It's a great responsibility and a great joy to have achieved a Nature Reserve around our farm. We gave back to Nature 60 acres of land for biodiversity; in particular this amazing project will hopefully safe the Black-tailed Godwit, being Cascina Oschiena the last recorded nesting site in Italy.
Classic is the Certification that guarantees authenticity, purity and traceability, distinguishing the true ancient varieties from the modern similar varieties created for industrial agriculture and that can be sold with the name of the historical reference variety
We sow our entire farmland in water.It is the historical method of sowing now unfortunately increasingly rare because replaced by dry sowing to increase production. However water is life for us, for biodiversity, for rice and its territory and landscape. Sowing in water allows to grow the disappearing ancient varieties of our beloved rice.
We harvest with the combiner from mid September to mid October. We bring the paddy rice from the fields to our farm and we clean and dry it in a crop cleaning and drying system that guarantees a high level of care throughout the process, very low drying temperatures and longer times.