Saturday, July 04, 2015

The cost of eating Swiss

We are often told to eat local fresh produce.

And right now it is Apricot season here in Switzerland and presumably all over Europe.

Marcus and Agata try to eat healthily wherever possible, but our latest trip to the Coop supermarket had us asking the question:

Why do Swiss Apricots grown and picked about 100Km away cost so much more than the ones from Spain, a country a 1000Km away ...

11.3 CHF per kilogram

 2.78 CHF per Kilogram, all the way from spain

 8.12 CHF per Kilogram from nearby Valais Switzerland

9CHF per kilogram for Bio Apricots

So, which one would you pick?

With budget pressures on us, are we really bad people for selecting the cheaper Spanish Apricots?