Ingredients at il Fontanaro
Most of the ingredients we use for my recipes comes directly from my vegetable garden and our farm or from organic farm here around in Tuscany and Umbria.
Here at fontanaro we produce extra virgin olive oil, honey, saffron and organic, we also have 4 kitchen garden that we really love to make every year better.
Mamma Lucia will love to show you all the secret of the organic production at il Fontanaro.
During the cooking and farming experience as sample we’ll be very happy to offer you a professional olive oil tasting to learn how to recognize a good olive oil by a bad non organic olive oil!
Why organic Ingredients at il Fontanaro?
Organic produce is not covered in a cocktail of poisonous chemicals and contains on average 50% more vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other micro-nutrients than intensively farmed produce. Organic farms support and nurture our beautiful and diverse wildlife. Organic farms use less energy and produce less waste. Organic produce simply tastes so much better; fruit and vegetables full of juice and flavour – remember those? – Lucia, Alina and Giovanni are strongly committed to respecting the environment and that Green Ethic infuses everything at Fontanaro and Tartagli:
They actively compost and recycle all organic materials for fertilizer, without using any chemicals.
As rainwater collects on the roofs of their buildings, a series of pipes and gutters sends the water to large holding tanks. This recycled water is then used as needed in the dry season.
A substantial portion of their energy needs are generated using solar cell technology.
Solar panels heat water (in summer) for all domestic purposes. BTUs (in winter) are maximized with a wood burning furnace. The gas boiler serves as a backup.
Recycling: all materials like plastic, glass, paper , organic trash, are separately recycled.
“We are fully commited to protect our enviroment in order to preserve it from pollution”
A VIDEO ABOUT our Ingredients at il Fontanaro !