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Re: Strawberries in Switzerland.

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My wife refuses to buy the Spanish ones and she loves having a go at the little old Swiss ladies when they pick up the Spanish ones rather than the Swiss ones just among the counter.

She loves the look of embarrassment on their usually smug faces.
They decide with their pocket, not with their conscience. Why scolding others for buying what's the cheapest option?
That being said, yes I know the Spaniards and Italians don't have the most ethical agriculture (especially in Sicily) but I want my tomatoes and cucumbers and and..if I had to buy only what's in season here or only what's produced here (tasteless stuff sometimes) I would have a less varied diet.
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La saison des fraises est ouverte!
Ooh! Where ? Please let us know.. I see you're on La Côte, so not far away
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Old 27.05.2019, 11:53
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Re: Strawberries in Switzerland.

@Lausannebrit Not sure why the quote function isn't working for me

Anyway, local strawberries are surely available throughout the region. We have a couple nearby that are consistently spectacular in taste (I'll share only one, since I am being selfish for the other limited supply )

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Re: Strawberries in Switzerland.

Enjoy! There must be a warmer micro-climate up your way - the ones around Lausanne and out in the countryside behind are saying they won't be ready for another week or more

https://www.taulard.ch/les-fraises-o...nce-fr298.html
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Enjoy! There must be a warmer micro-climate up your way - the ones around Lausanne and out in the countryside behind are saying they won't be ready for another week or more

https://www.taulard.ch/les-fraises-o...nce-fr298.html

And voila, quote function working again

Yes, I was in northeastern Suisse recently near Lac de Constance and they were telling me it was too early for strawberries - was pretty surprised. But driving back found some delicious ones in Neuchatel too

We tend to get them here in May every year as I recall but seasons keep changing too. Manor Foods (Chavannes) carries a lot of local strawberries too, I bet in Lausanne it's similar?

Nevertheless, they are glorious and I look forward to them each & everyday




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La saison des fraises est ouverte!







Malheureusement not yet in middle CH , the farmer close by to my home, sells some that were grown (forced) under a tent.

Mine are outside in the garden and are still forming the berries or blooming even and berries are still very green. It has to do with the wetter and colder than usual May we had so far.

Looking forward to harvest mine <3
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Yes, I was in northeastern Suisse recently near Lac de Constance and they were telling me it was too early for strawberries - was pretty surprised. But driving back found some delicious ones in Neuchatel too

We tend to get them here in May every year as I recall but seasons keep changing too. Manor Foods (Chavannes) carries a lot of local strawberries too, I bet in Lausanne it's similar?

Nevertheless, they are glorious and I look forward to them each & everyday



There are fields full of lovely ripe red strawberries here, I think we have a sort of microclimate here that means we get things earlier than other areas.
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Re: Strawberries in Switzerland.

For those in the Zurich Hinterland then Sunnehof Farm on the outskirts of Mettmenstetten - direction Kappel/Rifferswil has amazing PYO strawberries, cherries etc. Alas they're not ready for picking just yet!

http://www.fruechtepfluecken.ch/index.html

FYI it's bring your own container which you weigh first, keep a note of it and then tell them at the end so that it's deducted from your total.
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Re: Strawberries in Switzerland.

It sounds ridiculous typing this but PYO strawberry farms are now open for business. According to our local farmer the mild spring has meant the crops are ripening and thus available for harvest much earlier than planned. The trees around us are also full with cherries too!

I have seen a couple of farms open in the valley between Baar & Sihlbrugg offering PYO but we always visit a farm in Mettmenstetten:

http://www.fruechtepfluecken.ch/index.html

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Re: Strawberries in Switzerland.

Definitely lots around here in the Broye region! The most delicious time of the year ...
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Re: Strawberries in Switzerland.

It's baaack (Although my preferred local farmer is not producing a crop this year for some reason )

However, found a couple of others that are quite top notch - all about 5.50-6.50 CHF per 500g

Always a toss up for me, Strawberry vs Tomato season, in terms of my favorite
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However, found a couple of others that are quite top notch - all about 5.50-6.50 CHF per 500g
The farm I referenced above in Mettmenstetten is selling at CHF5.20 a kilo. I spoke to the farmer and they sold 2 tonnes of strawberries in the first 48 hours and they expect the season to last until the end of June. I think between us and the dog we ate a kilo last night alone
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The farm I referenced above in Mettmenstetten is selling at CHF5.20 a kilo. I spoke to the farmer and they sold 2 tonnes of strawberries in the first 48 hours and they expect the season to last until the end of June. I think between us and the dog we ate a kilo last night alone
Quite nearly tempting for me but alas waaay too far away, even at those prices

How's the quality?
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The farm I referenced above in Mettmenstetten is selling at CHF5.20 a kilo. I spoke to the farmer and they sold 2 tonnes of strawberries in the first 48 hours and they expect the season to last until the end of June. I think between us and the dog we ate a kilo last night alone
They’re 5chf a kilo here and are excellent.
I went and got 2kg last Thursday and I’m going again this afternoon.
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The farm I referenced above in Mettmenstetten is selling at CHF5.20 a kilo. I spoke to the farmer and they sold 2 tonnes of strawberries in the first 48 hours and they expect the season to last until the end of June. I think between us and the dog we ate a kilo last night alone
That's incredible! Here for 500g it's between 6 CHF and 6.50 depending on if it's bio or not. I happily pay that though; there's just nothing as good as fresh and perfectly ripe local strawberries.

We've made a pact between us to buy Swiss and as local as possible, which means adapting our fruit and veg consumption quite a bit at certain times (and I'll freely admit to falling off the wagon a time or two) but seeing the impact on the local economy is so rewarding for us. We've gotten to know a few of the local farmers rather well.
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How's the quality?
Very good though a couple more weeks of sunshine will also help. A half teaspoon sprinkle of sugar really helps elevate them but we have been mostly scoffing them without
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Re: Strawberries in Switzerland.

Wednesdays in Gland they have restarted evening market and there was produce from Valais, the strawberries looked a different variety than much of what I have seen in this region (Smaller, deeper red) but what an explosion of taste (sweeter)

I am already up to my eyeballs in great local strawberries but would love a few more cracks at those from Valais - wow
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Re: Strawberries in Switzerland.

All this week, I was able to harvest the first of my own strawberries, much earlier than last year they are so yummy and make me want for more. Luckily we are surrounded by Farmers with PYO and farm shops.

For those in the Gürbetal area
Check out Rohrer Gemüse, they just opened a bigger shop at the entrance to Belp.


Selbstbedienungs-Hofladen Dorf / self service farm shop in the village

Käsereistrasse 9a

3123 Belp
Öffnungszeiten/ open daily from

täglich 7.00 - 21.00 Uhr

Ostern und Weihnachten geschlossen
closed easter and Christmas


Selbstbedienungs-Hofladen/self service farm shop on the farm itself

Engeweg 25

3123 Belp

really recoomendable!!
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