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Gunsch Alois

Bio Organic Producer

„Reducing waste with the help of organic“

My story

The farm of the Gunsch family is located at the center of the small village of Tarres situated on an alluvial fan above Laces. You can enjoy a wonderful view of Val Venosta’s impressive landscape from the orchards in the immediate surroundings of the village. Alois and his son Florian together run the farm, which has been owned by the Gunsch family for more than 100 years. Alois and Florian both completed an agricultural training. They are passionate farmers and form a good team: While Alois prefers manual work, Florian likes using agricultural machines. „For me, mowing the grass under the trees is a soothing work,“ says Alois. Florian especially likes establishing a new apple orchard – from building the framework to stabilize the trees to planting the apple trees because “I like creating something new and permanent.“ In very work-intensive periods such as during picking and harvest, they are helped by the whole family and seasonal workers. In addition to producing various apple varieties that get a perfect coloring thanks to the hilly location of the orchards, Alois and Florian also grow different types of vegetables. The fact that organic production is the right way for both of them was a logical consequence: Before their conversion to organic production Alois and Florian had already farmed sustainably, renounced to superfluous treatments and reduced the use of fertilizers to a minimum. For Alois and Florian organic means producing a precious and healthy product that is appreciated by the client and thus creates a bond between consumer and producer. Furthermore, organic production is a way to reduce the waste of food.
 

Where I live

My harvest
 
Gala
The elegant precocity
The tasty gala appears every summer in its reddish yellow shell and the new apple season begins.
Availability
September - March
Appearance: 
smooth shell, spherical shape, slightly conical, pale yellow base colour with bright red and striped cover
Features: 
crispy and juicy with firm pulp
Taste: 
refreshing, sweet with little acidity
Red Delicious
Red seduction
The image of the Red Delicious is difficult to resist. Seeing red can be really nice. And the red flavour is even more beautiful!
Availability
October - May
 
Appearance: 
dark red colour, conical shape, oblong
Features: 
juicy with very white pulp
Taste: 
sweet, very aromatic with relatively slight acidity
Golden Delicious
The classic delicious
Golden Delicious is our main variety and, therefore, the queen of Val Venosta apples. That the most popular apple has a real quality, can be seen in its lovely red cheek. By the way, this is typical of fruits on a hillside.
Availability
October - September
 
Appearance: 
greenish yellow to golden yellow
Features: 
juicy with very fine and soft pulp
Taste: 
sweet with delicate acidity
Cauliflower
The gentle lady
The white cabbage with discrete aroma represents 95% of the vegetables production in the Venosta Valley. By the way, it owes its floral name to a botanical peculiarity: cabbage is the state of the plant that has not yet blossomed.
Availability
beginning of June - end of October
Appearance: 
Fleshy, flower sprouts together in a radiant white head and green leaves
Features: 
rich in vitamin C and minerals, crispy
Taste: 
soft with a subtle aroma
Potatoes
The energetic world citizen
These tubers have it all: Not only are they truly nutritious, but they also come in different versions: from soft to solid and compact, they grow in the Venosta Valley so that each recipe has the right potato for it.
Availability
beginning of August - end of October
Appearance: 
rounded-elongated tuber with brown shell
Features: 
yellow pulp
Taste: 
mild and slightly soft
 
 

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Pircher Walter
“Organic equals respect.”
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Götsch Gerhard
„I would like to offer a healthy product“
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Ausserer Klaus
„ Organic has totally convinced me.“
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