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 season is "the longest running cooking series in television's history." On the show, Mary Ann turns vegetables into Italian works of art for the table. Don't watch the show when hungry.
Mary Ann and Guy were kind enough to photograph some of our seeds growing in their garden, as well as to send us a few behind-the-scenes pictures of the making of the show. They recently visited the Franchi facility in Bergamo, Italy, and the footage of the visit will appear on air this next season!
Until then, here are some of the great pictures that they sent us. Thanks, Guy and Mary Ann!
Great looking lettuce!
Trellised and mulched tomatoes this spring!
Beans, peas and transplants.
Lettuce, squash and maybe arugula under the row cover.
Filming the show!
Mary Ann Esposito