Sunday, October 14, 2012


We have 166Kw of photovoltaic panels installed on the roofs of our cowshed, barn and stables (or we will shortly have them again after the snow crashed some of them last February).
In 1 year our solar panels produced 184000 Kwh of electricity, enough for 18 U.S. or 52 Italian households (average data).
This means that every year we have 100000 kg of CO2 less in the athmosphere thanks to our plant.
It's difficult to calculate how much CO2 our farm and Locanda produce (data available online are usually referred to industrial farming, not smallholding, let alone organic farming), but I think I can say that we're carbon neutral.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Photo of the day: making Crescia sfogliata

Northern Le Marche typical flatbread is called Crescia sfogliata or Crostolo depending on where you are, it's a gorgeous mix of flour, eggs, rendered lard, milk, salt and pepper and it's fun to make.
Come and learn how to make it at Valle Nuova cooking classes!

Friday, October 05, 2012

Photo of the day: wine grapes

Sangiovese and Montepulciano grapes from our vine