Middle Earth Organics Tomato Sauce – Another Great Product from Italy

Written by Max Goldberg on August 29, 2011. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

I think sometime soon I am going to have to make a trip and go to an organic trade show in Italy. Why?

Because the organic food that I have tasted from this country is just so, so good.

As you may know, I am totally in love with Dream Foods International’s Italian Volcano Orange Juice, whose oranges are grown in the volcanic soil in Sicily.

And this past weekend, as I stocked up on food in order to prepare for Hurricane Irene, I stumbled across another phenomenal product from Italy – Middle Earth Organics Pasta Sauce.

When I bought a jar of Middle Earth Organics Tomato Sauce with Olives and Capers, I was expecting a very thick, rich and chunky sauce.

Yet, what I encountered was very different.

On one hand, the sauce was surprisingly thin.  On the other hand, the sauce contained full olives. Not crushed olives or olive pieces but full olives. And as a HUGE fan of olives, I was thrilled.

The olives, by the way, are Peranzana olives, which are praised for their balanced flavor and for being a pure cultivar, not a hybrid.

Back to the sauce: Even though it was thinner than I had anticipated, the flavor profile was excellent. Aside from the great recipe itself, I would credit the taste for being so good to two factors.

1) The soil in Italy must be superior than what we have in the U.S. and this results in superior tasting food. You can tell from the Italian Volcano Orange Juice and you can tell from the Middle Earth Organics Pasta Sauce.

They just taste different. It isn’t something that you can explain.

2) All of the organic vegetables for the Middle Earth Organics Pasta Sauces are grown on the company’s estate in Northern Italy.

This means that they can be picked at the peak of absolute freshness and are processed direct from vine to jar within hours of being harvested. It also means that quality can be tightly controlled.

Overall, Middle Earth Organics delivers a fantastic tasting pasta sauce and one that I will definitely be purchasing again.


Ingredients include organic tomatoes, organic Peranzana olives, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic capers, organic garlic and sea salt.

I could not locate a company website but check with your local retailer for availability.

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  1. Have you found the Middle Earth sauce lately? I can no longer find it anywhere! They have other flavors, but it just doesn’t compare to the olives & capers one.

    Written by Carmen on January 8, 2012 @ 1:05 pm
  2. Hi Carmen,

    I will have to check and get back to you on this.

    Live well,

    Written by Max Goldberg on January 9, 2012 @ 12:16 pm
  3. Hi Carmen,

    I checked my local organic market yesterday and they had the olives and capers one.

    Live well,

    Written by Max Goldberg on January 10, 2012 @ 1:22 pm
  4. Lucky you!

    Written by Carmen on February 7, 2012 @ 10:24 am
  5. Their sauces are AMAZING. always wonder what they put in the ones at your fave local place but assume lots of sodium, sugar, stuff you can’t pronounce? Not this, we were eating from the jar. I got the basic tomato basil on Tropical Traditions (btw, I have a membership so peruse and I can buy bulk, I’m trustworthy and gain nothing from this but I’m not sure ill ever make back my membership so email me if you’re into organics, coco oil etc). Anyway, sauces are fng awesome. Kym at abstractopia dot com

    Written by Kym on February 17, 2013 @ 11:58 am
  6. Hi Kym,

    I am a huge fan of theirs as well!!!

    Have a great week!

    Written by Max Goldberg on February 18, 2013 @ 9:26 pm
  7. Can you direct me to a good market for organic shopping in Los Angeles, or a website where I may purchase some of these items that you have advertised?

    Thank you

    Written by Anita on August 25, 2013 @ 10:43 am
  8. Hi Anita,

    There are numerous Whole Foods Markets and also Erewhon, which is fantastic! There is a link to it here. http://pressedjuicedirectory.com/erewhon-market-los-angeles-delancey-street/

    Live well,

    Written by Max Goldberg on August 25, 2013 @ 8:12 pm
  9. …also looking for middle earth organics pasta sauce, espec w/olives & capers…is it in Gelsons,Whole F. Bristol farms or?

    Written by mary on January 29, 2015 @ 4:02 pm

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