Pure Local

The Pure Local team is a group of motivated Belgian farmers, maltsers and agronomists who want to bring brewing barley back to the Belgian soils. With a passion for nature, cereals and regenerative  farming practices  we manage to grow high quality barley on our soil. Protecting our natural sources and climate are key.

Pure Local

The Pure Local team is a group of motivated Belgian farmers, maltsers and agronomists who want to bring brewing barley back to the Belgian soils. With a passion for nature, cereals and regenerative  farming practices  we manage to grow high quality barley on our soil. Protecting our natural sources and climate are key.

PURE

For an agriculture that respects
the soil and the planet,
and a malt of exceptional quality

LOCAL

 +97% of the Barley malted in Belgium is imported.

We want to change this and support our local farmers.

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PURE LOCAL FIELD MAP

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PURE LOCAL VALUES

The philosophy behind Pure Local

WE CARE FOR OUR SOIL

Healthy soils for healthy barley

At Belgomalt, we care for our soils. We realize it’s not an endless source of nutrients and we highly respect its value. A healthy soil is the basis for growing healthy barley.

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A healthy soil filled with carbon and micro organisms

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A covered and non-covered land

LESS CO2, MORE WATER ABSORPTION

Environmentally-friendly regenerative agriculture

Throughout the years, traditional agricultural techniques proved their purpose, but more than ever we realize they make our soils very vulnerable. Today, agriculture contributes to a large proportion of worldwide CO2 emissions, this doesn’t have to be the case. Regenerative agriculture can lead to crops extracting more carbon from the air, strengthening the vitality of the soil and reducing CO2 emission.

CARBON IS KEY

More natural nutrients and less added fertilizer

Organisms in uncultivated soils emit a continuous amount of CO2. Instead of laying the fields fallow, we can sow it with ground-covering crops. These crops extract CO2 from the air and store it in the earth as nutrition. Moreover, the soil will be protected by a natural cover and it will be easier for rootlets to find their way to deeper layers of the soil to find water and nutrients, therefore use of fertilizers will become less crucial.

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A flock of sheep is the perfect natural fertiliser

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The Pure local farmers at our annual crop meeting.

Our farmers know our brewers. At least once a year they meet each other at the harvest BBQ. 

AGRICULTARAL COOPERATIVE

9 committed Belgian farmers

Both in the region of Gembloux and Tielt we unite a group of farmers who grow brewing barley. They take the best possible measures to meet the high quality standards of our brewers. All of the farmers are applying regenerative farming techniques. They signed a book of specs that guides their farms to completely regenerative. We are able to measure the carbon footprint of these farms. The goal is to sequester as much carbon as possible. In return for these efforts our farmers are rewarded with a fair stable price per ton of Barley.

THE DATA

The data proves it works

We have had all Pure Local farmers of harvest 2020 evaluated by the “My Soil Capital” tool and the results are already very promising. The cultivation shows a negative CO2 balance.
Per hectare of Pure Local field, on average more CO2 was stored in the soil than was emitted.

Our farmers are convinced that in the course of the coming years they will reduce these negative emissions even further. Help them by believing with them in the power of agriculture as a CO2 sequestrant!

300 tons

Amount of Belgian barley malted into Belgomalt Pure Local

We’re very proud to have malted 300 tons of Belgian barley into Belgomalt Pure Local. We offer this Pilsen malt to local brewers who believe in the strength of a short supply chain and in caring for our Belgian soils.

ARE YOU INTERESTED?

BUY PURE LOCAL MALT

Are you interested to use our local malt in your beer? Take a look at our webshop, or contact Alexander, as our stocks are limited!