My Grandfather Greorgios
My grandfather who established the Olive Farm with my Grandmother and 2 of my Uncles
My name is Maria and I'm from Athens.
Growing up as kids in Greece we enjoyed great sunshine and food that was always fresh and locally produced. Our diet was full of vegetables, fish, meats, cheeses and breads and of course ...olive oil! It has since become known as the Mediterranean Diet.
My great grandfather had a small farm in Messologhi which is located in Western Greece where he grew olive trees to produce oil. This grove of trees has remained in our family for 4 generations and my Mum used the oil from these trees in all her cooking.
After graduating as an Architect, I moved to Ireland to study Environmental Management in University College Dublin.
I have lived here ever since. Now when I cook for my family I always use our own oil.
Recently the thought struck me – why not bring this fine oil here to Ireland so that more of my friends can enjoy it, know where it comes from and how it has been produced.