Agriesperienza - Azienda Catibio
The indigo routes
A journey of discovery of edible flowers.
Days of the week: Monday to Friday, Saturday and Sunday subject to assessment
Nex dates: on request only.
Availability: mid-June to late August for harvesting edible flowers. Additional activities: all year round and on the basis of seasonal agricultural production
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – other times on request
Languages: I - D - F - E - S - P
Duration: 4 hours
Participants: min. 6, max. 20 participants
Wheelchair accessibility: no (from May 2024 the facility will be partially accessible to wheelchairs)
Method of transport: Train. Also possible by bike.
Guide meeting point:
- 9:30 a.m.: main entrance of Cadenazzo SBB train station
From here we will walk (approx. 20 minutes) to Caritas Ticino organic farm (CatiBio) in the Magadino Plain Park, which forms part of the Swiss Parks Network.
Let’s start our journey of discovery of edible flowers!
Picking the flowers. Processing the flowers by removing the petals on by one. Selecting and sorting the petals by colour. Preparing the petals for drying.
Weighing the salt and petals. Preparing the mixture. Packaging in jars or bags. Each participant will have their own!
Snack or aperitivo at the end, depending on the time of day.
Other activities available depending on the season:
- Mid-July to late August: harvesting blueberries to make jam or for a rich, healthy snack to be enjoyed together
- September to October: pumpkin picking and aperitivo on the farm with a delicious pumpkin soup
- October to November: gathering chestnuts for a typical snack of vermicelles or roast chestnuts
- All year round: harvesting seasonal vegetables and making a savoury tarte using the produce available
Included in the price CHF 90 per person: bilingual guide, visit to the farm, activities.
Excluded from the price and available on request: biotope tour with an expert biologist.
Booking essential: firstname.lastname@example.org
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