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Stocker Karl Heinz

BIO Organic Producer

“Organic is a synonym for life.“

My story

Karl Heinz Stocker's farm is at 900 metres above sea level, in Prato allo Stelvio at the gates of the Stelvio Pass nature park. He took over from his parents in 1993. The orchards are directly next to the farm, and border the neighbouring forest fens.

Karl Heinz has dairy cows and the majority of his land is used for growing fodder, but he has a small orchard planted with apple trees. He likes the variety this brings to the farm. Working in and with nature, with its peace and the animals give him a lot. His brother and sister-in-law lend him a hard-working hand whenever he needs extra support.

His orchards contain Gala in modern rows, with traditionally planted old local varieties like Boskoop and Kalterer Böhmer next to them. Karl Heinz has converted his whole farm to organics. He feeds his livestock organic hay, and delivers organic milk to the dairy and organic apples to the cooperative.

For him, organics mean "life". In turn, that gives him extra duties: he keeps a much closer eye on nature's processes and interrelationships, and he works in such a way that they are not disturbed. Showing respect for creation has now become a byword for Karl Heinz.
 

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
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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Schrötter Leonhard
“Nature has to be taken as it is.”
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Bauer Philipp
"Every appletree has to recount his own story"
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Wielander Florian
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