The kalamata olives by Threpsi grow in the area of Messinia in the Peloponnese. The typical tree on which this fruit (yes, olives are fruits) grows has larger leaves than other types of olive trees. This allows them to absorb sun unlike any other, resulting in delicious olives. They're carefully collected by hand and stored in water, vinegar, olive oil, and some salt.
With your food
Add these olives to your salads, tomato sauces, pizzas, or just serve them as an appetizer.
Location | Messinia
Size | 360G
From selling their harvest to large conglomerates and not knowing where their oil ended up, Threpsi decided to take matters in their own hands. It all started with grandfather Nestoras in the 1900s. A couple generations further his granddaughter Dimitra and her husband Dionisis are the ones taking care of the olive groves located between the villages of Pylos and Koroni. In close collaboration with local farmers from the region of Kalamata, they're now able to cultivate 25.000 olive oil trees.
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