Pastene Brings Families Together with Quality and Taste

Jul 24, 2021 640

If you live in New England, you probably recognize the iconic yellow-and-red labels of Pastene, the country’s oldest importer of authentic Italian foods and ingredients. Co-owners and brothers Mark and Chris Tosi represent the fifth generation of Pastene descendants who have helmed the Canton, Massachusetts–based brand for over 145 years.

Founded in 1874 by Pietro Pastene, who emigrated to the U.S. from Italy with his family, the Pastene story began with a produce-laden pushcart and the country’s first-ever imported olive oil in Boston’s North End. 

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