Badalucco, Conio and Pigna Beans

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Badalucco, Conio and Pigna Beans

The ancestors of these beans reached Liguria in the 17th century from Spain, and found ideal conditions in the Nervia, Oneglia and Argentina valleys, where they were grown on dry-stone terraces. Natural selection produced three different varieties, cultivated around three small towns: Badalucco, Conio and Pigna. Conio beans are large and kidney-shaped, while the other two are oval and slightly smaller, especially the Pigna variety. The best-suited land is the highest, where the soil is loose and well drained and the calcareous and mineral-rich water comes from springs.

Season

The pods are harvested from mid-September until mid-October and dried beans are available year-round.

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Production has declined because of inadequate distribution, plus a lack of interest from restaurateurs, who should instead be promoting this local specialty. The Presidium must also battle the many fakes on the market. The producers package their beans in jute bags with an identifying brand and the Presidium logo.

Production area
Badalucco, Montalto Ligure, Castel Vittorio and Pigna Municipalities and the village of Conio in Borgomaro Municipality, Imperia Province

Presidium supported by
Badalucco, Conio and Pigna Beans Consortium
Badalucco Beans
Marco Brezzo
Badalucco (Im)
via Magenta, 26
tel. +39 349 5668892
brezzo.m@libero.it
www.badalucco-bio.com

Conio Beans
Anna Librando
Borgomaro (Im)
frazione Conio
via 1° Maggio, 1
tel. +39 0183 54963
328 6948620

Donato Librando
Borgomaro (Im)
frazione Conio
via 1° Maggio, 19
tel. +39 0183 54992

Paolo Mela
Imperia (Im)
via delle Valli, 56
tel. +39 0183 660008-339 5208225
abbo.elena@alice.it

Elisa Ventimiglia
Borgomaro (Im)
frazione Conio
via 1° maggio, 1
tel. +39 0183 54963-333 3663056

Pigna Beans
Enrico Allavena
Pigna (Im)
corso De Sonnaz, 5
tel. +39 0184 241341-328 7051067
enricoallavena@gmail.com

Massimo Allavena
Pigna (Im)
via Carriera Piana, 76
tel. +39 0184 241513-338 5817258
massimo.allavena@libero.it

Marco Bolognesi
Pigna (Im)
Regione Cancelli, 16
tel. +39 0184241051-3402957717
marco_goran@libero.it

Adriana Borfiga
Pigna (Im)
Corso Borfiga, 12
tel. +39 0184241055

Laura Borfiga
Pigna (Im)
via S. Antonio, 1
tel. +39 0184 241370-338 3718254
antonio.martini50@alice.it

Gabriella Dolza
Pigna (Im)
località Seusa
tel. +39 0184 241441-348 2462304

Elisa Ferrari
Dolceacqua (Im)
Piazza Mauro, 8
Tel. 329 0125918
info@bbigirasoli.it

Elida Rebaudo
Castelvittorio (Im)
via Case Sparse Pomo
tel. 335 5207833

Maria Gianna Rebaudo
Pigna (Im)
via S.Antonio, 1
tel. +39 0184 241305-331 2166770
gianniborf@gmail.com

Roberto Rebaudo
Pigna (Im)
regione Pagan
strada provinciale
Pigna - Gouta km 3,5
tel. +39 347 3223375
info@alpagan.it
www.alpagan.it

Anna Maria Lantero
Pigna (Im)
via Borgo, 35
tel. 0184 241259
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinators
Pigna
Roberto Rebaudo
Tel. +39 347 3223375
info@alpagan.it

Conio
Anna Librando
Tel. +39 0183 54963
328 6948620
giusi.librando@virgilio.it

Badalucco
Marco Brezzo
Tel. +39 349 5668892
brezzo.m@libero.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Luciano Barbieri
Tel. +39 0184 996162
lucienbarbieri@gmail.com
Production has declined because of inadequate distribution, plus a lack of interest from restaurateurs, who should instead be promoting this local specialty. The Presidium must also battle the many fakes on the market. The producers package their beans in jute bags with an identifying brand and the Presidium logo.

Production area
Badalucco, Montalto Ligure, Castel Vittorio and Pigna Municipalities and the village of Conio in Borgomaro Municipality, Imperia Province

Presidium supported by
Badalucco, Conio and Pigna Beans Consortium
Badalucco Beans
Marco Brezzo
Badalucco (Im)
via Magenta, 26
tel. +39 349 5668892
brezzo.m@libero.it
www.badalucco-bio.com

Conio Beans
Anna Librando
Borgomaro (Im)
frazione Conio
via 1° Maggio, 1
tel. +39 0183 54963
328 6948620

Donato Librando
Borgomaro (Im)
frazione Conio
via 1° Maggio, 19
tel. +39 0183 54992

Paolo Mela
Imperia (Im)
via delle Valli, 56
tel. +39 0183 660008-339 5208225
abbo.elena@alice.it

Elisa Ventimiglia
Borgomaro (Im)
frazione Conio
via 1° maggio, 1
tel. +39 0183 54963-333 3663056

Pigna Beans
Enrico Allavena
Pigna (Im)
corso De Sonnaz, 5
tel. +39 0184 241341-328 7051067
enricoallavena@gmail.com

Massimo Allavena
Pigna (Im)
via Carriera Piana, 76
tel. +39 0184 241513-338 5817258
massimo.allavena@libero.it

Marco Bolognesi
Pigna (Im)
Regione Cancelli, 16
tel. +39 0184241051-3402957717
marco_goran@libero.it

Adriana Borfiga
Pigna (Im)
Corso Borfiga, 12
tel. +39 0184241055

Laura Borfiga
Pigna (Im)
via S. Antonio, 1
tel. +39 0184 241370-338 3718254
antonio.martini50@alice.it

Gabriella Dolza
Pigna (Im)
località Seusa
tel. +39 0184 241441-348 2462304

Elisa Ferrari
Dolceacqua (Im)
Piazza Mauro, 8
Tel. 329 0125918
info@bbigirasoli.it

Elida Rebaudo
Castelvittorio (Im)
via Case Sparse Pomo
tel. 335 5207833

Maria Gianna Rebaudo
Pigna (Im)
via S.Antonio, 1
tel. +39 0184 241305-331 2166770
gianniborf@gmail.com

Roberto Rebaudo
Pigna (Im)
regione Pagan
strada provinciale
Pigna - Gouta km 3,5
tel. +39 347 3223375
info@alpagan.it
www.alpagan.it

Anna Maria Lantero
Pigna (Im)
via Borgo, 35
tel. 0184 241259
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinators
Pigna
Roberto Rebaudo
Tel. +39 347 3223375
info@alpagan.it

Conio
Anna Librando
Tel. +39 0183 54963
328 6948620
giusi.librando@virgilio.it

Badalucco
Marco Brezzo
Tel. +39 349 5668892
brezzo.m@libero.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Luciano Barbieri
Tel. +39 0184 996162
lucienbarbieri@gmail.com