In 1989 the entrepreneur Giorgio Agosta, decided to produce “Ciappa ri pummaroru” (Ciappa tomatoes), or rather the sun-dried tomato and in 1998, thanks to his experience in tomato production and drying techniques, he and his wife founded Agriblea farm.
Agriblea cultivates and produces “Ciappa tomatoes”; a traditional organic product that does not contain any preservatives, is naturally dried in the sun, has been awarded PAT (traditional agroindustrial product) status by the Sicilian government since 2003, and is certified organic, Bio Suisse, IFS, GlobalGAP, and GRASP.
In 2015, the Company transferred its headquarters due to space issues into a new, larger facility and in the same year adopted 100% compostable packaging.
Agriblea Ciappa tomatoes are the final result of blending tradition, innovation and
Agriblea Ciappa tomatoes demonstrate how ancient Sicilian traditions can be united with innovative eco-sustainable cultivation, irrigation and production methods, that respect both the environment and people.
Today Agriblea is a market leader in the production of sun-dried “Ciappa” tomatoes, thanks to the Agosta family’s hard work and the extraordinary and ever-ready commitment of its workforce.
Ciappa tomatoes and Agriblea products are now a symbol of Made in Italy excellence that is known across Europe and around the world.