I Contadini | Giardiniera
I Contadini's Giardiniera is a triumph of color, with sweet carrots, fragrant fennel, crisp cauliflower and fleshy peppers, prepared using traditional methods. It has been awarded by Gambero Rosso as one of the best examples available.
All vegetables in the Giardiniera are grown between September and October and are harvested in late February or early March.
The Giardiniera is a table staple, served as an accompaniment for cold cuts such as Coppa or creamy fresh cheeses like mozzarella and burrata, or brining contrast and freshness to sandwiches and rich main courses.
Located in Ugento, Apulia, Italy, I Contadini (The Farmers) is a family-owned food producer dedicated to preserving regional traditions.
Run by the Trentin siblings, their 200,000 square meter farm controls every part of the production process, from growing the vegetables, lemons, herbs, vinegars and olive oil, to jarring by hand.
The siblings personally oversee cultivation, employing an integrated farming method for pesticide-free products. Committed to hard work, respect for nature, and simplicity, I Contadini produces and transforms fresh produce directly in the production area, maintaining flavor and nutrient integrity. Their story embodies tenacity, perseverance, and love for the land, making them a standout high-quality food producer.