Organic olive oil with a story
The olive oil comes from the organic olive groves of the farmers on Lesbos. The farmers receive a fair price for their olive oil. This allows them to continue to invest in sustainable olive oil with the unique taste of the kolovi olive. In addition, with every bottle you give a meal to a refugee family.
Organic olive oil with an honest story
With the purchase of this organic extra virgin olive oil the olive farmers on Lesbos get a fair price and you give a meal to a refugee family.
Fair olive oil
The olive oil comes directly from the farmers of the Modousa social cooperative on Lesbos. These farmers make organic premium extra virgin olive oil from the Kolovi olive. Because of the Mediterranean character, the minerals in the soil of Gera, the Kolovi olive and the way of producing, the particularly good quality of this olive oil is achieved. The scent is fruity and the colour beautifully golden.
The taste of the olive oil
Organic olive oil to prepare dishes or as a base for dip, dressing or marinade. The olive oil has a full but mild taste. Because of this it tastes good with salads, pastas, fish and (sourdough) bread. Also delicious with a baguette during drinks. The farmers work with a lot of passion and respect for nature and society: from olive grove to bottling and labelling. The olive oil is rich in antioxidants. After harvesting, the olives are cold-pressed in the village within a few hours using modern equipment for the purest results. There is no heating. As a result, no flavour is lost. There are no additives in the organic olive oil, it is 100% pure olive oil from the Kolovi olive. The acidity is below 0.8%. And because this olive oil is also made from the first harvest, it is a premium extra virgin olive oil.
Olive oil for charity
We opted for direct trade with the farmers instead of working with intermediaries. This allows the farmers to receive a fair price and they are guaranteed a decent income. The olive oil is organic. This is more labour intensive and produces less olive oil per hectare than non-organic cultivation. The fair price for the farmer is based on this.
More than 20,000 men, women and children are living in overcrowded refugee camps on Lesbos. These people cross the unpredictable sea by boat from Turkey. The locals rescued many people from the water, gave them dry clothes and distributed food. Because of the situation tourists stay away. There is hardly any flow of new people to the mainland. The local population is hit hardly by unemployment and an unstable economy.
A refugee family eats a delicious meal in restaurant Home for all.
Home for All is a social charity kitchen that supports the refugee community with love, dignity and respect. “If you can help, just do it!”
Olijfhelden (Olive Heroes) is a social enterprise and was founded in 2019. Its mission is to help boat refugees on Lesbos through fair trade with the olive farmers. The idea came about through volunteering in the camps on Lesbos. The olive farmers wanted to give them a helping hand. By selling the organic olive oil of the olive farmers in the Netherlands, the olive farmers and new people are helped.
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