19 facilities, one single philosophy: the Op Isola Verde values
OP Isola Verde is a group of affiliated Baby Leaf salad producers who believe in good farming practices and continuous improvement. Discover the values of our organisation.
OP Isola Verde was officially established in 2014, when 8 farms joined forces to create a consortium aimed at supporting each other in a variety of activities.
Today it has 19 affiliated farming members, but the principles that are the cornerstones of this group have not changed, on the contrary, they have been enhanced over time, marking the success of all the member enterprises.
The advantages of joining forces in an OP
Compared to a single company, producer consortiums are a cut above the rest when operating on the market, as together we can
- invest in research & development,
- exchange know-how
- collaborate in order to maintain high standards of product quality and goodness,
- guarantee constant production for the Italian and European markets.
It is no secret that the agricultural sector is subject to external factors that can radically change its course, but together we can overcome such obstacles, let’s stop thinking about the weather!
Climate change is a sticking point for agricultural production, especially in the Bergamo area, where, in addition to the harsh winters, we have also recently had to deal with dry and torrid summers.
Discussing such issues with each other, we finally managed to find a solution together: we have installed weather monitoring units which we use to gather data that, year by year, enable us to anticipate and manage criticalities. In addition, we divide our productions among the production sites in the North and South of Italy, to ensure our customers consistently fresh produce.
Product safety, our shared value
In addition to the continuous exchange of knowledge, the OP Isola Verde affiliated companies also share the need to ensure a safe and controlled production standard for customers.
Every phase of the production cycle of the baby leaf salads produced by the OP Isola Verde affiliates is analysed and monitored, from soil analysis, to the meticulous selection of seeds, from field controls to weeding, from manual selection of the product to its packaging.
This guarantees all our customers baby leaf salads that comply with the main international safety standards, and has allowed us to obtain 12 certifications for product safety, traceability, respect of good farming practices and organic farming methods.
No single enterprise would have the power to invest in technology, variety research and quality at these levels.
For a producer consortium, however, every effort is shared, weighing less on each enterprise, and allowing us to achieve significantly stronger commercial performance and continuous growth.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE ADVANTAGES OF CHOOSING OP ISOLA VERDE AS YOUR SUPPLIER.
Contact our offices and come to visit us to learn more about our production standards.
I believe in the continuous improvement and technological innovation applied to the agricultural sector with respect for the Planet.
I was one of the founders of OP Isola Verde and I am committed to ensuring our agricultural production is the right combination of innovation and traditional agriculture.
I promote the research on varieties and new solutions to produce quality baby leaf salads, and I believe in the “CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT” philosophy.