What happens when the Italian “PDO economy” meets the world of food industry and craftsmanship? This is the question that Fondazione Qualivita (an Italian foundation created 21 years ago in Siena with the aim of enhancing and protecting quality European agri-food productions) has tried to answer with its latest in-depth study on the segment of Ital...

Henry “Carl” Musso, the patriarch of the Pueblo County farming family and one of the pioneers of the iconic roasted Pueblo chile, was laying in a Denver hospital room 11 years ago and told he was dying. It was prostate cancer — they caught it late and it metastasized into his femur — and his doctors told him he probably wouldn’t leave that room ali...

THIS SUMMER, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS enshrined a monster cherry as the heaviest ever recorded. A Carmen cherry, harvested by brothers Giuseppe and Alberto Rosso, clocked in at 33 grams, or 1.16 ounces, with a circumference of around 5 inches. This might still seem minuscule, but the winning fruit was as large as an apricot. According to the brothers...

Turi, and the whole area around Bari, has cultivated cherries for more than a century. Soil and micro-climate is what makes them special. At the beginning of the 1900s, the vast majority of cherries produced in Turi and in other areas of Puglia was sulfurized and sold on the northern Italian and international markets. The cherries from Turi were of...

To many, Liguria is the land of pesto sauce, Portofino, focaccia, and the Cinque Terre. But Ligurian foods (and the landscapes for that matter), extend far beyond the obvious. Here's a look at six essential Ligurian eats to look out for next time you're in that neck of northern Italy nestled along the Mediterranean between France and Tuscany.  1. C...

It is a green land with breathtaking views for those who are passionate about nature and the countryside. Irpinia has been defined as the Ireland of Italy, by others the Switzerland of Southern Italy for its natural beauties, beautiful villages and landscapes immersed in the mountains. The project "adopt a vineyard" was born in this pleasant landsc...

Agritalia has been recognized by Whole Foods Market as a winner of the grocer’s ninth-annual Supplier Awards, taking home the honor of Supplier of the Year with Special Recognition. The Whole Foods Market Supplier Awards distinguish 42 companies that raised the bar in 2020, including local, regional, and national brands across all product categorie...

LED lights, a small patch of land, and zero emissions provide the formula for making the agriculture of the future a reality, sprouting superb basil and other greens in the most unlikely of places.  Two lauded entrepreneurs have crafted a cutting-edge approach for vertical greenhouse cultivation that mixes technology and flavor while putting the en...

More than a century ago, Italian immigrants who had settled in the lush green valleys outside Walla Walla in eastern Washington perfected a sweet onion.  Once considered just a humble local variety, the Walla Walla onion today is prized for its mild sweet flavor. It commands higher prices in grocery stores and is feature in many high-end restaurant...

The agreement between the Italian Ministry of Agriculture – ICQRF, OrIGin Italia, Federdoc, and eBay for the protection of Italian Geographical Indications on the e-commerce platform has been renewed. The agreement consolidates the already existing collaboration between Italy’s institutions and eBay, confirming the strategic role of this e-commerce...