At the beginning of 2022, a pilot project, named Eggental Taste Local was launched throughout the Eggental valley to promote and strengthen cooperation between farmers and restaurateurs, with eggs and vegetables from the Eggental valley sold directly to the valley’s hotels and restaurants.
The aim of the pilot project is to gain valuable experience, to learn from each other and grow together. A special focus will be placed upon transparent exchanges between restaurateurs and farmers – but also upon the willingness to cooperate and the ability to consider the needs of all participants.
Our common goal is that all products grown and supplied by the farmers should be adopted by the catering trade. We are of course aware that the farmers of the Eggental valley are not yet in a position to meet the entire demand.
In the coming years we would like to extend this project to other product groups, such as meat and dairy products.
Anna-Maria is one of the coordinators of the project and the farmer of the farm Kronlechnerhof. She tells us about the project and takes us into her colourful garden where all kinds of vegetables grow. Afterwards, different types of dumplings and sweet Krapfen (doughnuts) are made with the seasonal garden and farm produce. Finally, the dumplings are enjoyed with a flowery salad and the Krapfen.
When the stars above Steinegg dance to the sounds of the well-known South Tyrolean band, Mainfelt, 6 gourmet chefs prepare creative delights in old wood-fired ovens in Welschnofen and works of art by local artists come to life at an art performance in Obereggen or Deutschnofen, you know that it’s Eggen Valley’s Culturinarika time!