Only the most 100 fertile hectares at the farm Riserva San Massimo are used for the production of the Carnaroli rice.
The 500 hectares of Riserva San Massimo, located in a small town near Pavia called Gropello Cairoli, is one of the most interesting natural oasis of the Ticino Park, characterized by a high level of biodiversity
A natural rotation of agricultural fields, rows of fruit plants, water meadows, and poplar fields is home to many different species of plants, and animals.
It is enlisted in the Italian Red List, published by the World Conservation Union, which feels it a priority to protect and preserve nature.
The farm promotes a model of eco-compatible development, thus obtaining the blue label “Ticino Park Controlled Production” for its Carnaroli Rice.
This label applies only to those products that are produced using integrated agriculture techniques.
Integrated agriculture, compared to the traditional one, requires a greater planning effort for environmental protection and the use of lower impact agricultural techniques.
Many varieties of rice can be labelled “Carnaroli” such as the Karnak and the Carnise precoce.
At San Massimo Farm they produce only the authentic Carnaroli variety, even if that means less production, higher complexities and costs.