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South Italy Beaches and Brigantino Olive Oil



South Italy Beaches and Brigantino Olive Oil
sunflower bowlGIOIA 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 at www.gioiacompany.com
GIOIA ITALIAN ART AND PRODUCTS
JOIN US AT THE SEPTEMBER FESTA GIOIA!

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
 

Festivals, South Italy Beaches, Olive Oil

Although school has begun it is still the season of summer, the Italians have just finished a respite at the beach, lake or mountains, and we do much the same here. August and September are also the months of celebrating the Italian Culture in America and so you will find many Italian Festivals. We enjoy coming out to various cities to see you! The Italian American Heritage Foundation in San Jose will host one of the largest Festivals in our area this weekend, August 29th and 30th (see below for details). We hope you will visit our Gioia booth while you are celebrating your day: wine tasting, dancing and singing with the entertainment, good food, and lots of wonderful shopping including items from the south of Italy and olive oil.

In Italy, our relatives will go from their home in a northern town near Milano to their family in Calabria on the beach. The two children will enjoy the sea and swim until dark at times. Do you know much about Calabria and the south of Italy?

JarPicturesque Calabria is the last province before the island of Sicily, and while for years it was known as the gateway to Sicily, now the beaches are attracting more and more attention. In Calabria there are over 500 miles of coastline with beautiful beaches, seaside villages, and secluded coves to explore. In a region near Calabria was one of our most memorable family vacations. A large group of 25 of us took a private boat from the island of Capri celebrating our father’s 80th birthday. The adventurous ones would jump off the boat into the Mediterranean and swim into the coves lined with urchins and starfish, a magical time. Not too far from where we were swimming, is one of the best beaches in the country, in Praia A Mare, 1 ½ miles of sand and pebble beach. Nearby is a small island, Isola di Dino, which provides beautiful sea coves for adventurous travelers to explore, just like we did!. There are no beaches on the island, but the coves provide entertainment with their stunning stalagmites. Read more by clicking here: http://www.best-beaches.com/europe/italy/calabria/calabria-beaches.

Calabria and the South of Italy is known for its olive oil production, among other things. The Puglia region produces 37% of Italy’s olive oil crop, while the Calabria region producers are small farmers and produce 33% of Italy’s olive oil crop  Olive oil is produced throughout Italy, but these are the regions that are big volume producers who have been most hard hit by a pest known as the olive fly. Our California farmers are at attention to protect against this pest.

In the province of Puglia some of the most ancient trees, some 500 years old, have contracted a bacteria that they think came to the area on plants from Holland. This has resulted in a great loss for the region, but they have taken great measure to curb the spread of this bacteria. 

One of our grandfathers is from Calabria and now we have two brothers in the olive oil business in California,  producing “Brigantino Olive Oil:” organic, extra virgin, Tuscan blend, cold press, and award winning. We will be selling the Brigantino Olive Oil at the Gioia booth this weekend, come to visit us! Please watch this Brigantino Olive Oil video taken several years ago by clicking here. And be sure to visit their web site



 

Calendar
 

August

Show posterKKUP RADIO BROADCAST The Garden Show
Date: August 27 (Thursday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
What: Italian American Heritage Foundation Ken Borelli, Gioia Company Kathy Winkelman, and Brigantino Olive Oil. Dave Brigantino will discuss things Italian, especially the Award Winning Olive Oil produced locally and the upcoming Festa.
Where: Tune in to 91.5 FM.

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/

September

Lemon BlossomLIMONCELLO, ARANCELLO MAKING WITH VALENTINA
SO YOU WILL HAVE BEVERAGES FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS
https://www.facebook.com/events/842073942513911/
Date: Sept. 12 (Saturday)
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $55
Location: GIOIA Italian Art and Products, 16395 Roseleaf Ct., Los Gatos
RSVP: 408.640.6628
Join us for an afternoon of limoncello- and arancello-making with Valentina Cirasola of Puglia, Italy.
It is time to make our limoncello for the holidays!
What to Bring:
  • 8 fragrant lemons or oranges
  • 1 peeler
  • 34 oz. Everclear or vodka
  • Container and seal large enough to hold the peels and the alcohol
  • Spirit of an Italian adventurer!
FESTA GIOIA SEPTEMBER
Open House Lunch and Shopping Event

Date: September 12 and 13 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: Noon to 6pm
Location: 16395 Roseleaf Court L.G.
RSVP: 408.640.6628
Make getting ready for the holidays fun!
Joy for Those Who Give and Those Who Receive
Join Us and Bring a Friend!
 
tiles1st Annual Ravioli Fundraiser for Little Italy San Jose
Date: September 20 (Sunday)
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Little Italy San Jose Henry's High Life, 301 West Saint John Street, San Jose
http://www.littleitalysj.com/index.html

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!!


TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES with Italian Cultural Society Sacramento - September 1-11.

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!  Contact info@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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Gioia Company LLC
408.640.6628
www.gioiacompany.com

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