For two years, Bianca Blasl has been travelling from farm to farm in her Red Lightning. In her blog melange.in.gummistiefeln she takes us on this journey. With Schmäh and good food, she wants to build a bridge between us and our food and those who make it. This is how we found each other. Now the roving reporter has set out to test our app and find out what it all brings to everyone involved.
Once again, we have chosen a special farm from the Schau aufs Land range.
The organically certified Madlenserhof is located in Dafins, a district of Zwischenwasser, above Rankweil in Vorarlberg.
The organic farm is basically a mother cow farm, but when we arrive they spend their holiday of several months on the alp. As befits a farm dog, there are also rabbits, geese and common laying hens.
Fritz Zehentmayr stands in the cosy parlour of his farm and holds a small glass of amber liquid up to the light: "Do you see the streaks on the glass? That's how you recognise it!" We also swirl our glasses, the oily film is clearly visible. We have recently come to know: These are essential oils, a sign of quality. "You can distinguish noble brandy from simple schnapps by these streaks!
For our first SAL check-in, we chose a very special farm: The Seebacherhof in Bad Mitterndorf in the Styrian Salzkammergut is an organically controlled Demeter farm. Here, machines and tractors are not used at all, harvesting is mostly done by hand, ploughing is done by the farm's own Noriker horses.