Seeds are a reservoir of life and of the knowledge passed down through the generations that have endeavoured to develop them and preserve them.
When a seed disappears, biodiversity and an entire biological and cultural heritage are lost. And it is precisely this wonderful heritage that we want to help recover and bring to life. In cooperation with farmers, civil society, municipalities, universities and other institutions, we have collected local organic seeds, which we have preserved, multiplied and are now returning to the community. This is our contribution to bolster the preservation of unique taste and beauty.
The tomato that is most loved by the Portuguese – irregular, sometimes almost deformed, captivating for its sweetness and delicacy; wonderful in salads and 'malandrinho' tomato risotto.
Voluminous, but with a delicate flavour, this is the cabbage that cannot be absent from the Portuguese table on Christmas Eve.
Less pungent than yellow and red, with a moderately spicy taste; perfect for eating raw in beautiful Portuguese salad.
Native to the lands of Esposende, resistant to the cold winds, this is a cabbage of exuberant green leaves and pearl-white stalks; another beautiful protagonist of Portuguese Christmas Eve.
Sautéed in olive oil and garlic, brightening up a rice dish, ‘migas’ or a soup, the greens are a very Portuguese flavour in their own right.
With a distant origin but cherished by the people of Alpiarça, this melon with a green rind is renowned for its wonderfully fresh, sweet and flavourful flesh.
From the Paeoniaceae family, this is a rustic flower with a simple beauty which is commonly used in Portuguese Easter processions; a threatened species cherished by us.
The Portuguese white melon, famous for its sweetness and its full flavour, brings to mind fields steeped in sunshine.
Originating from the lands of the Cávado, a conical turnip, with a white skin and a characteristic flavour; perfect for stews and soothing soups.