As a Christmas gift this year propose a bag for bread, hand-sewn Opificio Seimiglia Laura Mogna with natural hemp rope and Red Bean inside of Lucca – Slow Food Presidium and Flour for polenta, variety Formentone Eight File, minced ancient mill in Pieve Fosciana, from Herculaneum and his wife.
What this tells gift …. tells the challenge of a woman, Laura, who recently opened a sewing workshop in Valpromaro, in Seimiglia Lucchesi. In his project found natural yarns, fabrics hemp and nettle, frames and warps and beautiful works made from precious hands. Hands and precise moves by passion.
The Red bean of Lucca, is a traditional variety, formerly abounded in the fields of Lucca while today it was necessary to be an ‘association’ red and his brothers “to gather the last peasants who still sow and try to protect its cultivation . For about two years he became a garrison of Slow Food in order to give a further contribution in this regard. The harvest is done manually in mid-July, after completing the drying, the sun, the pods are still attached to the plant after which batutti cleaned with the use of the sieve (a sieve of about 50 cm in diameter). A further selection is made manually before the ‘packaging. The characteristics of the red bean Lucca make it particularly suitable as an ingredient for soups.
Even maize formentone is a traditional variety of Garfagnana, we will still grow on a small surface. We can collect about 150 kg of maize. All stages of cultivation are manual: sowing, weeding and harvesting. It “snazzle” hand, so we can select the best beans then stretches to complete the drying in the yard of the house, thanks to the warmth of the sun.
The price of the bag is 15 Euros and includes 0.5 kg of beans and one kg of corn meal.
You can order directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
or at the farmer’s market on Saturday morning Marlia 8- 12