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Alberi di agrumi

Alberi di agrumi

Contrada Crizzina was born here, among the citrus trees in a country called Castroreale in the province of Messina. This land, once a source of income for families prosperous, now looks like this: a sustainable union between nature, selected by age and climate, and the man who lives at her pace, taking only what nature gives. From the land rise magestic citrus trees, cherry trees, olive trees, walnuts and figs, which for decades have been guarded by Sicilian peasants were strangers to the logic of the intensive exploitation of nature for commercial purposes. An intimate and sincere still unites plants and farmers, in a tie with the scent of fruit and firewood, gifts of nature destined to those who take care of her with deep respect. It is a bond of love hard to explain to those who have always lived in cities. Within the walls of the apartment and the gates of the yard or in the lights of the nightlife and great shopping centers, nature is a place far away, to visit on Sunday on a trip, sometimes just to steal a few chestnuts or some fungus. Contrada Crizzina has in its goals to share the abundance that this love generates and ensure that nothing is wasted.

Each photo here represented belongs to moments of life actually lived at the Contrada.

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A new tecnology

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The history of Castroreale

The origins of Castroreale, according to legend, date back to several centuries before the birth of Christ, when a king named Artenomo, came from the Middle East, founded on a hill near the current site a city that, in honor of his daughter, he called Artemisia. Subsequently Castoreum, husband of Artemisia, built a new settlement …

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The philosophy of taste

In the normal sales process is placed maximum attention on the presentation of the agricultural product that, in order, must not have signs, must be colored, it must be large according to a default action to determine their quality. The larger more its price increases. No one ever taught to grasp the scents, to appreciate …

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The territory

The “Contrada Crizzina” can be likened to a large garden, about one hectare, divided into numerous terraces classic territory. These terraces sloping down to converge in a valley in which a stream of very small size fed all year from water sources (of which the area is very rich). The conformation of the territory is …

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