Originally from the Italian island of Pantelleria, Salvatore Ferrandes has lived most of his life in Latina, in Central Italy. His father moved there to work start farming. Initially, they had a vineyard, which Salvatore later began to transition into a fruit orchard and vegetable garden.
In this period, in addition to kiwis, watermelons and strawberries, the land of the Ferrandes farm also produced salads, purple aubergines, new potatoes, and tomatoes, that is, everything you need for crop rotation, together with replenishing legumes and grasses. The farm now covers 30 hectares in the Pontine plain, an area highly suited to agriculture, thanks to its extremely fertile soil and ideal climate, due to the proximity of the sea.
Salvatore has been practising organic farming for over 15 years, considers it the only sustainable agricultural method, and started off because he was dissatisfied with how things were going in conventional agriculture.
Since 1987, we have been firmly committed to the principle that the best products for human health are also those that are the best for the nature that surrounds us.
We also firmly believe that the earth must be treated with great care, so that it continues to bear fruit, since only fertile and healthy soil, cultivated with passion and willing effort and sweat, can produce foods that are the best for the nourishment and vitality of human health.
Giving up the use of chemicals, safeguarding biodiversity and indulging the rhythms of nature all means taking care of the earth, to guarantee its future and that of the humans who inhabit it, for all generations to come.
By organic production, we mean the use of cultivation, processing and distribution methods in compliance with the rules established by EC Regulation No. 848/2018, amending EEC Regulation 2092/91.
Organic agriculture is thus based on the following principles:
The design and management of biological processes based on ecological systems that use natural resources within the systems themselves and methods that:
Use exclusively living organisms and mechanical production methods; Exclude the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs); Use risk assessments and, when needed, suitable prevention and precautionary measures.