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Lake Constance apple harvest season begins

Secretary of State Sabine Kurtz MdL: "Consumers can look forward to qualitatively very good apples from Lake Constance, with an average harvest in terms of quantity". As the harvest season of apples from Lake Constance begins, an average apple harvest is expected, as reported by the Ministry of Food, Rural Areas and Consumer Protection Baden-Württemberg.

"Apples from Lake Constance are not just 'fruit'; they stand for tradition, they are cultural assets and they shape the way of life of many people here at the lake. The fruit farmers use their craftsmanship and passion to grow wonderful things with the climate at Lake Constance. But both globalized agricultural markets and accelerated climate change are also presenting fruit-growing with existential challenges. To produce sufficient quantities at the usual high quality level and to bring them to the market at satisfactory prices for the producers is becoming increasingly difficult under these circumstances," said Sabine Kurtz MdL, from the Ministry of Food, Rural Areas and Consumer Protection, at the opening of the Lake Constance apple season last Thursday.

"The regional campaign 'Natürlich. VON DAHEIM' is intended to clarify the value and diversity of regional products and make them tangible. Behind every product are people and every foodstuff has its own story. We want to communicate even more strongly to consumers the benefits of our local products and the added value they bring. Anyone who buys a regional apple is supporting local agriculture and the preservation of our cultural landscape," emphasized the State Secretary.

The German Lake Constance region is one of the world's best climatic growing areas for aromatic fruit. More than 250,000 tons of apples are harvested each year on around 7,000 hectares of cultivated land at Lake Constance.

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