The history of Riso I Ferrari



The history of "iFerrari" has its roots in the experience and peasant tenacity of Angelo Mario Ferrari, a rice farmer for more than 50 years, who has become an award-winning producer of certified seed rice grown in Sardinia and supplied to the best national producers. Angelo Mario Ferrari's company was born when, after having worked with his father Giovanni, a farmer from Brescia who arrived in Sardinia to cultivate the land, he decided to start his own business by purchasing the Pinna Manna agricultural estate in the Piana di Oristano, with the land facing the Golfo, an area particularly suited to rice growing thanks to its climatic conditions: "It is all thanks to the mild climate, the sun and the mistral that sweeps the rice fields and helps to keep the plants clean, reducing diseases" explains Angelo Mario.
In 1978 he became co-founder of the Sardo Piemontese Sementi (Sapise) Cooperative, leader in Italy in the sector and award-winning for rice seeds, with which the iFerrari Company still works, continuing with a high quality standard.


Together with his sons Giovanni (production manager), Daniela (manager of the accounting part), Marinella (manager of the administrative part), and Carlo (manager of the commercial sector), for about 10 years he has been marketing high quality rice: «We have chosen to focus for the moment on the most important varieties in the sector. - emphasizes Carlo Ferrari - Venere and Ermes rice have been patented by our cooperative, in the Sapise research center in Vercelli. Venus is the first black rice in Italy, so well known that it has become synonymous with black rice, although there are at least six other seven varieties of black on the market. Ermes is an integral and aromatic red rice, like black rice also rich in anthocyanins, precious antioxidant and anticancer allies.
Carnaroli, ideal for risotto and traditional recipes, and Apollo, the aromatic characterized by the long grain ". A history of excellence that of "iFerrari", which devote their time to improvement, investing in quality, adopting a production with reduced environmental impact, certified "integrated production", and using 100% renewable energy; thanks to the huge commitment they have placed in the research and care of each product, resistant and highly perfumed qualities have developed.


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