Cooperativa agricola Ca' Magre
Veneto - Isola della Scala (VR)
Ours is a small example, a grain of sand, but it is what we have built with our work and our labor
Cooperativa Ca 'Magre was born from the meeting of four young friends (2 women and 2 men), tired of their work (employee, worker and teacher), and with the desire to start their own original work in an industry "traditional innovatively" . Hence the choice of the Cooperative, where everyone has a great opportunity to self-manage their work, where capital has less work and commitment, where solidarity may constitute both socially and economically. And therefore the choice of organic farming, witnesses aware of unsustainability as well as the harmfulness of increasingly dull conventional agriculture, more and more drugged, increasingly dependent on the chemical. The project then began to take shape. Find the land with a house where mold the farm cooperatives, of our dreams. Easy to say but not easy to be realized given the difficulty for young people with no skills and long hair to have "access to land" (and this speech should open a long parenthesis to analyze the economic reasons and choices policies that lead to these difficulties.
Meanwhile, as the vision and maturing conditions, we felt the need to make agricultural experience an established and consolidated structure. We are in 1986 and the two years of work in a conventional Agricultural cooperative has allowed us on the one hand to know the relational mechanisms within a cooperative and the other to strengthen even more the will to do organic farming.
The Point of Sale
The farm shop offers all the vegetables grown in our fields. As for the fruit we mainly cater to local businesses, which for years following the methods of organic farming and biodynamic.
We have also established a network of organic farmers to also have products arriving from southern Italy such as citrus, grapes, avocados and some winter vegetable. Through this network we have the certainty that that product comes from that company that we know personally and whom we trust.
They jump in this way various commercial steps that go to weigh down the distribution chain of agricultural products.
The store also offers processed products such as bread, oil, wine, dairy products, meats, tofu, seitan and all you need for a healthy diet, balanced and biological.
Particular attention is given to products that gluten free and macrobiotic.
It also offers food products of fair trade, thus supporting the principle of solidarity with farmers in the Global South.
Eventhia AwardsOrganic certification, environmental, origin, etc.
Certifications from other organizations and Network participations
Cooperativa agricola Ca' Magre self-certifies the above informations. Eventhia at the time had not yet verified the veracity of the information published in this section.
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