Bliesgau Genuß e.V.
Name / Title
Case Study Region
Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau and surrounding area
Main activity / focus
The association’s objective is to establish regional marketing as an important and supporting pillar and to raise awareness for regional products. The association serves as a forum to producers, processors, retailers, caterers, conservationists and consumers in the region, by which ideas and projects to strengthen and expand regional value creation and economic cycle can be developed.
In order to bring regional products to consumers, actors of the associations Bliesgau Genuss e.V., Streuobstinitiative Bliesgau Obst e.V. and the biosphere administrative body take a common path: Producers and processors sell their products firsthand, viz. from home, in their shops, farm shops, on weekly farmer’s markets and seasonal festivals and markets or through Bliesgau-Regal and Bliesgau-Kiste (shelf or box in shops that offer regional products). Meanwhile, some producers supply selected restaurants within the region.
The association defines its goals as following:
Contribution to meet the national criteria of the UNESCO for a designation of the region as a biosphere reserve.
Target beneficiaries / market
The target beneficiary is the local population
The association was founded in 2007.
Current Funding source(s)
The association collects membership fees.
Partners are Bliesgau Obst e.V. and the biosphere administrative body Bliesgau.
Information is available at:
Bliesgau Genuß e.V. is a regional marketing initiative that stands for environment-friendly produce of regional groceries and its processing and marketing.
Mr Hans Pick (Chairman)