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Grain Growing

Grain Growing around Lasa and Silandro

From Tyrol’s Granay to Organic Grain

Venosta Valley was once the Granary of Tyrol, and grain a major export crop. Agricultural farming dominated the lives of the people, grain production was a main sector of farming and an important export good. Widespread grain cultivation was supplanted by the more lucrative fruit orchards in the 20th century.

Increased awareness for natural foods and organic farming has increased demand in recent years, making regional grain production attractive once again. The original Venosta Valley Paarlbrot baked with regional grain is flourishing. This wholesome bread made from wheat and rye flour was first baked in the 13th century by the monks in the Monte Maria monastery. One of the main purchasers of Venosta Valley grain, is the first and only Italian whiskey distillery, PUNI, in Glorenza/Glurns.

Today near Cengles/Tschengls and Lasa, primarily rye, wheat, spelt and buckwheat are cultivated. Buckwheat, known in the dialect as Schwarzplent, enjoys great popularity in the regional cuisine, especially in desserts.
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Venosta Valley is the largest dry valley in the Alps, with less than 500mm of rainfall per year and being characterized by sunny days and cool winds at night.
 
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Experience Nature and Culture in the Silandro-Lasa Holiday Region
 
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Efficiency and durability of food has always been of major importance for the inhabitants of the Alps, and to have sufficient provisions for the winter was vital.
 
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The cultivation of fruit and vineyards characterize the valleys of South Tyrol. The local vineyards and apple orchards stretch across the entire Venosta Valley.
Welcome in Silandro-Lasa
Hike along ancient irrigation channels at the Monte Sole, in the Stilfser Joch National Park or ride your bike along the Roman trade route Via Claudia Augusta. Relax in small villages and peaceful valleys with amiable hosts. Discover numerous cultural sites and the unique culinary delights of Venosta Valley.
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