Our farmers, their homes and their herbs.

We would like to take you on a journey to show you where

our herbs grow and who grows and harvests them.

A lot has happened in the last few years. The bureaucracy

and the financial requirements had so far prevented many farmers from growing their herbs and teas in organic farming.


That changed noticeably in the last few years, the younger generation moved up, mostly the sons and daughters of the

previously mentioned farmers took over the agriculture

her parents, who have a degree in agricultural management, are endowed with a good knowledge.

The farmer here in Greece cultivates manageable areas in sustainable bkA, which is the result also means corresponding harvest quantities.


But this is also a great opportunity to produce high-quality goods.


And we offer these goods to you.


The selection is made together with our agronomist Mr. Christos Kavounis. According to quality criteria, defined by organoleptic parameters and content analyzes.

 

Farmer Andreas & Nektarios aus Kreta, Lasithi, Sitea

Andreas & Nektarios have taken over the farm from their parents. Even as children, they were closely related to the herbs with which they grew up. As children they learned to cultivate and plant the various local herbs under the guidance of their parents.

Andreas & Nektarios teamed up and cultivated the herbs near their home, Lasithi, Sitea, in the northeast of Crete.

In the vicinity of their fields are archaeological sites from the Minoan period, a Minoan settlement with a burial ground.

 

The microclimate in this barren maquis is ideal for the cultivation of herbs. Close to the sea, Mediterranean brown earths and Terra Rossa soils, balanced temperatures, lots of sun are home to many herbs. Crete is a unique herbal paradise!


Herbs are in bloom at the end of February, and the air is saturated with a wide variety of herbal fragrances. The mild but intense scent of oregano mixes with the strong, floral scent of the cistus. And many other fragrant herbs such as mint, thyme, sage or rosemary try to reduce evaporation by excreting their essential oils.

 

Andreas & Nektarios grow the following herbs (also for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics):

Eucalyptus, real laurel, basil, marjoram, oregano onites, lemon verbena, marigold, artemisia, real chamomile, polei mint, diptame dost, real sage, rockrose, mountain savory, real thyme, rosemary and olive leaves.

 

All herbs from Andreas & Nektarios are cataloged under KK-07.

You can find them on the overview of tea herbs & overview of aromatic herbs

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Farmer Nikos from Paphos, Cyprus

Nikos is an agronomist and, together with his father, a well-known pharmacologist and professor, has been organizing organic farming at the foot of the Troodos Mountains on the island of Cyprus for 30 years.

 

The region's unique territory, the Paphos Forest, is the ideal home for species such as Origanum Dubium, which are native to Cyprus and which are mainly found there, in rocky areas in various habitats, at an altitude (between 200-1000m) and thrive.

The land of these farmers is literally surrounded by forest.
The plantations are certified organic.

 

The exceptional organoleptic properties of their production stem from the fact that all of their plantings are not watered, so the plants are really forced to protect themselves and produce more essential oils.

However, without irrigation, crop yields are difficult to predict and there is a risk of crop failure.

 

Nikos' family grows the following herbs: Cistus creticus, Origanum dubium, Origanum marjorana, Satureja thymbra, Salvia fruticosa and Salvia rosmarinus

 

All Nikos herbs are cataloged under KK-03.

You can find these on the overview of tea herbs & overview of aromatic herbs

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Farmer Georgios of Magnesia, Mount Othris, Central Greece

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At the foot of the Orthris mountain , in central Greece, on the Aegean, the Georgios family has been growing herbs for 3 generations. Father, son and grandson, they all still work together and help one another.

 

Each generation brings its valuable capital: the grandfather the wisdom of his experience in the field, the father his skills in planting and the understanding of all the needs of managing a company and the son with his professional knowledge as a qualified agronomist.

 

The cultivation of the herbs starts at the foothills of the mountain, for crops like chamomile, and continues up to an altitude of 1100 m, for crops like oregano and Greek mountain tea, sideritis, which grow naturally at this altitude.

 

Most crops are not irrigated, with the exception of calendula and lemon verbena.

 

The family was among the first producers in Greece to be certified organic.

 

Their production consists of: Origanum vulgare hirtum, Thymus vulgaris, Thymus capitatus, Sideritis scardica, Sideritis raeseri, marjoram, lemon verbena, chamomile, mint, sage (Salvia officinalis and fruticosa), Calendula officinalis and rosemary.

 

 

All Gergios herbs are cataloged under KK-01.

You can find these on the overview of tea herbs & overview of aromatic herbs

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Nikos, der Safran-Farmer von Kozani

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Kozani is the only and most famous growing region in Greece for this valuable plant: Crocus sativus .

 

There is a village complex in Kozani Prefecture where saffron finds its ideal environment to grow.

The cultivation and above all the harvest and drying of the stamens requires very careful and sensitive handling as well as great knowledge and experience.

 

All of this can be found at our saffron grower, Mr Nikos, who started growing saffron in 1974 and has been producing organic Crocus sativus of the highest quality ever since.

 

For the past 10 years, his three children have returned to their village after finishing their studies to continue their father's cultivated legacy.

 

The saffron from Nikos are cataloged under KK-08

You can find this on the overview herbs

We are currently in the process of sifting through the photos and information from our other farmers.

We will shortly be able to present them to you here!