The farms in the park's area, mainly
family business, offer to the consumer high quality products.
Among many, one of the most prestigious is the "
Agricola Cozzarelli" which is a point of reference for small animals'
breeders, and it produces biological
fruits in the area of Trecastagni, whose quality is certified,
and where the activities are compatible with nature conservation. Respecting
the typical landscapes of the area of the park, the farm makes, in the existing
handmade, interventions of ordinary maintenance
and conservative restoration, to
preserve the building
for the fund management (warehouses, storages, tools, tanks, baitas, etc.
The park authority has defined a list of edible species
in the woody area, whose aim is to make out a set of
rules for the mushroom's pickers. The
farm "Cozzarelli" follows the politics of maintenance of the
aiming to guarantee and protect the natural
environment and the landscape.
method of biological production, used by the farm,
the healthy products, the environmental protection, and the care of natural
The cherry trees,
typical of the area, make a real garden. The cherry's garden is situated
at the edge of the wood; in the bush and in wastelands grow woody
strawberries, blackberries, raspberries,
blackcurrants, gooseberries, strawberry trees, and rowan trees.
Along the paths, the cherry's plants appear very impressive,
especially at the time of flowering, when many white flowers cover
branches. Among the
autochthonous variety, stand out the "Mastrantonio" typical of the
area; also the farm has got the best variety as the famous
"Clingstone cherries", the
"Starking h. Giant", the "Napoleons", the "Sweets of
Vignola", the "Giant Cherries of Pistoia", the "Bigarreau
moreau"; which are real fruits of paradise.
During the blazing hot summer, we find other fruits, like
apple trees, pear trees, kakis, black
mulberry trees, fig trees,
walnut trees, plums, the best variety of nectarine peaches, azarole
grape Italy; all of this situated at the edge of the chestnuts and oaks woods.
In the fresh and deep land of siliceous nature, in sunny and sheltered areas,
grows the "bread tree"; this was the ancient name.
The chestnuts were the main course of the Etna population
instead of bread and meat. The "castanea sativa miller" or simply the chestnut
tree, it is
with the arrival of the autumn, when you can smell the penetrating and
characteristic fragrant of roast chestnuts sold in the street corners.