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Sting opens organic farm store in Tuscany
Is every little thing he does magic (sorry)? Mother Nature Network announced that Sting and wife Trudie Styler just celebrated the opening of their new farm store, on their 16th century Tuscan estate near Florence. The couple have quietly been producing wine, olive oil, acacia and chestnut honey, and salumi on the 900-acre property for a number of years. Until now, however, the products were only available at select outlets in the U.K. and U.S.. The property also hosts yoga retreats.
At Tenuta il Palagio, travelers, food lovers, Police fans, and...tantric yogists...can get a taste of these farmstead products. In 2009, Sting told ecorazzi, "I came here and I decided to stay and be a farmer...also because I wanted to nourish my family with genuine quality products in a healthy environment. Everyone knows about my environmental commitment, especially to the rain forests in South America. With this business in Tuscany I am trying to help myself and those who are close to me to live better in a natural context."
Move over, Bono.
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