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Event Tips

Internationale Grüne Woche Berlin
(International Green Week Berlin)
Exhibition for the Food Industry, Agriculture and Horticulture

Annual event held in January.

BioFach - World Organic Trade Fair and Vivaness

Nuremberg World Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care and Wellness

Annual event held in February.

Cologne The leading trade fair for the global food industry

Annual event held in October.

Organic Food

Traditional German Asparagus Dish; Copyright GNTO
Germany can reflect upon a long tradition of horticulture. For centuries, families in the countryside have cultivated vegetables and fruits and have composed a traditional and unique cuisine. According to a study by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, one in five people living in Germany regularly buy organic products.

The trend of organic food has allowed Germany to rediscover its roots with naturally grown food. What began in the 1950s as a niche product for the seriously health-conscious is now an everyday ingredient for ordinary families everywhere. And even the gourmets are convinced. Today, every region provides a great variety of tasty specialties, which both locals and visitors enjoy. In every town and almost every village in Germany, from health-food stores to the many outdoor markets and even supermarkets, visitors will find organically grown produce, including some long-forgotten varieties of cereal, vegetable and fruit which are now being revived.

The majority of organic producers are members of growers' associations with names such as Bioland, Demeter and Naturland. Strict regulations and controls guarantee the quality of the products, which carry a seal of approval making them instantly recognisable to consumers. Other producers have their products certified to the standards of the European Union and these are also identified with a special mark.
Organic German Vegetables; Copyright Viabono GmbH
Bakeries which already boasted a very wide range of white, mixed-grain and whole-grain bread and rolls now stock creations made from rediscovered cereals such as spelt, emmer or amaranth. Many restaurants are using traditional vegetables such as parsnips, mangel and black radish to conjure up fresh new soups, side dishes and main courses.

Health, recreation and good food are the common factors linking organic hotels, farms and holiday homes throughout the country, where visitors can enjoy the bounty of nature. Many hotels and restaurants provide "Bioprodukte" - the German word for organic food products - for their guests. Organic farms offer food tastings allowing you to enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables that are in season. Many of them also offer accommodation of the very highest standard and visitors should make sure they do not miss an authentic and tasty German breakfast. A number of providers in Germany offer packages of this kind for very different target groups - from a romantic and exclusive ambience for couples to adventure for families and activity programs for more energetic holidaymakers.

If you choose to travel by motor home and prepare your own meals, you can buy farm produce at stalls along country roads and at farmer's markets or even pick your own fruit directly from the farm's orchard.

Organic Food Labels

When grocery shopping at supermarkets, look for labels that indicate organic food. Here are two samples for German food labels you can trust in to be environmentally friendly.

Tips for Green Travel

Click here to download your free copy of "Tips for Green Travel in Germany" and learn more about sustainable tourism, labels that help you identify eco-friendly services and products; and how to be a responsible traveler.