Fruit and vegetables just like they ought to be

We cultivate our products without fertilizers or chemical pesticides, which means that we protect the health and fertility of our land and preserve all the flavour and properties of the crops. Governed by the principles of biodynamic agriculture and the most demanding certificates and standards, our crops receive the essence of the land and nature, helped along by the work and enthusiasm we put into each task. 

Fertility

"The fertility of the soil conditions the healthy and vigorous development of plants while making them resistant to the attacks of fungi, parasites, pests and diseases" - Rudolf Steiner

The soil consists of four components: organic material (5%), water (25%), air (25%) and soil and sand particles or mineral material (45%). Organic matter consists of dead parts of animals and plants. As it decomposes this organic material creates humus which merges with the soil particles in aggregates to form the soil structure.

Soils that have adequate aggregation enable the circulation of air and water, foster penetration of the roots and prevent the formation of crust on the surface. They also facilitate good contact between the seeds and the soil, enabling enhanced water absorption and therefore faster germination.

One of the basic premises of organic agriculture is precisely the contribution of organic matter to boost the fertility of the soil and enable it to feed and nourish the plants. We avoid pest and pathology problems by ensuring that our land is rich in organic matter with bio-available nutrients for our crops. Fertile soil also enables better retention of water and mineral salts that help to develop more and better roots and enable the air to penetrate to greater depths.

 

Biodynamics

-Movement that is born of groups of consumers.

-One step further in organic farming.

Biodynamic Agriculture was developed in the twentieth century by Rudolf Steiner. Throughout his life he considered each farm as a living organism in accordance with the principles of Anthroposophy (scientific-spiritual knowledge for understanding of the world and human beings) in which each component - the soil, plants and even Man – represented an organ that determined its nature as a unit. This organism follows vital rhythms that are the same as those that prevail in the rest of the cosmos. Through our contribution of preparations 500, 501 and biodynamic compost we enhance the harmonic action of the cosmic forces on the plants.

Biodynamic agriculture is based on very strict laws and exhaustive, rigorous controls. The Demeter association certifies that all products marketed under its symbol have been produced according to the principles that govern this philosophy in accordance with its methods and guidelines.

Certification

Our farms, handling and packaging centres and distribution are governed by the most authoritative international certification bodies. We ensure food safety through sustainable production with the utmost respect for the environment and biodiversity.

The following certifications back up our commitment:

Demeter

  • Biodynamic philosophy governs the company’s entire agricultural activity. 
  • Improving soil fertility is a priority.
  • We depend on the presence of living beings to combat pests and diseases.

BIO SUISSE

  • Required for distribution on the Swiss market.
  • Comprehensive perspective of agricultural production with more powerful measures to foster biodiversity.
  • Specific guidelines on water use and social responsibility.

NATURLAND

  • Fosters a holistic vision of agriculture and also covers areas not considered by the European Regulation on Organic Farming such as the total ban on GMOs (genetically modified organisms). It regulates the sustainable use of water, is stricter on the use of organic fertilizers and implements various requirements concerning crop rotation and the productive conversion. It thoroughly assesses the social aspect of the company.

ORGANIC LAW OF BRAZIL

  • Mandatory to export to Brazil, which does not recognize the EU standards.
  • It promotes respect for the environment and assurance of good working conditions and product safety.

BIO SIEGEL

  • The German organic food mark.
  • Ensures compliance with the EU standards

AB-Agriculture Biologique:

  • Fully respects the currently applicable legislation in France.
  • It ensures that the food is composed of at least 95% of ingredients from organic production methods.

Global G.A.P.: Good agricultural practices

  • This is the world standard that ensures good agricultural practices. It is a guarantee that food meets the standards of quality and food safety, fosters sustainability, occupational well-being and the environment and takes respect for animals into account.

TESCO NURTURE

  • Required by Tesco (UK)
  • Specific guidelines on the use of fertilizers and manures, protection of human health and the use of natural resources.

BRC / IFS

  • Specific standard for agri-food industries. Ensures compliance with food safety and consumer protection standards.
  • BRC emerged in the UK. IFS emerged in France, Germany and Italy. Both are required for international recognition/application.