Carmignano Dried Fig

Slow Food Presidium

Italy

Tuscany

Fruit, nuts and fruit preserves

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Carmignano Dried Fig

The town used to be known as “Carmignan da’ fichi” because of the many fig trees (“fichi”) growing in the gardens and fields. The fruits were preserved using a technique still followed today. The figs are opened lengthwise, laid out on reed mats and steamed with sulfur, which whitens the skin. After being dried for four or five days in the sun, the figs spend another 40 days in a cool, airy room. During this time, a thin layer of sugar forms on the surface. When they are completely dry, the figs are stuffed with a few aniseeds and layered to form figure-eight shapes called “picce”. Their sugary flavor is cut by the liquorice notes of the aniseed.

Season

The figs are picked from the middle of August to the end of September. Carmignano dried figs cannot be sold before September 29th, the day of Saint Michael, Carmignano's patron saint

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The Presidium was founded to help the few remaining producers, who have joined in an association. As well as encouraging them to replant fig trees, it is also inspiring young people to return to this traditional activity. A production protocol regulates the drying, which is still done traditionally. So too is the packaging of the “picce”, and each family has their own secret tricks for the process.

Production area
Carmignano and Poggio a Caiano Municipalities, Prato Province

Presidium supported by
Prato Provincial Authority, Municipality of Carmignano, Prato Chamber of Commerce
Produttori
I Campini
di Maurizio Attucci
Via Agnoletti, 35
Carmignano (Po)
Tel.+39 339 1592766
attuccimaurizio@virgilio.it

Collina del Falco
di Sylvia Meister
Via Fausto Coppi, 30
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 347 9633024
collinadelfalco@yahoo.it

Cooperativa Humanitas
Via Sauro, 11
Prato
Tel. +39 348 5506409
presidenza@coophumanitas.it

Le Ginestre
di Andrea Landini
Via delle Ginestre, 23
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 348 5150850-339 2336836
sabrinabiagi1966@gmail.com

Il Leccio
di Manuela Capaccioli
Via Loggette, 10
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 347 1397201
manuela.capaccioli@alice.it

Fabio Gufoni
Via Toia, 2
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 339 6446016
fabio-g93@hotmail.it
fabiogufoni1993@gmail.com

Fattoria di Bacchereto
di Maria Rossella Bencini Tesi
Via Fontemorana, 179
Frazione Bacchereto
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 338 8739577
fattoriadibacchereto@gmail.com

Antonio Orlandi
Via Serra, 60
Carmignano (Po)
Tel.+39 329 2298076
antonioorlandi1148@gmail.com

Fiorella Orlandi
Via Lame, 71
Località Seano
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 339 3510935-333 3838594
claudia.borchi73@gmail.com

Siro Petracchi
Località Montalbiolo, 49
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 335 354906
info@siropetracchi.com
www.siropetracchi.com

Pieve dei Medici
di Edoardo Pratesi
Via Bacchereta, 425
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 333 2928074
edo.pr@live.it

Podere Orsolini
di Azzurra del Lucchese
Via Le Volte, 3
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 347 4446743
podere.orsolini@gmail.com


Puro Carmignano
di Daniela Daniele
Via Montalbiolo, 14
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 338 9209376
purocarmignano@gmail.com

Società Agricola Montaneta
di Umberto Ganghereti
Via La Serra, 132
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 348 3551356
agriturismomontaneta@gmail.com
www.agriturismomontaneta.com

Tenuta La Borriana
di Alessandro Cocci
Via Arrendevole
Località Casino alle Ginestre
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 392 3569345
info@agriturismolaborriana.it
Presidium producers' representative
Azzurra Del Lucchese
Tel. +39 347 4446743
info@fichisecchidicarmignano.it


Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Luisa Peris
Tel. +39 3355770025
info@slowfood.prato.it
The Presidium was founded to help the few remaining producers, who have joined in an association. As well as encouraging them to replant fig trees, it is also inspiring young people to return to this traditional activity. A production protocol regulates the drying, which is still done traditionally. So too is the packaging of the “picce”, and each family has their own secret tricks for the process.

Production area
Carmignano and Poggio a Caiano Municipalities, Prato Province

Presidium supported by
Prato Provincial Authority, Municipality of Carmignano, Prato Chamber of Commerce
Produttori
I Campini
di Maurizio Attucci
Via Agnoletti, 35
Carmignano (Po)
Tel.+39 339 1592766
attuccimaurizio@virgilio.it

Collina del Falco
di Sylvia Meister
Via Fausto Coppi, 30
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 347 9633024
collinadelfalco@yahoo.it

Cooperativa Humanitas
Via Sauro, 11
Prato
Tel. +39 348 5506409
presidenza@coophumanitas.it

Le Ginestre
di Andrea Landini
Via delle Ginestre, 23
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 348 5150850-339 2336836
sabrinabiagi1966@gmail.com

Il Leccio
di Manuela Capaccioli
Via Loggette, 10
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 347 1397201
manuela.capaccioli@alice.it

Fabio Gufoni
Via Toia, 2
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 339 6446016
fabio-g93@hotmail.it
fabiogufoni1993@gmail.com

Fattoria di Bacchereto
di Maria Rossella Bencini Tesi
Via Fontemorana, 179
Frazione Bacchereto
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 338 8739577
fattoriadibacchereto@gmail.com

Antonio Orlandi
Via Serra, 60
Carmignano (Po)
Tel.+39 329 2298076
antonioorlandi1148@gmail.com

Fiorella Orlandi
Via Lame, 71
Località Seano
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 339 3510935-333 3838594
claudia.borchi73@gmail.com

Siro Petracchi
Località Montalbiolo, 49
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 335 354906
info@siropetracchi.com
www.siropetracchi.com

Pieve dei Medici
di Edoardo Pratesi
Via Bacchereta, 425
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 333 2928074
edo.pr@live.it

Podere Orsolini
di Azzurra del Lucchese
Via Le Volte, 3
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 347 4446743
podere.orsolini@gmail.com


Puro Carmignano
di Daniela Daniele
Via Montalbiolo, 14
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 338 9209376
purocarmignano@gmail.com

Società Agricola Montaneta
di Umberto Ganghereti
Via La Serra, 132
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 348 3551356
agriturismomontaneta@gmail.com
www.agriturismomontaneta.com

Tenuta La Borriana
di Alessandro Cocci
Via Arrendevole
Località Casino alle Ginestre
Carmignano (Po)
Tel. +39 392 3569345
info@agriturismolaborriana.it
Presidium producers' representative
Azzurra Del Lucchese
Tel. +39 347 4446743
info@fichisecchidicarmignano.it


Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Luisa Peris
Tel. +39 3355770025
info@slowfood.prato.it

Territory

StateItaly
RegionTuscany