Even with the chestnut story, we remain faithful to organic principles.
Our sweet chestnut story;
or how every 'difficulty' can also be an opportunity!
Our story with chestnuts (Castanea sativa x Castanea crenata), started in 2014 when we went through a really bad beekeeping season. Due to the constant rain, we lost the entire harvest of honey, which encouraged us to think about how to use the land we own.
Being optimistic, we remembered the good old phrase from:
‘A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.’ Winston Churchill, British statesman
Of course, we always aimed to ensure that the plants we planted would also benefit the bees. That’s how we came up with the idea of chestnuts.
The idea with chestnuts seemed a bit presumptuous because there is a belief that in our region chestnuts don’t thrive, but that’s exactly why this idea presented a challenge and we dived into this project.
So every time you eat our products, you are part of the story of persistence, love of work and 100% organic production.
The year 2018 and the first plantations…
In 2018, we planted the first hectare plantation, and impatiently waited to see what would happen. The seedlings took off nicely and grew year after year, and in 2021 we’ve already increased the plantation by 2 hectares. A year later, for one more ha. All the time, we carefully observed what was happening, and with great effort and love for work, we learned and grew.
Today we cultivate a well over 4 hectares of chestnut plantation with 550 trees.
Order organic sweet chestnut
Chestnuts are available from September until the crop is sold out. You can get it at our home address with prior arrangement, but we can also send it by post at your request.
The price for a kilogram of 1st class is 10€, and a kilogram of 2nd class is 6€.