IT STARTED WHEN
David Valicenti began making pasta and cooking as a young boy, learning from his family, and eventually becoming a chef. He honed his culinary skills in Boston and then New Orleans at renowned restaurant Arnaud's in the French Quarter and Martinique uptown. Dave moved back to his hometown Hollis, New Hampshire with plans to open a restaurant of his own - but his planned changed unexpectedly.
Dave started making his own tomato sauce from the tomatoes he grew in the fields behind his family's home and selling it at farmers' markets in the Boston area. This sauce is now famously called "Red Gravy" and is sold along with fresh pasta and assorted gourmet ravioli at stores and farmers' markets all around the New England area.
WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO
Valicenti Pasta Farm is a small company made up of a small group of people who work diligently to make beautiful fresh pasta, unique ravioli varieties, and small batch sauces. Our mission is to grow, source, make, and provide good, wholesome, locally made, real food to our neighbors and the surrounding New England communities.
We have 10 acres of fields and a green house where we grow using organic practices anything from tomatoes to eggplant, butternut squash to sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts to herbs, and many other crops we use to make our products. We make and package everything in our commercial kitchen inside our red barn in Hollis, NH. We partner with other local, small, and like-minded organic practicing farms, dairies, and producers to source what we don't grow ourselves. We use only real ingredients in our products - no preservatives, no hormones, and nothing artificial or synthetic. Everything is made in small batches so we know each batch is just right. We work hard so you can enjoy the fruits of our labor...well pasta in our case.