Workshop on organic farming among hemp fields, legumes and ancient grains: the short supply chain of organic farming.
Have you ever been in a Cannabis sativa field? Or between ancient varieties of grains and legumes? Do you want to learn more about organic farming techniques? Would you like to cook and taste dishes made with organic farm products? We offer you an authentic green formative and culinary experience, directly at our farm in the green family estate at the foot of Mount Massico.
We will start with a visit to the cultivated fields, where I will explain the organic farming techniques that we practice in the farm. You will learn about many varieties of legumes and ancient grains, the fascinating history of Cannabis sativa and its thousand uses.
We will end the experience at the table with a cooking class: you will learn how to cook local dishes made with our organic farm products – seasonal vegetables, cannabis sativa seeds, ancient grain flours, pasta and legumes – and we will taste them in our country house. Welcome toast with excellent local wines: Falerno del Massico and Asprino di Alberata Aversana.
The Food Expert: I am an agronomist and a “farmer-guardian of biodiversity“: I have been growing ancient and native varieties of grains, legumes and hemp (Cannabis sativa) in Carinola, Caserta. The grains that I produce in the farm are Autonomia, Senatore Cappelli, Marzellina and Gentil Rosso. I grow some legumes that are typical of our territory such as Teano Chickpeas (Slow Food Presidium), lupins, chickling peas and tondini beans. I also grow two varieties of Cannabis sativa: the Eletta campana and the Carmagnole.
|Where||Carinola, Caserta – 30 min from Caserta and Aversa|
|When||On Sundays – duration 3 hours|
|Start time||10 a.m.
|Some tips||We suggest that you wear comfortable clothing
On request, a free shuttle service from Mondragone train station is included (roundtrip).
Minimum number of participants 5. In case the minimum amount of participants is not reached, the traveller will be offered an alternative date or a refund.
|What’s not included||
Price per person: € 50,00
Cancellation policy: all bookings can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.
What to remember: the Expert will respond within 24 hours. No amount will be charged to the card.
I started the organic farm because I have always felt a strong bond with my territory and the land. I am an agronomist and a “farmer-guardian of biodiversity“: I have been growing ancient and native varieties of grains, legumes and hemp (Cannabis sativa). The grains that I produce in the farm are Autonomia, Senatore Cappelli, Marzellina and Gentil Rosso.
I grow some legumes that are typical of our territory such as Teano Chickpeas (Slow Food Presidium), lupins, chickling peas and tondini beans. I also grow two varieties of Cannabis sativa: the Eletta campana and the Carmagnole.
The activity of research, experimentation and reproduction of native varieties, as well as field cultivation, are carried out in compliance with the principles of organic agriculture, up to the short chain marketing of our products, all certified organic.
The estate, about 12 hectares, is located in the green territory of Carinola (Caserta), at the foot of Mount Massico. The pedoclimatic conditions of this territory are ideal for the growing of native varieties such as legumes, wheat, vegetables and hemp. The climate is mild, the alluvial soils and their organic characteristics make these lands particularly fertile and suitable for the growing of organic products.
The Teano chickpea is small and hazelnut-coloured, with a thin skin and a wrinkly surface: for this characteristic, it is also called “small curly chickpea”. The Teano chickpea has an intense flavour, is savoury and less sweet than other varieties. It has always been grown for family consumption and, until the 1960s, it was a basic ingredient of rustic cuisine. It was mainly used for homemade soups, purée and tagliolini (a type of pasta), with tomato sauce and sausage made with pork from Teano black pigs.