Farm Visit: Good Food Syndicate

Nov 28, 2023


We organise farm visits in the Berlin area which are specifically intended for gastronomes and farmers. Our aim is to share knowledge about agricultural cultivation methods, spark a conversation around product quality, and show the connection of individual ingredients to our whole food system. Through these farm visits, we bring producers and cooks closer together and nurture their mutual appreciation.

Good Food Syndicate


Surrounded by forests and lakes, they run a small, diverse market garden with over 50 crops. Organic herbs, vegetables, fruit and flowers can be freshly harvested by visitors or purchased in the small farm store. They also deliver seasonal vegetable boxes and supply regional and Berlin kitchens.

Philipp and Lena Adler have built up their 1.5-hectare garden from scratch over 4 years. From the very beginning, they maintained contacts with many restaurants. In 2020, the pandemic presented them with challenges, but fortunately restaurant employees continued to buy their vegetables.

Using a system similar to solawi (community-supported agriculture), they now sell around half of their harvest in vegetable boxes. A small self-harvest field also supplements their range. The design of the GOOD FOOD SYNDICATE is based on the principle of market gardening, which enables standardized processes and better planning. Soil diversity and varied crop rotation are key, as diversity keeps pests away and the varied crop rotation for sandy soil means less irrigation. Weed control and special crop rotation for the Brassicaceae family (cruciferous plants) such as rocket, Chinese cabbage, etc. are another challenge in their work.

Water and weather naturally also play a major role for them. They have various rainwater catchment projects in the pipeline. They also water during the day when it is very hot and at night when the plants need it most.

The choice of variety is also crucial for them. They offer special potato and carrot varieties that are in demand from restaurants. Some varieties are popular locally, others go to restaurants.

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