Zafferano Emiliano experience begins in 2017. Given our passion for good food , we were overcome with
curiosity: we had no previous experience in agriculture, but after spending some time studying all the
different phases of cultivation and the processing of the spice, we decided to buy some bulbs to start a
little cultivation for personal use. The “experiment” was successful, so we decided to get bigger!
In 2018 we selected bulbs from an Italian organic certified producer, and we tested them into an open field
but the final product was not for sale: we decided to gift it to some local restaurants to have it tested. We
decided to follow the rules of organic agriculture, a method of agricultural production which exalts the
natural fertility of the soil ecosystem and the healthiness of the products without using synthetic products
such as fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. We use the help of machinery to prepare the soil and to plat the
bulbs, but the harvest and containment of weeds are exclusively handmade. From mid-October to mid-
November, every morning we wander through the field to harvest the flowers, which are still closed and
covered with dew: we pick them up, then pluck them to remove the spice. The threads are then dried and
We have already planned next years work: we created a brand,”Zafferano Emiliano”, and in 2019 we have
expanded our saffron production and started to sell our final product via our e-commerce.
In September 2020, after a series of quality checks made by the certification body Ccpb, we have finally achieved the European certification in organic agriculture.
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