We have frequently been asked by our guest for nibbles, for example as a treat during your evening television session in the Oberkirch. We have have used the extra time afforded to us by the corona crisis in order to come up with products that would fit our house and ethos, because as a boutique hotel, we don’t want to offer you off the shelf products.
During this research, we became aware of the local manufacturer «Fairfood» and their products were received by us with great enthusiasm.
For a start, we have decided to offer the classic salted peanuts (as soon as they are available in glasses), «fire dancer» (roasted cashew nuts with chili and paprica) and the «Freiburg nut mix».
We would like to use this space to introduce you to our new partner ‘Fairfood’:
It is all in the name: to Fairfood it is of the utmost importance to deal exclusively with products traded according to the international ‘FairTrade’ standard. In order to achieve maximum added value in the country of origin, the nuts and fruits are harvested and chopped on site.
All products are sourced directly from cooperatives around the world – thanks to regular visits, they know the people behind their products.
Fairfood reveals its value chain: by specifying the country of origin
and documenting their visits to their cooperatives.
All ingredients are grown according to the rules of organic farming – all products and ingredients are certified as 100% organic.
In the Freiburg factory, our partners roast their nuts gently by hand, according to recipes they have developed themselves. In contrast to many roasted nuts on the market, the fairfood roasting process also does not require additional oil. That is why you will only find nuts and spices on the respective lists of ingredients – and therefore only eat the healthy, natural fats of the nut.
Fairfood is…environmentally friendly
Of course, green electricity is used in the operation of Fairfood. Shipping is climate-neutral, recycled shipping material is used and the server of the fairfood.bio website is hosted climate-neutrally.
As part of their employment at Caritas Freiburg, people with disabilities are responsible for individual production steps at Fairfood.
Fairfood is much more – for example, it is democratically organised. The business fits perfectly with the city of Freiburg and its values – the Oberkirch team is proud to be the first and only hotel in Freiburg to offer Fairfood products.
At our hotel reception you will be able to purchase a steadily growing selection of Fairfood products in the future – for immediate enjoyment or as a souvenir from Freiburg. Nibble away!