Zero-waste family farm from Zagorje

5. February 2022. Nikola Vido

In the small Zagorje town of Sekirišće, in the municipality of Sveti Križ Začretje, in addition to nature that pleases the eyes, there is also something that will delight every palate. Mr. Branko Kvež started his special family farm story there, and discover why it is special in a new article

The late father, in the village and beyond, was a famous Zagorje butcher. From an early age, Mr. Kvež helped his father in his work, so it was logical that he would follow in his footsteps, right?

Maybe not. Being a butcher is not a job that everyone would enjoy, want, and do well, but years of experience have crystallized the virtues of this job for Mr. Branko and with Croatia’s entry into the European Union, he decided to start a meat story that will be in line with all European standards.

When he decided to develop his business in the meat industry, he had to decide whether he wanted to resell live cattle or process pigs into cured meat products. As there was no facility in Zagorje for the processing of traditional Zagorje cured meat products, this was a real opportunity for the Kvež family.

They took the opportunity, opened the first facility for processing traditional Zagorje cured meat products, and then added pumpkins to the story. Yes, you read that right. In addition to producing real cured meat delicacies, you will also find pumpkin oil in their range. Wondering how pumpkin oil and pork processing go together?

OPG Kvež - bučino ulje

Due to their high carbohydrate content, pumpkins and squash are often used as food for cows, pigs, and sheep. Before slaughter, pigs need to be fattened well and with quality, and what is a better way to do that than by producing pumpkins yourself? In addition to “meat”, pumpkins also contain seeds, and in order to throw nothing away in the production, Mr. Branko decided to produce pumpkin oil.

As we stated in the title, nothing is thrown away in this Zagorje family farm. This is where its uniqueness lies and, accordingly, it gets the epithet of a zero-waste manufacturer.

In addition to being characterized by zero-waste production, all raw materials used in production are of Croatian origin. So, in addition to being the custodians of domestic production, their products meet all the criteria for obtaining their own VeeMee QR code, which we believe will soon adorn them.

OPG Kvež

Pumpkin oil, homemade sausages, excellent bacon, buncek, cracklings, hams, blood sausages, and other dried delicacies for true gourmets, you can find at fairs in Zlatar, Krapina, Velika Gorica, and Oroslavje.

Fairs schedule:

Tuesday: Zlatar 07:00am – 01:00pm

Thursday: Krapina 07:00am – 01:00pm

Friday: Velika Gorica 07:00am – 01:00pm

Saturday: Oroslavje 08:00am – 12:00am

Check out what their products look like, how much they cost, and in what packages they come on their Facebook profile or YouTube channel.

Did you?

Now that you have checked them, we would like to inform you that if none of the fairs is close to you, and you want to be a part of this domestic and highly praiseworthy story, you can order products online, via Facebook, or by phone: +385 98 169 4647.

Until the next reading,

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