Local Products

Our products come from High Nature Value Farmlands (HNVF), situated in rural areas where traditional farming is the main economic activity and a key factor in nature conservation. HNV farmlands deliver a host of public benefits (goods and services), including valuable cultural landscapes, high quality water and food, quality of life, recreation opportunities, carbon sequestration, flood control. These benefits are for the wider society, beyond the communities that live within HNV areas.

Food related benefits from HNV Farmlands:

  • Food production: smaller farms in Romania produce twice as much per hectare as larger farms (measured as difference between value of agricultural outputs and cost of inputs, Eurostat 2011). They have a significant role in providing food to localities and wider families.
  • Food security for the future: HNV farming provides sustainable land use, including healthy bee populations for pollination. HNV mosaic farmed landscapes are more flexible in their farming activities, more adaptable to climate change and environmental challenges.
  • Diversified, nutritious and tasty food.
  • A rich pool of agriculture and gastronomy-related traditions and customs

 

By buying our products not only you enjoy tasty and healthy food, but you bring an important contribution to the conservation of these unique landscapes, to the preservation of the local identity and to the economic growth of the small scale farmers families in the Saxon villages area.

Fresh and frozen fruits
Fresh vegetables and preserves
Dried herbs
Jams
Cheese
Bread

Check our online shop www.sesfruleco.ro for details regarding available products and prices. Please visit www.discovertarnavamare.ro for more information regarding our local producers and their products, or come to our Tourist Information Centre in Saschiz.

ADEPT is implementing a range of measures to create demand for products, and to boost local income from agriculture. This will improve the economic viability of small-scale producers and of small-scale farming.

Milk Collection Points


ADEPT helped authorisation for 8 milk collection points in the villages in the area, and provided training and milk testing equipment to monitor maintenance of quality standards.

Brand of the area


Development of an umbrella brand for the area and all the products and services, which acts as a quality mark for local products. Târnava Mare branded products have established a good market in Romania.

Protecting Romania’s traditional products and adding value to them

Introduced a new measure in the Romanian National Rural Development Programme supporting the registration process and covering part of the cost and promoting the traditional and GI products.

Community Enterprise


Development of a basic model of a community-owned micro-processing unit for village-level food processing, enabling small-scale producers to meet the safety and hygiene regulations set out by the EU.

Innovative marketing


The Art of Dar is an innovative product that combines the unique food products of Transylvania with highest quality Transylvanian crafts and, at the same time, an innovative way of fundraising.

The first Slow Food Convivium in Romania

ADEPT helped form Slow Food Tarnava Mare (formerly SF Sighisoara), the first Slow Food Convivium in Romania, bringing together consumers (hotels and restaurants) with local farmers and producers.

Related Projects

Rural Development and High Nature Value Farmlands in Romania

Improved economic viability of local livelihoods from HNV farmlands in Romania and conservation of agri-environmental benefits.
Funded by: the Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Programme
Project Duration: 2013 - 2016 (3 years)

GIRO - Geographical Indicators

International project developed in partnership with Slow Food International and 10 other organizations from 8 countries, for experience sharing, and promoting local/traditional products all around Europe
Funded by:European Commission
Project Duration: 2012 - 2016 (4 years)

ESSEDRA - Environmentally Sustainable Socio-Economic Development of Rural Areas

International project developed in partnership with Slow Food International and 10 other organizations from 8 countries, for experience sharing, and promoting local/traditional products all around Europe
Funded by:European Commission
Project Duration: 2012 - 2016 (4 years)

Promoting sustainable production for small-scale farming communities in a Natura 2000 landscape in Transylvania

Support rural communities in bringing local benefits from the traditional land management.
Funded by: Innovation Norway
Project Duration: 2009 - 2011 (2 years)

Our Strategic Partners

Biodiversity conservation and community development in Transylvania
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