Tuesday, July 26, 2011

1. August Farmer's Brunch

When August 1st rolls around I start feeling terribly patriotic...but then again I do on July 4th as well!?! Anyway, my home is definately Switzerland therefore over the past decade August 1st has been celebrated in Swiss Clubs in Buenos Aires, Milano and Madrid. After having moved back to Switzerland I have discovered the August 1st Farmer's Brunch which was launched in 1993 and which I have been taking my family and friends to religiously for the last four years.

On top of Monte Tamaro (2009)

The August 1st Brunch at the farm was invented by the Swiss Farmers: The objective was to contribute to a reputable Swiss agriculture. The event attracts around 200'000 people a year. There are 430 farms that offer breakfast/brunch on Switzerland's National day. You'll find 35 participating farms in Ticino. The National Day brunch is definitely worth exploring! If you wish you can even combine it with a hike and make it an unforgattable day!

Lunch is waiting for us..

The August 1st Farmer's Brunch association stick to the basics: the brunch must really be on the farm, and not in a restaurant, and must be arranged by a professional in the agricultural sector, and not by a sporting associations. As a guest at one of these brunches, you have the opportunity to thoroughly enjoy cheese, bread, meat, fruit, milk, müesli and many other culinary specialties in a special atmosphere. Prices may vary from 20 to 35 francs for a breakfast brunch. The best part is that you can also purchase the local produce to take home for a reasonable price. You can convince yourself of the local origin and quality of products and experience first hand how much work and put heart and soul behind these products. Nothing tastes better than fresh products right off the farm: honey, cheese, bread, ham, milk.....yummy!

Aperitivo alla ticinese

So what are you waiting for? Choose your spot and make sure you book a table before July 30th because places fill up fast. Click here for details in French or German: www.brunch.ch
Click here for a list of August 1st Brunch in Ticino: www.agriturismo.ch

Date: Monday, August 1st, 2011
Time: 9:00 - 13:00 (can vary, therefore check directly with participating farmer)
Price: CHF 20.- to CHF 35.-
Participating farms will be well sign posted for easy access, they are Swiss remember ;)

For more informationen call:  Tel. 0901 56 43 43 (weekdays 8.00-12.00 and 13.30-17.00)

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