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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Farm tours Swiss Style

Swiss style farm tours - new source of revenue for Canadian farmers?
Enterprising Swiss farmers, have a vacation plan for stressed out professionals. This new take on farm tours boosts the local economy and allows professionals to "participate physically in the life of a medium-size mountain farm and to acquire at a preferential price genuine goods produced on the estate." .
For £180 (one month) to £380 (a four-month season), you get to adopt a specific cow, a preferential rate on local cheese, and access to the farm itself. The landowner also offers
a tour of the estate and a meet and greet with the staff and your cow.
You're also promised a light welcome meat  a certificate of sponsorship and a picture of your cow, as well as a preferential rate on mountain pasture cheese at the price of CHF 16 per kilo.
Seasonal sponsorships include the above, but also requires a commitment of four hours of mountain work, and a minimum purchase of at least 10 kilos of cheese.
This concept could work quite well in some of our cheese producing areas. Hmm… what else could be adopted?  Lamas? Sheep?  Don’t seem to have the romanticized aspect of Swiss cows though.
Original Article HERE

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