Our host, Marko, described how he and his family are building on 500 years of tradition involving wine and rakia production, organic gardening and fish smoking in order to create rural agri-tourism opportunities. Their rural homestead has a vineyard, beehives and a smoker, and even a fresh water spring. Marko has worked to develop a small-scale residence in which guests can live and participate in different activities including cooking. Marko and his family are building their capacity to welcome guests who can experience their food heritage as well as the rich local culture. Marko's passion for his family and community is an inspiration for all of us.
Susan and I were very grateful when Marko and his mother provided samples of their smoked fish, bread, cheese and homemade rakia to sample. Life is good!