BODAN is the new partner of "Vielfalt schmeckt". The organic wholesaler from Lake Constance wants to offer more traditional, homozygous varieties in its assortment in the future. It was therefore a logical step to become a partner in the "Vielfalt schmeckt" project, the company reported.
Right: Sascha Damaschun, managing director of BODAN LLC
The "Vielfalt schmeckt" project, launched in March 2017 by ProSpecieRara and Rinklin Naturkost, provides extensive information about endangered vegetable varieties. The goal is to contribute to the return of rare vegetable varieties to the assortment of organic shops, helping to guarantee their preservation. This is necessary, because many vegetable varieties are severely threatened and a large part of the former diversity of cultivated plants has already disappeared.
Numerous 'old' organic vegetable varieties
Kale 'Lerchenzunge', pepper 'Lombardo' and aubergine 'Rotonda bianca sfumata di rosa' will soon be added to BODAN's product range. In addition to the above mentioned, numerous other old varieties from organic farming will be marketed through the organic wholesaler. The range of traditional, homozygous varieties is one of a large number of projects in which BODAN is committed to the preservation of biodiversity and the independence of organic farming.
Ann-Kathrin Söllner, Project Manager at ProSpecieRara
Together for diversity
Within this project, BODAN can fall back on pre-existing structures. Some of the farms from producer network "WIR Bio Power Bodensee" are already cultivating traditional, seed-solid varieties. This means that there is already initial experience of cultivating these rarities. Through sales via organic wholesalers, there is now now a completely different range. During marketing, special attention is paid to providing customers with information about the unmistakable characteristics of the variety and its possible preparation.
"Many people hardly know that there are numerous different varieties not only of potatoes, but of lettuce or kohlrabi as well. With BODAN as a project partner, we have the opportunity to draw attention to the issue of endangered cultivated plants in another region and to contribute to a higher variety awareness", explains Ann-Kathrin Söllner, project manager at ProSpecieRara.
Therefore, in addition to marketing, events and tastings will also be part of the project. These will take place online if necessary. All dates will be announced on the "Vielfalt schmeckt" website.
For more information: www.bodan.de