VISIT THE FARM & CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
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It all began in 1995, when a doctor friend asked for our help in writing a book about Crete and the Cretan diet. We worked together for two years and were rewarded when Dr. Schleicher's book "Der sensationelle Kreta Diet" became a best seller! Following this, chef Eckart Witzigmann requested an introduction into the secrets of Cretan cuisine. For almost two months, Cretan women from Vrouha, Kritsa, Lemnes and other nearby villages spent many hours with us teaching the chef their knowledge of local cuisine. The book, titled "Kreta kock Buch" was published eight months later. The result was again as amazing as Dr. Schleicher's book, becoming a best seller and showing a different aspect of the Cretan diet. Many people started asking how they could obtain all the pure products described. The next step was to take a few steps back and rediscover the original flavors, recipes and traditional products that our families used, in order to find a way to meet the needs that we had created.
In a mood to explore the unknown side of Crete and its products, we began traveling back to our villages from central to eastern Crete, meeting with people and tasting little-known ingredients. Using the knowledge thus gained and relationships formed, we were able to re-create the traditional Cretan recipes and find both the finest products and producers to help us achieve our goal. Other than our long history of producing premium quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil, we started forming and packaging a big line of Cretan goods and exporting as many as possible to reach the wide readership of the best selling books.
In 2014 and after ten years and more than 200.000 visitors we decided it was time to revive our traditional factory which was originally established in 1882.