BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SOME REFERENCE GRAINS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF OUR BLENDS.
Wheat of Italian Industry – Lombardy
The project of grinding selected and cultivated grains in Lombardy, was born by “Aspan” (a provincial association of bakers in Bergamo) with the intention to take a valuable high quality path. We have chosen to support this project because it means:
- Quality of the product, because subjected to strict criteria of agronomic cultivation and tracked throughout the supply chain.
- Quality of the territory , because the resources deployed on the local supply chain value our economy and limit the environmental impact.
- Quality of work ,because it gives us a tool to address the crisis.
- Quality for the consumer , because it is addressed to a conscious buyer.
The farms involved in the project since 2010 are 36 and the grain that they produce is grown in Bergamo, in an extension that has been growing from 300 hectares to 600 hectares, with a yield that has almost reached 60% in 2012. The seed which has been chosen has protein, w and p/l qualities which are of all respect for a national grain, and allows to make a richer fiber bread with more trace minerals. The grain produced like this is then collected, accumulated, milled and distributed in Lombardy.