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Festa Gioia Summer Garden Party



Lorenzaccio spoonrestsGIOIA ITALIAN ART AND PRODUCTS
always opened by appointment in Los Gatos.
Call Kathy 408.640.6628 or
Contact at kathywinkelman@gioiacompany.com.
And always at your disposal online atwww.gioiacompany.com
GIOIA ITALIAN ART AND PRODUCTS
FESTA GIOIA GARDEN PARTY JULY 2015
Thursday, July 9, Noon to 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 11, Noon to 6 p.m.
Italian Style Gardening -- The Origins of Farm to table in the Mediterranean
SEE DETAILS BELOW
 
RSVP by return email or call 408-640-6628 or contact Kathy at kathywinkelman@gioiacompany.com


GIOIA ALWAYS BY APPOINTMENT

And always available for your convenience online at www.gioiacompany.com
 

Festa Gioia, L'Estate, Summertime!

 
Join us for a Garden Party! Thursday, July 9th from noon to nine p.m. and Saturday, July 11th from noon to six p.m. Italian Style Gardening – The Origins of Farm to Table in the Mediterranean

Growing up Italian-American on a ranch in the country, I learned the value of having certain herbs and vegetables in the garden. Being the oldest of the ten in our family, and in the kitchen with my mother and sister, father, brothers, aunts, uncles, even cousins, grandmothers and grandfathers, I received a valuable education about our traditional cooking, and one that I did not even realize that I repeat. Many who attend Festa Gioia get to experience!

Montefalco in UmbriaWhen you visit Italy or enjoy pictures and videos of travel, one is struck by the beauty of the land both in the city and the country. Though many of the towns are built of stone from medieval times, there are still doors and windows beautifully decorated with flowers and herbs that tourists love to photograph that have become famous prints.  Have you visitedMontefalco in Umbria?

Plants and trees differ by regions and climates, but not that drastically. Many Italians have potted balcony gardens of flowers, herbs, and, occasionally, vegetables. Having property and a garden in the city is rare.

Citrus trees, fig trees, pomegranate trees, umbrella pines, olive trees, and grapevines help to paint a rich and colorful countryside with a brush of natural beauty.  Italian cypress line many a roadway. Wisteria, bougainvillea, hibiscus, honeysuckle, climbing citrus, and climbing rose decorate the gardens and often create natural pergolas, beautiful archways.

While driving through Italy, the sunflowers and poppies take one’s breath away. Italians plant lavender, rose, Vietri sunflower platedahlia, geranium, hydrangea, and the laurel bush. The herb and vegetable gardens might include caper flowers, strawberries, Italian pepperoncini, garlic, parsley, basilico(basil), spinach, Italian mustard, zucchini, onion, beans. and eggplant. Farmer John Franchi has a booth at many of the Italian Feste that we attend. He and his wife cultivate theflower and vegetable seeds in Half Moon Bay. Happy Shopping!
 
The traditional style of the Italian garden with geometrically shaped gardens or raised boxes and paths lined with shrubs pruned and manicured for a mathematical kaleidoscope of green is very appealing and calming, and can date back to Renaissance times. A couple of gardens that I enjoy, and you may have visited are Villa Borghese Garden in Roma, and Tivoli Gardens of the Villa d’Este just outside of Roma where the fountains are powered by rerouting the flow of a local river downhill to make use of the pull of gravity.

Villa Borghese RomaVisit us at Festa Gioia Summertime Celebration and we will share with you some dried pepperoncini from Rome.

Festa Gioia Summertime Garden Party
Thursday July 9 from noon to nine p.m.
Saturday, July 11 from noon to six p.m.

Part of the proceeds from these events will benefitLittle Italy San Jose fundraising efforts towards the Museum and Cultural Center.


 

Calendar
 

June

Limoncello Class with Valentina from Puglia Italy
Date: Sunday June 28th
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Place: 16395 Roseleaf Court LG
RSVP: 408.640.6628
Cost: $55
Registration in advance. Call 408.640.6628
What to Bring: Your Italian spirit! Learn more by clicking here.

Olive Grove SignJuly

FESTA GIOIA GARDEN PARTY JULY 2015
Italian Style Gardening -- The Origins of Farm to table in the Mediterranean
Date: July 9 and July 11 (Thursday and Saturday)
Time: Thursday from noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
Place: 16395 Roseleaf Court, Los Gatos
RSVP: 408.640.6628

"La Notte Canta"
Pasquale Esposito in Concert
Date: July 26 (Sunday)
Place: Morgan Hill, CA
Tickets: 408-528-6308 or http://www.pasqualeesposito.com/nv/

Wine Tasting Little Italy San Jose with Pietra Santa Winery
Date: July 30 (Thursday)
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
Place: Little Italy San Jose
323 West St. John St., San Jose

August

Festa Italiana Season begins in August. Mark Your Calendars!

Murano GlassSACRAMENTO ITALIAN CULTURAL SOCIETY FESTA ITALIANA
Date: August 1-2 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Place: Croatian Cultural Center in Carmichael
For more information:http://www.italiancenter.net/

SAN FRANCISCO ITALIAN ATHLETIC CLUB FESTA COLONIALE
Date: August 15 (Saturday)
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Place: San Francisco Italian Athletic Club
For more information: http://www.sfiacfesta.com/

SAN JOSE ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION ITALIAN FAMILY FESTA
Date: August 29-30 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Place: Guadalupe Park, Little Italy San Jose location
For more information: http://www.italianfamilyfestasj.org/

GIOIA ITALIAN ART AND PRODUCTS always opened by appointment in Los Gatos. Call Kathy 408.640.6628 or Contact kathywinkelman@gioiacompany.com
And always at your disposal online at www.gioiacompany.com
 

TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES 2015!! Save the Dates!!

CAMPANIA

Thinking of staying in the Vietri sul Mare region? Here is a B & B owned by one of our friends in Italy, check it out.  
CASA IDA Historic House Rental & B&B Italy
Campania, near Vietri sul Mari, 
Contact Raffealla Baldi
Cava Dei Tirreni, Campania, Italy
508-982-5622
Or on Facebook

SORRENTO
Sorrento Emotions and Dreams
Italian Specialist and Local Residents
Luxury Tailormade Vacations
Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Isle of Capri and all of Italy
Enjoy holidays, short breaks, weddings, honeymoon, dining, cooking, shopping, scuba diving, water activities, coastal excursions with personal crew.
Contact Signore Tonino Pepe, pepetonino@hotmail.it, and tell him Gioia Co. sent you.

PUGLIA

Puglia, Italy with Valentina
May 27 to June 5, 2015 (She takes groups at this time each year.)
Travel through the Puglia region
A step into real Puglia with Valentina, author, designer, artist and native
For more information, click here.

UMBRIA/TUSCANY-- Right on the border
Vacation at Le Selve, an Agriturismo!  Contactinfo@gioiacompany.com or 408.640.6628 for a special introduction to the owner. Sleeps six or 12. Two stories. Separate units. Beautiful view. Organic olive grove. Walking trails. Full kitchen. Swimming pool.


See you soon...

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Katherine Winkelman
Gioia Company LLC
408.640.6628
www.gioiacompany.com

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