I scream, scream, roar
Braja in the Piedmontese dialect is the imperative of "screaming, shouting". "Braja fam" is the name of our farmhouse, at its origins the humblest area of the farms of the noble family of Sommariva del Bosco, in the province of Cuneo. It is here that a vegetable garden that has been abandoned for over ten years has given life to an even more generous and broader project than the fruits that that piece of land has given us.
Braja is a house with open doors, a meeting point for those who gravitate to the surroundings and an arrival point for those who want to immerse themselves in a rural and contemporary bubble. It is Piedmont with an accent that tastes of Sicily, which smells of the Middle East and which recalls the mid-seasons of Brooklyn. We are in Roero, but we have brought here the places where we have sown pieces of our hearts.
From Braja we understood that sometimes you have to get away to be able to find yourself in the place of the soul, what we have always called home. With attention, love and patience we have observed nature and listened to the seasons, and in their evolution we have caught the echo of an agricultural cry, firm but gentle, claiming:
the earth is high!
In dirty hands, in curved backs, bent over the earth, we recognize the value of hard and tiring work, yet noble and lofty. The humility and sweat of a peasant world that we want to redeem and whose extraordinary results we want to promote.
With our producers we have established deep human relationships made of esteem, trust and sharing of fundamental values. Our ethics look at biodiversity, sustainability and territoriality; The principles of "good", "clean" and "fair" promoted by Slow Food, with which we share this rich and proud land, are indelibly written in our DNA. Our philosophies are aligned, but at Braja every agricultural story finds its voice and space: the products bear witness to this, all full of precious cultural and gastronomic values.
Braja is a community united by the love of this territory and the desire to enhance it through slow, responsible and gentle agriculture. Ours are peasant stories of courage and resilience. They are deserving realities, worthy of attention. Ours are unique, exquisite and expressive products. We are proud to be who we are and we say it as it is done by us, on the farm: out loud!