The garden of organic aromatic herbs

15 December 2020

Simonato: 20 years of being an organic company and a passion passed on for three generations
 
The Simonato company is based in Due Carrare, at the foot of the Euganei Hills. Today it is the largest Italian company for the production of organic herb plants.
Their story starts a long time ago: Umberto Simonato remembers his parents, Albino and Maria, who started growing young vegetable plants back in 1930, which where then sold at market and in their small shop.
Over time, production expanded to organic horticulture and herbs and the products were sold in mass retailing. There was a need to respect nature and plants were grown following organic production criteria, resulting in ICEA certification in 2000.
The equipped 40,000 square metres of greenhouses that use the sun’s heat and light are cutting-edge, innovative structures, with floor and air heating, working in observance of the more restrictive environmental regulations. A complex irrigation system with flow/ backflow used, that reuses water without any waste. The supply chain is tracked and certified: from the soil, to the seeds and compost. The root cuttings of some herbs are their own production and are cut and transplanted manually.
Many things have changes from the beginnings. Enthusiasm has grown and the large Simonato team is led by Luciana and Umberto’s children: Carlo, Gianni and Paolo, and their brother-in-law Luciano Valandro.
The company is celebrating its 20 years of organic certification with an eye on market needs and respect for the environment,  presenting its new packaging Biokepos2, fully biodegradable, compostable and recyclable, and Bio&- paperpack, the new just paper packaging line which is fully recyclable.
To celebrate Christmas with a view to respecting nature, Simonato is growing and selling organic Poinsettias (GMO, pesticide and chemical free) in paper packaging or in a compostable, biodegradable version.

The company is celebrating its 20 years of organic certification with an eye on market needs and respect for the environment