The Ancient Organic Grain

Our key ingredients are sourced from local farmer, Carla La Placa, one of Sicily’s few female organic farmers and a producer of high quality ancient grains famous for their health benefits...

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The Mill

The grain is stone ground at Molini Riggi in Caltanissetta, located in the heart of organic wheat growing country and  in operation for more than 50 years...

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The Master Baker

At the Forno Santa Rita under the mentorship of Maurizio Spinello, Sicilia Integra migrants are learning the craft of producing artisan pasta...

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The Team

Our team of Sicilia Integra migrants who are learning the art of pasta making...

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The Ancient Organic Grain

Our key ingredients are sourced from local farmer, Carla La Placa, one of Sicily’s few female organic farmers and a producer of high quality ancient grains famous for their health benefits. Like many organic farmers in Sicily, Carla is ensuring the survival of these varieties. She became a farmer simply through a commitment to agro-ecology and a desire to leave this world in a better state. Respecting nature and its cycles Carla grows grains that have not been genetically modified but instead, growing varieties such as Timilia, which is more digestible and suitable for people who have intolerance to gluten and is naturally resistant to weed growth. Being a female entrepreneur has not been an easy furrow to plow for Carla but over the last 10 years she has developed a system of regional collaboration that has enabled her to run a successful farm.

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The Mill at Caltanissetta

The grain is stone ground at Molini Riggi in Caltanissetta, located in the heart of organic wheat growing country and  in operation for more than 50 years.

In recent years the mill has enhanced the production of Italian durum wheat, through close collaboration with farmers individually or via cooperatives.

Cooperation in strengthening the value chain and strict control of the production process result in the high valued wheat milled at Molini Riggi. ​

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The Master Baker

At the Forno Santa Rita under the mentorship of Maurizio Spinello, Sicilia Integra migrants are learning the craft of producing artisan pasta.  Maurizio is an exemplar in the localisation of food systems and rehabilitation of regional economies. When the outward migration of people turned Santa Rita into a ghost village Maurizio decided to set up the bakery bringing new dynamics to the regional economy and strengthening the village local identity. Today he is a celebrated hero and an inspiration on how a revolution can start with bread-making!

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