Our farm is a little family run company situated on the hills of Santa Luce, in the Pisa region, in the heart of Tuscany. It is active since 1950, when my grandparents bought Podere San Bartolomeo farm. Since then, our family produces high quality organic Extravirgin Olive Oil from typical Tuscan cultivars, and cereals, with which we produce, today as then, organic flours, organic handcraft pasta and artisan cookies made with ancient wheat.
From three generations we take care of the land we love, trying to respect its rhythms and needs. For this reason we promote biodiversity and choose to rediscover and cultivate the most valuable and ancient varieties of wheat and olives.
Every day we are committed to gather from our fields high quality, tasty and healthy products. In line with this goal we don’t accept compromises. We intend to maintain untouched the craftsmanship and the naturalness of our extra virgin oil and of all our products.
All our oil is from our own olive trees, we have 1.500 trees, youth and century-old ones. We cultivate only Tuscan typical cultivars as Moraiolo, Frantoio, Leccino, Pendolino and Lazzero. This last cultivar, Lazzero, is an ancient one, it is a native cultivar of Pisa and Livorno area. To defend its uniqueness and to prevent it from disappearing, we contributed, through the production of a monocultivar extra virgin olive oil, to the creation of a Slow Food Presidium which want to defend and valorise this ancient Tuscan variety.
All the flours and semolina of Podere San Bartolomeo are handmade organic products made with a careful selection of organic ancient grains cultivated and preserved by our farm. Why did we choose ancient grains? Because they are natural varieties of the past. Unlike modern grains, genetically modified in the laboratory to have a higher production yield, they have a lower gluten content and are therefore lighter and easier to digest. And they are better, because they have the nuances of smells and flavors typical of their natural biodiversity.
With Senatore Cappelli, Timilia and Verna variety of ancient wheat we realize Handmade Pasta and our Cookies.