The Organic farm “Terre del Favonio”

We love and respect the nature and the territory of Favignana which is essentially an agricultural landscape. We would like it to be protected and enhanced. The idea of an organic farm in contrast to the state of abandon of the lands, started from this desire.

Even if actually born in 2012, the basic idea and project of our organic farm Terre del Favonio has always been inside us.

The estate covers an area of about 32 ha.

The olive grove occupies an area of 7ha with typical plants of Trapani area: Biancolilla, Cerasuola and Nocellara.

This year (2015) our olive grove has given us the first harvest.

The olives are picked by hand, placed in boxes and immediately taken to the mill to be cold pressed.

This attentive procedure enabled us to produce an excellent fruity and delicate extra virgin olive oil.

In the cultivated land (about 6 ha) we grow some old varieties of Sicilian durum wheat, Tumminia and Bidi’, with which we produce typical of Trapani pasta called Busiate.

Since the grain is stone ground it keeps all its nutritional properties.

The grapevines, the figs and the almond trees are planted in terraces, between the old carob and the olive trees.

Our land gives us a great variety of vegetables and fruit : tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, zucchini, red onions, potatoes, salad, green beans, yellow melons, watermelons, figs, prickly pears and grapes.

The aromatic corner smells of oregano, mint, sage, thyme, rosemary.

Our hens, free to scratch about outdoors, give us fresh eggs daily.

Our bees produce an excellent wildflower honey, thyme and thistle scented according to the season.

Our goal is not only the production of honey, but also to reintroduce the Sicilian black bee (Apis Mellifera Sicula), a native variety which unfortunately is disappearing from Sicily.

The respect for nature and the territory, the dedication in working the land and the care for the estate and its agricultural production , represent  the soul of Terre del Favonio.

For us it’s a great joy and satisfaction to share with the guests of the Dimora dell’Olivastro and Cala del Pozzo , our products , the result of passion and love that we have for our land.

We are Sicilians proud of our tradition and of what our land can produce: hence our commitment to support the many small Sicilian companies  by choosing handmade and organic “Made in Sicily” products, from jams to honey, from cheeses to wines, from beers to sweets, extra virgin olive oil and natural soaps. Promote and share them with our guests, is a small mission based on the profound love for our island.