And yet there is Greek peanut butter. It is organic and produced in northern Greece

there is Greek peanut butter. It is organic and produced in northern Greece

When we refer to peanut butter, usually we travel with our mind … to America. However, this delicious product from peanuts in shells, the last three or so years, is being produced in Greece and indeed organic. The agronomist and organic producer from Alexandroupoli, Mr. Kyriazis Kyriazidis, had the idea and then other members of his family were involved in the project. Today the produced in Alexandroupoli organic peanut butter, is sold primarily in the family cafe called the “Disaki” (means the saddlebag) held by Mr.Kyriazidis nephews, Kyriaki and Marinos. Continue reading And yet there is Greek peanut butter. It is organic and produced in northern Greece

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Kale and other gourmet vegetables from Marathon to Athens farmers market

Kale and other gourmet vegetables from Marathon

Saville, cherry tomatoes in several colors, watercress, fennel, coriander, fresh oregano, basil, rocket, purslane, chives, baby beetroot, are some of the vegetables cultivated by Mr. Chris Blantis in Marathon. Mr. Blantis is being experimented widely by cultivating unusual vegetables for Greek consumers. The last one he discovered was the kale, a vegetable that looks like broccoli. At least the last two years kale is very popular abroad, since apart from its fine taste, it is also a rich source of energy and vitamins, Mr. Blantis explained to us. Continue reading Kale and other gourmet vegetables from Marathon to Athens farmers market

An example for imitation: Austrian dairy farmers use a traditional, free of silage, farming method which leads to products of high quality and nutritional value, such as hay milk

Recently (since 2004) hundreds of Austrian dairy producers turn to a traditional way of producing milk. They attempt to feed their animals (mainly cows) by the method of Hay Farming (milk production based on hay) which is free of silage use. The success of their effort resulted in the quality seal “Traditional Speciality Guaranteed” (TSG) by the European Union (EU). Moreover, there is an ever-increasing demand of high nutritional value and quality dairy products, such as Hay milk products, which leads to price bonus for their producers. This could be an example for imitation for other stockbreeders, especially of mountain areas where the animals could be fed from an extremely wide range of grasses and herbs. Continue reading An example for imitation: Austrian dairy farmers use a traditional, free of silage, farming method which leads to products of high quality and nutritional value, such as hay milk

Farmers in Crete of Greece are growing bananas in small scale

crete banana sold in athens

“Cretan bananas are a unique product in Greece. Until recently, about 80% of the production was directed to the local market in Crete. Now we are expanding to markets in Athens (capital of Greece).” said in an interview to AgroTypos Mr. George Lykakis, a banana producer from Arvi of the Municipality of Viannos in Crete island. Crete is an island at the southern tip of Greece. “The production is small and it is not worthwhile to sell it to restaurants and hotels, since it would have to compete with imported produce. So we are trying to sell either to cooperatives or individuals in public markets. At this time the producer price in Crete is around € 1.20 to 1.30 per kilo. The economic crisis has no impact to the Cretan banana.” Continue reading Farmers in Crete of Greece are growing bananas in small scale