Together with LGV-Frischgemüse and the Vienna Chamber of Agriculture, Mayor Ludwig and Environment Councilor Sima inaugurated the local vegetable season for the first time this year with a market stall in the Vienna City Hall: "The Viennese vegetable gardeners are of great importance to our city. We can provide ourselves with vegetables during the season, and local cultivation also creates important jobs," says Mayor Ludwig. From now on, the LGV vegetables can again be found on the shelves of the food trade, on the markets and in the LGV-Gärtnergschäftl in Wieden: "The Viennese vegetables are of high quality, guaranteed to be GMO-free and -thanks to the short transport routes- benefit the environment and climate in our city." said Environment Councilor Ulli Sima.
Josef Peck (here at the joint stand at Fruit Logistica 2019), sole director of the two companies LGV-Frischgemüse and Seewinkler Sonnengemüse. / Image: Freshplaza
Small family farms, 40 kinds of vegetables
More than 40 types of vegetables are grown in the nurseries. "We are particularly proud to be able to harvest the vegetables in Vienna for Vienna." LGV CEO Josef Peck is pleased about the opening of the season. "Our small-scale family-run businesses guarantee a high level of security of supply and, with their diverse vegetable varieties, also provide a colorful vegetable range with varieties that taste great."
LGV master gardener and Vice President of the Vienna Chamber of Agriculture, Martin Flicker, Environment Councilor Ulli Sima, Mayor Michael Ludwig and LGV CEO Josef Peck
Market stalls increase awareness of regional diversity
LGV master gardener and Vice President of the Vienna Chamber of Agriculture, Martin Flicker, also emphasizes the importance of direct contact with the consumer: "The market stalls are an important form of presentation in the city, as they raise awareness of Viennese agriculture. From the shelves of food retail shops, we daily vie for the attention of the customer. By presenting and selling in public institutions and private companies, the Viennese gardeners with their market stalls have a chance to raise the awareness of the Viennese and to draw attention to the regional diversity in the city, as well as the importance of a strengthened regional food supply."