The company model is based on the total integration of all steps along the production chain, from the selection of lands right up to processing.
The most suitable lands for each crop are selected based on soil composition and climate conditions. Organic land is distant from conventional crops and industrial areas.
La Cesenate owns more than 1.500 hectares of land.
Quality starts from sowing.
Sais, the seed production group company, has been skilfully selecting seeds for over 70 years, in the pursuit of genetic improvement by means of natural hybridisations.
Crops are grown with care, competence and respect for the land, free from pesticides and in controlled and Eco-sustainable systems, even for conventional production.
The process takes place under the consultancy and supervision of a team of expert internal and local agronomists.
At the right moment, with modern technologies but also with all the care, attention and experience of a qualified workforce.
A perfectly organised process, to preserve all the freshness and organoleptic properties of vegetables and fruits.
Tomatoes are processed within medium 6-8 hours from being picked thanks to the plant location close to the fields.
The production system is at the service of quality and food safety, with state-of-the-art and continuously evolving technology.
“Gentle” processing methods are used to preserve organoleptic and nutritional properties.
Organic production lives up to unique quality standards, with a production organisation that makes all the difference: for example, organic and conventional tomato lines are separate.
La Cesenate pursues the continuous improvement of production processes, implementing quality and food safety checks, sustainability in farming, workplace safety and respect for the environment, with particular attention to energy saving.
This commitment has also earned the company quality certifications.
Over the years La Cesenate has gradually acquired farms in Romagna and Tuscany and now owns over 600 hectares, mostly farmed in accordance with stringent organic farming regulations.
On such farms La Cesenate grows organic apples, pears, peaches, apricots and plums which are used to produce Alce Nero purées, baby food, fruit juices and nectars.