Green asparagus production area
Società Agricola C.O.P.A. and its famous green asparagus production involves a rather extensive area of Maremma situated between Tuscany and Lazio. The farms belonging to the cooperative operate from Capalbio to Tarquinia, while the productive heartland is concentrated in the territory of Canino.
The mild climate and rich soil are the main resources that the producer members are able to build upon to produce high quality vegetables that the cooperative then processes and places fresh on the market, including the green asparagus production, which is the jewel in the crown. The cooperative consists of over 400 hectares of land, of which 250 hectares are used for asparagus while the remaining land is divided between melon, watermelon, tomato, courgette, potato, artichoke, cauliflower, fennel and other minor crops.
INTEGRATED PRODUCTION AND GLOBAL GAP CERTIFICATION
For many years, the cooperative has used the Integrated Production Rules, which it scrupulously observes, in the management of member production. Integrated production allows all our producers to grow healthy products and reduce the environmental impact. Any antiparasitic treatments are carried out with technical approval, only in cases of extreme necessity, and noted in the relevant register, known as the Country Treatment Logbook, prepared by every producing company, in accordance with Presidential Decree 290/2001.
For several years, Società Agricola C.O.P.A. has obtained GlobalGAP Certification which ensures international quality standards of our products including safe products for the consumer, traceability, respect for the environment, and safeguards for workers’ health.
This additional certification is part of the long journey that the cooperative decided to embark on to ensure our customers can expect checked, certified products that start from the tradition of the territory in which they are created, and reach internationally recognized quality and standards.
A shining example of this policy is the green asparagus production which sees the cooperative excel at trade fairs at Italian and European level.