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Sassolive - azienda agricola - the mother ofOrganic Farming Idea

Organic Farming Italy would not exist without the Sassolive Organic Farm. This wonderful place right by the sea, inextricably linked with the centuries-old tradition of growing olive trees – then the paradigm shift to sustainable agriculture. All this was the origin of the vision of bringing organic farming closer to humans.

That’s why Bianca’s Farm is the origin of our initiative to expand organic farming around Sassolive. It cultivates over 1,100 olive trees, the oldest of which have a hundred years on the crowns. It has recently been possible to aopt these trees.

For a few years now, Bianca has been offering her organic olive trees for adoption. And with great success. Already in the first year all olive trees had found godparents. Many of you have visited their tree and some have helped with the olive harvest.

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Briefly about our story of Sassolive - azienda agricola

“We have been producing olive oil for five generations. My great-great-grandfather Mario Novaro started in early 1900, when the olive oil was still bottled in metal cans. Mario exported not only olive oil, but also Italian culture: for example, he published a small book through which he advertised his olive oil, but also presented profiles and works by some aspiring Italian artists. (on you can see the whole story in Italian).

Sassolive - azienda agricola Mario Novaro

Now times have changed, we have been producing extra virgin organic olive oil for years only from olives from our own organic park, which is certified organic: Sassolive – azienda agricola.

I and my team from Sassolive – azienda agricola do not value the quantity of our organic products, but rather the high quality and harmony with nature during production. But also on respect for the trees and for the land on which they took their roots, just like us. This country is really a special place. ”


The mountain of Torre Alpicella

Over 7 hectares of organic park overlooking the sea, guarded by the remains of an old Saracen tower, the Torre Alpicella. The special geographical location offers a temperate climate in winter and a fresh summer. Olive oil has been produced on this particular spot of earth for many generations.

Rosetta – Bianca’s great-grandmother – was already engaged in the nature-related care of olive trees, vegetables, orchards and our vineyard.Sassolive - azienda agricola

In recent decades, the inhabitants of the area have been concerned with housing, so the barn has become Villa Bianca, the wooden shed has become Villa Alpicella, the old stable is now Casa del Cedro. Other properties still need to be renovated, we look forward to the next steps. This is how Sassolive – azienda agricola – grows and thrives. Info about the Torre Alpicella.

Today the farm is a refuge for sustainability and environmental protection. The over 1,000 olive trees are adopted by organic enthusiasts from around the world all year round. The harvests are regularly sold out. And more and more farmers are joining them. Many from the direct neighborhood. You will be approached by travelers or on the street in Imperia.

This leads you to consider converting your land to organic farming and joining Organic Farming Italy. This closes the circle of Bianca’s idea to create a project that will draw wide circles in the region.

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