a cooperative of farmers in the heart of rural Sicily
Valdibella, a sustainable project within which all resources, both human and natural,find their own realization
It was born in June 1998 in an area with a strong agricultural and rural vocation, joining the Ithaca Salesian community, which deals with the reception of young people with social discomfort and promoting their insertion into the world of work through the “Jonathan” project.
From the beginning the cooperative has tried to unhinge not only cultural but also cultural stratifications that in recent centuries have dominated the Sicilian territory: that is to restore the dignity to farmers, promoting concrete actions against commercial and labor exploitation and fielding agricultural methods organic that focus on biodiversity and native crops.
We knew from the beginning that the only way to succeed in the project was the union between different farmers. Alone, each would have done little. Or nothing. And every day this belief is confirmed even in small things.
If today we produce wine, wheat and pasta, almonds and oil, vegetables and legumes, it is only because within our cooperative there are women and men who know how to overcome their individuality to join a common and cooperative project
There is no real growth if not collective: also for this reason the cooperative has joined, since its foundation, the Addiopizzo association, which with its manifesto of critical consumption spends itself in favor of an economy free from mafias.
For this reason, the Addiopizzo logo is present on all Valdibella brand products.