The Trials and Tribulations of Fall Planting

Francesco looked up at me from a flooded ditch and said, “Mi sa che la pompa non funziona.” I guess the pump’s not going to work. Standing in the mid-December drizzle, with our rubber boots covered in mud, Francesco explained how the old pump did not have the power to...

Rice Brownies [Recipe]

Rice Brownies Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Servings: 6-8 250 grams or 1 cup Tenuta San Carlo Ribe Rice 1 liter or 4 ¼ cups Milk 250 grams or 1 cup Sugar 50 grams or 3 ½ tablespoons Butter Zest of 1 Lemon Vanilla Bean 3 Eggs 100 grams or 1 cup...

The Heirloom Wheat Goes in the Ground

It was a big week for fall planting, with the majority of the fall-planted crops going into the ground. I’ve written before about the challenges around a successful planting season – from weather uncertainty, to seed issues, to tractor and equipment problems. It is a...

the weekly dirt

recipes from the farm

Rice Brownies [Recipe]

Rice Brownies [Recipe]

Rice Brownies Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Servings: 6-8 250 grams or 1 cup Tenuta San Carlo Ribe Rice 1 liter or 4 ¼ cups Milk 250 grams or 1 cup Sugar 50 grams or 3 ½ tablespoons Butter Zest of 1 Lemon Vanilla Bean 3 Eggs 100 grams or 1...

history of the farm

Against the Grain

A farmer's day is filled with incredible stories – stories about life and death, success and failure, tradition and innovation, miracles and disasters that most people will never experience firsthand. At Tenuta San Carlo we've had our share of these stories and...

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The Future of Mediterranean Pine Trees

Scattered throughout the farm are areas of pine forest typical of the Mediterranean coast. The dominant pine species is the Italian stone pine, or umbrella pine (Pinus pinea), with its characteristic flat top. Planting Pines When my grandparents purchased the land...

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The Future of Mediterranean Pine Trees

Developing a Land Ethic

When people find out that I am a born and raised New York City girl, they usually give me a skeptical look and ask, “So, how again did you end up in farming?” If they don’t ask, it’s a safe bet that they will try to take advantage of my presumed ignorance of...

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developing a land ethic

agricultural policy

Tenuta San Carlo at the G7 Agriculture Summit

At Tenuta San Carlo, we’re constantly working to become a more sustainable farm. On a day-to-day basis, the decisions about how we grow our plants and raise our animals may seem small, but we’re taking action to build a better future. In October, we were recognized...

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tenuta san carlo at the g7 agriculture summit

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