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TV's longest running cooking show, Ciao Italia, uses Franchi seeds!

Mary Ann Esposito, and her husband Guy Esposito, take great pleasure in growing and harvesting Franchi Seeds, just like the rest of us.  The Esposito's vegetables' lives are anything but routine, however!  Once they have been harvested, they are whisked off to the bright lights of the set of Ciao Italia, which, in its 23rd [...]

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Beans

Italians love beans and the huge variety of beans we carry is a testament to that. In the markets, you see crates piled high with fancy thin filet beans, long flat beans, and plump shelling beans. We have them all, in green, purple, yellow, and speckles. The selection can be a little overwhelming, so we [...]

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Growing Basil to make your own Pesto

Saveur Magazine has some excellent tips for growing Basil to ensure you have the freshest, most flavorful pesto possible!  They recommend our Basilico Genovese or Piccolo Verde varieties, "both of which produce fragrant, fantastic basil for pesto."   Make sure you don't plant your basil until the nights have grown warmer, about 60 degrees.  Basil needs [...]

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Seeds from Italy Radicchio and Endives successful in trials

A recent vegetable variety trial in Washington State has heaped some lavish praise on several Seeds from Italy varieties. The joint project by the Organic Seed Alliance, Port Townsend Food Coop, Washington State University, and Port Townsend Farmers Market said its "objective was
to
assist
growers
to expand
their season and diversify their winter vegetable production on the Olympic Peninsula,
supporting [...]

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