Each month we feature a new set of infused olive oils and balsamics so everyone gets a chance to try something new from our wide variety.
On sale this month:
Herbes de Provence Infused Olive Oil
Garlic Infused Olive Oil
Blenheim Apricot White Balsamic
Our garlic oil is one of our customer favorites for cooking!
We have many recipes for each of these infusions on our blog, but here is a quick round up of our favorites this month. The apricot salmon is especially delicious this time of year as local apricots are also in season!
This sale is valid in our markets from July 6 – 31, 2022 and online from July 1-31, 2022.
Grilled Cantaloupe with Prosciutto, Tarragon and Torn Mozzarella
We usually prefer to keep our fruit raw, but sometimes you just can’t go through a summer without tossing some fruit on the grill! Grilling cantaloupe brings out a warm, brown-sugary sweetness that pairs even more deliciously with salty prosciutto. Our Herbes de Provence oil and fresh tarragon give this dish a perfect finish.
Air Fryer Caribbean-Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries with Basil Aioli
Take your tastebuds on vacation with Sigona’s Coconut Balsamic and Sigona’s Basil Oil! The coconut balsamic on the fries gives a subtle yet tangy and sweet tropical flavor that pairs deliciously with the aioli made by blending the ingredients with our basil oil (it’s also great on sandwiches or as a veggie dip). The air fryer makes the process quick and doesn’t heat up the kitchen!
Chicago-Style Giardiniera with Sigona’s Garlic Oil
This spicy, crunchy, flavorful, marinated condiment is a favorite among those from Chicago and Italy alike. Use it to top your Italian beef sandwiches, a hot dog, burgers…the list goes on and on! The biggest difference between Chicago-style and Italian giardiniera is the brine and marinade; Chicago-style is made with a mix of oil and vinegar, while Italian uses vinegar only. We love using our Garlic Olive Oil to add an extra layer of flavor – just note that olive oil congeals (becomes firm) when refrigerated, so allow the giardiniera to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving so the oil becomes a liquid again.
Three Layer Raspberry, Blood Orange & Chocolate Cookie Bars
These are a cross between cookie bars and brownies, but the consensus says it’s more of a cookie bar. The bottom is a chocolate and blood orange infused cookie-like layer, followed by a jammy-balsamic layer and a sweet crumble topping. They’re sweet and a little tart, and best served with after-dinner coffee or tea.
Carmelo Sigona emigrated in 1912 from Sicily, bringing with him the tradition of making his own wine. His grandson and namesake, Carmelo Sigona, co-owner of Sigona's Farmers Market, has fond memories of his grandfather making wine and serving it at family meals on Sundays. After years of wanting to make his own wine just like Grandpa Sigona, present-day Carmelo has finally made his dreams come true. Tune in for more.
Nothing is more rewarding to Rob Sigona, our passionate produce buyer, than taking a road trip to visit one of Sigona's favorite farmers.
About a five hour drive from the Bay Area, nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, is the town of Springville. There you will find a place seemingly untouched by time; a place called home to orange grower Ron Matik of Pleasant Oaks Ranch.
Since 1984 Ron has grown some of the best heirloom navel oranges in the state, if not the world: the heirloom Washington Navel.
"I have yet to taste an orange that is better than ours,” says Matik. “Maybe some with the same sweetness, but never better.”
And Sigona's agrees!
Heirloom Washington Navels are the variety that got the whole California citrus market booming all those years ago. It takes special attention from the farmer to tend to the soil and the variety to produce such outstanding fruit.
"Small farmers, such as Ron, are a dwindling breed,” says Rob Sigona. “They’re passionate caretakers of the the land that produce exceptional quality; they are the rare gems."
It is an achievement to find such great tasting oranges to bring in for our customers. We are excited to announce we’ll get a load of specially picked and packed heirloom Washington Navels in our store this week, delivered directly from Pleasant Oaks Ranch.
So, come on by Sigona's to enjoy a slice of California’s prized history…for FREE! You can get a bag of free Pleasant Oaks Ranch oranges starting today through March 5th with your coupon when you spend $30 or more in the store.
A Tale of Two Carmelos and their love of Zinfandel