Tafeljura Plum Orchards

Switzerland

Bâle-Campagne

Fruit, nuts and fruit preserves

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Tafeljura Plum Orchards

With its narrow valleys and flat expanses, the Tafeljura plateau presents an attractive green setting for impressive rows of tall trees. Here, cherry and cider apple trees have always grown in the open countryside, while tall plum trees are cultivated in the damper areas along streams and the valley floor. This distinctive cultural landscape is a legacy from ancient times when local farming families still lived in a subsistence economy. They did not cultivate the land with monocultures, but used grazing pastures (also producing hay for cattle) and orchards. With the passage of time, thanks to this mixed land use, a very distinctive, almost unique landscape was created. Its beauty and environmental importance caused it to be included in the Swiss Federal Inventory of Landscapes (the inventory of the Federal Office for the Environment, FOEN).
Today, the old orchards of the Swiss Tafeljura are at risk of disappearing, threatened by the introduction of new varieties of lower trees that require less attention and produce larger fruit than the native varieties. The old Swiss plums, though having an intense aroma and juicy flesh, no longer have a market, and the orchards are gradually becoming outdated.
For this reason a Slow Food Presidium was created in the eastern part of Basel-Country. It promoted the Posamenter project, launched to develop products based on ancient plum varieties, prepared following traditional recipes and artisanal production methods. Various products based on dry plums have been developed, such as Posamenterto örtli, a delicious plum cake, and Prune d’Or, an excellent chutney that goes well with meat and cheese.

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This Presidium was set up to preserve and promote the unique landscape of the Tafeljura plum orchards. To ensure that the cultivation of ancient varieties of tall trees can be economically profitable, it is necessary to increase the volume of fruit sold by offering high quality products. Today the members of the Presidium are grouped in the Posamenterprodukte association, which includes 12 farmers, two cooperatives and some local artisans. Plums are grown by farmers in different villages in the Canton of Basel-Country and the area of Fricktal, following the Presidium’s guidelines. In addition to dried plums, the association also promotes other products such as a fragrant short pastry and an excellent chutney to eat with meats and cheeses.

Production area
Tafeljura, Basel-Country canton and Fricktal

Presidium supported by
Coop Switzerland
Posamenterprodukte Association
Dora Meier-Küpfer
Vordere Gasse 30
4493 Wenslingen
tel. +41 619939188
info@posamenter.ch

Hochstamm Suisse Association
c/o Oekoskop,
Gundeldinger Feld,
Dornacherstrasse 192
4053 Basel
tel. +41 613369947
info@hochstamm-suisse.ch

Marianne e Jürg Gysin
4494 Oltingen

Caroline and Erich Schweizer-Hirzel
Juchweg 1
4463 Buus

Samuel Gerber - Baumann
Talweid 102
4446 Buckten

Daniel Niklaus
Dorfstrasse 9
4469 Anwil

Vreni and Peter Wüthrich
Hof Horn
4445 Häfelfingen

Käthi Schweingruber
Mettenberg 126
4444 Rümlingen

Ruth Sutter
Häfelfingerstr. 8
4495 Zeglingen

Urs und Daniela Weiss
Eigenried 36
4463 Buus

Theres Buess
Wollstel
4495 Zeglingen

Margrit Frank
Rosenau 1
4462 Rickenbach

Heidi Brunner
Hof Hochhübel
4431 Bennwil

Stiftung Ökojob
Sissacherstr. 20
4460 Gelterkinden

Wohn und Werkheim Dietisberg
4448 Läufelfingen

Beat Buess
Hof Isenthal
4445 Häfelfingen

Baker
Ernst Schmid-Pfeiffer
Schmid Beck AG
Hauptstrasse 58
4455 Zunzgen
tel. +41 619715151

Gabriela Jetzer
Dornacherstrasse 67
4053 Basel
tel. +41 613616440

Michael Grogg
Confiserie Brändli AG
Lindenhofstrasse 8
Basel
www.braendli-basel.ch

Vreni Wüthrich
Produzentin Konfitüre
Horn 45
4445 Häfelfingen
tel. +41 622992437
Producers’ Coordinator
Dora Meier-Küpfer
tel. +41 619939188
info@posamenter.ch

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Reto Muggli
tel. +41 0617312572
reto.muggli@gmx.net
This Presidium was set up to preserve and promote the unique landscape of the Tafeljura plum orchards. To ensure that the cultivation of ancient varieties of tall trees can be economically profitable, it is necessary to increase the volume of fruit sold by offering high quality products. Today the members of the Presidium are grouped in the Posamenterprodukte association, which includes 12 farmers, two cooperatives and some local artisans. Plums are grown by farmers in different villages in the Canton of Basel-Country and the area of Fricktal, following the Presidium’s guidelines. In addition to dried plums, the association also promotes other products such as a fragrant short pastry and an excellent chutney to eat with meats and cheeses.

Production area
Tafeljura, Basel-Country canton and Fricktal

Presidium supported by
Coop Switzerland
Posamenterprodukte Association
Dora Meier-Küpfer
Vordere Gasse 30
4493 Wenslingen
tel. +41 619939188
info@posamenter.ch

Hochstamm Suisse Association
c/o Oekoskop,
Gundeldinger Feld,
Dornacherstrasse 192
4053 Basel
tel. +41 613369947
info@hochstamm-suisse.ch

Marianne e Jürg Gysin
4494 Oltingen

Caroline and Erich Schweizer-Hirzel
Juchweg 1
4463 Buus

Samuel Gerber - Baumann
Talweid 102
4446 Buckten

Daniel Niklaus
Dorfstrasse 9
4469 Anwil

Vreni and Peter Wüthrich
Hof Horn
4445 Häfelfingen

Käthi Schweingruber
Mettenberg 126
4444 Rümlingen

Ruth Sutter
Häfelfingerstr. 8
4495 Zeglingen

Urs und Daniela Weiss
Eigenried 36
4463 Buus

Theres Buess
Wollstel
4495 Zeglingen

Margrit Frank
Rosenau 1
4462 Rickenbach

Heidi Brunner
Hof Hochhübel
4431 Bennwil

Stiftung Ökojob
Sissacherstr. 20
4460 Gelterkinden

Wohn und Werkheim Dietisberg
4448 Läufelfingen

Beat Buess
Hof Isenthal
4445 Häfelfingen

Baker
Ernst Schmid-Pfeiffer
Schmid Beck AG
Hauptstrasse 58
4455 Zunzgen
tel. +41 619715151

Gabriela Jetzer
Dornacherstrasse 67
4053 Basel
tel. +41 613616440

Michael Grogg
Confiserie Brändli AG
Lindenhofstrasse 8
Basel
www.braendli-basel.ch

Vreni Wüthrich
Produzentin Konfitüre
Horn 45
4445 Häfelfingen
tel. +41 622992437
Producers’ Coordinator
Dora Meier-Küpfer
tel. +41 619939188
info@posamenter.ch

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Reto Muggli
tel. +41 0617312572
reto.muggli@gmx.net

Territory

StateSwitzerland
RegionBâle-Campagne