Sustainable farming and garden
It’s been over 20 years since we started farming the land around our country house Villa Castelplanio, using exclusively organic farming methods. We’ve established a small olive grove, and a vineyard producing the local Verdicchio grape varietal, typical of this region, as well as a large vegetable patch and herb garden. Our guests are free to purchase a wide selection of homegrown fresh produce and homemade foods from us.
We’ve dedicated ourselves to developing a sustainable farming model, coupled with a simple and healthy lifestyle. We’re mindful of the fact that in the long-term, only the sparing and judicious use of limited natural resources are capable of supporting a viable style of living in tune with nature. We press our own biologically farmed olives to make high-grade extra-virgin olive oil, and the grapes from our vineyards are used exclusively in the production of our wines. The vegetables that grow in our garden throughout the year are all manually tended and harvested, without the use of pesticides or artificial fertilisers.
Vegetable patch and herb garden
Our vegetable patch and herb garden lie next to our large potato and onion fields, where we grow our own vegetables including tomatoes, courgettes, eggplants, chilli peppers, beans and lettuce – to name just a few. Where possible, we prioritise traditional vegetables indigenous to the region, many of which are grown by us from seedlings.
For our guests
Our guests are invited to share in our natural bounty – as long as supplies last! You can choose from our fresh produce as well as homemade products such as seasonal vegetables, Villa Castelplanio Verdicchio white wine, grape juice, olive oil and homemade tomato purees. Not to mention apricot and currant jams, which are ideal for breakfast.
Our guests are free to purchase a variety of fresh, homegrown organic vegetables from us. Just let us know in advance what you’re interested in and we’ll do our best to satisfy your request. There’s also a small gift awaiting you, but you’ll have to wait till you get here to find out.