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Jorat-Mézières commune (Vaud canton, Switzerland)

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[Flag of Jorat-Mézières] image located by Martin Karner

On 1 July 2016 the new commune of Jorat-Mézières was formed by the merger of Carrouge, Ferlens and Mézières (see below).

Jorat-Mézières' emblem is the only one in Switzerland with potato blossoms (as was Mézières' potato plant). They remind of a court case in 1790, when local pastor Martin refused to pay the tithe tax on the potatoes on the grounds that they are not grain, but a vegetable. He was arrested because of it, but in the capital Bern (Vaud was still part of Bern) finally acquitted.

Carrouge (until 30 June 2016)

[Flag of Carrouge] image by Pascal Gross

Gules, a saltire Or, in chief, dexter and sinister three roses, and in base a crescent upwards all of the same.
Željko Heimer, 30 August 1999

Ferlens (until 30 June 2016)

[Flag of Ferlens] image by Pascal Gross

Vert, bordered Or, an Arrow point bendwise Argent.
Željko Heimer, 17 September 1999

Mézières (until 30 June 2016)

[Flag of Mézières] image by Pascal Gross

Azure, from a Coupeaux Vert rising a Potato Plant Vert flowered Argent and Or; in chief a Mullet of Six Argent.
Željko Heimer, 10 October 1999

The potato derives from a potato dime story that agitated minds around 1790.
Pascal Gross, 8 October 1999