Fire up the grill! This summer 6 pack of assorted olive oils and balsamics is perfect for cookouts and desserts. From meat marinades to popsicles, this kit includes several recipes and suggestions for a complete meal or two featuring these infusions.
Red Cherry Balsamic
Olive Wood Smoked Olive Oil
Dark Chocolate Balsamic
Smoky Chipotle Olive Oil
Summertime Peach White Balsamic
Garlic Olive Oil
Find this kit in our markets or online in June 2023. Stay tuned for details!
Smoked Olive Wood & Cherry Pork Marinade
Our savory, all-natural olive wood smoked olive oil makes a perfect marinade for meat or veggies that are going to cook on the grill. The flavor notes of smoked olive wood are similar to oak. Pork pairs well with cherries, so combining all these ingredients together makes a delicious sweet-savory meal that’s great for the grill. Serves 2.
Grilled Steak with a Dark Chocolate Balsamic & Smoky Chipotle Marinade and Sauce
The combination of sweet, rich dark chocolate with the smoky, chipotle infused olive oil makes for a flavor not unlike a sweet barbecue sauce. At first you’ll taste the grilled, caramelized richness from the balsamic, followed by a mellow heat from the chipotle. Reducing the marinade with red wine provides a nice sauce for finishing the steaks. Serves 2.
Summertime Peach & Garlic Grilled Shrimp with Nectarine, Cucumber & Lime Chop Salad
Fresh, fruits, grilled shrimp and Sigona’s Summertime Peach White Balsamic just scream summer. The shrimp take on fantastic flavor from the marinade and pair delightfully with the fresh flavors of the chop salad. Serves 2 to 4.
Navel Oranges, Berries, Kiwi and Apples with a Dark Chocolate Balsamic Reduction
You can use any fruits you wish in this dish. Strawberries, for example, would be a delicious addition or substitution. If your balsamic reduction hardens too much while cooling, simply place it in a container in a bowl filled with warm water and stir to bring it back to a drizzling consistency. Serves about 4.
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