Imola and its surroundings have a long history as being an important agricultural area. Many different varieties of fruits grow here: the Val Santerno apricot, the Romagna peach, the nectarine peach, the famous giant strawberries of Imola.
The chestnuts IGP (Geographic Indication of Production which indicates the groves between 200-800meters) are cultivated along the hills of Castel del Rio, a few kilometres from Imola. Compared to other chestnuts these are much sweeter and bigger and are used in a vast assortment of recipes both sweet and salty. Another product from the woods is the porcino mushroom, to which two folk festivals are dedicated.