The Belmont BID is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement with Summer Garden Foods Manufacturing, a company known nationally for its Italian specialty food products. Under this agreement, Summer Garden Foods will launch its latest national brand, Little Italy in the Bronx Pasta Sauces. The sauces will be produced at their Green LEED certified® manufacturing facility and will be made with all natural ingredients including imported Italian tomatoes, olive oil, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, garlic, onions, and basil.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Little Italy in the Bronx Sauces will be contributed to the BID. These funds will help the BID preserve and advance the traditions of our community.
What’s most exciting is the opportunity to enhance and advance our brand beyond our region to a national audience. These sauces will be shipped nationally with stores already committed to launching the product. National recognition like this will help advance us as a destination for great authentic Italian food, products, and dining.
What was most important to us in reaching this agreement was the creation of the narrative around Little Italy in the Bronx. The BID wanted to ensure how we were characterized was consistent with how we as a community see ourselves, and how our customers and supporters see us. Summer Garden Foods was a great partner in understanding both how important this narrative is to us.
Each sauce label pays homage to neighborhood. It describes what we have accomplished as a community, and aims to support and tell the story of what we have built so that it grows and endures for another hundred years.
We hope you see the great opportunity afforded to us to dramatically enhance and grow our brand recognition through a quality product, with a partner that completely understands who we are, what we are about, and who was willing to invest in helping us preserve and grow what we have built as a community.
You can learn more about Little Italy in the Bronx Sauces here!