Located in Northern California, Mooney Farms began in 1987 as a family owned and operated kiwi farming operation with products being sold at local farmer’s markets. The addition of sun dried tomatoes, the Bella Sun Luci line, changed everything with their Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil & Herbs selling out in a record 4 hours. Since that time, sun dried tomatoes have become mainstream with Mooney Farms being the largest producer of sun dried tomatoes in the U.S. I was recently given the opportunity to review jars of both the Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil & Herbs (Julienne Cut), as well as the Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato Bruschetta.
There are many great recipes using Bella Sun Luci products over on the Mooney Farms website. The Sun Dried Tomato and Shrimp Pasta with Artichokes & Mushrooms recipe sounds divine, which is probably why it was a winner in Mooney Farms recipe contest in 2012. You can also purchase gift baskets on the Mooney Farms website. I like the Dinner for Two gift basket which includes a classic colander lined with festive napkin and filled with delectable gourmet products including Bella Sun Luci Tomato Artichoke Pasta Sauce, Imported Italian Pasta, California Extra Virgin Olive Oil and dipping spice, Freshly roasted espresso, Dulcetto Chocolate Pastry, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and a wooden pasta fork.
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Mooney Farms is currently having a recipe contest where the winner will be awarded $2500. You can find more information about that contest here:
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