Welcome Pasquale to the Gusti Family! His DOP Piennolo Tomatoes just landed for the first time in the USA.
We are so proud to introduce our new producer of Piennolo Tomaotes, Sapori Vesuviani, lead by the wonderfully passionate Pasquale Imperato.
If you ask Pasquale a question, there’s a 50% chance that he will start his response with an enthusiastic “guagliò!” and there’s a 100% chance he will give you a very wordy more-than-you-ever-wanted-to-know answer. Pasquale is vehemently against big-ag. Just mention of the word “glyphosate” and you will inspire a detailed and insightful rant.
Pasquale is a 4th generation piennolo farmer. His mother, 3rd generation piennolo farmer Signora Anna, cooked us a Piennolo Tomato feast; where, in typical Napoletana nonna fashion, she attempted to have us eat 300 grams of pasta each!
Although Pasquale’s farm is based on long-standing tradition, he is very modern and forward thinking in his farming methods. Pasquale practices a United Nations recognized farming practice known as integrated pest management, which prioritizes the least possible disruption to agro-ecosystems. Pasquale also uses micorizzazione to keep his soil healthy, which uses fungi to create a nutrient symbiosis in the soil where the Piennolo tomatoes grow.
In short, Pasquale is our kind of guy and his Piennolo Tomatoes are beautiful. We can’t wait for all of our friends here in the USA to try them.