BIO Organic Producer – Pöderhof Management: Martin Pircher
“Organic equals respect.”
Pöder farm is quite different from most of South Tyrol's organic holdings. It is located 1,100 metres above sea level in the hamlet of Alliz near Lasa village on the Monte Sole Mountain in Val Venosta. Martin Pircher manages it with his father Walter. The other string to the farmers' bow is farmstay holidays. Martin completed his secondary education at the Ora agricultural high school. Nowadays, he also rents land from other people in addition to farming his own. Martin carefully selects the varieties for his orchards as the altitude puts large demands on the plants, which in turn require optimal care and attention. Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Jonagold and Pinova all ripen here to perfection. Martin has always taken care to eat organic products himself. As a result, the conversion to organic farming in 2006 was a logical step for him. He says that now he is on the right track for him and for his children. Because organic is about respect. Respect for what is there now, and for what will come next.