It almost doesn't get any more regional and sustainable than this: In 1995, five women farmers in Emmental founded a community of interest; in 2013, the cooperative "Bärner Burechorb" was formed, now with 17 women farmers. The cooperative members sell local products from their farms on a sideline basis in the store and, above all, via the burechorb.ch website.
In the lovingly designed online store, consumers can order, for example, the "Blib gsung Böxli", various gift baskets or a range of specialties such as the "Anke-Blüemli", Emmental chips or herb oil with just a few mouse clicks.
"In the Corona year 2020, we achieved a new sales record, and this after the store had to be closed for over two months in the spring," says Peter Moser, who serves as treasurer for the cooperative. Companies that were unable to hold their Christmas lunches because of the lockdown sent their employees a selection from the Burechorb range home instead.
In general, he said, things are looking up. "We've noticed a steady increase in demand since the start of the cooperative. The farmers do not use preservatives, and the products also have a strong local character: this is increasingly appreciated," says Moser.