organic pasta
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?
Our Tumminìa and Russulidda flours, the raw materials of our pasta, are grown in accordance with tradition and according to the standards of Organic Agriculture. Twice a year we produce about ten different pasta products in a certified organic artisanal factory. The pasta is pressed using a mould made of bronze and dried on wooden frames at temperatures between 28°C and 36°C for 24 to 48 hours depending on the shape. We make these artisanal and authentic pasta from the ancient organic flours that we produce in the heart of Fastuchera. [Click here](http://www.crowdfarming.com/en/farmer/fastuchera/up/adopt-a-wheat-field-fastuchera) to adopt a plot of Sicilian durum wheat. 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: 2x Tagliatelle Tumminìa wholemeal (0.5kg bag) 2x Russulidda semolina pappardelles (0.5kg bag) 1x Fusilli Tumminìa whole (0.5kg bag) 1x Tumminìa semolina penne (0.5kg bag) 1x Ditali of Russulidda semolina (0.5kg bag) 1x Maccaroni of Tumminìa semolina (0.5kg bag) 1x Stelline Russulidda (0.5kg bag) 1x Rigatoni Russulidda integral (0.5kg bag) Wire drawing is the process that shapes the different doughs by mixing only flour and mineral water. Thanks only to the use of our old flours, this slow drawing carried out in bronze moulds allows us to offer you an artisanal and authentic product of very high quality, characterized by a porous and rough paste, ideally retaining condiments sauces. Ingredients: Organic flours / Mineral water. Packaging and storage: We will pack your pasta in a polyethylene bag. The label is made of recycled paper. These different pastas can be kept for at least 1 year and a half in a dry and dark place.
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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