Piante Officinali San Marco an organic farm located in the picturesque landscape of the Crete Senesi, 15 km from Siena, Tuscany, got the CCPB certification, for Italy, and JAS (Japanese Agricultural Standard) for the Japanese market through the HACCP system.
Piante Officinali S. Marco, combining tradition, respect for the environment and innovation, cultivates and transforms organic herbs (sage, oregano, rosemary, thyme, linseed, St. John’s wort, wild fennel, saffron, iris Florentine). It is also a specialized company for the production of Farro (Monococcum Einkorn) and other typical Tuscan legumes as chjckpeas, lentils and ‘cicerchia’.
Piante Officinali S. Marco uses for its cultivation only certified organic seeds, planted in full compliance with the type of soil and its characteristic organoleptic properties. The time of collection is chosen strictly in accordance with the future use of seedlings for herbal or food use, plants are harvested during the pre-flowering, while the balsamic period of maximum flowering is perfect for distillation.
Carefully studied timing and technologies govern the drying of the seedlings. The dried herbs are then available in a wide range of cuts to meet the different needs of the customer. Therefore, Piante Officinali S. Marco offers medicinal herbs in whole leaves, tea cut in, cut filter, and more. Our company cultivates and processes legumes, grains and oilseeds, utilizing the 21 acres of its extension with ancient respect and modem knowledge.
A main concern of the Company is the protection of Florentine Iris, a species at risk of genetics extinction. Because of this commitment, Piante Officinali San Marco has been nominated “Guardian Farmer” by the region of Tuscany.
The Piante Officinali S. Marco medicinal products are available for the herbalists, pharmacies, food stores desiring 100% natural medicinal and aromatic plants, with no use of any synthetic chemicals and with full respect for the environment. Since 2013, the company is dedicated to the production and sale (retail and online) of its own brand of organic products, in particular spices, coking aromas, typical legumes of the Crete Senesi, barley and whole pistils of pure saffron.