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Now Offering Batistini Farms Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar!

Now Offering Batistini Farms Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar!

April 05, 2017

We are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with our friends at Batistini Farms to offer a selection of all-natural, extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars on our website!

We’re highly selective about the products we sell, so we wanted to tell you a little about why we think Batistini Farms is a great addition to our offerings.

Batistini Farms shares our mission to produce the highest quality food products by returning to artisanal, sustainable methods and using only the best ingredients. As with Joyce Farms products, the resulting flavor and eating experience will demonstrate the level of care and attention that went into producing them.

Often when people try our Poulet Rouge™ chicken for the first time, they have that “wow” moment — they suddenly realize that’s how chicken should taste. After our first taste of Batistini Farms extra virgin olive oil, we had a similar reaction, and we wanted to share that with you, our customers.

Batistini Farms uses growing and processing methods that align with our philosophy of returning to traditional methods to produce the pure flavor Mother Nature intended.

Their products have no artificial ingredients, no additives, and are gluten-free. They are made with olives and grapes grown in the mineral-rich soil of Italy using natural and sustainable growing methods. As they say on their website, “Batistini Farms presents ingredients from nature combined with traditional methods passed down from generations.” Or as we like to say… “Welcome Back to Flavor®!”

OlivesExtra virgin olive oil is the highest quality of olive oil, produced using only the fruit of the olive tree using methods that do not lead to any alterations in the oil. A great deal of time and hard work go into making Batistini Farms extra virgin olive oils a cut above the rest. Olives are hand-selected, picked, and cold pressed within 24 hours of harvest. This process is no simple task when you consider that it takes 10-16 pounds of olives to produce 1 liter of extra virgin olive oil, but it’s this kind of care and attention that results in a truly exceptional product and eating experience.

Unfortunately, not all olive oils are created equal. Some producers take shortcuts and sell low-quality oils at high-quality prices. A truly authentic, high-quality extra virgin olive oil (like those from Batistini Farms) will exhibit certain qualities.

Signs of High-Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil:
  • - Golden yellow/green color.
  • - Aroma with distinct notes of olives, grass, and other herbs.
  • - A bitter/spicy sensation (called “the burn”). This peppery or tingly sensation in the back of your throat is a sign of high quality extra virgin olive oil. Many olive oil aficionados seek out this sensation. It is characteristic of extra virgin olive oils - containing beneficial compounds with antioxidant properties.
  • - Harvest date on the product label.
  • - Sold in a dark, glass bottle to maintain freshness and protect from light.

Batistini Farms Organic Notes Extra Virgin Olive OilBatistini Farms uses the same level of care to produce their superior line of balsamic vinegars. They use the old traditions, recipes, and expertise of families of highly skilled artisans in Modena, Italy. “Cooked Grape Must” is the most important ingredient in dark balsamic vinegar. The wine grapes for the grape must are grown in the Modena region, and every batch is handcrafted like a “masterpiece” of art, keeping the flavors of the grape must. Environmental conditions, the grapes, the recipes, the types of casks used, the tending to the casks, and the artistry of the artisans all play an important role in the outcome of the balsamic vinegar. The final product should taste pleasant, delicate, and a bit acidic, with woody notes finished by a bittersweet but balanced flavor.

We currently offer four Batistini Farms products in our store:

We invite you to try them all, and see for yourself just how delicious they are with our poultry, beef and game selections.