The display of wonderful fruit and vegetable varieties, which thrive on the Oberglunigerhof farm, conceals the fact that organic farming entails more work and expenditure than conventional farming. Nevertheless, the farmer, Heinrich Platter has never regretted the decision, taken over 20 years ago, to change to organic farming, for organic apples and such-like simply taste better and are healthier.
By forsaking artificial sprays and fertilisers organic farmers are thinking of the future and giving back to their land its natural fertility. The family are also very anxious to maintain diversity and to preserve old, almost forgotten varieties, so they grow these alongside the "popular" varieties.
In the attractive vegetable garden the vegetables of the season thrive and thanks to the many hours of sunshine plants from the Mediterranean and from almost exotic regions feel at home here, from herbs with heady scents to wonderfully sweet fruit.