We believe in the importance of safeguarding land, traditions and seeds.
The seed, the earth and the guardian farmer together have made up the foundations of the healthiest evolutionary alliance which we are strongly committed to take care to.
Everything begins from the seed. We believe in the importance of its research, rediscovery and selection. The instinctive intelligence of the seed allows it to be able to grow and to adapt to climate change, as well as to offer amazing crops without chemical treatments. The intelligence of the seeds, their full flavor and the ease to digestion due to the low gluten are the 3 cornerstones of our productions.
Soft grains, durum grains, spelled, red chickpeas, after each sowing, belong to varieties of 1900s and others much older. We are extremely careful to choose the variety, the farming approaches and the selection and transformation processes, from the harvest to the product. We take care of our seeds. Our internal policies provides with best agricultural practices, total exclusion of chemicals products and pesticides, and the choice of the best miller, the best pasta maker and the best baker in the neighborhoods.
“The land is not something inherited from our Fathers, but a loan to be repaid to our children”.
This ancient saying is our exact perception of the agriculture and its work. The land receives the seed, and its role is to feed and nurture it. The land is the Mother from which a new harvest and our well-being and can be born. That is why our holy respect and care for Her. Our agricultural practices take care of a healthy and ecological agriculture in order to assure health for human beings and the planet, the foundations of agroecology, that means organic approach, self-production of biofertilizers , and total exclusion of chemicals and pesticides.
They are able to choose the seed, to link it to the land at the right time and to give life to a virtuous circle that has been repeating for centuries. The farmer becomes the guardian of practices, knowledge, traditions, selections and practices which we have inherited and are implementing. We feed our knowledge thanks to ancient books. We are giving life to ancient equipment of the first half of the 1900s. Our big effort is the selection of the first quality large-bodied and highly germinating seed able to offer a new, strong and healthy crop. From these seeds our whole germ flour comes to life, with its energetic and nutritional force, and extremely useful for natural leavening with sourdough. There were always guardian farmers. However, they are increasingly becoming rare and isolated. We at Agricoltori Custodi are taking their witness and their tradition.