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To the Farmers of the vegetable gardens of Gorizia who have jealously handed down, from generation to generation, the precious seeds of the “Rose of Gorizia” for over one hundred and fifty years.
… “none of us gives his seeds to other producers, because they are our true heritage” says Francesco Brumat, a producer with his wife Anna in Piuma di Gorizia.
Francesco is one of the eight farmers that in 2000 established the association to safeguard, support and promote in Italy and abroad the name and the traditional production of this extraordinary rose shaped chicory, which since 1873 has been the pride of the vegetable gardens of Gorizia, defined by Baron Karl Von Czoernig “Austrian Nice”.
The prize is delivered by Ermanno Olmi.