Make Great Taste Your Tradition!
Every great meal begins with REAL ingredients. Chemical-free. Naturally wholesome. Our Bioharvest, traditional farming system is food made the old fashioned way. Which we believe is the best way.
From our family’s ancient orchards in Crete, Greece to your family’s kitchen table. Delicious is only a step away…
Don’t blame us if one serving is not enough! It never is. Whether you bake it, sear it, or fry it. You’ll LOVE it!
Our olives, vinegars, tapenades, and EVOO are all made using natural, traditional methods that are good for you and good tasting.
Greece’s island of Crete is home to the world’s oldest olive tree. It is in the same village as our family groves. Discover the rich legacy. We bring to you the (olive) fruit of our forefathers’ wisdom.
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Home to the World’s Oldest Olive Tree
Acropolis Organics olives are grown in the same village as the world’s oldest olive tree, in the region of Kolymvari, Chania, Crete. For millennia, the monumental Tree of Vouves has produced the precious olive fruit for the people of Crete, and it still does to this day. The tree is estimated to be between 3000 and 5000 years old. Cretans have been perfecting the process of turning olive drupes into the highest quality olive oils for 3500 years.
We are honoured to carry on the legacy of our ancestors. Acropolis Organics produces olive oil the Cretan way, bringing a little bit of history into your home, olive by olive.
Crete’s history of making the world’s finest olive oils began 7000 years ago when the ancient civilization known as The Minoans learned how to domesticate wild olive trees. The olive fruit soon became a staple crop. Its trade value enabled the rise of more complex societies that transported olive oil throughout the Mediterranean, as well as Egypt, Syria, and Southwest Asia.
The trade of olives and olive oil with these countries allowed The Minoans to become a prosperous society, rich in culture and material wealth.
Bioharvest Agriculture: Staying True to Our Roots
At Acropolis Organics, we believe that health is between us and the earth. We are humble in our farming methods, and look to our ancestral roots for knowledge and inspiration: our Bioharvest agriculture is a holistic, chemical-free farming system that does not include pesticides or industrial farming methods which can negatively affect the quality of the olive fruit and nutrition.
We understand that the olive fruit can only be as healthy as the tree on which it grows; which, in turn, is only as healthy as the land that holds it.
We stay true to the traditional, ecological knowledge that has been passed on from generation to generation to grow the best olives, nurtured by healthy, living soil and harvested by hand.
Acropolis Organics uses only Bioharvest olives to produce Extra Virgin Olive Oil that has a low acidity level of 0.2 – 0.4, expressed as acid.
According to the International Olive Council, EVOO standards correspond to acidity levels of no more than 0.8 grams per 100 grams. Low acidity levels between 0.2 – 0.8 are an indicator that the olive fruit has undergone less damage and is of high quality, offering nature’s most healthful benefits.
Natural Goodness: Olive by Olive
At Acropolis Organics, we harvest the olives by hand, gently knocking the fruits, or “drupes”, loose from their branches and gathering them in large nets spread out on the ground below. Later that same day, the olive oil is extracted through cold-pressing techniques in our family-owned mill to ensure optimal nutrition and freshness.
We understand that taking care of the body means also taking care of the earth and the soil that grows our food. Our Bioharvest, natural farming methods allow us to provide wholesome foods, from our family and yours.