Organic agriculture a stone's throw from home
The Prati al sole farm was born in 2014, with the dream of locally producing wine, foodstuffs and other agricultural products of high nutritional quality and delicious taste.
We have been certified organic since 2017 for the entire surface we manage and, both in the fields and in the vineyard, we apply the methods of biodynamic agriculture.
Environmental sustainability, the enhancement of the territory, the seasonality of the products and the desire to create a network to free us from the large-scale distribution schemes are some of the principles that outline our work.
In our retail market, you can find always fresh seasonal vegetables and an assortment of crops that grows every week. In addition, you can choose a subscription called CSA: Community Supported Agriculture, which consists of a weekly supply of a basket of mixed vegetables. We also supply local restaurants and shops, attentive to quality and local raw materials.
The natural wine
In our vineyard we grow many varieties of black grapes of Lambrusco and Marzemino, and white grapes such as Malvasia and, above all, Spergola, the local grape of Scandiano. The wine production makes use of a natural method, without sulphites and with refermentation in bottle, We thus obtain:
LAMBRO, our sparkling red wine, e
GOLA, our sparkling white wine.
We grow a few hectares of soft wheat and durum wheat and we have chosen a mix of ancient grains. These ancient varieties have been studied a lot in recent years, as a response to health problems, which are now widespread, and caused by a diet based on industrial food, because these varieties contribute to recovering the genetic properties and nutritional qualities of wheat. We thus produce:
the soft wheat flour, wholemeal and type 1,
the homemade durum wheat pasta,
the bread, both of soft and durum wheat, made with mother dough to make it easier to digest.
Processed vegetables and honey
With the organic vegetables from our garden we produce some delicious sauces, such as Salsa Contadina sauce, Spalmabili spreads and tomato sauce.
From our bees, we obtain a small production of wildflower honey, which is born from the wild blooms of the surroundings and is made in a completely natural way.
Over time, we have built:
our vineyard, of about two hectares, dedicated to different varieties of local grapes and cared for, since its inception, with pruning techniques designed to protect the health and longevity of the vines;
our organic garden, of about one hectare, where we cultivate many crops by applying agronomic practices aimed at increasing the fertility of the soil and the population of beneficial microorganisms;
our wheat fields, cultivated with ancient varieties of soft wheat and durum wheat, with the aim of doing our part in recovering the nutritional value of the wheat, which has now become critically important;
our bee families , the guardians of the delicate balance on which this rich microenvironment of the farm is based.