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A young Italian company located in Villarosa (Sicily) is looking for distributors interested in Sicilian organic olive oil, extracted using authentic cold extraction. The company has won several prizes for the quality of the oil.
The Italian company was set up in 2011 thanks to a project co-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. The overall aim of the project has been the management of a medium-size olive grove, and an oil-mill with the aim of producing a very high standard of extra virgin olive oil, thanks to the employment of organic agricultural practices.
In 2013 the company has its first harvest and went out in the market with its first extra virgin olive oil.
The production of this very hight quality extra virgin olive oil is also derived from an authentic cold extraction.
The olives harvested are immediately processed in a cutting edge oil mill, a plant with professional features in reduced dimensions, powered by solar panel. The oil-mill operates in a two-phases system and it produces oil without the use of vertical centrifugal separators. The mill is fully computerized: a software regulates all of the machine's parameters (including its temperature) and checks all its values.
After that, the oil is stored in stainless steel containers in a cool, dark and dry room, at a temperature of between 6°-15° C.
The company is looking for distributors to sell and to promote this high quality olive oil. The company is also interested in cooperation activities in Research and Development projects in agriculture.
The company is the 2nd young farm in Italy for excellence in best practices according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
The oil is among the best Italian extra virgin olive oils selected by Slow Food in 2016 and it is used regularly, among others, also in the kitchen of a two-starred Michelin restaurant in Sweden.
The farm is 100% sustainable since it uses only renewable energy produced with with solar panels, while all the residues from the olive processing phase are recycled as biomass and fertilizer in the olive orchard.
The farm works also in the field of historical ecology and sustainability science, applying spatial analysis (through GIS) with practical fieldwork. The company cooperates with several academic consortia throughout Europe, carrying on research on ways of integrating sustainable development and eco-innovations into the sectors of agriculture, nature conservation and resilience studies. The farm is also active in the field of environmental education as well as in social agriculture and rural tourism.
The company guarantees the most of traceability, being able to close the food chain from the tree to the bottle.
The company is looks for distributors already active in high quality food products coming from small-scale agriculture.
The company aim is above all to target with its products the small retail channel of the organic and gourmet food and the HoReCa ( Hotel/Restaurant/Café) sector but also luxury food shops.This means they must be totally aware of the niche market the company is targeting.
The potential partners will be able to transmit effectively the peculiarities of the product offered, in particular the high quality production standard and the connection between the territory and the product.
The company is also interested in participating as a partner in agricultural research and development projects, guaranteeing its own machineries, staff, and resources.