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.