Hi,I'm Ilenia Nordera and I grow organic kiwi's, pumpkins, pears and apples in the north of Italy, together with my group Bionorde. Bionorde represents a number of organic fruit and vegetable growers located in the Verona area here in Italy. The idea behind Bionorde is basically a “union of powers” meaning that by working together we are in a better position to meet the needs of the modern consumers.
In the year 2000, together with my dad Flavio, brother Daniele and my aunt Franca, we set up our own organic farm. Today the farm covers over 15 hectares and is split into 4 allotments. 2 allotments are used as a nursery for young plants and trees and on the remaining land we grow different varieties of organic apples and pears as well as peaches, kiwis and pumpkins.
Our farm also has a special warehouse where we select, clean, process, pack, cool and store these wonderful products.
In 2003, together with my dad Flavio and my cousin Chiara we started Bionorde. The company basically trades in high quality organic fruit and vegetables grown in the Verona region. The idea behind Bionorde is basically a “union of powers” meaning that by working together we are not only more efficient but just as important we are in a better position to meet the needs of the modern organic consumer.