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.
"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.
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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.
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: