A small family-run farm run in accordance with organic and biodynamic farming standards with 3 overriding principles: to produce products for well-being and health, promoting biodiversity and environmental sustainability.
The 4 Principia Rerum Agricultural Society was born in 2014 with the idea of being the first to introduce the cultivation of Aronia Melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry) in Italy and become a point of reference over time for this wonderful Canadian plant, an "elixir for long life" thanks to its incredible health properties such as the highest content of antioxidants, quinic acid and iron compared to any other fruit; in particular vitamins C and K, as well as A, B, E, P and PP.
The fields of Aronia, apple, apricot, mulberry, lavender and barley extend over an area of 17 hectares and are located in Lucinico (Gorizia), in a strategic position slightly above the Gorizia plain, between the hills to the right of the river Isonzo and the slopes of Mount Calvario.
The geographical location and the climatic conditions make the soils of this region perfect for cultivating multiple fruit and vegetable species.
The aronia fields are surrounded by beehives (not for the production of honey, the bees are single function is to pollinate the aronia shrubs, apple trees, apricot trees and lavender); ponds (to support biodiversity); earthworms; bat boxes and houses for insects.
The crops are processed using completely natural, ancient agricultural techniques that follow the strict regulations of organic farming, under the ICEA Certification Body in compliance with the EC regulation 889/08, as well as biodynamic farming under the even more rigorous control of the DEMETER Association Inspectors.
The production includes:
A health and wellness line that consists of pure aronia juice, mixed aronia and apple/grape juices, powder, infusions, dried aronia berries, packets of raw honey with concentrated aronia powder, all free from colorants, preservatives and added sugars;
A gourmet or pleasure line, mostly made up of aronia with no added sugars or pectins, as well as Asperum Aroniae (balsamic dressing based on aronia juice);
A high quality natural cosmetic line that includes face cream with aronia, edelweiss and calendula, body cream with aronia and dog rose, soap and lipstick with aronia extract, free from parabens, silicones, dyes, preservatives and peg.
We need to turn back to Nature, because it is life: it is beautiful, a hidden beauty that we must discover because, paraphrasing Dostoevsky, "Only beauty will save us", because "beauty is what makes a principle seem greater than one'self". Nature is therefore a perfect work of art and as such is aimed at a man who does his best to understand it, assuming he is a privileged spectator, insofar as he is able to read, understand, protect, interpret and try to guess the message of Life that Nature conveys to us