organic flour
Fastuchera
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The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from the orchard "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in the form of {production} at home. The Farmer {farmerName} will take care of your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will be able to download the adoption certificate and, if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from the orchard "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in the form of {production} at home. The Farmer {farmerName} will take care of your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will be able to download the adoption certificate and, if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

What do you adopt?
The varieties Tumminìa, Maiorca and Russulidda are historical Sicilian wheat grown and processed according to organic methods that allow all their nutritional and organoleptic characteristics to be kept intact. These grains are crushed with a stone grinder to preserve the microbes, vitamins, minerals and proteins that make it a healthy and easily digestible product. These flours are the raw material for the organic artisanal pasta that we produce by hand. [Click here](http://www.crowdfarming.com/en/farmer/fastuchera/up/buy-organic-pasta-fastuchera) to adopt a plot of wheat field and receive your traditional bronze drawn wheat pasta. Organic farming. You can download the corresponding certificate in the section of seals below.
What will you receive?
The box we will send you contains: 1x Organic wholemeal Tumminìa flour (1kg bag) 1x Semi-integral Organic Russulidda flour (1kg bag) 1x Maiorca Organic Flour Type 2 (FR Type 110) (1kg bag) 1x Maiorca Organic Flour Type 1 (FR Type 65) (1kg bag) Packaging and storage: We will package your flours in paper bags, without plastic. These flours can be stored for up to 6 months in a cool, dry place. Varieties: We have recovered and reproduced these authentic and original varieties without GMO processing. Tumminìa (Triticum durum Desf. var. affine Koern) Tumminìa, or grano marzuolo (March wheat), is the most emblematic of ancient Sicilian hard wheat. Its unique and characteristic aroma is reminiscent of almond and malt. Tumminìa flour is recognized by the international Slow Food movement as part of the heritage of Italian gastronomy for its nutritional qualities and its culture combining tradition and respect for the land. Russulidda (Triticum durum var. hordeiform) Russulidda is an ancient durum wheat typical of the Sicilian hinterland. From a colour that tends towards the red from which it takes its name, its flour makes it possible to make fresh and dry pasta, or very digestible hard dough breads that can be kept for several days and release a slight herbaceous aroma. Maiorca (Triticum vulgare Host. var. albidum Koern) Majorca wheat is an old soft white grain wheat. Grown for centuries, this variety was abandoned, then rediscovered and cultivated organically. From its characteristic white grain is produced a soft white flour, rich in protein and low in gluten. It has excellent baking characteristics, especially for desserts.
When will you receive it?
Please, check the deadline for participating in this project (deadline for adoption) below. As of this date the Farmer will start preparing the orders that are to be shipped. You may select the delivery date of your box as suggested by the Farmer at check-out.
Why should you adopt?
* Learn who produces your food, how and where. Receive your food in a conscious manner. * Buy directly from the farmer. Help to generate wealth and better jobs in the rural areas. * Plan ahead and enable the Farmer to produce on demand. This way we can avoid overproduction and fight food waste. * Reward Farmers who make an effort to use environmentally-friendly packaging and cultivation techniques.
How does it work?
Meet the Farmers
Adopt and plan your harvest
Let the Farmer and nature work
Receive your harvest at home
Nicola De Gregorio
My grandparents were farmers and passed on their love of the land to me from childhood. After the First World War, my maternal grandfather Nicola spent forty years cultivating old cereals, almond trees, a vineyard and a large orchard. In the early 1980s, this paradise was destroyed and devoted to modern wheat cultivation. My paternal grandfather Vicinzinu was a shoemaker but spent half his days caring for olive trees. During his life (nearly a hundred years!) he acquired other lands, the ones I cultivate and seek to enrich today. After my studies in demo-anthropological heritage, I carried out research on Sicilian food and farming traditions on behalf of the Linguistic Atlas of Sicily and rediscovered ancient cereals, knowledge, traditions and farming techniques and forgotten flavours. During these interviews, I saw wealth and biodiversity disappear in the face of intensive agriculture and marble quarry projects. One day, a tractor sprayed herbicides in the surrounding fields - my decision was made, I had to take care of my land, and free it from these poisons. It is this history of my family, of my region, that made me decide in 2010 to return definitively to this rural area and reunite several abandoned family plots in order to recover, preserve and develop the agro-biodiversity indigenous to Sicily by focusing on these ancient, traditional wheat in the region.
Nicola De Gregorio

"Being a farmer today means much more than farming the land: it means regaining possession of your land, keeping and defending it, producing healthy food and passing on knowledge and flavours that were in danger of being lost forever to future generations. Being able to offer my products directly to the final consumer, telling their story, the production process and possible ways of using it will support our project to preserve and cultivate these forgotten varieties, and CrowdFarming allows it!"

Fastuchera
Fastuchera
Fastuchera means "land cultivated with pistachios" in Sicilian. The Azienda agricola Fastuchera is located in the central-western part of Sicily, in the north of the province of Agrigento, between the villages of Cammarata and San Giovanni Gemini. This region, inhabited since prehistoric times, was already considered by the Romans as "the granary of the empire". The farm is composed of different plots and extends over 17 hectares, most of which are dedicated to the cultivation of traditional cereals (Maiorca, Russulidda and Tumminìa), alternating with leguminous plant crops (chickpeas, beans and lentils). On the remaining plots we maintain more than 500 Sicilian fruit trees (prickly pears, olive trees, pears, etc.) all belonging to endangered varieties. Finally, some areas are deliberately left to the natural flora that transforms the landscape into a lush Mediterranean scrub. The varieties of millenary wheat, or "grani antichi" that we grow, have been selected by generations of Sicilian farmers who preceded us and tell more than anything else the history and identity of my land. They are grown naturally, without any phytosanitary treatment and do not require any irrigation. The Fastuchera farm obtained its certification in Organic Agriculture in 2011. A symbolic element of the action of the Fastuchera farm is the "Germoplasma Conservation Field", created with funds from the Sicilian RDP (Rural Development Programme) from 2007, an exceptional genetic resource promoting biodiversity, and protected by the Natura 2000 network. It concerns the recovery of Sicilian tree and agricultural cultivars, such as pears and plums. The careful study of native varieties and the habit of cleaning the soil by hand have led me to play the role of guardian of the region, not only from an agricultural point of view, but also from a naturalistic one. It is thanks to this intervention that certain species of flora (white asphodel) and fauna (mainly arachnids) have been able to repopulate these fields, thus increasing the environmental value of the site.
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Address
Fastuchera, Cammarata, Sicilia, IT
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