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Did you know that strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges? They are also one of the only berries that grow their seeds on the outside of the fruit. Did you know the Guiness World Record for the heaviest strawberry was grown by Chahi Ariel (Israel) on recorded on 5 March 2021 and weighs 322g! It measured 18cm long, 4cm thick, and 34cm in circumference.

Nowadays you can find a great selection of strawberry plants to grow your own... but meanwhile make sure to enjoy picking your own at the list of local farms.

We received information that strawberries are available in farms offering a u-pick strawberry system. Local farms will be heaving with fresh produce soon. Opening dates for self-pick farms vary according to the availability of ripe fruits. Please check with individual sites before going. We will update this article as we get new information.

Make sure to bring your own containers to some of the places. Some carry other seasonal items such as rhubarb, raspberries, blackberries, aparagus, tomatoes, and lettuce. 

** La Fraisière Feuillasse
10, rte H.-C. Forestière
1217 Meyrin (GE)
022 782 90 58
fraisiereStrawberries available from Sunday, 19 May 2024 (NEWS: closed on 20-21 May 2024 as the opening day depleted the stock). Open daily 8h-18h30. Their FaceBook page is up-to-date on daily produce and you can call the above number for a recorded message about what is available.



** Self-Fruits Perroud
Rte de Rombuet 148
1616 Attalens
079 660 33 65
Basic schedule for strawberries: daily 8h-20h weather-permitting and what fruit is still available or ripe. Rhubarb is in season right now too. During the days and hours when the strawberries are open, someone from the farm will welcome you at the car park or at the cash desk. Thank you for respecting the instructions. Go to the checkout to weigh (tare) the empty containers. 
The guide will show you where to pick. Call the above number for a recorded message about what is available.

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Ecolint, or more formally known as the International School of Geneva, LGB Campus, is turning 100 years-old this year!

The annual Ecolint LGB Kermesse is the perfect place to spend the day with your family and enjoy food and drink from around 30 nations while children are busy with rides, inflatables, games and even an accrobranche in our forest. The food booths are held by parents from the school. Not only will you discover new flavors and specialties, but you can also join our football or basketball tournament as a family or team of friends or enjoy the live shows put on by our amazing students!

Whether you are a former student, a parent with children attending the campus, are interested in trying new foods, or just want to enjoy an outdoor festival then make sure to come to the Kermesse on Saturday, 4 May 2024 from 10h-16h. It is open to the public.

What to expect on the day:

  • international food booths from around 30 nations
  • rides
  • carnival games
  • inflatable parcours
  • sports challenges
  • football and basketball tournaments
  • live music and shows
  • accrobranche in the forest
  • 3 bouncy castles
  • face painting
  • arts and crafts
  • STEM center demonstrations


This week is the grand opening of the Geneva Food Court in Petit-Lancy, GE. The celebration week is from 29 February through 2 March 2024. The space has an industrial vibe and can also be rented out for private parties.

11h-22h | Reservations required - Limited seating SOLD OUT
Come and taste the specialties of your new favorite restaurants for free, in a festive atmosphere! From beef tartare to couscous, hot-fondue to traditional Japanese ramen, you'll find everything you need to tantalize your taste buds. Thiago Correia and his band will be on hand to enliven the evening from 18h-22h. 

18h through midnight
Join us on March 1 for a delicious cocktail party to celebrate the opening of the Geneva Food Court. Famous local DJs John Moski and BMK will be on hand from 18h to midnight. Come and discover the specialities of these 10 restaurants in a crazy atmosphere.

What could be better than a family outing to a restaurant on Saturday lunchtime? To make sure everyone has a good time, even the youngest, My Sparkly Party will be on hand to run workshops for the kids, including face painting, glitter tattoos and a balloon sculpture stand.

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The alcohol-free movement has grown massively in the UK/US and Australia since 2015 when the alcohol-free Seedlip brand first launched. As with all trendy foods/drinks, it takes a few years to properly hit the Swiss shelves. This is where two friends, Rebecca and Katie, created their own brand: Bel Nada. We caught up with Katie to find out more.

Katie told us, "Rebecca and I were desperate to find products in Switzerland that spoke to us. We've been friends since we both moved here with our expat families aged 7, and now after 18 months of product development on the side of our regular jobs, we've launched and gone full-time to Bel Nada. Our products are entirely designed and bottled in Switzerland, with flavours inspired by the Swiss Alps and European aperitif culture. We use low-impact production techniques (careful water management, fully recyclable) but our main focus is on delivering excellent flavours with interesting botanicals. Bel Nada currently offers two products: a gin alternative Le Botanique that has an alpine twist, and a spritz alternative L'Aperitivo that offers a floral twist on a classic grapefruit bitter."


This is an extract from ©Know-it-all passport®.

Whether you are the picnic type that makes fried chicken, cole slaw, potato salad and the works, or are the type to buy sandwiches en route, you are sure to find a cosy spot for a picnic with this list covering Geneva, Vaud, and neighboring France. Remember to take sun screen, lots of water, a picnic blanket, and possibly mosquito repellent as well!

Bois de la Batie
Ch. de la Bâtie and
Rte des Péniches
1213 Petit-Lancy
Bring your picnic basket and blanket and sprawl out on the lawn. There is a playground in part sun/part shade and a wading pool equipped with toilets and changing rooms. Visit the mini-zoo while you are there. Restaurants are nearby if you need an ice-cream!

Bois de Jussy - Réserve naturelle Bois Rosset

Great walking area with nice picnic spots in the Bois de Jussy on the rive gauche.

Bois de Versoix - Réserve naturelle Les Douves

Pleasant wood, nice paths, river, picnic sites (not marked), but possible anywhere.

Carouge-Parcours vita Park at the Ecole de Pinchat
Walk down to the bottom of this big hill. Ponies, picnic tables, and barbecue spot.