Pilgrims on the “Sternenweg” should be inspired for the added value of organic, regional and fair trade food.
Almost all pilgrimage stations in the Saarbrücken region and in the Bliesgau Biosphere Reserve now offer special pilgrimage products for pilgrimage guests that come from organic farming, the region or fair trade ingredients. Nice examples are the pilgrim stations Gut Hartungshof and the farm store of the Wintringer Hof. At the pilgrimage station in the Holy Cross Monastery in Püttlingen, there is also a sales station for fair trade products.
Special pilgrimage products include publications and pilgrimage maps, a scallop soap made with shea butter from Burkina Faso. There are also “tea herbs from the Sternenweg” in two different flavors from the Bliesgau UNESCO biosphere reserve. A pilgrim’s cream, also based on shea butter in the scents lavender or orange, is not only very popular with pilgrims as a whole-body care, but also extremely beneficial for the feet on longer pilgrimages!
On the guided hikes on the “Sternenweg” in the Saarbrücken region, ecological and fair-trade products are occasionally offered for consumption and, above all, background information is provided. Many locals and guests have come into contact with the topics and products in this way and carry the idea further.
Note for planning a pilgrimage: The Federal Association of the “Regional Movement” also provides on its digital platform the contacts and offers of the partner initiative of the Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau. Using the “RegioApp”, pilgrims can find producers, processors, small stores or restaurants offering regional cuisine within a radius of 150 km.