Organic Producer - Mairinghof
„Organic vegetables as a third source of income“
My wife Roswitha and me live and work at the Mairinghof farm at Monte Tramontana.
Our guests can also taste our own products.
We grow organic vegetables with much diligence and love.
I’m excited by the variety of our vegetable field.
After the harvest I put the onions in a shady, dry and airy place for after-ripening.
Our Mairinghof farm at 1,450 meters above sea level is situated on a high plateau in Montetramontana di fuori in the municipality of Silandro at the heart of the Stelvio National Park and is reachable by asphalt road. My family and me have three sources of income: farm holidays with two cozy apartments, dairy farming with cows whose dung is a precious organic fertilizer and organic farming.
We deliver our organically produced cauliflower, white cabbage and leek to the cooperative, whereas potatoes, carrots, beetroot, celery, onions and red cabbage are sold at the farm-gate. Potatoes have a long shelf-life and are thus ideal for farm-gate sale. Our guests can, of course, taste and buy our products. Our homemade sauerkraut of white cabbage is especially popular.
This wonderful combination of tourism, dairy farming and organic vegetable cultivation makes our days and seasons varied. Especially in early summer, when we take the young cattle to the alpine pastures, it’s less stressful. I enjoy my varied and satisfying work with my wife Roswitha, even though it’s often hard. We love accommodating guests and giving them an insight into working in the nature. Their joy gives us much energy.
Where I live
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.
beginning of June - end of October
Fleshy, flower sprouts together in a radiant white head and green leaves
rich in vitamin C and minerals, crispy
soft with a subtle aroma
Cabbage (white cabbage)
The acid sailor
Cabbage is a true globetrotter, since it is full of vitamins and can be preserved as sauerkraut for a long time, the sailors took them on their trips in the eighteenth century.
beginning of July - end of September
greenish-white cabbage, uniform in colour, slightly shiny