Our Italian hazelnut orchards 

We only use 100% Italian hazelnuts, which we grow in our own orchards and in collaboration with local farmers.

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Our Italian hazelnut orchards

Quality comes from the earth

For us, raw material quality and traceability are fundamental to guarantee high-quality products. Hazelnut represents one of the main raw materials and has always been a symbol and distinctive sign of quality of our products. Loacker has always and exclusively used 100% Italian hazelnuts that are freshly roasted in house.

We like doing things our way. With love. That’s why we decided to grow our own hazelnuts in our own orchards in Tuscany, so when we roast them, we know exactly where they’re from and we can almost call them by name, each and every one. We do this because we are convinced that quality starts in the ground and in our love of the earth.

 

Our Italian hazelnut orchards

To create true goodness,
you need to look after nature and the land.

Our sustainable „Italian Hazelnut Orchards” project

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Own production

The idea behind the “Noccioleti Italiani” (“Italian hazelnut orchards”) project was born in 2011 and became operational in 2014 when Loacker set up its own groves in Tuscany. The first 240 hectares of hazelnut groves were planted in our  agricultural companies, Tenuta Corte Migliorina, (Orbetello) and Tenuta Collelungo, (Roccastrada).

To this day, around 500 hectares of hazelnut plantations were planted in Tuscany. Our preferred cultivars are the Tonda di Giffoni and the Romana.

 

Supply contracts

Besides Tuscany, Loacker also started similar projects in other Italian regions such as Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Umbria, Marche and the “Alto Lazio”. The supply contracts guarantee different advantages to the farmers: by signing long-term partnership contracts, we guarantee to purchase the entire yield at an advantageous price for the farmer. The project also includes different services, for example the provision of technical consultancies and the product’s initial processing on site. Moreover, we have made a deal with the Intesa Sanpaolo bank which will open favorable credit line to farmers involved in the project.

By taking part in the “Noccioleti Italiani” project, interested entrepreneurs will be able to rely on our constant support to reach the high-quality standards demanded by the company; in exchange, we will guarantee the purchase of their product.

For further information write us: progettonocciole@loacker.com

 

Ecomethod – our commitment to the environment

BMS Micro-Nutrients, leader in crop foliar feeding, awarded Loacker the EcoMethod certificate. The certificate states how the Corte Migliorina and the Collelungo Loacker estates reduced their CO2 emissions by 91.34% by replacing traditional fertilisation (as set by the Lazio regulations on agronomical phases) with foliar feeding.  Respect for nature and environmental protection are two of our core corporate pillars. Receiving the Ecomethod award, which certifies the marked cut of greenhouse gases emissions and the use of inorganic fertiliser, is further proof of the Loacker “Noccioleti Italiani” (Italian hazelnut) project’s sustainability.

 

 

Sustainability

This is how we take responsibility for people, for the environment and for our quality.

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