Lentils belong to the Alb, like rocks, mountains and many a stream. But for them to be cultivated on the Alb again, it takes Lion-Men...
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"In which German region are lentils grown?" This question could be part of a quiz show and be followed by several possible answers, one of which the common quiz specialist and his fine gut feeling would probably rule out from the start: "in the rocky, rugged Swabian Alb". But it is here! And that is why the Swabians' favourite dish to this day is lentils with spaetzle. But even quiz experts don't know everything...
80, 280, 100 - these are the key data for a project that is unparalleled: more than 80 organic farms grow one hundred percent organic lentils on about 280 hectares of land. Since 2001, a tradition has been revived that had been discontinued in the 1960s due to the high effort and costs involved. For centuries, lentils have been grown in the Swabian Alb together with cereals, as the stalks of oats, barley and the like form a climbing support for the dainty little plant so that it cannot fall over. The result: pure enjoyment of the Alb.
You can buy the products at the producer association's own shop at the times indicated.