’We are growing the garden that everyone would love to have.’ This statement sums up the mission of the two brothers, Paolo and Piergiorgio Gariglio, both agronomists, at the helm of a family farm that covers an area of 26 hectares on the flatland between Poirino and Carmagnola. They believe that the way to achieve good, healthy produce is to strike a balance between technological progress and eco-sustainability. Hence woodland and hothouses dotted harmoniously among traditional crops, with the presence of rabbits, hens and ten beehives demonstrating the salubrity of the surrounding environment. Here they practise mechanical weed control and introduce insects beneficial for integrated pest control. The farm, which is a member of the Carmagnola pepper and Santena asparagus producers’ consortia, also grows other specialities such as strawberries, melons and watermelons. Its fruit and vegetables are on sale at the stall on state highway SS29, in Strada della Rezza in Chieri, at the markets of the Campagna Amica network and, on holidays, at the Agrigelateria in Poirino. Open from 10am to 7.30pm.