farming in Crete remains based mainly on small traditional family owned plantations
with a central community processor. Strict disciplines ensure that the
olives are healthy, picked at the optimum moment, and delivered to the
processors at the end of each day’s harvesting. Kalamata olive oils are noted for
their fruitiness and their stability, which means that they keep their flavor
and freshness a longtime. The Greeks themselves consume more olive oil
than any other nation and with this olive oil, you can taste why.