In the beautiful Obstgarten in Samstagern we have been running a versatile farm for several generations. The feed for the 35 dairy cows, 20 breeding animals and 10 grazing cattle consists of over 90% grass, hay and silage. The milk is delivered to the processor “Emmi” and the beef is marketed 3-4 times a year directly from the farm.
In addition to the now almost 100 low trunk apple trees, we cultivate over 200 high trunk trees. 30 years ago these were mainly old pear trees, many of them over 100 years old. In peak years there were about 40’000 kg of cider fruit. Unfortunately, many of these landscape-forming giants fell victim to storms (including Lothar) and fire blight. The majority of the high pedigrees today are apple trees. We have planted about 20 old and new, robust and fire blight tolerant varieties. We also have trees of 10 old cherry varieties. We also have a large variety of plums and plums. Our fruit, including ProSpecieRara varieties, can be bought directly from our small farm shop during the harvest season. The apple juice is available all year round.
In keeping with the name of our farm, we offer you an “Obstgarten” (orchard) sponsorship. This includes a lot of fresh swiss fruits, a voucher for the farm shop and a discount for our fine sweet juice. At the same time you also have the opportunity to support us with the fruit harvest and take part of the harvest home for your own use. You can also help us with the ascent up to the alp or support us at the cattle award ceremony. Be part of the farm and experience everyday life at the farm up close!
If you are interested in a sponsorship on our farm, please contact us by phone, e-mail or preferably personally directly at our farm.
We look forward to meeting you!