Sant’Erasmo Violet Artichoke

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Veneto

Vegetables and vegetable preserves

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Sant’Erasmo Violet Artichoke

Incredibly flavorful vegetables grow in the clayey, well-drained and salty soil of the island of Sant’Erasmo, including a local dark purple variety of artichoke, tender, spiny and elongated in shape. In the past, in vegetable plots around the lagoon, the plants used to be fertilized with “scoasse”, rubbish, or with shells and crab shells, which would help correct the soil’s acidity. Known as “articiochi” in the Venetian dialect, they were introduced to the city’s cuisine by the Jewish community, and are generally eaten raw. The first apical buds, known as “castraure”, are a real delicacy.

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Season

The artichokes are available fresh from the end of April until early June. They are available year-round preserved in oil.

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Only a few artichoke-growers still remain, and they are mostly elderly. A Presidium has united them with the aim of raising the profile of the violet artichoke grown on the islands near Venice, promoting it and allowing producers to obtain more profitable prices. Since the Presidium started, some producers have begun making artichokes preserved in oil, to add value to a crop that at the height of the season suffers from low market prices.

Production area
Venice Municipality, Sant’Erasmo island and the islands of Vignole, Mazzorbo and Lio Piccolo, Venice Province

Presidium supported by
Veneto Regional Authority
I produttori del Presidio sono riuniti nel

Consorzio del carciofo violetto di Sant’Erasmo
tel. +39 041 5282497-347 0594687
info@carciofosanterasmo.it
www.carciofosanterasmo.it

Michele Borgo
Isola di Lio Piccolo (Ve)
Cavallino Treporti
Via della Sparesera, 6
tel. +39 333 6042024

Giuliano Bubacco
Isola di Sant’Erasmo (Ve)
Via de le Motte, 110/3
tel. +39 339 3301571

Guia Camerino
Isola delle Vignole (Ve)
tel. +39 348 6938991

Paola Citon
Isola di Sant’Erasmo (Ve)
Via Toretta, 6
tel. +39 335 5290823

Marcello Codolo
Isola di Sant’Erasmo (Ve)
Via de le Motte, 15
tel. +39 041 2444016

Carlo Finotello
Isola di Sant’Erasmo (Ve)
Via de la Boaria Vecia, 8
tel. +39 347 0594687

Luisa Fortunato
Isola di Sant’Erasmo (Ve)
Via de le Motte, 3
tel. +39 041 5287680

Rosetta Grandin
Isola delle Vignole (Ve)
Via Chiesa, 27
tel. +39 041 5289933

Mauro Lazzarini
Isola di Lio Piccolo
Cavallino Treporti (Ve)
Via della Sparesera, 2
tel. +39 329 4019698

Massimo Pagnin
Isola di Sant’Erasmo (Ve)
Via de la Boaria Vecia, 14
tel. +39 041 5201639

Lionello Smerghetto
Isola di Sant’Erasmo (Ve)
Arzere de la Vigna, 5
tel. +39 041 2444009

Giovanni Vignotto
Isola di Sant’Erasmo (Ve)
Via de la Cavana, 3/2
tel. +39 041 2444082

Carlo Zangrando
Isola delle Vignole, 26
Tel. 0415 284020
agriturismozangrando@libero.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Carlo Finotello
Tel. +39 041 5282497
info@carciofosanterasmo.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Silvano Sguoto
Tel. +39 041 716995
silvano.sguoto@dlfve.it
Only a few artichoke-growers still remain, and they are mostly elderly. A Presidium has united them with the aim of raising the profile of the violet artichoke grown on the islands near Venice, promoting it and allowing producers to obtain more profitable prices. Since the Presidium started, some producers have begun making artichokes preserved in oil, to add value to a crop that at the height of the season suffers from low market prices.

Production area
Venice Municipality, Sant’Erasmo island and the islands of Vignole, Mazzorbo and Lio Piccolo, Venice Province

Presidium supported by
Veneto Regional Authority
I produttori del Presidio sono riuniti nel

Consorzio del carciofo violetto di Sant’Erasmo
tel. +39 041 5282497-347 0594687
info@carciofosanterasmo.it
www.carciofosanterasmo.it

Michele Borgo
Isola di Lio Piccolo (Ve)
Cavallino Treporti
Via della Sparesera, 6
tel. +39 333 6042024

Giuliano Bubacco
Isola di Sant’Erasmo (Ve)
Via de le Motte, 110/3
tel. +39 339 3301571

Guia Camerino
Isola delle Vignole (Ve)
tel. +39 348 6938991

Paola Citon
Isola di Sant’Erasmo (Ve)
Via Toretta, 6
tel. +39 335 5290823

Marcello Codolo
Isola di Sant’Erasmo (Ve)
Via de le Motte, 15
tel. +39 041 2444016

Carlo Finotello
Isola di Sant’Erasmo (Ve)
Via de la Boaria Vecia, 8
tel. +39 347 0594687

Luisa Fortunato
Isola di Sant’Erasmo (Ve)
Via de le Motte, 3
tel. +39 041 5287680

Rosetta Grandin
Isola delle Vignole (Ve)
Via Chiesa, 27
tel. +39 041 5289933

Mauro Lazzarini
Isola di Lio Piccolo
Cavallino Treporti (Ve)
Via della Sparesera, 2
tel. +39 329 4019698

Massimo Pagnin
Isola di Sant’Erasmo (Ve)
Via de la Boaria Vecia, 14
tel. +39 041 5201639

Lionello Smerghetto
Isola di Sant’Erasmo (Ve)
Arzere de la Vigna, 5
tel. +39 041 2444009

Giovanni Vignotto
Isola di Sant’Erasmo (Ve)
Via de la Cavana, 3/2
tel. +39 041 2444082

Carlo Zangrando
Isola delle Vignole, 26
Tel. 0415 284020
agriturismozangrando@libero.it
Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Carlo Finotello
Tel. +39 041 5282497
info@carciofosanterasmo.it

Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Silvano Sguoto
Tel. +39 041 716995
silvano.sguoto@dlfve.it

Territory

StateItaly
RegionVeneto