and its Products.
In Thessaly, mainly in the region of Farsala found crops such as irrigated, cotton, corn, tomato, beet and arid, Vico, pea, alfalfa, beans, lentils, chickpea, and nuts trees, walnut, almond and pistachio (commonly Aiginis ) which have increased popularity in recent years together with the aromatic goji, Raspberry, Aroni.
Thessaly consists of four prefectures: Karditsa, Larissa, Trikala and Magnesia. The climate is mainly Mediterranean, with warm summers and mild winters. Winter is heavier in mountain areas. Larissa is one of the hottest areas in Greece during the summer mines.Ston Thessaly plain includes the largest plain and granary of Greek territory traversed the axis east west from the river Pinios. It is from the pedinotera districts of our country and productive agricultural region in the first industrial production of material goods, cotton, beets, tomato and wheat.
Throughout Thessaly will meet crops and products such as cereals. cotton, fodder vetch and peas, beets, grapes mainly in Tirnavos and Elassona, apples and peaches in Agia region and olives, apple and pear trees in the area of Pelion in Volos.
History, Manners and Customs of the area
The region of Thessaly was inhabited from the early Stone Age, birthplace of Asclepius Achilles of Lapiths and Centaurs homeland poets, writers, painters and men of letters and art.
The name Larissa is pre-Greek Pelasgian origin and means strongly fortified hill Acropolis, also according to the legend the city was built on Larissa pelasgian period Larissos son stork.
According to mythology, the waters of the Peneus found an outlet to the sea, when Poseidon with his trident cut mountains creating an incision, a cut in Tempe, The River Pinios is the ultimate recipient of almost currents crossing the plain of Thessaly, stems from Pindos and flows into the Aegean Sea.
Karditsa was founded during the Turkish occupation
The Karditsa name is considered by a corrupted version of the Slavic Gradista,, which means “bordered, fortified place”, another version, the name of the city comes from the word “walnut – karyditsa” which in Thessaly pronunciation was “Karditsa”
The city of Trikala is built over the ancient city Trikka the Triki, founded around the 3rd millennium BC and named after the nymph Triki daughter Peneus the other daughter of Asopos River.
Pelion was inhabited by Centaurs and the wise Chiron, near which he studied Achilles and Asclepius taught medicine.
Pharsala known in antiquity as Farsalos
Built in natural route that connects Thessaly to southern Greece, the city was often forces passage either to the south or to the north. Today the inhabitants engaged in agriculture, mainly cotton growing and livestock
The harvest in the plain of Thessaly.
In June the mower was the reaping of grain, in all the villages of the plain of Thessaly, mowing and threshing was done with the traditional way, with the sickle and the trap, clutching one to two days mines.stis this traditionary way there are only memories, the appearance of harvester and threshers machines in the early fifties, changed the way of reaping and threshing.
Traditionary way mowing with scythe
When the ears ripe, the farmer was preparing for the time therismou.Oi Reapers men and women began harvesting early in the morning before the heat begun. The Reapers started from the same side of the field and taking ahead an area corresponding to the number of harvesters and called Orgo “. After passing the ligand that was catching quite a few cherovola and tie with thin Vergoulis (rods) wicker and he made the wild olive sheaves.