We are a sustainable farm, we really are!

On our sustainable farm, with M.I.P.A.A.F. certified organic processing, we take care of the environment and biodiversity.

Not so much to say or because it is in fashion. Every day we are committed to concrete, demonstrable actions and sustainable cultivation and processing methods that reflect our corporate values.

Because we are a sustainable farm

Effects of herbicide glyphosate

For the care of the plant and hazelnut soil, we have eliminated glyphosate-based herbicides, which are harmful to living beings, plants and even humans.

These herbicides are called “non-selective systemics”, because they enter the lymphatic system of plants and are transferred, via phloem, to the whole plant.
Due to this transfer, traces of glyphosate remain in the foods we consume.

In addition, herbicides enter the water cycle and nebulize in the air, remaining in the environment for a long time and giving long-term effects.
Several laboratory studies, such as those conducted by toxicologist Christopher Portier, former director of the American National Toxicology Program (NTP), demonstrate their toxicity on rodents, and the AIRC classifies them as possible carcinogens, because they could compromise the endocrine system.

Hazelnuts in spring Scoiattolo Rosso farm
damage from insecticides

Damage from insecticides

Insecticides are very dangerous substances for the environment.

In fact, the biological phases of alien pests (i.e. insects from other countries, such as the Asian bug) often coincide with the presence of useful insects (for example ladybugs or bees). For this reason they must be handled and used with care, assessing their real need individually in the field.

In addition, insecticides often have residual problems: traces that remain on the fruit we eat or in the land. Although they are declared low-impact products, you need to be very careful about what is released, and remains, in the environment.

Our biological treatments

Our treatments are based on copper and sulfur and approved under organic conditions. We keep infesting parasites under control, monitoring their number and biological stage, so as to intervene in a targeted manner and only if really necessary, to avoid environmental damage.

We fertilize the land of our sustainable Scoiattolo Rosso farm with manure fertilizers, certified by the quality system, which have a higher cost, but adequate when compared to the effectiveness and sustainability of the product.

In this way we avoid spreading microplastics and dirt of various kinds in our fields, which instead happens using poor quality products, such as fertilizers that derive from various disposal, often sludge from purification plants and sewers.

Hazel tree on sunrise in Scoiattolo Rosso farm-hazelnut cultivation
heating with hazelnut shells

Goodbye fossil fuels, welcome “accumulated sun”

We have abandoned fossil fuels for heating, processing and drying Piedmont IGP hazelnuts.

We produce the necessary heat with a hazelnut shell generator. We use a renewable energy source that we like to call “accumulated sun”.

Unlike the hazelnut shell, which on the total weighs about 55-60% of the fruit, would be a processing waste to be disposed of.

Natural fiber packaging

The packaging for the fresh Piedmont P.G.I. hazelnuts in shell respects the green philosophy of the company: it is made of natural jute fiber.

Hazelnuts in shell in juta natural bag grown by Scoiattolo Rosso