Produce

Grown with a commitment to quality, stewardship, and community

 
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OFFERINGS

In the Italian tradition, Tamboli Produce Co. grows fresh local vegetables for market, specializing in Italian tomato, zucchini, and herb varieties that pair well with fresh pasta and pizza.

Find us at one of our markets or select restaurants for specialty offerings:

  • Basil & other culinary herbs

  • Cucumbers

  • Eggplant

  • Fresh greens

  • Green beans

  • Hearty greens

  • Okra

  • Peppers

  • Tomatoes

  • Zucchini & summer squash

*when in season

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History

Nazzareno Tamboli emigrated to the Mid-South in 1909 as a part of a movement of folks who later became known as the Delta Italians. The Delta Italians came in search of fertile land and good jobs. Nazzareno didn’t take to picking cotton, and soon returned to Italy's Adriatic coast. His son Ruggero (Roy), however, stayed in Mississippi hoping for better luck.

Many Delta Italians earned a living growing vegetables for market and cultivated an industry of "truck farming." Most of us call this "market gardening" these days.

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Values

All Tamboli produce is grown on urban lots in Memphis’ Binghampton neighborhood, near the historic Scott Street farmers market, often with the paid help of neighborhood youngsters. Tamboli produce is grown with stewardship and quality in mind, and is never sprayed with pesticides or herbicides - organic or otherwise.

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