San Martino Organic Farm
San Martino Organic Farm - Alberto's Life Dream.
The San Martino Organic Farm is the realization of a lifelong dream for Alberto Dalpiaz and his family. After many years of work as an export manager for several large Italian food companies, Alberto and his wife Giulia Bartellone founded the Azienda Agricola San Martino on the hills behind Porto Maurizio (Imperia) in Liguria.
Since its foundation in 2004, Alberto, Giulia and their two sons have worked tirelessly to produce the highest quality food in the most ecological way possible. On a nearly 4 hectare San Martino Organic Farm there are three separate vegetable beds as well as a small orchard, olive groves and several beehives. The organic farm San Martino also produces its own extra virgin olive oil from Taggascia-Olive, a highly valued olive variety originating in Liguria.
The latest addition to the farm is a newly renovated guest house with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms overlooking the beautiful Imperia and the sea.
Why we grow organically
On the farm, we pride ourselves on producing and selling local varieties of fresh products without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. For us, this type of sustainable agriculture on the San Martino organic farm is without alternatives. Our farm is based on a deep respect for the natural beauty and value of the land in which it is located. From the very beginning (before the existence of the organic certification) we at San Martino Organic Farm accepted the idea of an ecological existence.
We are a certified organic farm under Bio AgriCert Italia.
- Premio BIOL 3° Classificato (26th of May 2018) – Our olive oil has been internationally recognized and awarded a silver medal by BIOL.
- Best in Liguria region – 3rd place for our olive oil.
- Presidio Slow Food – Liguria region (in recognition of traditional preparation and cultivation of Taggascia olives).
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