Alexander und Leonhard Martl – Kastl

"Work that gives pleasure is not a burden and keeps us fit at the same time"

Alexander Martl has taken over the Gröbner Bioland farm from his parents. The manager of a company which carries out planning and services in the field of environmental protection and nature conservation, lead the farm as a sideline business.

The Martl family has owned the business since 1944.
While dairy farming used to be practiced in the past the family business now switched to arable farming. In addition to malting barley for the Brewery Steiner also oats, spelt and wheat are grown. But also a barley/pea mixture for the neighboring organic farm as well as potatoes and vegetables for direct marketing can be found on the farm of the martls.

Around the property is a scattered garden, in which also the numerous chickens of the family can roam around. The eggs, as well the fruit and new potatoes can be bought at a stall right next to the farm.

The switch to organic took place in 2014. Since then, the Martl family has been a member of the Bioland association.

“We have always attached great importance to healthy and natural food and are passionate about organic farming. On the one hand simply because of the high quality and the unique taste of our self-produced food, on the other hand we really enjoy working in/with nature and the sustainable cultivation of our fields," explains Leonhard.

Son Alexander adds: "We want to leave a healthy foundation for future generations, which is why all the manual work is also a pleasure."

Working with Barnhouse since 2019

“We have only been a supplier since 2019 and therefore have little experience with Barnhouse. We value the reliability at Barnhouse and the regional proximity. It is particularly pleasing that our grain is processed into such high-quality food at Barnhouse.”