Italian Producer of the Month
The ancient Ferron rice mill is situated near Isola della Scala, Verona. They have the oldest working mill in Italy, and is still water-driven, as it was when it was first established in the 17th century. The Ferron family grow rice without the use of fertilisers or pesticides. Their rice fields are irrigated with pure spring water and are full of frogs and carp, which control pests in a natural, organic way. In recognition of the quality and characteristics of this rice, they were declared “Indicazione Geografica Protetta” (IGP) - a geographically protected, quality product. It is the only variety in Italy and Europe that carries the IGP quality guarantee. Ferron rices are more flavoursome than other types and makes the best risotto rices.