About Our Olive Store
I’m David Quartaro, the owner of Sicilian Village.
Hippocrates once wrote, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” From the time of the ancient Greeks to the lightning-fast 21st century, one thing has managed to stay the same regardless of age, political affiliation, religion, or ideology: food brings people together.
Food has always played a special role in my life. My great-grandparents came from Sicily to start a new life in the United States. As a third-generation Italian-American, I’ll always remember my grandmother’s pasta sauce that was painstakingly handmade, and the savory Italian sausage that came from my grandfather. But most of all, I’ll always remember how it felt to have the whole family gathered together, with the table groaning under the weight of the Sunday feast — il pranzo della domenica. There was nothing else like it, and we were happy.
My wife and I think that feeling can be recreated and brought to your table, and that’s why we founded Sicilian Village in 2004 and introduced our Sicilian-marinated olives that are unlike any other olive on the market. Our Sicilian olives are carefully picked and then slowly and naturally cured in salt brine, which allows the flavor to develop properly. Finally, the olives marinate in a recipe that’s been in my family for generations. It’s only after this time-tested recipe has been completed that the olives will be approved for you and your loved ones.
The end result is an olive bursting with complex and delicious flavors that simply can’t be replicated with chemicals to rush the curing process. Our secret ingredients are time and care, and when you gather with your loved ones around a bowl of our olives, we think you’ll agree.
Contact us today for more information or to place an order of Sicilian olives.