These organic sun-dried tomatoes from Bio Orto are a true flavor bomb. They’re grown in Puglia, the “heel” of Italy’s boot, where the southern heat (the region gets, on average, 2,500 hours of sun a year!) is tempered by cool breezes from the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. The tomatoes’ natural sugars are concentrated by those long hours in the sun, giving them a well-balanced flavor profile that sings with ripe sweetness and umami goodness. They’re hand-picked, then dried in that same intense sunshine the way Pugliese farmers have done for centuries. The result: super-sweet, savory morsels with a ton of rich tomato flavor in every bite that are packed in organic olive oil. They’re perfect for layering into full-flavored dishes—or just snack on them straight out of the jar.
Launched in 2003 by third-generation farmers from the Passalacqua family, Bio Orto is dedicated to capturing the freshest Italian produce. A leader in organic agriculture, they grow their produce in the valleys of Gargano National Park in Puglia, on the southeastern edge of the country. This pristine landscape is the perfect home for a company dedicated to celebrating agricultural diversity while working to be better stewards of the land for future generations. From their olive oils to fruit preserves, tomatoes, sauces, and more, every ingredient is hand-picked and packed in their state-of-the-art facilities to ensure you get the best of what Italy has to offer.