EDOARDO, GIANNA & EMANUELE TRENTIN
Sibling owners of I Contadini
Handcrafted Artisinal Antipasti
The Trentin siblings produce a wide range of vegetables preserved in oil, and are firm believers in a traditional approach that’s strongly connected to the region. “This Salento area has a microventilation that makes it unique,” says Edoardo Trentin, who, along with his siblings Emanuele and Gianna, owns the farm. “The Grecale and Scirocco sea winds affect the crops, offering them a uniqueness.” Love for the land is in their blood: they get up when it’s still dark, following the seasons and the rhythms of nature, and always with a smile on their faces, something that’s as essential as water. All the vegetables they jar in oil are grown by them, sundried and then salted by hand and preserved.