SIGI Azienda Agricola is tucked away in a beautiful corner of Macerata province in Le Marche. SI.GI. is a producer of natural jam and jellies and the brainchild of Silvano Buccolini. He and his family bring together a variety of seasonal products to the market and have a no chemical approach. Their focus is to keep the aromas, taste and richness of the fruit and make outstanding products. And oh how well they do!
SIGI Azienda Agricola
My visit to the SI.GI. farm was nothing short of amazing. DiscoverMarche recommended me their jams and we booked a meeting with Silvano and his daughter in a few days time. The weather supported me fully, probably the first time since I had been in Marche. The whole area in and around the farm was in full bloom. It was spectacular!
Permit me to get a little poetic, the colors of the spring and the sound of the wind added an inexplicable freshness to the day.
Silvano showed us his burgeoning orchards where there were different varities of trees and plants. Cherries, mint, plum, blackberries and jujube and a fair many others whose names I can’t recall but have them vividly etched in memory.
The succulent cherries on the tree were enough to give me a craving. And nothing really beats the experience of having a freshly plucked fruit. Does it?? They were immensely ripe and that I could probably make a meal of them. But on Silvano’s instructions I didn’t eat too many as they are warm for the stomach. (Point noted for future)
I also got a sneak peek into the jam making process at SI.GI where everything is done manually. Silvano’s happy team were quietly working as he explained the different varieties of jam they sold in Italy and rest of Europe. Apart from the strange flavors of onion, zucchini, pepper and wine there was also strawberry, sapa, raspberry, black cherries, quinces and jujubes. I sampled many bottles back home. It was a day well spent at SI.GI, amidst nature. Their products are 100% unique and fresh and it makes you think long and hard about the “jams” we end up buying from the market.
If you would like to visit the farm please contact them on their Facebook page. SI.GI. can be best reached by car and is very close to Macerata town. I really think you should try the onion jam!
tonytomeoOctober 16, 2017 at 4:06 am
QUINCE! How excellent. It is nice to see that it is still around. I have been finding a few articles about it.
IshitaDecember 5, 2017 at 3:38 pm
🙂 That’s great. Hope you enjoyed the read.
RahulYuviOctober 12, 2017 at 6:52 pm
Great . Beautiful clicks.During the last few months of Travel, I too have come across few of most beautiful creations of Nature – A Pink Pigeon , A White Peacock and some other delightful species (Though I didn’t find such wonderful Jams & jellies ).Have a look –
Exploring the Colours of Nature – A Photographical Insight
IshitaOctober 12, 2017 at 9:30 pm
Thanks for sharing, I will definitely have a look. x
RahulYuviOctober 13, 2017 at 9:01 am
Thank you..I hope you will find the Nature Shots interesting.
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IshitaSeptember 29, 2017 at 7:34 pm
Ti ringrazio 🙂
sipofwellnessSeptember 23, 2017 at 4:42 pm
I luvv it thats good recipe
IshitaSeptember 23, 2017 at 6:55 pm
helene dsouzaSeptember 13, 2017 at 9:30 pm
oh jujube jam, how intriguing! now is the jam season after the fruit harvest, so I dig this post. hmm I wonder how they use the onion jam. It must be served with a meat dish no?
IshitaSeptember 14, 2017 at 1:43 pm
I know right 🙂 I ate with some vegetables and it seemed fine. Meat oh yes. Next time I will try with that.
An Englishwoman in ItalySeptember 7, 2017 at 3:05 am
Brava, Ishita! I’m so glad you’ve made it to Le marche and are writing about some of our fantastic produce. I’m just sorry our dates didn’t coincide. I myself am glad to be blogging again after a long silence.
An Englishwoman in ItalySeptember 7, 2017 at 3:24 am
And I’m glad you liked my post about Offagna. Thank you.
IshitaSeptember 8, 2017 at 9:51 pm
Grazie grazie 🙂 I am so so happy to visit Le Marche and tell everyone about it.
amindfultravellerblogSeptember 5, 2017 at 6:15 pm
Fresh produce and local made specialties like these are the best. I could visit places like these all the time!! 🙂
IshitaSeptember 8, 2017 at 9:52 pm
Absolutely 🙂 Me too..
ejsnaSeptember 5, 2017 at 1:56 pm
What interesting jam flavours! Onion, Pepper, wine… I do have an adventurous palate 😀
IshitaSeptember 8, 2017 at 9:53 pm
I found the same. In fact onion I found almost laughable till I tried 🙂
Resh Susan @ The Book SatchelSeptember 5, 2017 at 12:02 pm
Lovely pictures! And I think this is the first time I have heard of Onion jam. 😀
IshitaSeptember 5, 2017 at 12:44 pm
Me too 😉 it tasted quite good. I had it with some vegetables.
thatanxioustravellerSeptember 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm
Nothing beats the relaxed feeling of walking through an Italian orchard. 😊
IshitaSeptember 4, 2017 at 5:03 pm
karenincalabriaSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:36 am
Yes, it’s all you can do to find a jar not sweetened with high fructose corn syrup in many supermarkets. Sounds like some delicious fruit, jam and an all around great day.
IshitaSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:39 am
Yes 🙂 I feel privileged to have visited them. Lovely people too!
Avinash GuptaSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:32 am
Great one Ishita- I have only seen cherries in boxes- never on trees 🙁
IshitaSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:34 am
If you ever visit Italy or my home state- Himachal you will find plenty! Just make sure you pick the right season..cheers!
Avinash GuptaSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:36 am
Don’t kno about Italy but surely Himachal seems like a possibility- Which is the right season by the way ?
IshitaSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:37 am
April and May is the best time. I really hope you can see them on trees and pluck and eat 🙂
Avinash GuptaSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:39 am
I will do it now- it has been added in my never ending things to do list
IshitaSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:40 am
🙂 super! Btw are you in Bangalore?? I might have a chance to visit soon.
Avinash GuptaSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:43 am
Awesome. Do let me know- We would love to host you
IshitaSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:44 am
So kind of you! I’ll text you my number on Facebook so that we can stay in touch. Cheers!
Avinash GuptaSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:44 am
Great. Will look forward to 🙂
TonySeptember 4, 2017 at 10:24 am
What a great stop, the grounds are beautiful and those cherries looked amazing! Were you able to taste any plums? They are my favorite!
IshitaSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:30 am
The plums weren’t that ripe but I got the jam. It was such an amazing day.
LynSeptember 4, 2017 at 10:06 am
Ishita what a fab day. Another must do for me. I have visited Macerata many times when staying in Pievebovigliano and Castelraimondo. Another fantastic hilltop town
IshitaSeptember 4, 2017 at 10:09 am
Thank you Lyn!! It was and the people always make it better.. You must on your next visit to Marche.
LynSeptember 4, 2017 at 10:10 am
Yes Ishita The people are the most important ingredient.