"Everything goes better with calm and serenity... or fuck that, then there's nothing."
The Heimer Hof in Fraunberg is run by Anton Eibl and his family as a sideline and has been family-owned since around 1900. At that time, Anton's great-grandfather, Anton Forster, bought the farm. In 1966 Anton's father took over the farm and set up a dairy farm, followed by the construction of new stables and garages for the three-sided farm. In 2002 Anton took over the farm and converted it completely to organic by 2004. A year later, photovoltaic systems were installed on the former stable building.
The farm with 16.2 hectares of agricultural land is run by Anton and his wife as a sideline. While Anton's wife works part-time in the support center of the Algasing facility for the disabled, the organic farmer and daily worker works in the agricultural office in Weilheim in the agricultural testing service. He also works in the Bockhorn Parish Association as an organist and choirmaster.
However, the farm is run purely as a family business. "At 86, my father still likes to go for sorrel and thistle pricking," says Anton. While the farm used to be a dairy farm, today you only find chickens and three bee colonies on the farm. In addition to oats and spelt, the Eibls also grow camelina and red clover for seed propagation. The grassland is harvested twice a year and is in contract conservation programs.
That's why Anton Eibl likes to be an organic farmer
“The desire to preserve creation in the best possible way, to produce healthy food, to market it regionally, to see how it grows and thrives in comparison to conventional farms. My father was initially very opposed to the changeover to organic, but since he saw that something is still growing (oat grains much larger than before – his favorite saying) he is now even advertising organic.”