Organic extra virgin olive oil “Plouti” PDO Messara from bio Plouti

3,00 l/scatola

Organic extra virgin olive oil “Plouti” PDO Messara from bio Plouti

3,00 l/scatola

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Contenuto della scatola: 1 scatola contiene 3l di organic extra virgin olive oil “Plouti” PDO Messara
Varietà: Koroneiki
6 x Organic extra virgin olive oil Plouti from 100% Koroneiki olives PDO Messara (500 ml each, glass bottles): very balanced taste with fresh notes reminiscent of fresh grass and unripe bananas; pleasant sharpness and bitterness in the aftertaste
Tastes good with vegetables, salads and sauces, red meat and fish, best raw; but you should also not be shy when baking, frying or deep-frying and give free rein to your creativity; sometimes a little olive oil and delicious bread can replace a whole meal
Organic farming certified by the European Organic Farming label since 2008
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is of superior category, cold pressed
Harvested by hand during the day and pressed the same day; unfiltered
Store the olive oil in a dark and cool place, away from heat sources, so that the oil keeps its properties for at least 18 months
At temperatures below 7°C, the olive oil can become cloudy (natural process)
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Niente plastica
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Biologico
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Piccolo agricoltore
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Azienda familiare
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Stelios Zacharioudakis
Around one hundred years ago, in the small village Plouti, in the Cretan mountains, our great grandparents began the family tradition of producing fine olive oil. We keep their legacy alive and produce our organic olive oil with the same dedication and love. We are the Zacharioudaki Apelidou family. My wife Meropi and I, Stelios, and our three children Fotini, Kyriaki and Nikos. My three children have always spent their school holidays and weekends in Plouti, exploring the olive groves and vineyards and also helping out with the olive and grape harvests. Through these experiences they learnt to live in sync with nature, to value sustainability and recognise high quality. They are very proud of our work and here is how they feel about their experiences in Plouti in their own words “The Plouti organic olive oil is our tribute to the small mountain village, nature and our grandparents.” I live in Crete together with my wife Meropi and my son Nikos, and the three of us are responsible for the olive oil production. My daughters Fotini and Kyriaki live in Hamburg and bring our olive oil directly to you. Our dog Zeus’ main responsibility is being cute. Sustainability in all production stages, from farming to delivery, lays at the core of our philosophy. It is a core belief of ours to cultivate our olive oils in a sustainable fashion and produce organic olive oil, as well as contributing to a balanced diet. Our aspiration for the organic olive oil Plouti is to inspire you to make new culinary discoveries, try out new recipes and be the reason for you to come together with your loved ones and enjoy flavourful and well cooked meals - but most importantly each other’s company. Just as we do in Plouti. To be in a position to offer our organic olive oil to you directly has been a goal of ours for a long time. The right moment came with our Autumn/Winter 2021 batch. It was well balanced and therefore the perfect opportunity to introduce ourselves. We hope to build a long lasting relationship with you and solidify it each year with another batch of tasty and organic olive oil. Our goal is to directly connect farmers and CrowdFarmers and create a sustainable and fair trade relationship. Directly from us, to you. Through our cooperation with CrowdFarming we aspire to meet many like minded CrowdFarmers that value quality and sustainability and are interested in getting to know and support small farmers. We are delighted to know that CrowdFarmers will enjoy the organic olive oil Plouti and will integrate it in their everyday nourishment.
bio Plouti
Over the course of four generations, we have been growing our Koroneiki variety olive trees in the small mountain village Plouti. We are a small family business and although we all have chosen different paths professionally, we are connected through the love and passion for organic and sustainable olive oil production and creating a direct connection between us and our CrowdFarmers. As of 2008 we exclusively produce organic olive oil according to European regulations. Up until our 2020 batch we sold our olive oil to wholesalers. We were keen to change that and begin a direct relationship between consumers and farmers. As of 2022 we are also a part of the CrowdFarming Community. Plouti lies in the Southeast of Crete in the Messara region, about 350m above sea level. The small mountain village has a population of less than 100 people. However, over the past 15 years a generational change has taken place and more and more young farmers have taken over from their parents and grandparents and also switched to organic farming. The vast majority of olives and grapes produced in Plouti are of organic production. Regardless, sometimes it feels like time has stood still in Plouti. Every day after working the fields and on the weekend, people meet in the “Kafenion”, where you can enjoy greek coffee and other delicacies from the Cretan cuisine. The Kafeneion offers a platform to share news and updates on the production and farming, but current affairs are always mentioned too. A visit to our olive groves in Plouti would not be complete without visiting the Kafeneio. Exploring the Messera region is also highly recommended. Hiking through olive groves and vineyards, the Psiloritis mountain, birthplace of god Zeus according to Greek mythology, is always in view. In spring the area is full of colorful wildflowers. Messara’s fauna is quite shy but if you are lucky you may see a rabbit or a badger. In the summertime, lizards lay on the hot stones and it is impossible to miss the cicadas’ mating song. If you take a closer look while walking through the fields, you may also be lucky enough to find some pottery from the Minoan times, which shows that Messara has been inhabited through the centuries. Our 1.491 olive trees produce olives of the Koroneiki variety, which is perfect for the Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters. Regardless, we water our olive trees frequently to boost the produce and the trees themselves. We use a drip irrigation system and choose to water during the night or early in the morning to minimise losses due to the heat. We make sure to give each tree 7 meters distance from their neighboring tree in order to offer them the best growth options possible. In addition to that, our olive trees are pruned every three years to strengthen them and keep them neat and healthy. Some of our trees are more than 100 years old. Every year from late October till early December, we keep a close eye on the ripening stage of our olives to identify the best time to harvest. We exclusively harvest manually and during the day, with the assistance of harvest helpers from around the region. On the same day of harvest, the olives are transferred to local oil mills and fresh olive oil is cold extracted. Apart from our olive trees we also grow sage and other herbs in our fields. They are highly appreciated by the bees. As of 2008 we exclusively produce organic olive oil according to European regulations, which excludes the use of chemical pesticides. To cope with pests such as the olive fruit fly *(Dacus oleae)*, we use natural traps. We also use organic fertiliser. From time to time, a herd of sheep makes its way through our olive groves and leaves its organic presents behind. Weeds are removed once a year as well and are left in the field as organic fertiliser as well. We are a small family business and currently two generations of our family are involved in it. Three siblings and our parents, in 2020 we embarked on the journey of starting our own business. And even though we have known each other all our lives we had to get used to our new roles within the business. After two years at it we can proudly say we work well together and aspire to get better every year. We already have a few ideas how to build on the foundations we lay and are thinking about expanding to other parts of the supply chain as well. For the time being, we carefully choose our partners locally and trust in their long experience in olive oil production.
Informazioni tecniche
Indirizzo
bio Plouti, Plouti, GR
Altitudine
350m
La Squadra
3 women & 2 men
Dimensione
8 ha
Tecniche di coltivazione
Organic Farming
Sistema d’irrigazione
Drip irrigation
Domande frequenti
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