„Nature is very important to me!“
The Mooswinkelhof in Halsbach has been owned by the Hochreier family for several centuries. Already in 1982 the farm was converted to organic, at that time still by the parents of Herbert Hochreiter, who now manages the farm as a sideline. His main occupation is an engineer and works as a software and system tester.
On the 23 hectares of fields, meadows and forest, besides our barnhouse oats and spelt many other things are grown. Yolks, rye, barley, field beans, peas, etc. Since 2019, several alpacas populate the farm.
Herbert Hochreiter is a member of the Biokreis farming association and explains to us why he likes being an organic farmer so much:
„I want to manage my farm in a natural and sustainable way, just like my parents did. I want to produce natural food in a way that also preserves as many habitats as possible for our biodiversity.
In order to protect the soil life, I would like to achieve as high a degree of coverage as possible, especially over the winter. I do this with diverse intercrop mixes, which are matched to the following crop.“
Especially for the protection of biodiversity, Herbert does a lot
„The flowering areas should help wild bees, for example, to have a habitat even after the harvest. On the one hand, the hedges should represent a biotope, on the other hand, protect against erosion“, explains Herbert.
The farmer is very committed to organic farming and even has 2 hectares of meadows in the nature conservation program.
Collaboration with Barnhouse
„I am pleased and grateful to have been part of the Barnhouse delivery community for 3 years now. The short distances help me a lot. I also feel good about Barnhouse’s appreciative and fair partnership with its partner farmers. And last but not least, you can be your own customer in a way with the crunchy Krunchy breakfast.“