Local farmers achieve high level of self-sufficiency

Swiss lamb's lettuce season picks up speed

The peak season of local, Swiss lamb's lettuce is currently witnessing a great momentum. The local harvest started in September and usually these lettuces will be on offer until mid-April. The main focus of the domestic industry is to achieve a high level of self-sufficiency.

Almost a quarter grown organically
Lamb's lettuce (or 'Nüsslisalat' in the local vernacular) sold in Switzerland almost exclusively comes from local fields. That means imports play a subordinate role during the season: in 2017, only 375 tons came in from abroad, of a main total of 4,466 tons of lamb's lettuce. The vegetable is cultivated in Switzerland on some 600 hectares, of which just under 130 hectares are reserved for organic farming.

Source: Bauernzeitung.ch

Publication date:

Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here

Other news in this sector:

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber