Valentina Bruschi Organic Farm is one of four ventures of the ancient Mocciaro Li Destri family. Of Spanish origin, the Mocciaro Li Destri family history is woven, since the seventeenth century, to the historical and economic events in the region of the mountainous area called Alte Madonie, in the north centre of Sicily. In the twentieth century the family faces the settlements of the story. The tenacity of the grandmother of today’s owners, Giuseppina Li Destri, manages to preserve the partial integrity of the historical farm in the years of industrialization. Since then the family has been farming more than 500 hectares in the municipalities between Blufi, Gangi and Geraci Siculo, all in the Province of Palermo.
During the sixties, Giuseppe Li Mocciaro Destri transforms the family business into a modern enterprise. New stables and sheds are built as well as a company cheese factory ; roads, small lakes and irrigation systems enrich the productive assets. The main vocations of the farm are grain farming, cultivation of fodder, the exploitation of pastures and the enhancement of forests. The farm reorganization pays off and in 1994 it becomes a subject of study led by the University of Palermo. The goal of the sons of Giuseppe, Arabella and Alessandro Mocciaro Destri Li and his wife Valentina Bruschi is to shape a company with a contemporary profile.
Since 2010 all the internal energy necessary to Organic Farm is produced by three photovoltaic plants and a biomass boiler. New crops of ancient grains are planted in strict organic regime and the hidden treasure of the company rediscovered: the olive grove.