The farmers buy their own food

Freudenberg and districts

District area. Groceries from their own region are becoming more and more popular. Consumers are interested in farms that are close by, where you could just drop by, and they appreciate the sustainable approach to nature and animals. This trend was reinforced by the food scandals of the past few years. That's why more and more people are buying food from local producers here in Siegen-Wittgenstein. Some supermarkets have now added corresponding items to their range. In addition, a number of farmers, as direct marketers, also offer their products on their farms. The district of Siegen-Wittgenstein has now created an overview of regional products and their producers and published it at www.siegen-wittgenstein.de.

District administrator Andreas Müller and Jutta Capito, herself a farmer and chairman of the committee for the environment, agriculture and forestry of the district, have now officially presented the site and are happy about this new regional service offer for the people in Siegen-Wittgenstein.

Only those companies are registered that are registered as direct marketers with the district's veterinary and food control office and are monitored there. This guarantees that applicable standards are observed. Both organic farms and farmers who operate conventionally are listed. The range of products on offer ranges from eggs, vegetables, potatoes and honey to meat and sausage to pasta.

The website can be used to search for products and their providers in the entire district or in individual municipalities. If you then click on a direct marketer, you will also receive information about other products from this provider, you can contact him or get directions to him. If you want to know at a glance which direct marketers are in which municipality, you can find out on an interactive map. The direct marketers are stored there with their contact details. In addition, under the heading “Out of Passion”, the new website contains a section with stories about direct marketers from the region. There you can find out about the motivation of the direct marketers, about life on the farm or about the manufacture of products. This section is constantly being updated.

Direct marketing is legally only possible after prior contact with the veterinary and food inspection office. If companies are interested in presenting their offers on the Siegen-Wittgenstein district website, they can contact Anke Winkler, Veterinary and Food Monitoring Office (E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots! JavaScript must be used to display it be switched on !, phone: 0271 333-2865), register as a direct marketer.

The creation of an overview of direct marketers on the Internet is a measure from the regional development concept (REK) of the Siegen-Wittgenstein district. This is intended to create more transparency about regional suppliers and their products