Discover the Hidden Gems of the Aegean Olive
From early times, man’s cultivation of the olive tree (Olea europaea) has been an integral part of his culture and our diets. Olive oil remains an indispensable part of human diet and of culture alike.
Ayvalik serves modern Aegean cuisine made with fresh local ingredients at its renovated old house next to the sea, using baby-blue window frames in its renovated old house renovation. Their menu offers delicious items like grilled calamari with lemon mayonnaise or seafood pasta drenched in squid ink for instance.
Early Life and Education
Discover Turkey’s Aegean region’s hidden gems on an exciting journey, starting from a former stone house ghost town and ending at a family-owned olive oil production factory. Experience diverse activities like weaving double-knot carpets, tasting screaming eggplant and basking under Mediterranean sunshine – not forgetting weaving double knot carpets yourself!
Crete’s olive farming began centuries before Columbus, as evidenced by its growing olea pollen proportions that range from 3600-2500 Cal per year bp in its ossuaries. This increase coincides with an expanding landscape and expansion in grazing practices likely facilitated by intensive olive cultivation practices.
Recent mitochondrial aDNA studies indicate that Bronze Age Cretans differed from southern Greek mainland populations by having greater genetic affinity with early Holocene populations from Iran/Caucasus23-24. Formal tests for admixture with Western sources fail to support migration into Crete from its mainland25,26.
Western Turkey’s Aegean Sea coast is covered by olive trees which people have carefully managed over time, creating unique ecosystems in which wildlife and olive-oil production co-exist. Local families own these plots of land and manage their olive trees through an ancient harvesting method known as Orfene harvesting.
Oya Zingal of Olivoyage Zeytinyaglari describes herself as the only woman doing this type of work on Lesvos – known for its traditional olive-based economy – by collecting individual olives by hand and overseeing production processes throughout the year. By doing this she ensures the oil produced remains pure and free from harmful chemicals while staying up to date with technological innovations in her industry. Oya is one of only a few women with such a career on Lesvos!
Achievement and Honors
Modern technology enables this family-owned olive oil producer in Cyprus to be one of the leading olive oil manufacturers, producing premium and healthy olive oils that serve consumers worldwide.
Family has recently won numerous accolades at Flos Olei and EVO IOOC events, such as Best of Messenia award at Flos Olei and EVO IOOC for its Premium Edition which won a Gold Medal. They attribute this success to careful monitoring of olive groves and prompt extraction after harvest.
Our team’s emphasis is on using organic and biodynamic farming methods to craft top-grade olive oil. Their specialty oil boasts a complex aroma with balanced sweetness that’s ideal for Mediterranean cuisine as well as salad dressing and baking needs.
Apart from his academic successes, he has made his mark as an artist as well. His pieces are widely recognized for their aesthetic value and have been showcased at international exhibitions; additionally he has received various awards for them. He deeply values nature’s beauty and strives to capture it through his artwork.
This program seeks to preserve biological diversity, support traditional production techniques and facilitate intergenerational flow of information. With an initial focus area being Kaz Mountains and Edremit Bay as its focus areas, this joint initiative between SGP Turkey and Orhanli Koyu Kultur Doga Genclik ve Spor Kulubu Dernegi will continue for three years and include up to 100 participants over this time frame.
Aegean Gold olive oil, produced through natural cold pressing, has earned distinctions at international fairs and exhibitions. Its rich fruity taste results from the exclusive combination of three olive varieties – Kolovi, Adramytiani and Latholia.
Olive cultivation can be considered both a medium and long-term investment option. A professionally managed garden on one acre typically yields around $1,200 during its first year after planting process; this figure increases exponentially with age of the trees.