|Farm Partner since:||1987|
Certified Organic Agriculture
|Specialities:||active in the organic movement since 1972|
TREASURES FROM THE VULCANIC ISLAND OF SICILY
The Salamita Cooperative has practiced organic, biodynamic Demeter cultivation since 1972 and has worked with PRIMAVERA since 1987. The cooperative was founded by brothers Francesco, Nunciato, Domenico and Eugenio Salamita, who started with organic farmer before adding biodynamic techniques two years later in 1974 after becoming acquainted with the philosophy of Rudolf Steiners. Today, the cooperative is a strong supporter and champion of the Demeter movement and organic farming in Sicily.
Along with the Salamitas, over 100 other Sicilians take part in the cooperative, which offers many advantages to its small organic farmers, including professional consulting, mutual harvesting support, collective purchasing of seeds and other materials, as well as collaborative marketing efforts.
EXPERT KNOWLEDGE FROM OUR FARM PARTNERS
„Sicily has the ideal climate for growing premium quality citrus fruits. We have practiced biodynamic Demeter agriculture since 1972, holding a strong value for protecting the environment and working with the natural cycles. The precious cold pressed citrus oils store the islands sunshine and instantly bring a smile to people’s faces.”
Francesco SalamitaFarm Partner in Sicily
Impressions of Sicily
The fruity, warm scent of orange activates body and mind. It is said, that orange oil brings light in our lives, because the rays of the sun is stored in it.
Lemon is a known for its tangy taste, awakening the senses. The essential oil is often used in formulas that intend to activate body and mind.
The tangerine is closely related to the orange. Its fruits are smaller and their fragrance even sweeter, making them especially popular with children. Tangerines are harvested between October and January.