Because people matter

Katrin and Dierk Augustin

Organic apples from Augustin – good for humankind and the environment

When we, Katrin and Dierk Augustin, converted our apple farm in order to work with ecological cultivation in 1990, there were two things which were particularly important to us: we wanted to produce apples as sustainably as possible and in harmony with nature. And we wanted to cultivate apples in such a way that as many people as possible would benefit from it – in particular our staff and our customers. By means of the conversion to sophisticated Demeter cultivation methods in 2001, these objectives started to become increasingly clearer and more focused.

Fulfilment working as a team

Be they master fruit growers, office or seasonal workers, our members of staff see themselves as part of a team. And they feel connected to the Augustin Farm. This corresponds well with our idea of communal and fulfilling work. To achieve this we have consciously created a framework by catering for bright and friendly workplaces, providing sufficiently long breaks and fair salaries and wages (including infrequent overtime) or regularly organising communal festivals. Even our customers have come to notice the harmonious atmosphere on the Augustin Farm - during sales conversations and not least due to the superior quality of our fruit.

Quality that benefits everyone

Time and again, our customers confirm the special quality of our fruit to us. They notice how long Augustin apples can be stored. We regularly receive thanks from long-standing allergy sufferers, who say that they have finally discovered apples which they can eat without suffering from side-effects.

However, our natural farming methods not only improve the quality of our fruit but also protect the environment. Our soil is alive and fertile, our cultivation areas bustle with countless varieties of small animals and we abstain completely from the use of synthetic chemicals. A gentle use of resources from which we can all ultimately profit.


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