The OP Prima Bio of Rignano Garganico in the province of Foggia grows organic vegetables on 350 hectares, all managed directly by the four partners. The main markets are Germany, Austria and France, which represent 90% of sales, while only 10% is destined for the domestic market. Aubergines, courgettes, peppers and tomatoes are currently in production. The latter are intended for transformation into sauce, while for other crops grocery transformations are envisaged, such as preserves in oil.
Instead, the asparagus and broccoli campaigns are behind us. The first suffered a little from the lack of manpower. The president of the OP Giovanni Terrenzio said: “We had to give up a good 30% of our potential, due to lack of staff. It was a blow that we had to take, but we got out of it well anyway, because we lived up to what we believe in. We are known and appreciated for our correctness, as evidenced by our adhesion to the NO CAP project, against any form of exploitation in the fields. These values extend to every sphere of our work and private life. We also believe in associations, not only in the form of POs but also, interpreting the needs of our associates, trying to ensure them a certain continuity of results on a commercial level. For this reason we were among the founders of the BIA Consortium, which groups 14 companies from seven different regions, with which we are increasing the work in Italy and abroad thanks to the concentration of the offer that we are able to achieve thanks to this joint work between realities significant of the Italian regional organic “.