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The Orchard Park, a history of fruit born from a dream Trentino

Written by CinziaTosini

The recipe: Tortei potatoes de Val di Non

I love fruit! I often wonder why it should not be offered from catering. For example, the apple is a fruit known for its digestibility. E’ nutriente, low in calories, and is a good source of fiber. I love it so much that I adopted an apple tree! 😉

Today I will tell you a story of fruit born from a dream Trentino made in Brianza.

It all started when, not so long ago, drive along a road that I did not know, I noticed a gate in front of a cart with an indication of an orchard, or better, of Orchard Park.

From the outside you could see a long dirt road with lots of fruit trees. I could not get… It 'started as a story of knowledge and friendship with a group of Trentino who have realized their dream of land and agriculture in the beautiful Brianza.

But not only, my adventure took me to adopt a tree apple that will follow from now on during flowering and pruning, up to September, month dedicated to the collection of fruits.

One way to approach to agriculture, for learn about the work of the farmers, to follow the stages of the life of the trees under the guidance of experts during visits to explain the evolution of plants taken. Adopt a tree means treat yourself, with an annual quota of 25 euro, a true contact with nature. One piece of advice that I give to parents encourage new generations to the land and to ensure that the resent their.

The Orchard Park Pond Ceriano, in the province of Monza and Brianza, extends 80 acres within the Park Groane. A farm was born from the idea of ​​a group entrepreneurs of Trento that fate would bring in Brianza. Inside you can also find a Bottega circuit Campagna Amica, with local agriculture and typical Trentino.

The first of the originators of the project that I knew was Walter Cova, a furniture enthusiast agriculture that is divided between the land and its work. Both the commitment necessary to conduct the seal, but as I said Walter – work the land regenerates you and pays you back in time with its fruits - A thought which I fully shared.


Sunday 6 April we celebrated together day dedicated to bloom.

E 'was great to see them all together laughing and joking, simply, as it was once in the countryside. A day dedicated to nature and ecology sponsored by Pro Loco and the administration of Ceriano Pond. Respectively present the President Gianmario Longoni and the Mayor Dante Cattaneo.

During our time together we talked about agriculture, History, and traditions of Brianza and Trentino. About the latter, I got to taste 'Potatoes tortei de Val di Non 'Prepared by Stefano Conforti and Matteo D’Andrea under the supervision of Alberto Cova. Three friends and chefs to delight and passion.

Who does not know this dish of traditional thirty can read below the recipe that I got from my chefs give talkers (I did not think the Trentino speak so much ... even more than me). 😉

Tortei potatoes de Val di Non

Ingredients for 4 people:

– 1 pounds of white potatoes
– 100 gr di farina bianca
– Sale q.b.
– Peanut oil for frying


  • Peel the potatoes and grate them coarsely.
  • Combine flour and salt, then mix with a spoon of 'Uncle Paul' (a spoonful, they call it so).
  • Fry until golden brown.
  • Then spread on a paper towel, and serve with cold meats and cheeses from Trentino.

Regarding the wine, I was advised to combine a good Teroldego, and volete, for after dinner, a delicious flavored grappa all'Asperula, medicinal herb which is found in woods.

As I always say the 'People’ are the key to everything, health, and goodbye to Orchard Park!


Orchard Park – Via the Pond 56 – Ceriano Pond (MB) – E mail:



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