Our bio farmers

All Barbio’s products are carefully prepared according to our own recipes and made from quality organic vegetables and herbs. We strive to produce our products from organic ingredients that are locally grown, mainly in Slovenia. The herbs and vegetables are therefore immediately used, without the long transportation and storage, during which a majority of vitamins, minerals and other healthy substances are lost. We have agreed with some of local organic farms to produce organic vegetables and herbs for us to ensure the best possible quality.

Organic farm Hiška zelišč

Herbs and spices, grown according to biodynamic principles

The organic farm Hiška zelišč is a small organic farm in Hrastje, which lies on the slopes of Hiska zeliscPohorje. Patricija Šenekar there pays special attention to various herbs and herbal preparations. The biodynamic principles are the basis of her organic products. Hiška zelišč offers a wide selection of different teas, herbs, tinctures of herbal extracts and organic certified cosmetics. The main component of their products are of course different organic herbs. We get organic herbs for our organic spice salts there.

All Barbio’s products are carefully prepared according to our own recipes and made from quality organic vegetables and herbs. We strive to produce our products from organic ingredients that are locally grown, mainly in Slovenia. The herbs and vegetables are therefore immediately used, without the long transportation and storage, during which a majority of vitamins, minerals and other healthy substances are lost. We have agreed with some of local organic farms to produce organic vegetables and herbs for us to ensure the best possible quality.

Organic farm Podkubovšek

Organic vegetables grown with loveGospa Marija v vrtu

The organic farm Podkubovšek is located near Celje, just above Frankolovo in Zgornje Slemene. Organic vegetables flourish there, thanks to willing hands of Mrs Marija Podkubovšek, who kindly prepared it for us even in the rain. In addition to vegetables and fruits the farm also has a few animals, cattle, chicken and pigs. Mrs. Marija has embarked on yogurt and cheese making this year, and the meat is processed into delicious salami without preservatives. They also planted 600 seedlings of raspberries. The offer on the farm is really rich!

Organic farm Pr’ Malnar

Organic vegetables, eggs and honeynjiva pr malnar

The family Malnar grow their excellent organic vegetables in the Gozd-Reka village, which lies between Litija and Grosuplje. They offer plenty of organic vegetables, such as onions, garlic, chard, pumpkin, carrots, parsley … as well as fresh eggs and organic honey. They sell their products at home and also on the open market in Litija. For our Biogetta, we get the parsley and yellow carrots there.

Organic Farm Šlibar

The innovative and entrepreneurial organic farmGregor Slibar Ekoloska kmetija Slibar

The parsnip is not easy to get by in Slovenia as it is rather unknown, although it had been a very important part of nutrition prior to the arrival of the potato to Europe. We found organic parsnip on the organic farm Šlibar near Tržiče, where we also get organic fruit brandy, in which we soak our organic herbs to produce our liqueurs. Mostly, the farm is engaged in growing organic vegetables, wheat and fruit, but they also have some cattle, chickens and pigs. Lately, the focus is on the production of their own organic beer.

Organic Spice Farm Grilc

Herbs from the mountainEko kmetija Grilc

On the slopes of Krvavec Mrs Grilc grows many different herbs. Each is useful for this or that trouble we face in these times of increasingly polluted world. The various organic herbs include tarragon, sage and mint, which we soak in organic fruit brandy to produce excellent natural herbal liqueurs. They are delicious at all times, especially to warm you up the cold winter days. We also get the herbs and spices for our herbal salts.

Nature’s Smile

Nature’s Smile – the organic Kin PreščanNasmeh narave

Organic Kin Preščan is located on the hills around Šmartno near Litija. Up to the farm leads a picturesque road, which just invites you to walk in the beautiful nature. On the 9-hectare estate organic herbs are harvested by hand; 90% in their natural environment, while 10% of them are grown in the herb garden. They and dry the herbs on the air, in rustic oven or on a dark attic air. At Barbio’s, we use their organic herbs and spices for the preparation of our organic herbal salts: Mediterranean, Provencal, and hemp salt.

Zeleni zabojček

Zeleni zabojčki (green boxes) deliver fresh, locally grown organic foodZeleni zabojcek

The team of Zeleni zabojček has the same philosophy as we do: it is necessary to use as much locally grown food as possible. The organic vegetables and fruits are gathered from the farmers and then delivered to their customers in the form of boxes. They cooperate with many organic farms and therefore have an excellent selection of varied fresh vegetables and fruits. To us they provide green parsley and parsnip; the latter is sometimes from Austria, because we cannot always get enough in Slovenia.

Piran Saltpans

Salt is the sea that could not return to the skyPiranske soline

Piran salt, the precious product of the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, is the result of restless winds, warm sun, and the hardworking salt pan workers. It is hand-harvested, according to traditional methods dating back more than 700 years. The key process involves natural crystallisation in the Park’s salt fields that are protected by petola – a valuable bio sediment substrate made up of minerals and microorganisms. The Piran salt with the designation of origin is light, rich in sea minerals, and has an exquisite taste, supplemented by the parent water caught within the crystals.