MY CITRUS FRUIT CULTIVATION IN SICILY

What We Do

Production

Oranges, lemons and olives grown in accordance with their own rhythms, taking care of the environment and human beings

Processing

Artisanal citrus marmalades made in compliance with food safety standards and with no chemical additives

Selling

Farmer-to-consumer direct marketing (pick your own on demand, online food hubs) * Local producers cooperative


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About Us

- A Sicilian grower of Tarocco oranges, lemons and olive trees in the rural area of Francofonte, a hilltop village between Catania and Syracuse, in eastern Sicily.

- I am and I want to remain "small", meaning that my orchards does not exceed 2 ha totally.

- I am a custodian of the traditional rural landscape and a preserver of the local cultural heritage in danger of being eliminated by high-yield, intensive commercial farming.

- A farmer with an eye toward what’s next since I have been working over the last years to add value to my products by processing and direct selling.

- Together with my daughters and my wife, I am committed to being a promoter of my countryside by offering several on-farm activities.

 

Location

Eastern Sicily: ideal environment for citrus production

My citrus orchards are located on the rolling hills on the outskirts of Francofonte, a village not far from Syracuse, in Eastern Sicily. Our special location within the territories around Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, helps us grow the most delicious orange on the Italian market today: the Tarocco variety.

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Our’s Achievement

25 tons+ Orange production per year

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Our Food-Hubs Customers

Réseau Solidairement
The Orange Girl