THE CALL OF FARMERS ON 29 FEBRUARY IN BRUZOLO
Create an all-Valsusina supply chain. The Valsusa Mill came into operation three months ago, in Bruzolo, and now, as its flours are starting to be known and used, it is pushing the accelerator in the area.
In this regard, a morning will be organized for the farmers of Val Susa on the symbolic date of February 29th, a real "call to the hoes": « We know that you don't change the world by looking at it, you change it by choosing the way in which to live in it and on we have clear ideas about this: now, it is necessary for the valley to respond, starting first and foremost with farmers and land owners, as already happens with the valley's bakeries and restaurants » explains Massimiliano Spigolon. In fact, since its inception, the Mill project has had a well-defined name: "For a better future". Spigolon explains: «The desire is to build a supply chain capable of reactivating the economy of an entire valley, starting from agriculture, passing through the transformation and creation of valley products, with the natural impact on the territory through tourism».
We start, therefore, from agriculture. Hence, the call of the farmers, invited to follow a technical specification and replant ancient varieties once present in these areas, even in mountain and pre-mountain areas, without forgetting legumes and chestnuts. For them, a concrete project: «Ours is not just a proposal on paper or waiting for funding, it is something concrete and already active: now, thanks to the first farmers who joined, we have 14 hectares cultivated between Condove and Sauze d'Oulx. We can reach at least 40 hectares within a couple of years."
It is a supply chain capable of redistributing the value among all the actors: for this reason, for example, the price of 65 euros per quintal is recognized on some varieties of wheat, compared to the 23 euros per quintal normally offered.
Another important piece of the project is the experimental work through the Bruzolo catalog field, with over 24 varieties of ancient grains, and the comparison field of local ecotypes and rye varieties in collaboration with the University of Turin. The doors are left open to collaborations with trade associations, cooperatives, institutions and foundations which could be the driving force to reach the goals more quickly: the program still needs to be done and there is room for everyone.
On February 29th the meeting will be from 9.30 am at the Casa del Quartiere di Bruzolo precisely to take stock of the situation and plan future steps together, listen to the farmers already included in the project and evaluate new applications for sowing in 2020. It is You can request information at email@example.com .