“During a visit to Austria, my husband Horst Heigl (who initiated the Heiligenberg Homa farm) and I brought vegetables from our farm for lunch. I took some carrots, cut them into slices and put them in a bowl.
Our friend said:
“Not only your carrot´s taste is unsurpassed, but also their appearance is magnificent! I love looking at the carrot slices. They have such a harmonic structure. They look like flowers. I’ve cut so many carrots, but none are as pretty as those of the Homa Farm. I have been watching them for years. Wouldn´t you like to photograph them? ”
I did, and on April 2005 the photograph on the right side was taken.
From that moment on, I began to observe. For over a decade, we had only eaten vegetables from our Homa farm. We had no other vegetables to compare with.
As a proof, I bought fresh carrots in the market. Some from conventional farming and some from certified organic farming, called ‘Demeter’. For comparison, we took Homa carrots of similar size, cut them into slices and under the same conditions.
Conventionally grown carrots have a spongy structure, with little pattern definition.
With organic carrots, you can see a structure, but not a defined pattern.
Homa carrots seem to be full of energy. The structure and pattern are clearly defined. What cannot be shown in the photo is the taste; however, there is a considerable difference. Homa carrots taste exceptionally fine and intense.
“STRUCTURAL HARMONY IN HOMA CROPS”
Article by Birgitt Heigl,