Telser Peter Karl
„Widely scattered, but all at the doorstep and certified“
I inspect the quality of this year’s harvest with my daughter.
Work never ends on our vegetable field.
Our children love freshly harvested raspberries.
The tractor is an important aid during the exhausting work on steep slopes.
We harvest potatoes together.
Mazia is situated at an altitude of almost 1,600 meters. My fields are scattered around the Mazia valley. They are partly very steep and difficult to farm but the panorama at work is simply amazing: I can enjoy wonderful views of the Ortler massif, Mazia’s castle ruins and imposing Alta Val di Mazia.
I slowly converted my father’s dairy farm to vegetable cultivation. Different berries, especially raspberries, also play an important role. My wife and my two children help me a lot. We alternate the cultivation of cauliflower with the one of beetroot, leek, celery, potatoes and cabbage because that’s good for the soil.
I love weeding. Hardly any other activity requires and causes so much mental deceleration. You have to work carefully and without any hectic. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to only live on agriculture in the mountains. I thus work in near Switzerland in winter. I’m particularly proud of our Bioland certificates for dairy farming and animal farming and for vegetable cultivation. Why? Because I feel like a full-time farmer and I know that I do good for my children.
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
Softly bitter and crunchy
Enough of long faces! Red chicory not only tastes very good, but it is also a balm for blood vessels and digestion thanks to its high content of Intybin.
beginning of June - end of September
dark burgundy with broad leaves like white ribs, long oval shape, oblong with rounded outer leaves, compact core