A taste of the north-west of Italy, some produce from a few farmers working in natural style: high quality jam and marmalade produced with fruit and brown sugar only, walnuts and hazelnuts from a mountain orchard, typical honey from the hills of the Biellese, the only italian rice guaranteed by the DOP mark (protected designation of origin) and some wine produced by a small winery with ancient vines of the province.
Azienda Agricola Silvio Brovarone is a small farm in Vigliano (Italy), a town at the foot of the Alps of North-West. The farm was started producing in 2010 in Vigliano Biellese, a town between the plain of Cervo river and the hills. It started with the cultivation of vegetables and expanded to orchards growing apples, peaches, plums and berries, including an old nuts orchard in the mountains above Biella.
Currently the farm spreads out over about nine acres of seasonal fruit and vegetable crops managed with organic farming methods (i.e. the use of natural microorganisms to strengthen and naturally protect crops from pests and diseases). Since 2015, the farm has also been producing jams and preserves.
Since its founding, the farm sought partnerships with other local farms, creating a network of cooperation with other small farmers, all operating with natural farming methods.
In association with others farmers of the area they promote excellence and specialities of the region by selling on a farmers market (each sunday in Candelo) and directly to consumers, and also participating in events inside and outside the area.
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Silvio and his wife have kindly agreed to sponsor a taste of their apples as a raffle prize. Instead of admission we raise money to run the festival by selling raffle tickets – instant draws and wins!