The Organic Farmers Cooperative of Messara was founded by a small group of dedicated farmers that first met in 1994, sharing a common goal; the production of superior extra virgin Olive oil.
This is the first cooperative of its kind on the island that for decades has been trying to preserve this tradition, while promoting scientific research in relation to Olive tree organic cultivation methods.
Τhe Olive tree is the sacred tree of ancient and modern Greece -a long-standing symbol of peace, longevity and prosperity.
Women of antiquity used Olive oil to safeguard their unrivaled beauty, while athletes’ prepared for the ancient Greek Games by applying Olive oil on their bodies to prevent de-hydration.
Crete has a long-standing tradition in the Olive tree cultivation, focusing on the Koroneiki variety.
With valleys at the foothills of mountains and very close to the sea, Crete has the ideal combination of microclimate, moisture and temperature conditions for the production of the best extra virgin Olive oil in the world. In the island' groves these slow-growing, organic Olive trees are watered naturally and kept small in size to be better nourished by the sun, offering a precious quantity of that supreme "green gold".
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