The Farm "Poggio del Castagno" which, since 1980, cultivates with the Biological/Biodynamic Method, covers sixteen hectares of which 7 hectares of forest , which surround it delimiting its boundaries , between farmyard , camping and garden for the agritourism , the remaining 8 hectares cultivated with hazelnuts, olive grove, barley, wheat and vegetables. The farm is certified by BioAgricert.
The biodynamic method of cultivation by promoting the action of those life-producing forces in the soil, plants and organisms in general, acts in improving the vitality of the biological environment.
This method is a major factor in achieving in food life-giving forces that built them up.
The supply of these forces is a fundamental aspect of the feeding process and is closely dependent on the method of cultivation.
Barley is an ancient plant whose origin dates back to prehistoric times, and a variety of it would be found, even in Egyptian tombs. Barley was also mentioned by Moses. In medicine Hippocrates prescribed it in the most serious diseases.
Particularly delicate in flavor and aroma due to the cultivation method and characteristic processing technique. Wood-roasted by one of Italy's oldest roasters, founded in Tuscany in 1831, using a traditional processing method, handed down from generation to generation, which, using two different types of firewood, enriches the quality of the product while enhancing its quality.
Used to prepare an excellent hot drink, nutritious, relaxing and digestible: traditional breakfast of the Maremma farmer, accompanied by hot ricotta cheese. It is recommended for making excellent lattes with Neapolitan coffee maker or half-filter espresso machine.
Hazel is the first tree species established after the Ice Age. Known since the Tertiary Epoch as attested by fossil finds.
Its wood is used by dowsers. Associated with mystery and the supernatural it is thought to protect against lightning.
According to Virgil the Romans considered it a symbol of peace and reconciliation.
In marriages it is an emblem of fertility.
For Dioscorides it was an excellent remedy against poisonous animal bites, verminosis and coughs .
Excellent school snack because it promotes concentration due to its richness in phosphoric compounds (R. Steiner).
100gr. of hazelnuts contain the following nutrients: Protein gr. 12.7- Phosphorus mg. 320- Iron mg. 4.5- Calcium mg. 250- Sugars gr. 18- Fats gr. 60.9- Vitamins (mg. 0.47) B2, A, E, De C.
Energy value: 6.25 calories per gram
The origins of olive oil are lost in the mists of time. The first evidence of the use of oil dates back to 4000 BC, in Armenia and Palestine.
It was the Romans who spread the plant throughout the territories of the Empire and who imposed the payment of taxes in the form of olive oil.
With the fall of the Roman Empire, olive cultivation also fell into disgrace.
In the Middle Ages the best lands were recovered for the production of basic cereals and for the cultivation of the olive tree.
In the Renaissance, thanks to the Cistercian and Benedictine abbeys, custodians of plants and herbs, olive growing was saved from abandonment.
Extra virgin olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids.
These reduce some chronic diseases, reduce the bad HLD cholesterol and increase the good HDL.
Among the many beneficial substances, EVO oil is rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, polyphenols and squalene.