produce of the
mugello valley organically grown by sanvitale farm
is a family-run working farm with environment-friendly organic cultivation.
We produce and process honey, olives, vegetables, fruit and quality
chestnuts. The most typical feature of our farm is the variety of
crops and landscape: meadow, grazing land, plough land, chestnut woods,
olive groves, raspberry bushes, vegetable garden, apiculture and woods.
Down in the valley we rotate legume crops and cereals, from which
we obtain soft wheat flour (both
white and wholemeal) and maize meal.
The cereals are ground in an ancient stone grinding mill in the neighbourhood,
which is certified for the milling of organic meals.
The mountain sides are covered in chestnut trees which produce the
renowned delicious Florentine sweet chestnut, that thanks to its
outstanding quality has been awarded the status Marrone del
Mugello IGP. By means of traditional drying-houses we obtain
dried chestnuts, which once ground become sweet chestnut flour with
extraordinary organoleptic properties.
On the southern slope and along the ridge, at some 500 metres above
sea level, we have a small olive grove whence we produce deeply
scented and gently tasting extra virgin olive oil.
Along the field borders and in the orchard in front and above the
house we have kept the old fruit trees and berry bushes raspberries,
bilberries, redcurrants, gooseberries which we turn into
limited amounts of delicious fruit preserves, mostly used for the
breakfasts that we serve to our guests in the farm accommodation.
On a slightly elevated position above the house is a vegetable
garden, whose crops are served fresh our guests
dinners or turned into wholesome traditional preserves for the winter
In the southern part of our estate we have placed our bees, providing
us with excellent honey that we pot on the premises and serve for
breakfast and dinner.
We turn most of our home grown produce into delicious typical
dishes for our guests: tagliatelle, tortelli, ravioli, sweet
and salted pastries, cakes and cookies that our guests may appreciate
for breakfast and dinner and also buy from our shop to take back
home a taste of our wholesome genuine produce.
We wish to remind you that only certified farms inspected by one
of the verification agencies appointed by the Ministry of Agriculture
qualify for labelling their products as da agricoltura biologica
(from an organic farm).
Our farm is certified by the CCPB Consortium from Bologna (www.ccpb.it).