For centuries, cabbage has been eagerly eaten at the manors of the nobility, as well as became the main food of poor peasants, mainly due to the fact that its cultivation was simple and cheap. The first mention of the “cabbage roots” of Charsznica dates back to the 14th century, when the owner of these lands was Mieszko Głąb from Charsznica, son of Piotrosz “(…) already at the beginning of the 19th century, the rural population from the vicinity of Charsznica was able to pickle cabbage, which was used to prepare delicious dishes for lordly tables and peasants. This is also confirmed by the stories of the oldest inhabitants of the village. They show that cabbage has always been grown and pickled here.” “Charsznica – the cabbage capital of Poland. Tourist information booklet, edited by K. Olchawa, p. 76. On September 27, 1998, Charsznica declared itself the Cabbage Capital of Poland. It happened for a reason - cabbage fields in this commune occupy an area of approx. 2.5 thousand ha. ha, which gives, depending on the year, about 10% of the total area of cabbage cultivation in Poland, which is about 30% of cabbage grown on an industrial scale. On the same day, Mayor Jan Żebrak put crowns on the heads of the best cabbage royal couple for the first time. This title is awarded to the largest growers in the municipality. Being the cabbage king is an honor, but also a responsibility. The Cabbage King financially supports various cultural activities of the commune and, above all, cares for the good quality of cabbage produced in this "cabbage land". Since 1998, always in September for the Cabbage Festival, the most important moment of which is the coronation of the cabbage royal couple, hundreds of people involved in cabbage cultivation, as well as representatives of companies producing seeds, fertilizer companies and a large group of journalists and tourists come to Charsznica. in 2002, the title of the queen of cabbage was Agnieszka Malinowska. In the commune of Charsznica, everything is marked by cabbage. Local folklore groups sing songs about cabbage, and cabbage is the dish most often served at parties. It is produced throughout the commune of Charsznica in 18 villages: Charsznica, Chodów, Chodowiec, Ciszowice, Dąbrowiec, Jelcza, Marcinkowice, Miechów-Charsznica, Podlesice, Pogwizdów, Swojczany, Szarkówka, Tczyca, Uniejów-Kolonia, Uniejów-Rędziny Uniejów-Parcela, Wierzbie, Witkowice, on an area of 2000 ha to 2500 ha. On April 10, 2006, the Commune Office in Charsznica, on behalf of agricultural producers producing sauerkraut, applied to the Marshal of the Małopolskie Voivodeship for entry on the list of traditional products of "Sauerkraut from Charsznica". On November 28, 2006, "Charsznicka sauerkraut" was entered on the List of Traditional Products kept by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.