Bona Furtuna was founded on a dream of preserving our co-founder's family heritage. Since purchasing La Furtuna Estate in 2005, the land has opened up to reveal a story millennia old. Our desire to preserve its heritage expanded to encompass the stories, efforts, and traditions of like-minded farmers, artisans, and producers throughout Italy. Best of all, we're able to share the delicious results with you.
Bona Furtuna is an independently owned Italian food company on a mission to build a healthy community of individuals through education, passion, and promotion of the highest quality organic & heirloom cuisines.
2022 IN REVIEW
19 CARBON TONS OFFSET
This past year, we fulfilled 8,789 orders, totaling 98,788 lbs, each of which were shipped carbon neutral. In doing so, we were able to offset 13 tons of carbon emissions. We offset an additional 6 carbon tons for our office and warehouse energy use.
$16,462 CHARITABLE DONATIONS MADE THROUGH 1% FOR THE PLANET
Our home communities stretch from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to Raleigh, North Carolina, and Corleone, Sicily. We focus our charitable impact within each local community to empower and strengthen access to clean and fair food systems, education, and much more.
14 ITALIAN ARTISAN PARTNERS
22 NEW PRODUCTS
This past year, we introduced 22 new products and partnered with 7 new Italian artisans. These include:
- Handcrafted Ceramics from Grottalgie
- Exclusive hand rolled and air-dried Sardinian pastas from Usini
- Wild foraged dried Porcini Mushrooms from the Apennine Mountains of northern Italy
- Genco Almonds from Sicily
- Pistachios from Bronte, Sicily
- Capers from the volcanic Aoelian Islands
- Pestos & Spreads from Sicily
4 OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE SLOW FOOD PRESIDIO CERTIFIED
The Slow Food Presidio are communities that work to save and preserve heritage breeds, plants, products and practices. Through the revitalization of ancient Biancolilla Centinara & Passulunara olive varieties, our cold-preesed olive oil made from the fruits of these heirloom trees are Presidio Slow Food Certified. Hand-picked from the volcanic Aeolian Islands, our Sicilian Capers are Presidio Slow Food Certified as well.
480 POTENTIAL CARBON TONS SEQUESTERED THROUGH OUR OLIVE GROVE ANNUALLY
In the first 10 years of their life, an average tree can absorb up to 10 kg of CO2. Olive trees are exceptionally efficient carbon banks. For every liter of olive oil produced by a mature olive tree, that same tree can sequester 10 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere. Our trees can produce up to 4 liters each per year. In 2022, our 12,000 olive trees produced 7,312 liters of olive oil. That means that at a bare minimum, our trees were able to sequester 73 tons of carbon emissions from the atmosphere in 2022. At their greatest potential, they'll be able to sequester up to 480 carbon tons annually.
We're proud of our achievements, and hope you'll take the opportunity to read through our full 2022 Impact Report. Thank you for helping us to create a positive impact.