Acropolis Organics

Our Story

Panagiotis Tsiriotakis founded Acropolis Organics in 2003 when he moved to Canada from Crete, the historic island of Greece. His family has been making olive oil for generations, and he spent 20 years learning the business on our family estate before embarking on this journey.

 

Families have been trusting us with their health and home-cooking for generations. Our line of organically grown products are made from the highest quality ingredients from our family mills and estate in Crete, Greece, to your kitchen table.

 

Our Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Vinegars and more are always all-natural. We use only the best olives from our village, grown and harvested with respect for the ecosystem. We extract the oils in our family-owned and operated mill to ensure the optimal quality of our finished products, from tree to table.

Our Philosophy

At Acropolis Organics, we believe that health, taste and tradition are the pillars that uphold and infuse every aspect of our business.

 

As a vertically organized company we oversee every aspect of production, from farming and olive milling to bottling and exports. We ensure that pure, wholesome and delicious products are always supplied to our customers by complying with international quality standards and by establishing our own rigorous internal standards and procedures.

 

We use traditional ecological knowledge passed down for millennia to grow the best olives, nurtured by healthy, living soil and harvested by hand. The island’s rainfall and sheep’s manure nourishes our trees, while traps hang in their branches to protect them from harmful pests, instead of the synthetic fertilizers and toxic pesticides (such as glyphosate) commonly used in the industry.

 

Using these ecological, traditional methods allows olives of only the highest quality to grow, resulting in Extra Virgin Olive Oil with low acidity and high levels of polyphenol antioxidants, ensuring their exquisite taste and making them healthier to cook with.

Our Mission

Our mission is to make health, sustainability and exquisite taste accessible to everyone, while promoting our traditional way of life in every aspect of our business.

 

Our Bio-Harvesting methods allow us to maintain our family and cultural legacy of providing sustainably-made and healthy products to families in a cost-effective way.

 

We are a family-owned and operated business, and our priority is putting food onto your table that we would be proud to serve our own families.

 

You will taste the difference that tradition makes.

Our Founder

Panagiotis Tsiriotakis, the Founder of Acropolis Organics, was introduced to the olive harvest at the age of seven, when he was taken by his grandfather, Andreas, to the family orchard in Vouves, Crete in 1983.

 

Panagiotis scooped up the small, green olives that had fallen on a tarp his grandfather had strewn across the rich soil. He marvelled at the sun-kissed fruit  that shone like shiny gems in his young hands.

 

That same day, his grandfather showed him the world’s oldest olive tree that has been growing in Crete for over 3500 years, and the aromatic herbs and wild greens that surround the ancestral landscape  The ancient tree resides on the Tsiriotakis family estate, and still produces oil today.

 

Over the next twenty years, Panagiotis made it his goal to become an expert on every aspect of olive oil production. from harvest to cold pressing to the technology of chemical analysis that ensures the highest quality for every bottle of Acropolis Organics “liquid gold”.  His mission: to bring the world’s best olive oil from his family’s estate on the island of Crete to loving homes across North America.

 

In 2004, he moved back to Toronto, Canada and turned his garage into a bottling facility for his first import of olive oil, selling at the largest local farmer’s market, as well as small grocery stores across the city.

 

In 2012, Acropolis Organics secured its first, large retail account: The Big Carrot, committed to local, organic, non-GMO and sustainable food systems for over 35 years.

 

Acropolis Organics products are now sold across Canada at fine food retailers.

Our Team

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Panagiotis Tsiriotakis

The Founder

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Marianthe Mesbouris

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Brian Black

The Numbers Man

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Albina Sushko

Brand Ambassador

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Michael Goltsman

Brand Ambassador

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Sidney Shindle

Brand Ambassador

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Rick Forde

Brand Ambassador

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